Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Added Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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MSH seeks a highly motivated individual to join its Talent Acquisition team to support our Business Development Unit. The ideal candidate will have experience in international development and exposure to recruiting both local and expatriate staff.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will primarily be responsible for the recruitment of international staff for proposals.

Primary activities include but are not limited to: collaboration with staff in the Business Development, Budget, and HR Partner teams to complete recruitment activities throughout the proposal process; write personnel-related narrative sections as required for proposals; conduct active and strategic recruitment for proposals and current projects; maintain and expand candidate pools within the talent acquisition system; maintain relationships with staff and potential candidates; and keep up with the recruitment contacts and current project staff databases in addition to the recruitment workflow system.

Specific Responsibilities

Proposal Recruiting:

  • Lead small to medium-size proposal activities from positioning through start-up.
  • Coordinate all proposal recruitment resources, tracking progress, and ensuring recruitment quality and compliance.
  • Partner with groups and BD staff to develop collaborative relationships for bid management; establish strong rapport with hiring managers to understand their staffing needs.
  • Build and maintain database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to recruiting needs, in addition to sourcing appropriate candidates through a variety of networks, events, databases and online resources.
  • Screen and select best qualified candidates using MSH’s standard processes while ensuring compliance to donor specifications and governmental legal requirements.
  • Review and revise eligible candidate resumes to specifically address requirements for specified role
  • Work closely with hiring manager to facilitate decision making and move to offer stage to ensure hiring deadlines are met.
  • Collect all documentation in accordance with MSH specifications and donor regulations (including letter of commitment, references, due diligence, and other proposal related documents).
  • Negotiate offer ensuring that salary, benefits, and allowances are within project/proposal budget and comply with donor requirements/regulations.

Full Life Cycle Recruiting:

  • Lead and manage recruitment assignments that require creative application of recruiting knowledge to identify top talent for MSH vacancies assigned globally, including US-based positions.
  • Starting from an initial meeting with the hiring manager to develop recruitment strategies, manage communications between applicants, hiring managers, and others to keep all parties apprised of the status of each search.
  • Create a positive candidate and hiring manager experience through the full cycle of interviews, offer, and acceptance and beyond

Process Improvement:

  • Contribute to initiatives which lead to the improvement of the overall talent acquisition function including process improvement, documentation, and training of junior recruiters.


  • Take on other projects as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

Education Required:

  • BA degree in Human Resources, Health, International Studies or relevant field required, or equivalent years of related experience.


  • AIRS certification.

Experience Required:

  • For candidates with a B.A., 3 years of related work experience; for candidates with an M.A., 1 year of relevant work experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the new business process with USAID or other similar donors (DfID, World Bank).
  • Working knowledge of current USAID, State Department and other USG funding agencies’ rules and regulations.
  • International development interest and experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong social media skills and strategies, especially in professional applications.
  • Excellent information management skills, with very strong attention to detail and understanding of requirements.
  • Proficiency with Applicant Tracking Systems, MS Office applications, and Human Resources Information Systems; experience in iCIMs a plus.
  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills with experience in intercultural communications.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral.


  • Culturally sensitive team player - A people person and strong collaborator with effective interpersonal communication skills who enjoys working across countries, cultures, and organizational units.
  • Drive for results – Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Time Management - Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines. Action oriented.
  • Communication - effective written and verbal communication skills required; able to clearly communicate messages in a variety of settings and styles; and capable of managing conflict and conflicting views.
  • Customer focus – dedicated to meeting expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Innovation – good at bringing creative ideas forward.
  • Strong business acumen and problem solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to organize work and perform independently while closely and appropriately coordinating with team members.
  • Must be an energetic, enthusiastic, and positive collaborative team player.
  • Extremely organized with the ability to manage competing deadlines.
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and sometimes intense work environment.
  • High level of reliability and track record of follow through.
  • Outstanding multitasking and organizational capabilities.

Physical Demands:

  • Travel requirements up to 30% in countries where MSH operates.
  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers, and lifting papers <10lbs.


  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally and domestically.

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