United States of America: Recruitment manager, UK division

By Chemonics Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Chemonics seeks a recruitment manager to promote an enabling environment that attracts, hires and retains qualified candidates for the United Kingdom (UK) Division. The manager helps to develop and follows recruitment processes to attract candidates and enhance the company’s competitive advantage in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) marketplace. This includes building talent pipelines specific to the forward market for DFID projects, understanding and translating UK employment law as it pertains to recruiting and hiring staff, and adhering to compliant recruitment procedures. This manager will support the start-up of the UK business unit exclusively for 3-6 months, after which s/he will transition to the recruitment department to support other business units. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Use current knowledge of DFID and FCO market to create and implement a sourcing strategy for both home office and UK office positions to meet current staffing needs and build a pipeline for future roles

  • Work in partnership with hiring teams and home office stakeholders to determine hiring needs, candidate matches and demands of positions

  • Work with stakeholders and build on existing network to develop and maintain a pipeline of candidates for the DFID and FCO market

  • Screen and vet candidates to include salary negotiations, serving as subject matter expert and point of contact

  • Oversee the creation and management of job requisitions in applicant tracking system; perform full lifecycle recruitment to fill positions within the portfolio

  • Collaborate with benefits and compensation team to determine salary recommendations; facilitate salary negotiations, serving as subject matter expert and point of contact for best practices

  • Recommend strategies to streamline systems for effectiveness and efficiency in recruitment processes

  • Assist with implementing best practices, ensuring that we are capturing the best-qualified candidates and keeping in line with industry trends

  • Support and facilitate capacity building for relevant staff on compliant recruitment practices

  • Work in conjunction with new business teams and proposal teams on implementing consistent tracking and maintenance of key applicant information and notes through the applicant tracking system, consultant database and other mechanisms, as applicable

  • Support candidate outreach to include job fairs, information sessions, and informational interviews

  • Assist with development and management of relevant recruitment marketing and branding

  • Maintain and expand technical knowledge in human resources/recruitment discipline and international development by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies

  • May have supervisory duties, including promoting staff development through coaching, mentoring, and facilitating professional growth opportunities

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required by supervisor


  • Minimum 4 years of recruitment or technically relevant experience required

  • Experience recruiting for DFID projects highly preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Knowledge of company’s clients and its operations preferred

  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and applicant tracking systems

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Foreign language fluency desired

How to apply:

Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by October 18, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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