FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Human Resources Division
New York or Washington, DC Preferred
Application Deadline: July 8, 2022
The Global Human Resources division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Recruitment Officer to facilitate and strengthen our global talent acquisition, with a specific focus on recruitment for our programmatic and advocacy divisions. The Recruitment Officer will preferably be based in New York or Washington, DC, but other offices may be considered. This position reports to the Associate Director of Recruiting, Onboarding and Special Projects based in New York.
Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are currently operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local mandates necessitate. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.
1. Work with the Associate Director to facilitate the recruitment of all global staff;
2. Liaise effectively with HRW staff on the HR team, within Operations, and across the organization to ensure effective coordination of pre-hire activities;
3. Help craft job descriptions and post for vacancies, ensuring that responsibilities are in line with job function;
4. Guide managers and hiring teams through the recruitment process, including by conducting check-ins and advising on outreach strategy and interview processes;
5. Implement processes to mitigate unconscious bias in our candidate assessment process, facilitate diverse and robust candidate pools, and help ensure an inclusive and positive candidate experience;
6. Identify sources to strengthen candidate pools for open positions;
7. Assist in reviewing applications, setting up interviews, and providing guidance on final selection as needed;
8. Train staff on recruitment processes and systems;
9. Operate in compliance with organizational policies and protocols; and
10. Perform other responsibilities as required.
Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent training in human resources, business or a related field is required.
Experience: Minimum three years of relevant experience, preferably in non-profit or international recruiting.
Required Skills and Knowledge:
1. Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff within the organization.
2. Highly organized and detail oriented and ability to execute projects with minimal guidance.
3. Solid judgment, discretion, and critical thinking skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to think proactively and holistically.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in another language is desirable.
5. Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems; experience with Greenhouse is a plus.
6. Excellent computer knowledge including Windows and MS Office applications.
7. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals with diverse identities, cultures, backgrounds, skillsets, and orientations.
8. Commitment to HRW’s mission and human rights values.
Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers comprehensive compensation and benefits.
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by July 8, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.
Human Rights Watch is strong because it is diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Human Rights Watch does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer.
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.