Recruitment Director

People Operations · Remote, Remote
Department People Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

Position: Recruitment Director

Location: Remote

Engagement: Full time


About Pula: 

At Pula, we are radically restructuring agricultural insurance, using technology to insure the previously unbanked, uninsured, untapped market of 1.5 billion smallholders worldwide. 


We work in over 17 countries across Africa, South America and Asia, and, we have facilitated crop insurance cover to over 5.3 million farmers across Kenya, India, Rwanda, Uganda, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Zambia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Malawi. Since raising our $9m Series A investment round our operations have expanded globally including Asia and Latin America.


Pula is a fast-paced environment, constantly adapting to new opportunities and challenges and we are made up of a high-performance, multi-cultural team. We expect our team to value performance, results and professionalism.


Our core values: 

  • Obsessed with results: We are responsible for our future and therefore we get things done!
  • Connect the Dots: We continuously identify different customer needs & business problems and build solutions that deliver value.
  • Have a Can do Attitude! We dare to do things differently to make things work.
  • We have each others’ back: We look out for each other & we share high quality, timely feedback that makes us better.


Who you are: 

  • You understand that we are helping to protect the food security of nations.
  • You want to make a difference.
  • You bring a missionary zeal to the people's function.
  • You thrive in a fast moving, high performance environment.


What you will be doing: 

The Recruitment Director at Pula is far from the typical manager headhunter role of the recruitment function. You will plan, develop, and direct processes to attract, evaluate, and refer candidates for open positions through recruiting website, employee referrals, on-site recruiting and other sourcing methods across  multiple geographies. 

  • Elevate our talent acquisition practice
  • Create a solid recruiting foundation through systems, process, and approaches
  • Develop differentiated attraction techniques - how to reach and engage candidates in various global markets
  • Be a business partner that requires a high-level understanding of department objectives and how we accomplish them through people...understand how the pieces work together and collaborate on effective job positioning
  • Use data for effective storytelling and to identify process bottlenecks and where to find efficiency gains
  • Continuously track requisitions, explore areas of concern, report progress, and proactively work to open future roles given metrics and lessons learned
  • Monitor current staffing needs and produce hiring plans
  • Partner with the People Operations team to align compensation expectations
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure alignment on Pula’s recruitment BvA
  • Be part of the broader Global HR team to understand and help drive employer branding initiatives
  • Develop a recruitment advertising strategy -- identify a list of in-country resources, how to best leverage LinkedIn, working closely with internal social media specialists, traditional job posting, etc.
  • Create, augment, and evangelize candidate referral program
  • Continue to develop our Candidate Keep- In-Touch program
  • Monitor key performance indicators for the Recruitment function while holding self and others accountable to hiring goals


What should I have to qualify for this exciting opportunity?

Professional Attributes:

  • Proven Talent Acquisition leader with a minimum of 12+ years’ experience and with a firm understanding of best practices in talent acquisition and employer branding capabilities
  • Experience in sourcing talent at Global scale in a high growth business.
  • Solid understanding of sourcing techniques and tools (i.e. social networks)
  • Proven work experience as a Talent Acquisition Director or similar role
  • Demonstrable experience managing full-cycle recruiting and employer branding initiatives
  • Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) and HR databases
  • Good stakeholder-management abilities
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to foster long-term relationships (with internal teams, external partners and candidates)
  • BSc/MSc in Human Resources Management or relevant field


Personal Attributes


  • It is crucial that this professional is hands-on, connects the dots, and gets things done;
  • High energy, assertive and must know how to influence people and get the best out of the team in a constructive manner;
  • Willing to speak up independently when there is a problem to be solved.
  •  Ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and logically debate challenges;
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, with ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects;
  • A transparent team player who is articulate, collaborative, tactful and able to deal effectively with people, and to influence effectively.
  • Good communicator with the capability to inspire others and to develop the team.


What Pula brings to the table:


  • Market Leader: Not only is the opportunity massive, but Pula is by far the market leader in its category with 5.3m farmers insured as at the end of 2022.
  • Solid: Pula has been funded by leading venture capital investors (Omidyar Network, ACCION, MercyCorps) and global philanthropic institutions (MasterCard Foundation, CGAP/World Bank as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Pula closed a  $6m series A funding in December 2020 in the right in middle of the pandemic a clear testimony of the opportunity that Pula is going after
  • Respected: Winner of the Singapore FinTech Festival 2019, Winner of The InsureTech of the Award, Africa. Featured on TED talks, The New York Times, The Economist.
  • Impact and creation: This is a high-impact role, reporting to the Co-Founder & CEO, that offers a unique opportunity to bring the company to the next level, whilst developing new strategies, approaches and ideas.
  • Leadership: The founders & CEO’s foster a culture of transparency, respect, high performance, pragmatism, execution and personal development.
  • Purpose: It is rare to find a professional opportunity that offers accelerated professional development and a life purpose. Pula is going through a second phase of accelerated growth that will naturally provide professional development, whilst contributing to the financial stability of small farmers in the emerging markets.
  • Remuneration: Competitive base salary accordingly with seniority and experience, plus benefits (pension, health insurance, and life insurance), and an employee share option plan that offers an attractive equity upside.

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    • Location
      Remote, Remote
    • Department
      People Operations
    • Employment Type
      Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Executive