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Freelance Recruiter


3 months ago

Job type: Part-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Human Resources

Company Description

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. As a social enterprise, we connect and inform development, health, humanitarian and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people. An international organization founded at the Harvard Kennedy School, Devex is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Barcelona, and Manila, and reporters around the world. Our diverse global team includes 100 web-savvy journalists, analysts, developers, designers, and marketers. Devexers live our mission, and bring their top-notch academic and professional credentials to work every day to change the world. Get to know us better by checking out our tumblr page.

Job Description

Devex has a global roster for professionals who have experience in international hiring (including background checks) across the different sectors, organizations and agencies in the international development industry. 

This is a call for applications for future opportunities, determined by the needs of the Devex Talent Solutions Team. Applications submitted will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted applicants will be notified and asked to complete a brief test to assess their English writing skills.


You: a versatile, freelance/home-based professional, preferably with international development recruitment experience/knowledge, who has excellent communication and coordination skills, is able to coordinate, schedule, conduct, and transcribe reference check calls with senior- to executive-level professionals from all over the globe.

Us: a buzzed-about social enterprise committed to changing the world through our audience of one million aid workers and development professionals.

You’ll find at Devex an opportunity to carve out your own place in the world, learn from sharp, committed colleagues, and be part of an energizing culture that’s low on bureaucracy and high on impact (and fun).


What we need from you:

The main responsibilities of the Freelance Recruiter (Reference Checks) are:

Support the Devex Talent Solutions team in processing the background checks of candidates from multiple functional areas (Security, Human Resources, Procurement, etc.) -- specifically, by completing an average of 9 to 15 reference check calls over a two week period.


To be more precise, this involves the following:

  • Coordination: 

    • Emailing each reference to arrange and finalize a schedule for a 15-20 minute Skype call, keeping the Devex team’s POC updated in case of difficulties;

    • Updating the team’s reference check call tracker on a regular basis for invoicing purposes;

  • Conducting reference check calls via Skype or a similar platform, using a pre-approved script to ask the reference 10-15 questions about their experience with the candidate;

  • Transcribing each call through an online form, ensuring that the transcript has been appropriately proofread to remove grammatical and spelling errors.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field -- Human Resources, Psychology, International Development, etc.

  • Excellent written and spoken English -- able to speak with professionals from senior to executive levels in a conversational but professional manner

  • Able to communicate regularly with the team through email, and proactively keep the team informed of any changes in availability to take on projects

  • Able to manage and keep track of deadlines, and has fast internet access.

Preferred Qualifications

  • International development recruitment experience and/or exposure is a major plus.

  • Familiarity with using Google Drive and its applications (Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If you are interested in the role, please apply directly through this link:

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

This job has a geo-restriction in place: USA Only.

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