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DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Assistant Recruiter/Associate Recruiter/Recruiter/Senior Recruiter, Africa (5-8)

Location: North America
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code: 3621



Job Title/Grade:     Assistant Recruiter, Africa (5) OR

Associate Recruiter, Africa (6) OR

     Recruiter, Africa (7) OR

                               Senior Recruiter, Africa (8)


Reports to:            Senior Manager, Proposal Recruitment

Department:           Business Development

Date:                      May 1, 2018


Function of the Position:

DAI’s Business Development department is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual with full life cycle recruitment experience and/or other relevant experience in international development to join its Recruitment team. The ideal candidate will be able to recruit individuals for positions identified on proposals and current DAI projects, covering a wide variety of subject matter areas.

The Recruiter will report to the Africa Geography Recruitment Manager.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead complex recruitment assignments that require creative applications of knowledge to specific recruitment challenges
  • Work with proposal and hiring managers to develop position descriptions
  • Source appropriate candidates through internal and external networks, industry events, DAI’s internal recruitment database and online electronic resources
  • Follow standardized processes to screen and select the best candidates, ensuring compliance with all governmental and client employment specifications
  • Facilitate decision-making by hiring managers in order to meet hiring deadlines
  • Help proposal teams develop appropriate staffing plans according to proposal requirements
  • Negotiate candidate salaries, benefits and allowances within proposal budget constraints and client regulations
  • Ensure that all staffing documentation submitted with proposals complies with donor specifications (including letters of commitment, references, due diligence, and other proposal documents)
  • Re-write candidates’ CVs to address qualifications required for roles specified in proposals; provide other writing inputs to proposals, as needed
  • [Senior Recruiter] Mentor and supervise junior staff on proposal efforts

Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 5:  Minimum of 2 years of professional experience and a bachelor’s degree; or a master’s degree
  • Grade 6: Minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 1 years of relevant professional experience and a Master’s degree
  • Grade 7: Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience and a Master’s degree
  • Grade 8: Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience and a Master’s degree

Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

  • Demonstrated interest in (Grade 5) or experience working in (Grades 6-8) international development, preferably in recruitment, project management, or business development
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with only general direction
  • Ability to take responsibility for assignments and report on progress with minimal oversight
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with internal clients and external candidates, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Working proficiency in French
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills, and ability to work effectively with diverse teams and handle many tasks simultaneously, often with inflexible deadlines
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and training will be considered


Preferred Qualifications:

  • USAID proposal development experience


Supervisory Requirements:  None


DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. EOE - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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