Senior Global Recruiter, Business Development

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 5 March 2021
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Job Description

MSH seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join its Talent Acquisition, Business Development team to lead recruiting efforts for USAID and other international donor proposals. The ideal candidate will have experience in international development and in recruiting both local and expatriate staff, ideally within global health.

The Senior Global Recruiter, Business Development will primarily be responsible for the strategic recruitment of international staff for proposals and active projects.

Primary activities include but are not limited to: collaboration with staff in the Business Development, Budget, Project, Technical and HR Partner teams to complete recruitment activities throughout the proposal process; write personnel-related narrative sections as required for proposals; develop personnel cost estimates for proposals; conduct active and proactive 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

Full life cycle recruiting (20%)

  • Lead and manage complex recruitment assignments that require creative application of recruiting knowledge to identify top talent for MSH vacancies for assigned globally, including US-based positions.

  • Responsible for the full spectrum of recruitment activities from: working with proposal and hiring managers and to develop position descriptions; source appropriate candidates through internal and external networks, industry events and utilizing Workday data base and online resources; follow standardized processes to screen and select the best candidates, ensuring compliance with all governmental and client employment specifications; negotiate and extend job offers which align with MSH’s compensation philosophy and collect all appropriate documentation and approvals to comply with MSH policies; hand over new hire information to HR team to onboard new employee.

  • From 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.

Proposal Recruiting (70%)

  • Lead complex bid proposal activities for multimillion-dollar projects from positioning through start-up, overseeing support recruiter as needed.

  • When leading a bid, responsible for coordinating 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.

  • Lead the development of HR & staffing strategy on large proposals and adapt to the bid size and type; help proposal teams develop appropriate staffing plans according to proposal requirements and help develop position descriptions and candidate rosters.

  • 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.

Process Improvement (10%)

  • Lead initiatives that contribute to the improvement of the overall talent acquisition function to include process improvement, documentation and training of junior recruiters.

Education

Required: BA degree in Human Resources, Health, International Studies ,or relevant field, or equivalent

Preferred: MA degree in Social Sciences with a focus in Human Resources, Health or International Studies. SHRM certification and AIRS certification.

Experience

Six years’ recruiting experience highly preferred. Four years of experience in the recruitment of multi-disciplinary staff for international development projects and proposals preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated success supporting recruiting for employee groups of 500+ employees, preferably in international locations and 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.

  • Advanced knowledge of HR and recruiting functions, practices and approaches to include sourcing, research, and cold calling experience with a wide variety of sourcing vehicles, including internet sourcing/advertising, direct sourcing, trade journal/newspaper advertising, employee referral campaigns, job fairs and outplacement firms.

  • Outstanding 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 Workday a plus.

  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills with experience in intercultural communications.

  • A proven methodology for getting hard to source candidates.

  • Fluency in English required, both written and oral; professional competency in French preferred; Spanish a plus.

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • AIRS Certification strongly preferred

Competencies

  • 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 a problem solver.

  • 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

  • Keyboard use, pulling drawers and lifting papers <10lbs.

  • Travel up to 5%

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health, an international nonprofit organization, is dedicated to closing the gap between what is known and what is done about public health problems. MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health.

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of more than 2,000 people from 73 nations. Their mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with their partners, they are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.


EXPERTISE


MSH takes an integrated approach to building high-impact sustainable programs that address critical challenges in leadership, health systems management, human resources, and medicines. Simply put, they support stronger health systems for greater health impact.


Their expertise in these areas falls into the broad categories of management functions—for example, leadership and governance or pharmaceutical management—and health areas like tuberculosis or maternal, newborn, and child health. They apply their expertise by

  • Partnering with governments, local organizations, and communities in developing nations to build their own capacity for long-term health impact;
  • Providing global leadership in critical areas of health management and health care delivery;
  • Bringing the best of MSH from around the globe to the people we serve, working as One MSH with a focus on lasting health system improvements.

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Leadership, Governance, & Management

They work with in-country partners to build stronger health systems to improve:

    • the management and leadership of priority health programs, health organizations, and multisectoral partnerships such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developing a critical mass of managers at all levels of the health system who can lead and inspire teams to achieve results;
    • the management systems of health organizations in the public and private sector, transferring practical approaches and skills to ensure that management structures contribute to sustainable organizational success;
    • the governance and management of health organizations and multisectoral partnerships, facilitating change and transferring knowledge to enable organizations to administer their resources efficiently and scale up their services.

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Health Service Delivery


MSH combines extensive public health expertise, proven service delivery approaches, and evidence-based interventions in five critical areas:

    • HIV & AIDS
    • Tuberculosis
    • Maternal, newborn, and child health
    • Family planning and reproductive health
    • Other communicable diseases, including malaria and pandemic and avian influenza

Human Resources for Health

MSH helps governments develop multisectoral strategies and policies to plan and manage their health workforces. We use a comprehensive approach that addresses all the facets of human resources for health needed to achieve an adequate supply of well-trained and motivated health workers. MSH offers capabilities in leadership, human resource management, education, partnerships, policy, and finance to achieve these goals.


Pharmaceutical Management


Vital to our success is a participatory approach to project design and implementation, which cultivates broad-based support from all stakeholders. We also build and improve infrastructure and local capacity to effectively purchase, store, deliver, and use quality essential medicines.

Health Care Financing


MSH helps governments and NGOs assess their current financial situation and systems, understand service costs, and develop initiatives to use existing funds more effectively and generate additional revenue—all with the goal of supporting a nation’s health priorities.

Health Information


MSH has developed proven methods for rapidly strengthening the analysis and use of existing health data—normally at the province, district, and facility levels—without revising existing recording and reporting requirements. With an emphasis on learning through action, district teams undertake assessments of health services, identify gaps in performance, and design solutions to support better decision-making and, therefore, better management of improved services.


MSH has worked closely with the Health Metrics Network of the WHO to develop a comprehensive approach for enhancing the performance of health information systems and data by employing a practical, strategic planning process that can be carried out by national working groups.

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