Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist (Sr. International Development Recruiter), Rockville, United States 78 views

Job Description

EnCompass LLC is seeking a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist to ensure a positive candidate experience from the initial application to the final on-boarding process. The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will maintain awareness of competitor practices, industry trends and recruitment standards. The Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for searching social platforms and conducting in-person networking to identify potential candidates, and building and maintaining strong working relationships with the Hiring Managers, other internal clients, and external contacts

The position is based at EnCompass headquarters, in Rockville, Maryland and reports to the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager.

Due to COVID-19, and subject to situational changes, the position is expected to be fully remote through September 30, 2021, after which EnCompass will be moving to a hybrid work schedule; fully remote work can be considered for the right candidate. Must be legally authorized to work in the US for any employer without sponsorship.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Essential functions:

Lead full-cycle recruiting activities for assigned positions, to include creating applicant pools, processing applications, and managing the interview process

Collaboratively consult and partner with hiring managers and the business development team to create strategies for identifying and recruiting potential candidates for positions, projects, and proposals

Ensure a positive candidate experience from the initial application to the final on-boarding process

Continually evaluate and apply new sourcing methodologies to actively identify, cultivate, and grow target candidate pools of top talent

Serve as a Talent Advisor to the Hiring Managers

Create offer recommendations and draft offers letters, in accordance with established processes

Identify relevant career fairs, networking events, and other venues for attracting quality candidates for staff and consultant roles, and attend same

Maintain and apply knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in recruiting

Assist in the maintenance of both the ATS and the Consultant Database, and actively engage in efforts to expand and improve EnCompass’ Global Consultant Network

Work closely with the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager and Talent Team colleagues to continuously improve recruiting processes, procedures, and tools, to support the company’s project needs and growth

Seek out and monitor best practices in talent acquisition and recruiting across international development and the recruiting industry, and work with the Senior Talent Acquisition Manager and Talent Team colleagues in introducing and developing these in EnCompass’ recruitment processes and systems

Use Appreciative Inquiry approach to resolve complex situations, resolve problems and handle escalations from more junior staff, and determine if/when to escalate to the Talent Acquisition Manager

Apply and maintain current knowledge and understanding of OFCCP compliance requirements for recruitment

Support the Business Development Team’s recruitment efforts for proposals

Coordinate staffing agency support when needed

Mentor, coach, and supervise more junior staff, as needed

Engage fully as a member of the EnCompass staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other EnCompass events

Other duties, as assigned

Position Requirements



business development


food security

global health

human resources

human rights

inclusive development

international relations

laws and regulations

monitoring and evaluation

organizational culture

primary health care

talent acquisition

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of directly relevant recruiting experience, including recruiting for USAID projects

Degree should be in international human resources, international development. international relations, or related fields

Experience and Skills

Prior demonstrated experience in recruiting, with at least 3 years’ experience in international development recruiting

Proficiency in using professional social media

Flexible and able to adapt to the dynamic recruiting environment of international development

Able to easily learn how to use new software and technology

Fluent in English with clear verbal and written communication and diplomacy skills

Organizational skills with unfailing attention to detail

Able to work within tight deadlines as needed

Demonstrated successful track record in building relationships with candidates and clients

Excellent problem-solving skills and ability work effectively with diverse teams and tasks

Strong experience with applicant tracking systems and consultant databases

High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and databases

Experience with diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting is preferred

AIRS recruiter certification preferred

Passive candidate sourcing experience preferred

Knowledge of recruitment compliance guidelines such as the AIDARs and OFCCP preferred

Additional language fluencies would be a plus, but not required

Prior experience using iSmartRecruit would be a plus, but not required

Ability to use an appreciative approach in client and colleague interactions, and models that approach for others

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application.

EnCompass LLC is a progressive Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote, celebrate, and support a diverse and inclusive organizational culture and workforce. We are committed to providing all of our employees with an environment free from discrimination and harassment, where all are treated with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate, and explicitly prohibit, discrimination or harassment of any kind, at any time, in all aspects of employment. This includes recruitment, hiring, promotions, disciplinary measures, terminations, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and training. EnCompass also does not tolerate retaliation against individuals who report discrimination or harassment. Our continuing commitment to the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment for all means all employment decisions are based only on the job requirements, the candidate’s qualifications, and the needs of EnCompass as a business—not on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, belief, sex (including pregnancy and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, HIV status, family/marital/parental status, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we work.

For US based positions: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

About Company

EnCompass LLC is a women-owned, small business consulting firm working in International Development, and offering innovative and customized solutions for leadership, capacity strengthening, technical assistance, and monitoring and evaluation. We have experience in more than 70 countries and a team of more than 100 staff and 1,200 experts around the globe. We partner with government and multilateral agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations around the world, offering thought leadership, rich diversity, and technical expertise in global health, inclusive development, education, human rights, and food security.

Founded in 1999, EnCompass began as a virtual organization supporting clients and implementing work through a network of staff and expert consultants. Today, we have more than 110 full-time staff and a Global Consulting Network, our vetted database of specialists, through which we engage, on average, 200 consultants each year. In early 2017, EnCompass opened its first international office in Addis Ababa for Transform: a Primary Health Care project. In 2019, we set up our second field office in Lima, Peru. We maintain a full-time staff presence in Benin, Ethiopia, Germany, Great Britain, Peru, and Uganda.

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