Field Recruiter - Contracts/Proposals, East Africa

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


The Field Recruiter for Contracts/Proposals is primarily responsible for the identification, screening, interviewing and referral of candidates for potential employment with Catholic Relief Services. Working in partnership with proposal and/or country teams, he/she provides guidance on staffing tactics-based requirements outlined in RFP, RFA and Task Orders. The Talent Acquisition Specialist for Contracts/Proposals is a new position which will support the agency's competitive positioning for and pursuit of USAID, DFSA and other proposals/RFPs through assistance and acquisition mechanisms. While primarily focused on recruitment of key personnel, the Talen Acquisition Specialist will also assist country teams, as appropriate, with the recruitment of non-key personnel for project start-up. The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining a large network of current and potential candidates for key positions in East Africa (EARO) and for working collaboratively with other specialists, ensuring CRS can identify and secure high performing / high potential staff.
You will join a highly collaborative, senior team of recruiters who are passionate about contributing to CRS's global mission. We help each other and know how to have fun.
Please note: We will only consider National/local candidates with appropriate right to work in the country


Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management/Business or related field (Master's in international development related field a plus)
Minimum of five years recruitment experience
Established network of contacts within the non-profit sector
Experience in recruiting Key Personnel for grants and contracts in an International NGO environment
Proficiency in English

Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of USAID rules and regulations pertaining to RFA and RFP solicitations preferred.
Excellent PC skills (MS Office) and ability to use Applicant Tracking Systems

Application instructions

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


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