International Recruiter (Cambridge, MA or Rockville, MD)

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 23 July 2020
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Job Description

Opportunity

Abt Associates’ Human Resources Department seeks a qualified International Recruiter. With a focus on attracting high-quality professional candidates, the incumbent is responsible for executing recruitment strategies to attract talent, developing strong partnerships with hiring and proposals teams, building a bench of qualified candidates, cultivating an in-depth understanding of hiring needs, establishing a strong recruiting network, and utilizing numerous techniques to source and attract potential talent that reflect the communities Abt works with.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Recruit personnel for donor-funded (mostly-USAID) proposals and projects
  • Full lifecycle recruiting to include: developing recruiting strategy, passively sourcing candidates, drafting scopes of work and advertisements, screening CVs, conducting interviews, salary verification, reference checking, drafting offer letters, negotiating compensation packages
  • Ensures compliance with all governmental and client employment regulations and requirements, as well as Abt-specific policies and procedures
  • Employs a variety of standard and specialized sourcing techniques to identify a high quality diverse candidate pool
  • Creates and fosters relationships with key associations, industry specific organizations, and other resources and to attract candidates to Abt
  • Ensure candidate applications and biodata sheet are complete with necessary information for proposals and client review and acceptance. Work with candidates to ensure they understand the recruitment and compensation system
  • Considers and builds processes to streamline and improve cost effective recruitment services
  • Maintains records on recruiting activities and analyzes metrics
  • Other duties as required

Preferred Qulifications

  • 3 – 5 years of experience, including at least 1 year working in or with employees in Low or Middle Income Countries
  • Strong preference for direct overseas experience and relevant language skills (French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Spanish)
  • Strong organization, communication, and networking skills
  • Aptitude for building successful relationships with candidates, colleagues and individuals involved in hiring process
  • Superior professionalism, discretion and judgment


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with 2 – 4 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

No agency or staffing firms will be utilized for this search.

About the Organization

Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development.

Specific areas we work in include:

  • Health
  • Education and workforce development
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Food security and agriculture
  • Housing and communities
  • Survey and data collection


Abt is a mission-driven company with a staff of 2,600. Our focus is on using evidence and cutting-edge methods to improve the lives and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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