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Assistant, Talent Acquisition

DAI Bethesda Part-time

Job Title/Grade: Assistant, Talent Acquisition (Grade 1)

Reports to: Director, Proposal Recruitment, Economic Growth Sector

Department: People – Proposal and Project Recruitment

Date: May 2023

Function of the Position:

The USG Proposal and Project Recruitment function is responsible for identifying, cultivating and managing talent aligned to the business unit’s core and strategic growth strategies. The Assistant, Talent Acquisition will serve as talent partner to the Economic Growth Sector. The ideal candidate will be an integral member of business development activities, with the ability to provide efficient, responsive administrative support to the EG proposal recruitment team as well as supporting the development of competitive proposals.

This is a full-time position that requires the ability to work from DAI’s Bethesda office as requested.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support to the EG proposal recruitment team, including scheduling meetings, processing independent consulting agreements, and other related tasks.
  • Support full-cycle strategic and proposal and/or project recruitment efforts, including assisting with candidate sourcing, proposal administrative management tasks, and document collection and organization.
  • Assist in the identification of appropriate candidates through internal and external networks, industry events, DAI’s internal recruitment database and online electronic resources
  • Support proposal teams to draft staffing plans, tables, and other personnel sections in accordance with client requirements and instructions from DAI staff using DAI templates.
  • Support recruitment compliance processes, collecting and drafting staffing documentation submitted with proposals complies with donor specifications (including letters of commitment, references, due diligence, and other proposal documents)

Draft and edit the CVs of international experts to meet the formatting requirements of clients, such as USAID; re-write sections of candidates’ CVs to address qualifications required for roles specified in SOWs.

Contribute to other proposal deliverables, such as the development of CDR tables, written salary justifications, waiver requests, and other compensation documents.

Additional Responsibilities As Deemed Necessary.

  • Grade P1 : Minimum of 1 years of professional experience and a college degree. Equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in international development.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adjust to changes in priorities, new situations or approaches.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with only general direction.
  • Ability to take responsibility for assignments and report on progress.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with internal clients and external candidates, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills, and ability to work effectively with diverse teams and handle many tasks simultaneously, often with inflexible deadlines.
  • Professional fluency in MS Office suite of programs.
  • US work authorization required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in a second language (French, Spanish, Russian, or Arabic) preferred.

Supervisory Requirements : none

Compensation & Benefits:

For employees working the United States, the full-time equivalent annual base salary for this position is expected to be between $50,000 to $54,688. Salary for part-time employees will be prorated based on actual hours worked. Actual offers will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, qualifications, relevant education, experience, skills, seniority, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Eligible U.S. based employees, will be able to enroll in medical, dental and vision insurance, plus a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match. Additionally, employees will be eligible for company-paid annual leave (vacation & holidays), sick leave, parental leave; as well as short- and long-term disability coverage. Detailed information will be provided at the time a formal offer is extended.

For employees working outside of the United States, compensation and benefits will vary based on location.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

DAI and its employees are committed to confronting discrimination in all forms, nurturing respect for our interpersonal relationships, and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI requires COVID-19 vaccinations subject to accommodation required by law.

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