Head of Recruitment

Head of Recruitment

The Head of Recruitment will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support the HR manager in all Recruitment activities so as to achieve the BURN recruitment strategy. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative, and contributions.

Location:                      Ruiru, Kenya

Position reports to:    CFO

Direct reports:             None

Main responsibilities will involve:

  • Managing all recruitment activities in a fast-past environment, responding to applications, queries and arranging interviews accordingly
  • Developing and updating job descriptions and job specifications
  • Posting adverts on job boards and completing telephone screenings
  • Search after candidates on LinkedIn, other portals and other suitable places
  • Researching on best job posting options
  • Screening of prospective candidates.
  • Arranging and sending interview letters/regrets to candidates.
  • Building and managing candidates’ database.
  • Processing background checks to verify applicant information and ensuring that the minimum hiring requirements are met
  • Deliver recruitment reporting such as metrics and regular reporting to ensure relevant stakeholders are informed of progress and make effective recruitment decisions.
  • Monitoring and applying HR recruiting best practices
  • Assisting the HR team with other duties in HR.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of recruitment experience, preferably with exposure to high volume recruitment activities
  • Bachelor/master’s degree in human resource management
  • Previous experience in executive-level hiring in both international and local environment
  • Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to conduct different types of interviews
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Detail oriented Highly organized with a strong ability to prioritize for effective time management



Based in Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only does BURN sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but we are also the only cookstove company which manufactures all its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility. 

Since 2013, BURN has sold 600,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa

BURN is a corruption-free business, and in accordance with its graft policy, there is zero tolerance for giving or receiving bribes or allowing any other undue influence on our operations. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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