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Position Title                Senior Specialist – Talent Acquisition

Direct Supervisor      Head of Rewards & Talent Acquisition

Department                 Human Resources

Job Location               Sharjah

Languages                   Fluent in Arabic (essential) and English

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities


Supports the overall recruitment activities for the entire company with a specialization in O&G. The key functional areas are screening candidates, scheduling job interviews, and administrating tests. Builds and maintains strong relationships with recruitment agencies and other recruitment channels. Coordinates with Directors and Senior Managers on interview notes and hiring decisions. Reports to the Head of Rewards & Talent Acquisition and communicates with Directors and Senior Managers when required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Recruitment and Selection

  • Handles the life cycle of recruitment from initial screening to employment offers. Undertakes a variety of recruitment activities such as screening candidates, scheduling and conducting initial interviews, administrating tests, and checking candidate references.
  • Conducts initial assessments for potential candidates in order to determine their suitability and eligibility for job openings as well as company cultural fit.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, or quarterly reports on recruitment activities and progress for the entire company.
  • Builds on existing and develops new business relationships with recruitment agencies and university graduate coordinators.
  • Participates in the development of recruitment practices and systems and evaluates existing recruitment methods.
  • Reviews and updates recruitment and selection-related materials such as job descriptions and testing tools.
  • Develops and maintains candidates’ database for future position openings.

Reporting and Communication 

  • Reports and updates the Head of Rewards & Talent Acquisition and Senior Managers about the status of their recruitment requirements.
  • Communicates all recruitment activities, needs, and progress to the Head of Rewards & Talent Acquisition and prepares subsequent reports that should include specific recruitment data (e.g. cost per hire and time to fill).
  • Exhibits and maintains excellent working relationships with all departments within the company to ensure the effectiveness of all recruitment activities.

Continues Development of Positions

  • Conducts research on recruitment practices and contemporary hiring methods and proposes recruitment strategies accordingly (e.g. recruiting through social networks).
  • Continues development of professional expertise, ideally through the achievement of intermediate HR professional qualification or Recruitment related certification.
  • Decision–making Authority.

Working and Other Reporting Relationships  

  • Head of Rewards & Talent Acquisition
  • Directors and Senior Management
  • Directors and Senior Management – Joint Venture Operations
  • Frequent/Daily Frequent
  • Occasional as required.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or Recruitment related discipline

Minimum Professional Experience Required

  • 8 to 10 years of professional or specialist experience in HR particularly Recruitment and preferably within Oil & Gas

Special Requirements and Conditions

Arabic speaker

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