International Talent Acquisition Lead at Abt Global | April 2024

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Job Description

The World at Abt 

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges. 

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.  

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you. 

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance. 

The Opportunity

Abt’s Global Talent Acquisition Team seeks an International Talent Acquisition Lead. As the International Talent Acquisition Lead, you will manage a team of regionally based talent acquisition partners.  In addition, you will be responsible for executing recruitment strategies to attract talent, developing strong partnerships with hiring and proposals teams, building a bench of qualified candidates, cultivating an in-depth understanding of hiring needs, establishing a strong recruiting network, and utilizing numerous techniques to source and attract potential talent that reflect the communities Abt works with.  You will partner with business leaders to realize Abt’s talent strategy and enable mission impact.

This position can be based in England, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, or Senegal.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop, mentor, and directly manage a regional team of Talent Acquisition Partners through coaching, balancing business needs, and driving professional development and growth while seeking to maximize contributions. 
  • Maintain records on recruiting activities and analyze metrics for continued improvement. 
  • Coach team to ensure a variety of standard and specialized sourcing techniques are used to identify a high-quality diverse candidate pool.
  • Collaborate with Global Talent Acquisition Manager and business leaders to anticipate future talent needs and proactively identify areas for recruitment to support business growth.
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment of key personnel for USAID proposals, including partnering with proposal teams around personnel strategies as needed.
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment of donor-funded (mostly USAID) projects and corporate home office positions as needed. 
  • Work with hiring managers and regional talent acquisition partners to develop and extend equitable offers of employment to selected candidates within the guidelines of Abt’s employment policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition Leadership on various operational tasks to ensure efficiency in the international talent acquisition processes. 
  • Ensure compliance with all governmental and client employment regulations and requirements, as well as Abt-specific policies and procedures.
  • Create and foster relationships with key associations, industry specific organizations, and other resources and to attract candidates to Abt.
  • Promote Abt’s employer brand and Employee Value Proposition.
  • Promote equity and inclusion and develop strategies for building a representative talent pipeline
  • Partner across the Human Resources group to implement strategic priorities
  • Other duties including international travel as required.

What We Value

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Six years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Four years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience recruiting for an International Development organization and/or USAID or FCDO, proposals is required. 
  • 1+ years of experience directly managing a team of talent acquisition professionals. 
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience of managing full-cycle recruitment processes, including offer development and negotiation.
  • Experience using LinkedIn Recruiter, Applicant Tracking Systems, and successfully incorporating creative sourcing methods that yield diverse candidate pools. 
  • A willingness to have crucial conversations with direct reports and hiring teams 
  • Commitment to learning and working with a sense of urgency.
  • Fluent in English and working knowledge of French, Kiswahili, or Russian preferred.

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development. 

Abt Global Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and work authorization is required.

Disclaimer: Abt will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.



Abt Global is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Global is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

At Abt Global, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Job Identification 105173
Apply Before 05/06/2024, 06:59 AM