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  • Posted: Jan 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement i...
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    Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Winrock seeks an energetic and talented Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist to focus on activities related to Winrock’s key focus areas including agriculture and sustainability, private sector development natural resource management, anti-trafficking-in-persons (TIP), and  child labor. The Sr. Global Talent Acquisition Specialist supports proposal teams in identifying candidates for proposal development and project implementation, including: creative sourcing techniques; relationship management; maintains highly effective best practice sourcing. This position can be based remotely in the US or in Kenya or the Philippines and will be working with the Talent Acquisition team based on US Eastern Time.

    Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Inspired by its namesake Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. From working with counter-trafficking programming to climate resilience projects, the Global Talent Acquisition Specialist will have a hands on role working with the project teams on a day to day basis at Winrock. 

    The ideal candidate has a background in international development, proposal recruitment, strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and looking to work with a growing team.  Please include a cover letter and tell us why you want to be part of the Winrock team! 

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Support full, life-cycle recruitment of candidates for Winrock’s proposals to various donors, including screening applicants for posted positions, managing process of sharing candidates’ qualifications/CVs with proposal teams and technical units for review, communicating and managing relationship with candidates during the full cycle proposal recruitment process;
    • Conduct full, life-cycle recruitment for long-term international project positions. Recruiting efforts include expatriate and third country national long-term staff, and short-term consultants as necessary;
    • Use appropriate sourcing methodologies, to meet current and anticipated staffing needs, build a pipeline for future roles, using traditional and online advertising, and professional networks;
    • Deliver full-life cycle recruiting including candidate rosters, multiple sourcing strategies, phone screen and interview candidates, facilitate Winrock review and approval process, conduct reference and other background checks, and finalize offers as assigned to meet target metrics;
    • Maintain a collaborative relationship with key global stakeholders internally and externally including country program staff, Regional HR Teams, Senior Leadership Team Members, Partners, Business Development Unit, Universities, peer agencies, and private sector organizations.
    • Provide support as needed to field offices and international hiring managers to ensure recruitment process compliance, provide guidance on hiring and sourcing for candidates;
      Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting;
    • Preparation of various recruitment documents such as recruitment calendar, staffing budgets, candidate/position tracker, salary justifications, skills matrices, and proposal personnel sections;

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources or related field or equivalent professional experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years of recruiting experience; demonstrated success in recruitment/talent acquisition in a global context with multiple stakeholders in remote locations.
    • Previous experience recruiting in a donor funded environment; exposure working with US Government funded projects is required: preferably with USAID donor.
    • Demonstrated experience and ability to create, implement, maintain and improve recruitment strategies and systems in a high-volume and fast paced context.
    • Proven experience in recruiting senior level positions is required.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills are necessary
    • Ability to work in a fast paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, job boards and social media to attract talent; (i.e., Taleo, Greenhouse, DevEx, DevAid, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Solid presentation and communication skills; ability to convey information effectively; solid experience providing training and staff development is a plus
    • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to manage situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
    • Exposure to interviewing techniques, knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment.
    • Ability to identify and access new professional networks.
    • Verbal and written communication skills in French or Spanish would be an asset, though are not required.

    As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location or  must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Winrock offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package.

    Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law.

    At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation.

    Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization

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    AGILE Technical Lead – Evaluation & Learning (EL)

    LOCATION: US, Manila, Nairobi                                    UNIT:  Evaluation & Learning and GESI Team, AGILE

    REPORTS TO:  Unit Sr. Director, AGILE

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Analytics, Gender, Inclusion Learning and Evaluation (AGILE) Units’ EL Technical Lead is an active member of the Evaluation & Learning and GESI Team focusing on the development and oversight of rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning systems and practice for Winrock International.  

    The AGILE M&E Technical Lead is responsible for the development and oversight of rigorous survey methods, Collaboration-Learning-Adapting (CLA) work, including ensuring, baseline, annual and endline surveys, learning agendas, research studies are meeting quality standards of practice, and focuses on ensuring related proposal sections follow Winrock guidance and budgeting. The Technical Lead develops corporate guidance documents in these areas and works with the Organization Learning Director on the design and maintenance of an online Winrock evidence catalog. The Technical Lead forwards corporate wide learning efforts and supports documentation of relevant Winrock Learning or Signature Products, with Winrock’s staff at headquarters and globally, working closely with the programs, communication, and new business teams.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1) Serve as the organization’s thought leader in EL for the organization (20% LOE)

    • Serve as the organization’s key advisor on baseline/ end line/surveys/ evaluation processes.
    • Support proposal design to ensure research/evaluations/surveys are described and budgeted correctly and promote more complexity aware designs or innovative approaches as appropriate. Work with the Technical Lead – New Business on this.
    • Manage and organize evaluations and learning products produced by Winrock, communicate key findings routinely and in multiple types of media. Work with the Organizational Learning Director on this.
    • Lead the effort to develop/refine global corporate indicators and produce an annual report.
    • Ensure there are training and onboarding materials relevant to EL.
    • Train key staff on development of theories of change and logic models, Learning Agendas and CLA Plans.
    • Develop a stable of example EL related scopes of work for consultants.

    2) Ensure AGILE Projects are implementing their research, evaluation, and learning agendas professionally (50% LOE)

    • Routinely review and support projects baseline, surveys, research, and evaluation efforts.
    • Oversee that standards of quality are met by consultants in delivering services to project relevant to EL
    • Provide standards and guidance protocols outlining rigorous scientific methods for conducting baselines, annual and endline surveys and or other data collections approaches including and IRP. Provide corporate guidance on sampling methods
    • Strengthen capacity of field staff in research & evaluation methods & CLA, develop tools & resources as needed

    3) Provide Systematic Support to Projects (15% LOE)

    Support a limited portfolio of assigned projects in M&E beyond EL from startup to closeout:

    • Help ensure that projects comply with Winrock MERL Policy and support the implementation of the M&E requirements and recommendations in Winrock Gender and Social Inclusion Policy and Procedures
    • Work with project staff to ensure quality of M&E data and their use for collaboration, learning, and project adaptative management purposes.
    • Promote gender integration and social inclusion and collaboration between the M&E and projects’ gender staff.
    • Troubleshoot M&E issues encountered during program implementation on a case-by-case basis.
    • Travel to the field to work directly on MEL improvement with staff as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Required

    • Current valid work authorization in the country of choice (US, Kenya, Manila).
    • Graduate level degree in statistics, economics or social sciences or related field.
    • At least 6 years of experience with both quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research.
    • Successful track record of designing and delivering trainings, mentoring, and other capacity strengthening activities with a wide range of learners, including project staffs.
    • Successful track record of designing and implementing surveys, evaluations, and implementation research.
    • Experience supporting USAID funded projects.
    • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally often internationally.

    Desired

    • PhD in statistics, economics or social sciences or related field.
    • Familiarity with complexity-aware M&E and innovative evaluation approaches.
    • Demonstrated advanced aptitude in M&E related technologies (mobile data collection, MS PowerBi, R, qualitative data analysis software, etc.).
    • Professional competency in one other language.
    • Experience working or living in developing countries.

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