Domestic HR Recruiter

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières - USA

New York City Metropolitan Area (Hybrid) Remote

Full time

US$81.5-87.2k (annually)


May 10

About the job


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian organization that delivers impartial medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care in over 70 countries.

We welcome candidates who bring a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to join us in working toward MSF’s common mission.


The Domestic Human Resources Department provides subject matter expertise and strategic HR counsel to ensure that the organization’s US domestic human resources policies and practices are aligned to allow the organization to carry out its mission effectively and efficiently.

MSF-USA’s DHR functions incorporate a full-range of HR functions including benefits and wellness, recruitment, hiring, training and development, onboarding, and EEO / DEI / Employee Relations. This range of responsibilities and competencies provides an encompassing insight into the many issues, concerns, and challenges inherent in managing a global workforce.

DHR’s role is critical in ensuring that the unique legal requirements as an employer in the US, and the impact of cultural practices are taken into consideration while developing strategies for the many differences among the various MSF sections.

Knowledge of employment-related laws and practices is required to minimize the risk to MSF as an employer and to guarantee that all employees, volunteers, and field workers are protected.

DHR is responsible to:

  • Ensure the elaboration and the implementation of the Domestic HR Management Policy.
  • Investigate and resolve employee relations and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) matters.
  • Conduct intake, investigation and resolution of staff reports related to allegations of professional and behavioral misconduct.
  • Help navigate MSF-USA human resources practices in collaboration with key Movement interlocutors to ensure alignment where possible for a global MSF workforce.
  • Safeguard compliance with US labor and employment law.
  • Oversee and administer benefit and wellness programs including medical and 401(k) for domestic staff.
  • Conduct the Employee Feedback Survey, officewide HQ training, and HQ staff Training & Development.
  • Provide tools and HR metrics for job analysis and performance.
  • Provide strategic advice and planning for DHR and international issues.
  • Support the Movement with mobility for hosted and seconded positions.
  • Coordinate with Field Human Resources to ensure synergies and operational effectiveness within US legal constraints.
  • Recruit and retain HQ staff.


The Domestic HR Recruiter will be responsible for meeting the hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates for the entire HQ staff.

The Domestic HR Recruiter will research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization.


Reporting to Deputy Director of Domestic Human Resources, The Domestic HR Recruiter will primarily be responsible for processing full cycle recruitment for all positions with the organizaton.


  • Proven experience recruiting for positions across departments.
  • Educate and champion DEI hiring. Build strong diverse pipelines, source passive candidates while engaging with inbound applicants.
  • Partner with Development team to create a recruitment strategy and implementation plan
  • Ability and experience with conducting different types of interviews (structured, competency-based, etc.)
  • Hands on experience with various stages and best practices in the selection processes (phone interviewing, reference check etc.)
  • Familiarity with HR systems such as, Applicant Tracking Systems, and Candidate Management Systems, Human Resource Information Systems. SAP Success Factors prefered.
  • Proven experience leveraging various sources such as social media networks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Partner with HR management in full-cycle recruitment and hiring procedures
  • Lead in the development of job descriptions and post jobs.
  • Interview candidates combining various methods (e.g. structured interviews, technical assessments and behavioral questions)
  • Facilitate the interviewing and hiring decision-making process with interviewing teams and hiring managers
  • Demonstrate established network; know where to source and identify qualified candidates’ specific to industry trends
  • Project Management experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Proven ability to build collaboration
  • Skills in facilitation and presentations
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to travel domestically for recruitment events if needed (when travel is safe again)
  • BS/BA or equivalent required

No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that relocation assistance and visa sponsorship will be offered for this position.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Expected to work in a hybrid remote work environment with the ability to come into either the NYC office or regional hub (Washington, DC or Bay Area, California) a minimum of 2 times a week.

MSF-USA/Doctors Without Borders is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee, or applicant for employment, shall be discriminated against in any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are constantly striving to make our organization anti-racist. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. As an employee, you become part of that mission. We expect this same commitment from our staff.

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