Recruitment Specialist at 54Gene Nigeria

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54gene is a health technology company centered on advancing the field of African genomics to unlock scientific discoveries as well as improve diagnostic and treatment outcomes within Africa and the global community. Founded in 2019, 54gene utilizes human genetic data derived from diverse African populations, to improve the state of healthcare through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and inclusive clinical programs. Our mission is to deliver on the promise of precision medicine for Africans and the global population, by bridging the global health disparity gap.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Recruitment Specialist
Location: Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Department: Human Resources
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Head, Recruitment and Engagement
Industry: Biotechnology
Position Summary

  • We are looking for an innovative and experienced Recruitment Specialist to join our team. The Recruitment Specialist will oversee the Company’s recruitment and work jointly with hiring managers to source candidates, screen applications, coordinate the interview process and make hiring recommendations in consultation with hiring managers.
  • As Recruitment Specialist, the ideal candidate will ensure the Company’s recruiting strategy used by the team is both up-to-date and effective. S/he will also conduct regular surveys to ensure business partners are receiving the needed support.
  • The Recruitment Specialist will work under moderate supervision and will be required to make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ideal candidate for the role will ultimately be responsible for ensuring our Company attracts, hires and retains the best employees, while growing a strong talent pipeline and improving the employer brand.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and update policies relating to recruitment, employment and other recruitment-related issues
  • Liaise with hiring managers to determine staffing requirements; especially across various geographies/markets
  • Search for and enforce new sourcing methods to find job candidates (internal and external systems)
  • Ensure compliance with employment and data protection-related legal requirements
  • Advise hiring managers on proper interviewing methods. Additionally, organize and take part in interview procedures as required.
  • Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process
  • Promote Company’s reputation as “best place to work” during networking and recruitment activities
  • Suggest ways to improve the Company’s brand
  • Onboard new employees in order to become fully integrated

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent, in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
  • SHRM, CIPM or PHR qualification


  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Human Resources; specifically, as a Recruiting Manager, Recruiting Coordinator or Recruitment Consultant for a multi-locational organization based in Africa
  • Familiarity with the use of applicant tracking software and HR databases
  • Experience using social media and professional networks for recruitment
  • Experience in screening and interviewing job applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written and telephonic communication skills
  • Good understanding of HR policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of labor laws
  • Strong presentation skills, proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences, internally and externally
  • Ability to successfully collaborate cross-functionally and cross-culturally with others of different skill sets, backgrounds and levels within and external to the organization
  • Knowledge of social media and professional networks
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with 3rd Party vendors
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills


  • Willingness to travel if required.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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