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Senior Manager/Manager, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources

PSI: Population Services International

United States United States (Washington)Deadline: May 31, 2022full time


PSI seeks a Senior Manager/Manager, Talent Acquisition that will Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, this position will lead an incredible team of Talent Acquisition Partners in their efforts to identify, select, and onboard highly sought-after talent for PSI’s domestic and global programs.

Your contributions

TheManager, Talent Acquisition, will be responsible for:

  • Lead and manage the talent acquisition and proposal recruitment function to meet short-term and long-term needs.
  • Ensure DEI sourcing and assessment practices are embedded in the talent acquisition process to increase the diversity of candidate pools. Partner with senior leadership to integrate inclusion nudges and other bias busting approaches into talent selection processes.
  • Lead, manage and coordinate talent acquisition projects, in collaboration with PSI leaders and hiring managers. Develop and deploy processes and tools to support talent acquisition programs.
  • Supervise and develop team members. Prioritize, organize, delegate, and coordinate the flow of work. Enhance individual employee performance through frequent and timely communication and support.
  • Provide surge support and full life cycle recruitment for key positions.

In addition to the duties described above, theSenior Manager, Talent Acquisitionwill:

  • Provide critical input necessary to meet PSI’s workforce planning needs, including staff resources, assessment tools, competencies, and ensuring staffing policies and procedures are compliant.
  • Establish an effective and innovative talent acquisition strategy, providing expertise in areas of strategic sourcing, market intelligence, emerging staffing trends, and talent acquisition analytics.
  • Lead, manage and coordinate highly visible talent acquisition activities, including C- and VP-level searches.
  • Develop and deploy processes and tools to improve talent acquisition programs.
  • Establish and monitor talent acquisition success criteria and ROI.

This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.

What are we looking for?


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the level at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify as a manager, you must have a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent), master’s preferred, in a related field and at least 7 years of related experience, including at least 1 year of supervisory experience preferred. HR certification preferred. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.

To qualify as a senior manager, you must have a bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent), master’s preferred, in a related field and at least 10 years of related experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience. HR certification preferred. Equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Workforce planning, recruitment, branding, and recruitment related compliance regulations.
  • Donor regulations that impact HR policies, procedures and programs preferred.
  • Practical application of latest talent acquisition research and trends.
  • Proposal recruitment process, preferably with USG bids.
  • Employee development and management skills. Knowing when to coach, when to advise and when to provide specific direction related to multiple human resources disciplines.
  • Ability to build relationships and work cross-functionally to drive success and on-time delivery of programs.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to proactively identify opportunities, diagnose problems and develop client-centered and evidence-based solutions.
  • Ability to translate complex HR policies, processes, and recommendations to non-HR professionals.
  • Written and verbal communication skills. French and/or Spanish language skills preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:


You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.


You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.


You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.


You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.


You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

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