Recruitment Specialist

Recruitment Specialist

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

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Recruitment Specialist
University Research Co., LLC

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


Division & Project Overview:

The Human Resources Department supports URC-CHS's mission and core values by fostering a work environment that promotes diversity, opportunity, respect and fairness while delivering leadership and exceptional service within the growing URC-CHS organizations.

Our core competencies include recruitment and retention, employee relations, organizational and professional development, total rewards and benefits, and compliance. As a partner of URC-CHS's leadership and divisions, we contribute to the organization's success by applying sound HR principles and practices to the growth of programs and people.

Roles and Responsibilities:

URC is growing and to support our expansion we seek an experienced Recruitment Specialist with international recruitment experience to further strengthen our recruitment program. A focus on sourcing, identifying and qualifying potential candidates to staff for new long-term field programs as well as to provide short-term consulting expertise on assignments is a key priority.

Under the direction of the Senior Staffing Manager, the successful candidate will partner with business development proposal teams to source and qualify 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:

  • Has substantial involvement with the Program Development Team in recruitment of key positions.
  • Participates in team meetings and leads proposal development personnel and obtaining key information from candidates to strengthen the Chief of Party and technical staff resumes and profiles.
  • The incumbent will works closely with the proposal teams to clarify their needs for recruitment and written products to accurately represent the company.
  • Participates in the design and initiates effective recruitment strategies and conducts specific campaigns to fill positions in specialized technical fields such as HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, reproductive health, maternal and child health.
  • Participates in maintaining recruitment networks with regional institutions in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, LAC region, and Eastern Europe
  • 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
  • Posts positions, obtains candidate information, checks references, and documents the recruitment process in compliance with URC corporate policies and procedures and federal guidelines
  • Contributes to the development of the international consultant database and promotes the use of new technical professionals to broaden our universe of experts
  • Participates 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.
  • One to two years' relevant experience in recruiting 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.
  • High facility with social media and online recruitment systems.
  • Track record of having excellent writing, organizational, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to network, and create linkages with field staff and other organizations.
  • Familiarity with USAID, our key client, is important.
  • Ability and willingness to do occasional internationally-based travel to field offices.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Certification in internet recruiting and/or social media recruiting is a plus.
  • Field work experience in a developing country is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to do occasional internationally-based travel to field offices.

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.


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.

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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