Talent Manager (Recruiter)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 May 2021

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Talent Manager/Recruiter to join the Home Office Recruitment and West, Central Africa, and Haiti Regional Business Unit (WCAFH) with responsibility for implementing team strategy in the areas of talent management, recruitment, new business and employee relations. This position ensures global staff resources and tools meet internal and external client needs and ultimately result in improved outcomes for business units. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Talent Management

  • Work with business units, practices, new business teams and Human Resources to determine talent needs across the business unit and incorporate the needs into relevant strategies
  • Identify talent gaps and develop workforce planning strategies seeking to enhance and support the productivity, staff development and professional satisfaction of existing staff
  • Promote staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities
  • Support and advocate for effective performance management in support of fostering high levels of morale and employee job satisfaction. Identify specific training and development programs as needed
  • Liaise with other talent managers to identify cross-divisional needs and share knowledge and resources
  • Collaborate with field staff on talent-related project issues


  • Develop and implement staffing strategies to identify adequate talent within and outside the organization for immediate and future needs
  • Maintain current and thorough knowledge of our market and technical aspects relevant to recruitment for USAID projects and proposals, including but not limited to the Biodata form, FSN scales, salary bands, salary and allowance negotiation, and CV presentation
  • Develop and manage effective external sources of candidates for all positions, including tracking and networking with competitor COP’s and technical experts
  • Partner effectively with HR, proposal teams and senior leadership to proactively meet recruitment and hiring needs
  • Maintain currency in relevant program areas, business plans, and talent requirements to ensure proactive and effective development and implementation of recruitment strategies
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are compliant
  • Actively develop a candidate base, projecting a positive company profile within relevant professional circles
  • Contribute to the development and management of recruitment support programs including: outreach events, training curriculum and internship program

New Business

  • Liaise with new business staff to understand clients’ talent management needs, proposal recruitment challenges, and opportunities to improve
  • Help design, coordinate, and execute strategic initiatives and internal talent management process improvements to better position the USAID business line for success
  • Assist in sector and competitor research, as well as identifying industry sector trends
  • Provide quality control and assurance for guidance and outputs to ensure consistently high standards
  • Provide internal capacity building for junior and mid-level new business roles — such as coordinator, cost preparer, subcontractor liaison, past performance writer, recruiter — while ensuring adherence to quality standards
  • Serve in line and mentorship roles for strategic and priority proposals

Employee Relations

  • Coache and advise staff on solving problems and implementing resolutions for performance management challenges; provide guidance on corrective actions, corporate policy interpretation, and other workplace human resources challenges
  • Advise Project Managment Unitss and project office leadership on employment actions for project-office staff to ensure legal compliance with applicable regulations, and provide guidance on Chemonics policies, procedures, and compliance
  • Participate in and support the documentation of investigations of workplace complaints and allegations such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hostile work environment, and policy violations
  • Conduct exit interviews, analyzing trends or opportunities for feedback or improvement particularly in areas related to employee engagement


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five years of administratively relevant work experience preferred, with ability to handle routine tasks and operational issues.
  • Minimum three years of relevant USAID new business and staff supervisory or mentorship experience
  • Knowledge of USAID and its operations preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Ability to follow standard practices and procedures, receive general instruction and supervision on work progress, and make significant contribution to end results.
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail, organization, and time management.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving, and initiative to learn new skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams.
  • Fluency in English and French required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

Apply through our Career Center by May 21, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

About the Organization

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In more than 70 countries around the globe, our network of 5,000 specialists share a simple belief: that the challenges we face today are best solved through the right partnerships — sharing knowledge, expertise, and experience to deliver results. As part of our culture and values, Chemonics is proud to be named a “Best Place to Work” in the Human Rights campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index. Where Chemonics works, development works. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit us at www.chemonics.com.

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