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Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 191-member National Societies (NSs). The overall aim of IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by NSs with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. IFRC also has country cluster delegations and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat. IFRC has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, abuse of authority, discrimination, and lack of integrity (including but not limited to financial misconduct). IFRC also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. The Regional Talent Acquisition officer will be part of the regional HR team based in the regional office, Beirut.


Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Regional HR coordinator, the Regional Talent Acquisition officer supports the execution of end-to-end talent acquisition process with a view to enhance the candidates experience, and potential future IFRC staff, Seconded Staff, Interns and Volunteers. The Regional Talent Acquisition officer will contribute along with the HR team members to identify opportunities for improving and optimizing the Talent acquisition processes, tools and channels.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

Talent Acquisition

  • Participate in the implementation of strategies aimed at maintaining the highest standards of integrity, candidate diversity as well as fairness and transparency in the Recruitment and Selection process.
  • Advise hiring managers on the engagement of different categories of IFRC personnel, including interns, volunteers, consultants, Staff on Loan (SoL) and IFRC staff.
  • Contribute to accurate position management in D365 as well as to the clarification or resolution of issues relating to position management data in the system.
  • Manage end-to-end recruitment processes by providing support in drafting job descriptions, identifying job requirements, participating the job evaluation exercise, posting jobs on IFRC career page and relevant job boards, maintaining recruitment files, shortlisting candidates, administering written tests, conducting interviews, for international and national positions across the region.
  • Accompany candidates throughout the selection process by establishing rapport and contributing to an excellent overall candidate experience.
  • Conduct thorough reference checks as well as due diligence checks.
  • Prepare the salary calculation as per internal procedures, issue employment offers and conduct relevant negotiations with selected candidates.
  • Provide the requisite information and documentation to the Regional HR officer for the drafting of employment contracts and acceptance letters.
  • Maintaining the regional HR recruitment tracker up to date to generate valuable information and facilitate decision making.

Talent Acquisition Communications and Outreach

  • Create, Update, and Maintain all communication templates embedded in the HR recruitment system (Talentlink)
  • Research job portals and networks to attract interest of talent to IFRC for all MENA countries.
  • Draft proposals for advertisement to post on IFRC LinkedIn page.
  • Contribute to enhancing employer branding and social recruiting strategies with an emphasis on engaging with passive talent.

Contribution to building an effective, high-quality, fit-for-purpose HR Team

  • Provide advice to the Hiring Managers with regards to the interpretation and application of the Staff Regulations, policies and best practices applied within IFRC, in relation to talent acquisition and onboarding and refer concerned staff to relevant contact points.
  • Utilize talent link platforms and D365 to streamline recruitment processes and enhance candidate experiences.
  • Provide support to MENA hiring managers with TalentLink and D365 for recruitment-related matters.
  • Liaise with other HR team members and identify opportunities for improving and optimizing the Talent acquisition processes and workflows and tools.
  • Contribute to the continued improvement of regional HR metrics and their tracking to generate valuable information and facilitate decision making.
  • Keep abreast of developments and latest trends in the areas of talent acquisition, outreach, recruitment, selection, and onboarding and inform hiring managers of findings and recommendations.
  • Support the establishment and implementation of IFRC talent initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Provide back-up support in the absence of other HR team members.


Duties applicable to all staff
1.    Work actively towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals. 
2.    Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles.
3.    Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.



  • Business Administration, Human Resources Management from a recognized academic institution - required.
  • HR Professional Qualification - preferred.



  • 5 years of professional experience in talent acquisition function - required.
  • Practical knowledge of HR principles - required.
  • At least 3 years of prior working experience in an international, NGO or other relevant cross-cultural or multicultural environment - preferred.
  • RC/RC experience and demonstration of movement values - preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Languages

  • Strong familiarity with talent acquisition social media and other cutting-edge networks.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong cultural sensitivity.
  • Superior organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstration of discretion, tact, and professionalism.
  • Well-developed cross-functional and networking abilities.
  • Excellent customer service orientation


  • Fluent spoken and written English and Arabic - required.
  • Good command of French - preferred.


Competencies, Values and Comments

Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust. 


IFRC ensures equal employment opportunities. 



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Last modified: 
10 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Human Rights & Protection
Application Deadline:
Thursday, 27 June 2024
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
12 Months
Salary Range mentioned below is NOT accurate, it depends on the relevant experience of the chosen candidate and based on the internal IFRC salary scale.
Salary Range:
2500 to 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Business Administration, Human Resources Management from a recognized academic institution
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon