Talent Acquisition Specialist - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Lead the recruiting process for a range of DI roles, including drafting and publishing job listings, reviewing CVs, screening candidates, coordinating interviews, and checking references.
Manage candidate activity in the applicant tracking system (currently DI uses Paycor).
Develop and implement comprehensive candidate hiring procedures to ensure a great candidate experience.
Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and candidate selection criteria.
Source applicants, including through online channels, such as LinkedIn, Devex, and other professional networks.
Maintain and expand professional networks, as well as facilitate candidate pipelining across DI practice areas.
Utilize both conventional and unconventional resources to discover and engage candidates possessing specific skill sets.
Collaborate with the HR team and members of the management team to incorporate DEI best practices into the company's talent acquisition process.
Develop and implement a structured recruitment strategy tailored for Veterans and other underrepresented minority groups, with the aim of enhancing diversity within the company.
Create job listings and interview questions that reflect the requirements for each position.
Plan and attend job fairs and recruitment activities in order to develop a solid candidate pipeline.
Maintain the records of all recruitment materials, including interview notes and accompanying paperwork, to communicate with relevant stakeholders.


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, international relations, psychology, sociology, or other related fields. Masters preferred.
At least two years of experience in talent acquisition or similar roles.
Experience in full-cycle recruiting, using various interview techniques and evaluation methods.
Experience working in the international development sector preferred.
Knowledge of a variety of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws.
Demonstrated experience using applicant tracking systems
Proficiency with CV databases, social media, and professional networks
Experience in using LinkedIn talent solutions to proactively source candidates.
Proficiency in documenting processes and keeping up with industry trends.
Demonstrated strong commitment to integrity and confidentiality.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proven ability to work under pressure.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Fluency in English required fluency in other languages a plus.


$61,000 to $73,000

Application instructions

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is $61,000 to $73,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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