Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Field Recruiter (Contracts / Proposals)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

Title: Field Recruiter - Contracts/Proposals - West Africa Region Department: Human Resources Location: West Africa (Senegal or Ghana preferred) Reports to: Talent Acquisition Manager, Baltimore About CRS: Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of Emergency response, HIV, health, Agriculture, education, Microfinance and peacebuilding. Job Summary The Field Recruiter for Contracts/Proposals is primarily responsible for the identification, screening, interviewing and referral of candidates for potential employment with Catholic Relief Services. Working in partnership with proposal and/or country teams, he/she provides guidance on staffing tactics based on requirements outlined in RFPs and RFAs. The Talent Acquisition Specialist for Contracts/Proposals is a new position which will support the agency's competitive positioning for and pursuit of USAID & other USG opportunities, and other high-value opportunities through both assistance and acquisition mechanisms. While primarily focused on recruitment of key personnel, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will also assist country teams, as appropriate, with the recruitment of non-key personnel for project start-up. The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining a large network of current and potential candidates for key positions and for working collaboratively with other specialists, ensuring CRS can identify and secure high performing / high potential staff. You will join a highly collaborative, senior team of recruiters who are passionate about contributing to CRS's global mission. We help each other and know how to have fun. Our West Africa Region consists of the following countries: *Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone. * Please note: We will only consider National/local candidates with appropriate right to work in the country Roles and Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of recruiting activities designed to enhance CRS' ability to attract and retain qualified international and local candidates. Primary sourcing and recruitment related activities will be placed on RFPs and RFAs.

  • Identify and proactively engage high-performing staff /candidates on ongoing USAID projects in priority sectors

  • Work closely with the Global Sourcer to grow the CRS Talent Pool of qualified Key Personnel for proposals/RFPs/grants.

  • Participate in capture planning and proposal development teams, ensuring that staffing and management strategies are realistic and reflective of the existing talent pool.

  • Source, screen and refer external and internal candidates for interviews with a focus on providing a diverse candidate slate.

  • Conduct reference checks, communicate salaries, benefits and allowances within proposal budget and donor regulations

  • Manage the timely collection, verification and editing of proposal submission materials including CVs, biographical data forms and letters of commitment to ensure donor compliance.

  • Maintain Recruitment component of Human Resources Management System. When applicable, ensure proper documentation for government and donor audits

  • Perform and promote all activities in compliance with local employment laws.

  • Seek, establish, and maintain relationships with organizations with the goal of recruiting diverse and highly qualified staff.

  • Other duties and recruitment -related projects as needed to support strategic talent acquisition for the agency, including internal and external representation.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management/Business or related field (Master's in international development related field a plus)

  • Minimum of five years recruitment experience

  • Established network of contacts within the non-profit sector

  • Experience in recruiting Key Personnel for grants and contracts in an International NGO environment

  • Proficiency in English and French required. Fluency preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations pertaining to RFA and RFP solicitations preferred.

  • Excellent PC skills (MS Office) and ability to use Applicant Tracking Systems

Agency-wide Competencies These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Accountability & Stewardship

What we offer CRS offers a competitive benefits package tailored to each country we operate in and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world. *Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. EOE/M/F/D/V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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