Job Locations:
South Africa-Pretoria
Cote d’Ivoire-Abidjan

About your role

MSH seeks a highly motivated and skilled individual to join its global HR team to support MSH’s proposal and business development efforts. The Senior Global Recruiter, Proposals and Business Development will primarily be responsible for the strategic recruitment of international staff for proposals and active projects. Primary activities include but are not limited to: collaboration with staff in the Business Development, Budget, Project, Technical and HR Partner teams to complete HR activities throughout the proposal process; write personnel-related narrative sections as required for proposals; conduct active and proactive recruitment for proposals and current projects; maintain and expand candidate pools within the talent acquisition system; maintain relationships with staff and potential candidates; and keep up with the recruitment contacts and current project staff databases in addition to the recruitment workflow system.

How will YOU accomplish this? 

  • Lead and manage complex recruitment assignments that require creative application of recruiting knowledge to identify top talent for MSH vacancies.

  • Responsible for the full spectrum of recruitment activities from working with proposal and hiring managers and to develop position descriptions; source appropriate candidates through internal and external networks, industry events and utilizing Workday data base and online resources; follow standardized processes to screen and select the best candidates, ensuring compliance with all governmental and client employment specifications; negotiate and extend job offers which align with MSH’s compensation philosophy and collect all appropriate documentation and approvals to comply with MSH policies; hand over new hire information to HR team to onboard new employee.

  • From initial meeting with the hiring manager to develop recruitment strategies, manage communications between applicants, hiring managers and others to keep all parties apprised of the status of each search.

  • Create a positive candidate and hiring manager experience through the full cycle of interviews, offer, and acceptance and beyond.

  • When leading a bid, responsible for coordinating all proposal recruitment resources, tracking progress, and ensuring recruitment quality and compliance.

  • Build and maintain database of qualified professionals to rapidly respond to recruiting needs, in addition to sourcing appropriate candidates through a variety of networks, events, databases and online resources.

  • Lead initiatives which contribute to the improvement of the overall talent acquisition function to include process improvement, documentation and training of junior recruiters.

This list is not exhaustive, and we would expect our Global Recruiters to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new strategies to achieve the outcomes and impact desired to fulfill MSH's talent acquisition objectives. 


What do you need to apply? 


MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices. Individuals who share our values of treating everyone with respect while being equitable and holding all of us accountable to make an impact. 

From a practical point of view, you will have: 

  • BA degree in Human Resources, Health, International Studies or relevant field required, or equivalent 

  • MA degree in Social Sciences with a focus in Human Resources, Health or International Studies. SHRM certification and AIRS certification a plus.

Specific requirements for this role are: 

  • Six years’ HR experience

  • Four years of experience in the recruitment of multi-disciplinary staff for international development projects and proposals preferred.

  • Demonstrated success supporting recruiting for employee groups of 500+ employees, preferably in international locations and with USAID or other similar donors (DfID, World Bank).

  • Working knowledge of current USAID, State Department and other USG funding agencies’ rules and regulations strongly preferred.

  • International development interest and experience strongly preferred.

  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills with experience in intercultural communications.

  • Fluency in English required, both written and oral; professional competency in French preferred; Spanish a plus.


  • Culturally sensitive team player – A people person and strong collaborator with effective interpersonal communication skills who enjoys working across countries, cultures, and organizational units.

  • Drive for results – Steadfastly pushes self and others for results. 

  • Customer focus – dedicated to meeting expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

  • Innovation – good at bringing creative ideas forward.

  • Strong business acumen and a problem solver.

  • Proven ability to organize work and perform independently while closely and appropriately coordinating with team members.

  • Must be an energetic, enthusiastic, and positive collaborative team player.

  • Extremely organized with the ability to manage competing deadlines.

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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