GVI Planet is hiring a
Reports to: Head of People
Type of role: Permanent
Working location: Option to work remotely or from our office in Tokai, Cape Town
Start date: ASAP
Looking to find a real purpose in your career again? At GVI, our teams bring a range of specialised skills together for a common goal: supporting a more sustainable future.
GVI is an international multi-award-winning social enterprise. We offer conservation and community development programs in 13 countries, all aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and led by our teams and experts from the communities we operate in.
Working at GVI is fast-paced and fun. We value passion, authenticity and innovation, and we treat our stakeholders with compassion and respect.
About the role
GVI is looking for a highly personable, proactive, detail-oriented HR and recruitment professional to join our People Team. This role is suited to someone who has recruited for, and on boarded individuals across the globe, and who ideally has a background in tourism or international development, as the role will assist our international ‘field’ teams who are based in 17 different locations. There will be a strong administration and compliance focus, but the role will also require a highly dynamic, flexible individual who is able to build relationships with people from all different backgrounds.
The People Team, where this role will sit, is currently a multifaceted team of three, who take care of everything people-related across our global team including HR, recruitment, onboarding, office management, well-being, training, development, and ongoing engagement. We are currently based in Cape Town, as part of the Central Support office, however, due to our ability to work remotely, this role has the ability to work anywhere, provided it’s in line with Cape Town working hours.
Role and responsibilities
This role has 3 goals:
Field recruitment specialist:
Field onboarding and compliance:
Once the successful candidate is signed on, responsible for getting the new employee into the field effectively. This includes:
Check in 1-week post arrival to close the loop
Ensure ongoing compliance of field documentation
Field people representative:
If you are ambitious, purpose-driven, and you have a great sense of humour, we want to meet you. As an organisation, we know that welcoming a broad range of people with unique identities makes us a more powerful workforce and we are committed to evolving our diversity, equity and inclusion practice.
Required professional skills and experience:
We’re not interested in empty perks like having a coffee culture. We do have coffee – if you join our central team in Cape Town, you could find yourself roped into coffee and snack challenges if you visit the office, but you could just as easily be taking your morning coffee at Roots cafe, high in the mountains of northern Thailand if you work on a base. Here’s what our global team enjoys:
You can find out more about the type of work GVI does and who we are as an organisation here. In line with this role, you can also learn more about the types of roles GVI recruits for across the globe on our careers portal at https://gvi.bamboohr.com/jobs/.
Please send your CV, and LinkedIn link along with a cover letter stating why you feel you would be best suited to this position at GVI.
Please note: We will do our utmost to respond to all applicants, however, given the large volume of applications we receive, this isn't always possible. If you do not hear back from us within three-four weeks, please take it that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.