International Recruiter

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 50 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of approximately $174 million.

We are seeking a D.C.-based International Recruiter who will primarily be responsible for working with technical and new business teams at ACDI/VOCA to find the best possible personnel for proposals and projects. This position is responsible for timely, full-cycle recruiting for proposals and projects, with a focus on bids for new business development.


Primary activities include but are not limited to: identifies candidates through database searches, advertising and networking; conducts initial screening of lead candidates through in-person and phone interview; solicits information to update and amplify CVs and complete necessary paperwork for donors; edits/reworks CVs to show relevant skills and experience of long-term specialists proposed on bids and for project; ensures employment verifications and reference checks; drafts staffing/personnel chapters of proposals, as needed; initiates negotiations regarding compensation in accordance with ACDI/VOCA’s policies; closes negotiations on approval by proposal/proposal manager; maintains contact with proposed candidates during the bid process up through award; and fully tracks each recruitment effort in the recruitment database and documents all activity for assigned recruitment initiatives. 

In addition, this position will collaborate with ACDI/VOCA staff to understand and prioritize upcoming proposal opportunities. They will build and maintain a network of specialists and participate in off-site recruitment/networking events. They will channel strong examples of personnel chapters or charts to the proposal library and reports regularly on recruitment activities.


Minimum Qualifications require a Bachelor’s degree in Business, International Relations, Economics or other related field. A minimum of three years experience within international development and/or international recruiting. Experience with the hiring and procurement practices of USAID and other agencies is desirable. Ability to write coherently and persuasively. Strong interpersonal, communication and networking skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects under tight timelines. Fluency in English is required. Professional proficiency in Spanish is strongly preffered. The ability and willingness to travel internationally is required. 

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