International Development Group
  • Home Office
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

International Development Group LLC is an international development consulting firm that assists donors, governments, and the private sector to create and take advantage of opportunities for sustainable, broad-based economic development and poverty reduction. IDG provides entrepreneurs and policymakers with the practical tools needed to achieve real and measurable impact for their communities and countries. IDG assistance programs aim to build the capacity, skills, and knowledge of local individuals and institutions in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, fostering synergies between local knowledge and international experience.

Position Description:

The Global Talent Acquisition Manager will be responsible for primary oversight and management of sourcing the best possible candidates and matching them to positions for donor-funded proposals and projects and key home office hires at the Manager level and above. The role supervises one additional full-time recruiter. Day to day tasks will focus on talent sourcing, candidate identification, networking and relationship building with potential candidates, attending networking events, and will introduce and monitor recruitment best practices including development and management of IDG recruitment processes, procedures, and systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the selection process for both project based and home office-based positions, including requisition management, development of position descriptions and recruitment strategy, candidate selection, reference and background checks, salary negotiations, and the facilitation of the on-boarding process.
  • Conduct recruitment strategy meetings with Hiring Managers to ensure a complete understanding of the job requirements, candidate matches, and the qualifications needed to fill the role. Use findings to develop and execute effective sourcing strategies, assessments, and closing approaches.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of high-quality global recruitment, interviewing, selection, and strategic onboarding processes. Build the skills and commitment of hiring managers to follow best practices in all stages of the talent acquisition life cycle.
  • Review applications and assess candidate qualifications against criteria established in the project job descriptions or Scope of Work requirements.
  • Conduct thorough candidate prescreening interviews and recommend highly qualified and diverse candidates who meet the requirements for the role.
  • Collect relevant personnel documentation.
  • Negotiate the compensation rate and packages with home office staff and participate in the salary offer process for long-term project staff.
  • Provide daily/weekly reports to hiring managers on a timely basis regarding status relating to all positions; including outreach and response for each position as needed.
  • Supervise and mentor the recruitment team.

Systems Management and Development

  • Lead updates to and development of overall recruiting department processes, procedures, and systems including sourcing of an appropriate applicant tracking system for day-today candidate management and database.
  • Develop written recruiting protocols and procedures, lead staff training on recruitment procedures, streamline company-wide recruitment processes, and brainstorming on improvement of staffing and recruitment proposal writing.
  • Develop and facilitate training for hiring managers on the recruiting process and provide periodic training to management staff on recruitment and onboarding best practices.
  • Continually assess the effectiveness of the recruitment & onboarding processes, research best practices, obtain feedback from new hires and hiring managers, and utilize data to refine and improve the processes over time.
  • Develop creative ideas and innovative recruiting techniques to source qualified professionals and a diverse talent pool. (i.e., social media, employee referrals, direct contact recruiting, internet data mining, job boards, and internal/external networks)
  • Develop easy to use recruitment templates and forms (CV templates, reference check forms, common email templates, How-Tos, recruitment manuals, etc.). Evaluate and improve recruitment and related processes.
  • Manage the Applicant Tracking Systems and database of consultants.

Relational communication

  • Promote the company's recruitment brand through active participation in job fairs, conferences, and other networking and marketing events.
  • Ensure timely communication with candidates, hiring managers, and vendors on the recruiting process and pending needs.
  • Manage candidate communication and relationship management throughout the recruitment lifecycle and educate candidates about IDG's culture, benefits, and position expectations.
  • Manage external recruiting sources, vendor agreements, candidate submission, and invoice processing.
  • Develop outreach efforts to support affirmative action goals and participate in recruitment events in support of diversity hiring and inclusive sourcing.

Business development

  • Serve as the Lead Recruiter on proposal teams to anticipate and plan for upcoming recruitment activities.
  • Work closely with the proposal leaders to develop competitive staffing strategies, identify viable candidates, and gain the personnel documents.
  • Assist senior technical staff in determining finalist candidates, based on the skill set of the short-listed candidates against proposal positions/requirements and assessment of the overall proposed team.
  • Oversee the customization of CVs for bids and train staff on this; ensure the CV addresses proposal requirements; Format and tailor CVs and develop well-crafted bioblurbs for each proposed candidate according to the position and solicitation qualifications; Oversee or write, as needed, personnel sections of proposals, tailored letters of commitment, and other personnel related volumes; Work with and advise senior technical staff on the development of personnel write-ups, with an eye on how each candidate skill set best meet what the client is asking for in the contract; Provide quality control for writing inputs to bids and develop training to address weaknesses.
  • Serve as an IDG representative to candidates. Manage regular communication with contacted and proposed candidates throughout the proposal recruitment process in order to build our network and long-term relationships. Notify candidates should they not be selected as finalists and maintain regular communication with proposed candidates after submission of a proposal and after notification of award success.

Human Resources Management

  • Act as a partner, consultant, and advisor with business leadership by developing, driving, and executing strategies to recruit talent in a highly competitive market
  • Coach and provide guidance to hiring managers in the areas recruitment best practices, policies and procedures.
  • Stay current on the organization structure, personnel policy, and federal state laws regarding employment practices.
  • Oversee onboarding of new hires
  • Monitor and provide recruitment metrics as necessary to continuously improve IDG's recruitment function
  • Conduct and implement onboarding and exit interviews employee engagement surveys to monitor trends and improve IDG systems and processes and provide updates to senior management.


  • Bachelor's Degree and 6+ years' of experience including progressive work experience in the areas of talent acquisition/recruitment in the international development industry
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed, results-oriented environment at a fast pace; Ability to prioritize tasks, organize large volume of work, perform independently; Proven organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and diplomacy skills.
  • Experience with online networking tools, such as LinkedIn and experience conducting searches on recruitment databases and ability to identify and access new professional networks required.
  • Ability to learn compliance requirements and best practices for recruitment and hiring; Ability to research and learn employment law for various countries within the regions supported by this position.
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) required. Fluent English language skills are required; fluency in a second language strongly preferred (helpful languages French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic).
  • Ability to problem solve and work effectively in a very fast paced environment with multiple competing priorities in a global business culture.
  • Ability to work with an applicant tracking system.
  • Knowledge of recruitment for USAID and other donor-funded projects
  • Ability to work effectively in a very fast paced environment with multiple competing priorities in a global business culture.
  • Proven experience demonstrating the ability to act independently on assigned tasks and to exercise good judgement and flexibility with shifting priorities while serving the needs of employees and organization.
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization is required.
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