Senior HR Assistant, Recruitment, Chennai, India

Organization: The World Bank

Country: India

City: Chennai

Office: World Bank in Chennai, India

Closing date: Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Senior HR Assistant, Recruitment

Job #: req20124

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Human Resources

Grade: GD

Term Duration: 4 years 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Chennai,India

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 12/13/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 130 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

BACKGROUND AND UNIT SUMMARY In positioning the WBG as an employer of choice and leader within the development community and to better respond to the diversified needs of the organization’s shareholders and staff, HRD has transformed its delivery model into the following pillars:

Client Services Department that incorporates an end-to-end staffing model and supports the implementation of HR plans and processes.

Employment Policy, Compensation and Systems Department that provides an integrated approach to managing employment policy and staff rules, driving compensation and benefit programs, and supporting service solutions, systems and analytics.

Performance, Career and Learning Department that brings together the entire talent management life-cycle to maximize and leverage innovative solutions and strategies for increasing the WBG’s organizational and individual performance and capabilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Sr HR Assistant, Recruitment, under the direction of the Manager - Client Services (CS 5), will provide support for Recruitment service activities. In particular, s/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

Execute the full lifecycle of recruitment management process from job posting to candidates onboard.

Assist through support and advice hiring managers & recruiters in implementing appropriate advertising or sourcing strategies/methods

Post and monitor vacancy announcements on WBG website and career related sites.

Educate and communicate process steps to Hiring Managers and agree on hiring timelines.

Maintain recruitment process in recruitment management system

Analyze and report recruitment metrics and provide periodic dashboards to stakeholders.

Maintain the integrity and objectivity of recruitment process within the framework of WBG policy and recruitment objectives.

Review candidate applications to formulate long-lists for hiring managers, with due attention to business requirements

Assist shortlist committee panel members to complete the recruitment process

Assist HQ-based recruiters to develop a talent pipe line and network of candidate sources, track candidates & sources and maintain pipelines

Selection Criteria

Bachelors‘ degree in Human Resources, Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business or Other Related fields

Relevant experience preferably in recruitment and in an organization of highly qualified professionals or a multinational organization

Excellent English speaking and writing skills, including writing professional business reports and making presentations.

Experienced user of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Strong analytical skills

Familiarity with recruitment & HR Info Systems tools/software (especially PeopleSoft).

Client-oriented, responsive, and able to work effectively in a diverse team.

Proven ability to manage multiple demanding clients from both inside and outside HR.

Takes initiative and is resourceful and creative in getting tasks done.

Positive, open, collaborative, discreet, and able to maintain confidentiality.

Able to multi-task, deal with fast-paced environment, and meet deadlines & SLAs.

Ability to deal sensitively with others (clients, colleagues, etc) in a multi-cultural and hybrid work environment.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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