American Institutes for Research

International Recruiter

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Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.


The International Recruiter will lead full-cycle recruitment for the International Development Division (IDD) at AIR. This includes conducting candidate searches, communicating with shortlisted candidates, setting up interviews, meeting with proposal teams to vet the best candidates, collecting and verifying donor required documents and developing candidate tables for the staffing section of the technical proposal. The International Recruiter will also assist in negotiating salaries, benefits and allowances in collaboration with the Human Capital Partner.


  • Work with proposal teams and human capital partner to develop and execute hiring needs and objectives for proposal recruitment
  • Source for contacts, generate leads, screen, interview and recommend potential candidates to be considered for proposal positions
  • Research and advertise job opportunities on relevant local and international sites and newspapers
  • Manage a LinkedIn Recruiter account to proactively network and search for the most qualified candidates for proposals
  • Short-list recommended candidates to relevant hiring contacts and guide candidates and managers through the process
  • Obtain biodata forms and verify candidate employment history and education credentials, conduct reference checks, and gather letters of commitment and other required paperwork from candidates
  • Coordinate meetings and interviews between candidates and hiring managers
  • Prepare staffing charts and other documents for inclusion in proposals
  • Collaborate with the Hiring Managers to finalize candidate selections by preparing and supplying matrices of vetted candidates
  • Work with Senior Managers and Human Capital Partner to manage strategic recruitment by developing candidate trackers for upcoming proposals in various priority areas for the division
  • Develop and maintain relationships and a pipeline of strategic technical area experts determined by IDD leadership
  • Perform other recruiting support tasks as required by proposal workload


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business, international affairs, or related area; or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience conducting full-cycle international recruitment including negotiating contingent employment for proposals, collecting, and verifying electronic biodatas, collecting and checking references, and negotiating expatriate, third country national, and local national allowances and benefits
  • Prior experience recruiting for USAID proposals required; experience recruiting for World Bank, UNICEF, Gates Foundation and other donors in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America, and other regions highly desirable
  • Proficient in using applicant tracking software (iCIMS preferred) and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Extensive knowledge and experience using recruitment platforms, Job Boards and Social Media
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive attitude and approach to proposal development and international recruitment
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Commitment to hiring for diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Work hours may need to be flexible to accommodate interviews with candidates in different countries

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 




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