Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Regional Field Recruiter

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Description

Job Title: Regional Recruiter, LACRO Reports to: DRD/MQ, LACRO Department: LACRO Salary Grade: Field Recruiter (Grade 9) 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.

About LACRO

The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Office (LACRO) is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The region is made up of five Country Programs in Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua and has one program office in Mexico. The main areas of technical expertise include Agriculture, Emergency Response, Peacebuilding, Education and Youth Development.

Job Summary:

The Regional Recruiter is primarily res ponsible for working with LACRO country programs on 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 sourcing techniques, recruitment, hiring and tracking of all ongoing recruitment. The Regional Recruiter 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 in alignment with agency Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) action priorities.

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.
  • Develop and maintain network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Develop country program capacity to attract and retain highly qualified candidates, consistent with agency REDI objectives.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in international development related field a plus.
Required Languages

  • Native Spanish and very strong English
  • Strong French also preferred
Work Conditions/Environment Conditions

  • Possible Office or Telecommuting position
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (SKAs)

  • Promotes the integration of a survivor centered approach in all areas of their work
  • Contributes to safeguarding risk assessment and mitigation strategies in relation to areas of their work
  • Promotes widespread awareness and where applicable, use of safeguarding reporting channels throughout their work
  • Knowledge of industry safeguarding/sexual exploitation and abuse principles and standards
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, representation, and networking skills
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
What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan 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. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clea r a pre-employment medical examination.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.

*EOE/M/F/D/V -* CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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