Genesis Analytics – Talent Acquisition Consultant(Projects)

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  • Primary responsibility for the rapid staffing of quick turnaround projects.  This involves proactively identifying and engaging top talent, managing candidate relationships, conducting rapid screenings, coordinating swift applicant tracking, and ensuring a seamless recruitment process for project staffing. The Talent Acquisition Consultant (Projects) collaborates closely with hiring managers, project managers, and other stakeholders to ensure timely and effective resource allocation. Additionally, Talent Acquisition Consultant (Projects) plays a key role in managing and continually improving the projects staffing database and ensuring compliance with USAID (and other) audit requirements.
  • Supporting the Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant recruiting for permanent Genesis roles.  This support is likely to take the form of taking the lead on end-to-end recruitment for mid-level roles and ensuring compliance with internal processes across the talent acquisition process

* Note: There may be potential for this role is to transition from sitting within HR’s Talent Acquisition team to being embedded within the DSU (Delivery Support Unit ) once it is established. Initially this role will have a dual focus:


  • Project Staffing: 
    • Focus on rapidly staffing projects, ensuring swift deployment of qualified resources.
      • Proactively anticipate project staffing needs and build/manage a database of potential candidates.
      • Employ agile and efficient recruitment strategies to meet tight deadlines and project demands.
  • Full Talent Acquisition Cycle:
    • Manage the end-to-end talent acquisition process including requisition management, sourcing strategies, screening, assessment, selection, and offer management.
    • Collaborate with hiring managers and project managers to understand project requirements, timelines, and resource needs.
    • Provide regular updates and progress reports to stakeholders regarding project staffing status.
  • Internal Stakeholder Relationship Management:  Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including hiring managers and project managers.
  • Candidate Relationship Management: Develop and maintain relationships with candidates to ensure a talent pipeline for rapid deployment.
  • Rapid Screening:  Conduct rapid screenings of candidate applications to assess qualifications and alignment with project requirements.
  • Applicant Tracking: Utilize applicant tracking systems (ATS) to manage candidate data, track progress, and maintain accurate recruitment records.
  • Projects Staffing Database and Compliance:
    • Take ownership of the projects staffing database, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information on candidate profiles, project assignments, and resource availability. 
    • Ensure compliance with US AID (and other) audit requirements related to candidate information, documentation, and project staffing records.
  • Continuous Improvement:  Continuously evaluate and improve rapid staffing practices based on feedback, lessons learned, and industry trends.

Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the Talent Acquisition Consultant (Projects) position. It should not be seen as an exhaustive list of responsibilities


  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field is typically required. A master’s degree may be preferred but not mandatory.
  • 3 to 6 years in end to end talent acquisition function, preferably in a fast-paced environment, with a focus on project staffing and end-to-end recruitment.
  • Consulting experience or exposure would be an advantage.
  • Experience in managing databases, preferably with projects staffing database management.
  • Strong familiarity with USAID (and other) requirements related to recruitment and compliance.
  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders, such as hiring managers and project managers, to understand staffing needs and deliver effective resource allocation.
  • Proven track record of managing candidate relationships, conducting screenings, utilizing applicant tracking systems, and generating relevant reports and metrics.
  • Exposure to mid-level permanent hiring processes and understanding of best practices in permanent talent acquisition.
  • Good knowledge of recruitment landscape in East Africa.






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