The Senior International Recruiter is responsible for recruiting qualified candidates internationally and domestically for corporate openings, ongoing projects and new business/proposal development. She/he must have at least 5 years of US government contracting recruitment experience in international development, preferably with USAID. In view of the highly technical nature of recruitment in a variety of subject areas, the Senior International Recruiter will collaborate closely with the New Business team and Practice Area Directors She/he will support the QED proposal process, frequently as lead proposal recruiter including strategizing on proposal recruitment strategy, preparing recruitment related questions to donors, maintaining recruitment trackers, drafting and posting job announcements, scheduling and leading candidate interviews, and coordination and contributions to personnel sections. This position also plays a key role in administratively supporting the Recruitment Unit by serving as recruitment database administrator.
- Conduct and lead proactive proposal-specific and recruitment for personnel on new business activities) in collaboration with proposal team and operations group. Additional responsibility for recruiting field and home office positions.
- Gather information on and coordinate job advertising for proposals and projects in relevant countries. Assist in writing job descriptions and advertisements.
- Assign Applicant Tracking System access to QED staff.
- Maintain postings on Recruiting System, company website and other posting sites to keep job postings up-to-date, closing filled positions, tracking applications, registering new candidates, and uploading relevant documentation. Schedule training of new QED staff as necessary.
- Identify potential candidates through databases, contacts/networks, Internet, publications and cold calls.
- Format and edit personnel CVs. Ensure the CV addresses proposal or project requirements.
- Responsible for creating the final personnel/recruitment related documents in proposals.
- Provide surge support to other recruiters in other practice areas as needed.
- Actively participates in internal discussions and initiatives to augment QED’s recruitment systems, policies, procedures, policies and tools, such as the corporate advertising site tracker.
- Actively engages in efforts to improve QED’s network of consultants and candidates by finding new CVs to consultant database, conducting informational; interviews, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related area and at least 5 to 7 years of US government contracting recruitment experience in international development, preferably with USAID.
- Familiar with USAID proposal process and negotiation of expatriates international compensation package.
- Availability to work afternoon and evening hours with teams located in different time zones.
- Experience with online networking tools, such as LinkedIn and experience conducting searches on recruitment databases required.
- Must have a strong orientation to client satisfaction, an ability to foster productive team relationships, and an ability to work in a team environment.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
- Strong interpersonal skills, and assertive and professional demeanor.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fluid team environment with all levels of staff in all units of the company.
- Computer literacy, database affinity.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, organize large volume of work, perform independently.
- Ability to work under strict deadlines.