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Senior Recruiter

Public Health Institute | Washington DC 20004 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/14/2012

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization generating and promoting research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

PHI is seeking a full time Senior Recruiter for the Global Health Fellows Program 2 (GHFP2). This position is located in Washington, DC.

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II's goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by developing and increasing the capacity of health professionals with tailored development opportunities. This is accomplished through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels, and performance management and professional development activities aimed to enhance the technical and leadership skills of fellows.

Supervised by the Lead, Recruitment & Diversity, the Senior Recruiter will conduct recruitment activities for participant (fellowship and internship) positions. He/she must be an experienced recruiter, with specific experience recruiting across a broad spectrum of international public health disciplines and experience levels. He/she will be responsible for providing expert recruitment services to USAID offices and hiring managers worldwide.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    The Senior Recruiter must have demonstrated recruitment experience with the ability to attract and communicate with candidates at all levels, and be able to interact successfully with highest level managers at USAID. He/she must be able to deftly manage the complex relationships among GHFP-II, PHI, USAID, implementing partners and host organizations. Working closely with hiring managers at USAID, the Senior Recruiter will ensure the timely identification of highly qualified candidates in specialized international public health disciplines for placement with USAID and other host organizations. Specific activities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in full cycle recruitment activities including: position description development, sourcing, screening, interviewing, employment offers and salary negotiation
  • Collaborate with Lead, Recruitment & Diversity on ensuring best recruitment practices, developing and mentoring staff, and ensuring high level of client satisfaction
  • Work with USAID health personnel in Washington and overseas to define position responsibilities and required qualifications, and develop full position descriptions for recruitment
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID personnel who will serve as hiring / onsite managers for GHFP fellows and interns
  • Assist with promoting internship recruitment opportunities, diversity initiatives, and with intern recruitment activities
  • Participate with the Outreach team by attending career fairs, conferences, and by visiting campuses as requested
  • Working with Lead, Recruitment & Diversity, regularly analyze recruitment tools, processes and policies to assess which elements need to be refined, and make recommendations as appropriate
  • Regularly update hiring managers on recruitment process and progress
  • Closely collaborate with the Participant Support, Professional and Career Development, and Outreach teams to assist in creating synergy amongst the program’s recruitment, professional and career development, outreach, and diversity strategies
  • Assist in the development of materials, articles and job aids on topics such as resume, CV and cover letter development, interviewing skills and selecting top candidates that reflect evidence based best practices for use in the program’s outreach and in-reach activities
  • Conduct informational interviews on monthly basis to support GHFP-II outreach and diversity strategies
  • Maintain knowledge of the non-profit, government and global health marketplace to ensure competitiveness in hiring
  • Contribute to ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reporting of recruitment activities
  • Coordinate with PHI’s Human Resources on recruitment activities to ensure compliance with organizational policies
  • Stay abreast of recruitment best practices and technological innovations related to recruitment
  • Backstop Lead, Recruitment & Diversity as necessary


  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred
  • Eight years’ recruitment experience with at least three years’ international recruitment experience. Experience with recruitment for USAID or other Federal public health projects highly desirable
  • Broad knowledge of and demonstrated experience in developing proactive recruitment strategies and resources, especially as related to public health and/or international development
  • Knowledge of employment law and best practices in recruiting a diverse workforce
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work directly with USAID in support of GHFP-II’s program activities
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines; to work an irregular schedule if necessary to reach international candidates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and in a team/collaborative environment
  • Willingness and ability to mentor team members and to collaborate with other teams as necessary
  • Self-starter with strong initiative
  • Ability to write and edit complex position descriptions
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required


This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page here.

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Location Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Annual Salary $63,687.00 - $94,120.00/Yearly
Travel Required 1% of the time
Categories Employment/Job-related
Function Human Resources
Experience Years 8 yrs
Pref Degree Masters

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Baine Windham
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Job Code #187-12