Recruitment Executive

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 20 December 2017

Recruitment Executive

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website

The Role


  • We have stretching targets for recruiting in the coming years, and so we need to strengthen our resourcing team with a recruiter who is able to build resourcing partner relationships at the most senior level at CDC, and with prospective senior employees.



  • Managing end to end permanent recruitment processes for a senior section of the organisation in a high complexity environment
  • Working with senior leaders to determine resourcing requirements and agree hiring strategy – from role briefing and initiation to candidate management and offer negotiation
  • Provide highly consultative support to the senior management team ensuring end to end recruitment is managed in a timely and proactive manner, with stakeholders regularly updated
  • Advising on most effecting hiring method, selecting and engaging agencies / head hunters where necessary as well as direct sourcing and attraction strategies through referral and LinkedIn
  • Managing the interview structure, ensuring appropriate team engagement, assisting with screening and ensuring an efficient recruitment process is executed
  • Liaising with the teams to schedule interview days
  • Co-ordinate candidate / business feedback and drive decision making process
  • Supporting with visa applications for international hires, ensuring a compliant process is adhered to
  • Lead and contribute to a range of resourcing related projects


The Candidate


  • Experience of high-touch recruitment at a senior level ideally within financial or professional or consultancy services
  • Comfort with investment terminology
  • Experience in less developed markets an advantage
  • Desire to work in an organisation which is mission driven and values led


Technical Skills

  • Highly articulate, capable of persuasively describing the CDC mission and strategy to a sophisticated audience
  • Experience working with senior stakeholders
  • Resilient, flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities in a relatively unstructured environment
  • Exceptionally well organised and focused on delivering a high-quality recruitment process
  • Strong team ethic and collegiate working style – not precious, prepared to muck in


CDC Identities

  • We look for candidates who share our culture and reflect our identity, the CDC identities are described as follows:
  • Compassion is central to everything we do
  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process
  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission
  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong
  • We oppose bureaucracy
  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money
  • We promote a fulfilling work environment
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