Senior Staffing Manager

Senior Staffing Manager

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Bethesda, Maryland
Position Type
Organization Type
Professional Level
Senior level
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Advanced Degree Required

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Senior Staffing Manager
University Research Co., LLC

Job Posting Date July 23, 2014
Application Deadline October 22, 2014


Division & Project Overview:
URC is growing and to support our expansion we seek a seasoned International Recruiter to further strengthen our global recruitment program. A focus on sourcing, identifying and qualifying potential candidates to staff new long-term field programs as well as to provide short-term consulting expertise on assignments is a key priority. The incumbent will work with URC field offices in capacity building focused on recruitment and employment-related policies and practices, and will bring best practices to staffing in-country positions.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will partner with business development proposal teams to source foreign nationals and U.S. health management and technical professionals to support a successful staffing strategy in response to national, international and private donor requirements. Primary responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

  • Substantial involvement with the Program Development Team in recruitment of key positions.
  • Participates in team meetings and leads proposal development personnel to strengthen the staffing sections of strategic proposals, including writing the staffing sections and obtaining key information from candidates to strengthen the Chief of Party and technical staff resumes and profiles.
  • Works closely with the proposal teams to clarify their needs for recruitment and written products to accurately represent the company.
  • Designs and initiates effective recruitment strategies and conduct specific campaigns to fill positions in specialized technical fields such as HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, reproductive health, maternal, and child health
  • Establishes and maintains recruitment networks with regional institutions in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, LAC region, and Eastern Europe
  • Works with senior management on improving job descriptions that are competitive and challenging to applicants
  • Coordinates and conducts structured, job-related interviews in teams or in individual sessions as needed, and participates in training and advising new managers of employment related issues related to legal interviewing questions
  • Increases the quality of staffing procedures and retention in field offices, and works with the International HR Director and senior managers on local compensation structures and job descriptions for project office personnel
  • Checks references and documents the recruitment process in compliance with URC corporate policies and procedures and federal guidelines
  • Oversees and develops the international consultant database and promotes the use of new technical professionals to broaden our universe of experts
  • Participate in external presentations and contributes to developing a higher profile for URC-CHS in the communities in which we work.


Required Experience & Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. in a relevant discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five or more years' relevant experience in recruiting or Human Resources with emphasis on recruiting for local, regional and expatriate staff for overseas global health assignments.
  • Recruiting experience within a government contractor environment leading the recruitment of senior development professionals is essential.
  • High facility with social media and online recruitment systems is a must.
  • Track record of having excellent writing, organizational, teamwork, and communication skills is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to network, and create linkages with field staff and other organizations.
  • Ability and willingness to do occasional internationally-based travel to field offices.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Field work experience in a developing country is preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID, our key client, is important.


Commensurate with required experience .

Location Details

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Application Instructions

Additional Application Materials:

For more information and to apply, visit and upload your CV/Resume and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the United States for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

URC is an E-Verify Employer

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

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