University Recruiter - Middle East and Africa

Are you passionate about finding talent that can change the world? Do you thrive at building, connecting and maintaining communities?   Have you engaged with early in Career Talent (interns and graduates), for hiring, assessing and placement? Microsoft is in the midst of a transformation of our business and culture, and our EMEA University Recruitment team are looking for a University Recruiter for the MEA region that can help us find campus talent to lead this transformation. This role focuses on building the campus talent pipeline for our organization to help us compete to win in this new Microsoft Era and has the mandate of hiring the best talent in the intern and graduate space!

Role Overview and Responsibilities


Microsoft’s EMEA University Recruiting Team is looking for a University Recruiter to join our diverse and dynamic workforce. This role supports all of Microsoft’s university hiring needs, including both full-time and intern positions in Engineering, Finance, Sales, Technical Sales and Technical Consulting across the Middle East and Africa region.

A University Recruiter has to have a passion for telling our MS story and will be the face of Microsoft at our top Universities in Middle East and Africa, and will be our key talent generator at these highly competitive institutions. You will lead pivotal company presentations at these key universities, build long-term partnerships whilst engaging with Microsoft executives on campus.


  • Campus Strategy - Create and deliver a proactive, innovative candidate sourcing strategy for Middle East and Africa. Attracting and closing the highest quality candidates including online sourcing where required.
  • Campus Engagement – Develop and implement campus engagement strategy which serves to tell the Microsoft Story on Campus; design and deliver engaging campus activities that drive interest in Microsoft graduate and Intern roles.
  • Candidate tracking – track, report and close on the highest quality candidates creating a diverse pipeline of talent to fulfil Microsoft’s hiring needs. 
  • Candidate experience – deliver an excellent candidate experience, both from a timing and quality in execution standpoint to enhance candidate satisfaction.
  • Relationship Management – develop visibility and build relationships with key university stakeholders to successful implement campus engagement strategy.  Build internal partnerships with business champs to enable story telling ability on campus.
  • Leveraging external market insights and data to influence hiring campus campaign decisions aligned to University Recruiting key metrics.  
  • Data Insight – sharing market insights with recruiting counterparts to enhance team’s ability to consult internally with the findings.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. 

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • BS / BA degree or equivalent is required.
  • Account or program management experience in a similar environment.
  • Experience in creating candidate pipelines with a proven track record of hiring success.
  • Experience in delivering results through influencing indirect working groups with effective problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Team player, highly responsive and customer focus orientated and strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, contract effectively with clients and multi-task competing priorities/workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to take initiative and build strong productive relationships.
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