Specialist, Recruitment, New Business Development

Fairfield County, Connecticut
Aug 09, 2016
Oct 08, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time


We are currently recruiting for a Recruitment Specialist within the New Business Development Team of the International Programs Division to be based in either the Fairfield, CT headquarters or Washington, DC office location. The Specialist will provide recruitment support and sourcing/selection expertise for long-term, grant/contract funded positions, especially for multi-year, large-scale USAID-funded programs.  S/he will support the proposal teams across multiple regions and areas of technical specialization in order to ensure that we are identifying, recruiting and securing talent both internally and externally to support the needs of these large-scale donor programs.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Assist with advertising and sourcing for both internal and external candidates, including conducting database searches for qualified resumes/potential candidates
  • Support and contribute to a pipeline of qualified candidates for potential, upcoming bids for recurring Key Personnel positions, such as Chief of Party or Deputy Directors
  • Create job descriptions for key personnel positions based upon the RFA/RFP requirements
  • Screen, interview and evaluate candidates against the agreed upon qualifications
  • Assist with scheduling interviews for top selected candidates
  • Perform in-depth reference checks and organize and present summary evaluation feedback information to the Hiring Manager and interview team. Conduct all required compliance checks and academic verifications
  • Ensure that all offers are in line with SC policies as well as any donor regulations/restrictions
  • Offer positions on a contingent basis to selected candidates; gather all required candidate documents, including 1420s and letters of commitment
  • Keep key staff informed on status of recruitment activities and build relationships with colleagues in the CT and DC headquarters and at the country level
  • Strengthen candidate CVs for inclusion in proposals; write bio-statements on candidates
  • Work closely with country and regional HR staff in support of local recruitment efforts for the bid
  • Review offer letters for accuracy
  • Complete all necessary HR paperwork and close out recruitment files

    Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in recruiting
  • Recruitment expertise in international development and/or working knowledge of USAID is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of full life-cycle recruiting principles/practices is critical for success
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; solid interpersonal/representational skills
  • Knowledge of database skills and internet research skills required; Taleo experience, a plus
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work successfully under tight deadlines
  • Excellent client relationship skills; ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Spanish and/or French language skills a plus
  • INGO experience a plus but not mandatory

    Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

    Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact.  As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy.  All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

    Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.