Recruitment Specialist

World Bank Group

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 
IFC’s Human Resources (HR) Department provides strategic partnership to the business to develop and implement workforce strategies. The HR department includes three Centers of Expertise (COEs) -- Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness, Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility Services, and Talent Development and Incentives – and two Client Services teams providing support to HQ and regions.
IFC is seeking a Recruitment Specialist to drive the rollout and strategic implementation of an end-to-end recruitment model covering North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkiye, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The position will report to the Global Recruitment Team Lead.
Duties and Accountabilities: 
  • Own and drive the full lifecycle recruitment process from job posting to candidate onboarding for all requisitions in the region, ensuring adherence to metrics on time to fill, workforce plan completion, diversity of hires, Hiring Manager experience, and candidate experience.  
  • Engage early and often with the hiring team to understand client needs, advise on recruitment policy and procedures, help determine selection committee composition, provide best practice methods for assessment, and set timelines and roles.  
  • Source candidates from talent pipelines and through proactive sourcing using multiple channels, including internal referrals, alumni networks, social media, outreach events, and online campaigns.  
  • Assist Recruitment Coordinator in longlisting to ensure quality control and facilitate shortlisting and assessments.  
  • Provide a positive candidate experience by ensuring a clear and transparent process, providing timely communication, and seeking and incorporating candidate feedback.  
  • Collaborate with HR Client Services team to determine salary offer, obtain relevant approvals, and communicate the offer and benefits candidates.  
  • Track, analyze and interpret relevant metrics to inform strategies to meet recruitment goals. 
  • Manage relationships with regional recruitment search firms and agencies. 
  • Manage recruitment drives and batch hiring processes for the region. 
  • Organize and participate in talent outreach events in the region, such as webinars, career fairs, and campus visits to actively promote IFC as an employer of choice and identify prospective talent. 
  • Oversee the work of the Recruitment Coordinator, providing coaching and mentoring.
Selection Criteria:
  • Master’s degree with at least 5 years of experience leading international recruitment in the region, preferably within an international organization or large corporate environment. 
  • Proven experience searching for talent for difficult-to-fill roles, preferably within the financial industry and international development space. 
  • Deep familiarity with talent pools and labor trends in the region. 
  • Excellent teamwork and collaborative skills across boundaries, and the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with managers, staff, and candidates at all levels.  
  • Ability to see the big picture, think strategically, and deliver pragmatic and structured solutions to client/business needs.  
  • Track record of high levels of integrity, tact and discretion when managing sensitive and confidential information.  
  • Superb planning, coordination and organizational skills, and strong presentation skills.  
  • Results-driven with a positive attitude and a high degree of initiative and responsiveness.  
  • Ability to multitask, meet tight deadlines, and attend to details while staying focused on key priorities. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Arabic a plus.