Global Proposal Recruiter Job in Kenya

Summary of Role:  

The Global Proposal Recruiter role initiates and leads talent acquisition efforts including full life cycle recruiting, developing and executing a broad-based sourcing strategy, ultimately delivering a viable talent pipeline for Pathfinder International’s response to new business proposals.  

Provides full life cycle recruiting for a broad range of both domestic and international positions. Supports staffing donor Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Assistance (RFAs). This includes designing and implementing global sourcing and recruiting campaigns to identify country nationals, expatriates, and third country nationals for key/expert positions.  May provide other recruitment support to project start-up or organizational staffing, as needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

Life cycle recruitment for proposal positions: 

Assessing Hiring Needs. Review and assess each proposal opportunity to identify and develop specific recruitment action steps to ensure that all donor and organizational staffing requirements are successfully completed for each funding opportunity within established deadlines. Develops and executes recruiting strategies for each job profile. 

Job Postings. Develop and implement electronic requisitions for open positions, posts position openings to Pathfinder employment webpage as well as external websites. Ensures postings are current and up to date.

Candidate Sourcing. Employs a variety of standard and specialized sourcing techniques to identify a high quality, diverse candidate pool in an efficient, cost-effective manner (i.e. online investigating, database and ATS searches, cold calling, user groups, referrals, networking, and the like.).

Proactively builds Pathfinder’s talent pipeline by identifying, screening, interviewing, and assessing candidates for open positions. 

Interviewing and Selecting Candidates. Assists proposal teams in evaluating applicant qualifications and selecting the most qualified candidates. Makes employment recommendations based on information obtained through interviews, reference checks and assessment tools. Screens and presents qualified candidates for interviews. Performs detailed reference checking on selected candidates and reviews results with hiring managers. Initiates and ensures background check, drug testing, and any immigration processing requirements are satisfactorily completed when necessary. 

Advertising Management. Manages advertising in various media (print, internet, social media). Research appropriate advertising venues, analyzes advertising sources for cost effectiveness and makes recommendations on where to spend advertising dollars.

Interview Coordination. Coaches interview team members on developing job- specific behavioral and competency-based interview questions as well as interviewing and candidate assessment techniques. Organizes, leads, and documents post-interview debrief with interview teams. 

Selecting Candidates. Works with HR Managers and Hiring Managers to develop and extend offers of employment to selected candidates within the guidelines of Pathfinder’s compensation. Negotiates proposal candidate salaries and establishes benefits within budget constraints. 

Recruiting Strategy Implementation and Documentation:

Develops recruiting strategies for each position. Follows recruiting process and tracks job candidates using Pathfinder’s applicant tracking system.

Maintains accurate and well-ordered documentation on all applicant flow, sourcing practices, and other recruiting activities to minimize exposure to liability and ensure a thorough and positive audit if required.

Ensures that all staffing documentation submitted with proposals complies with donor specifications Conduct necessary reference and background checks on proposed candidates. 

Candidate Relationship Management:

Serves as a point of contact for key personnel after proposal submission and until a funding decision has been determined by the donor.  Keeps a pipeline of candidates for future positions and proposals.

Required Education and Work Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business/Industrial Psychology, Communications, or related field; or a combination of education and work experience that yields the required competencies. 

7 years related experience, including experience in global recruiting. 

Experience providing recruitment support for US government RFAs/RFPs or other professional services proposals. 

Advanced skills in hiring high-quality individuals utilizing a full life cycle recruiting process including developing recruitment strategies; creatively sourcing candidates; pre-screening, interviewing, and assessing candidates; and negotiating and finalizing job offers.

Proven ability utilizing various sourcing alternatives and proactive recruiting tools and methodologies (search engines, social networks, cold calling, corporate websites, general job boards, professional associations, trade journal/newspaper advertising, outplacement firms, college postings, alumni organizations, job fairs, and employee referrals) to build candidate pipelines.

Advanced skills in networking, consulting, and client management

Proven ability with applicant tracking systems.

Ability to communicate, collaborate with diverse stakeholders and achieve operational outcomes.

Preferred Competence and Work Experience:

Experience recruiting international talent based in Africa and Asia. 

Experience in corporate staffing for an organization that is an active US government contractor (OFCCP compliance) in public health and/or international development.

Other Information: 

Technology to be Used:

Uses cellular and office phone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Travel Requirements:

Travel required (10% or less)

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