Aid & Development

International Staffing for Aid and Development

When it comes to staffing for global development positions, we understand how critical it is for you to acquire the best talent. After all, in the aid and development sector more than in any other industry, every penny counts since operations depend entirely on grants and funding. That’s why, when you’re looking for your next team, you need to work with recruiters for international aid and devel

opment positions who understand your sector’s landscape and environment.

Staffing for International Aid Positions

When fulfilling your mission hinges on finding the right candidates for your project, you need to work with recruiters for international aid who understand the unique requirements of your sector. That's why selecting Precision Talent Solutions for the recruitment and staffing of your international aid and development positions is such a prudent choice. A U.S. Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), we're uniquely positioned to recognize the skills required of candidates who are expected to be successful in OCONUS positions.


With decades of experience in supporting multiple international agencies, we have a global network of talented individuals who are pre-screened, pre-qualified and "short list ready." What’s more: Our proprietary recruitment technology can speed up the selection and mobilization of the talent you need by as much as 70 percent.

The results of working with us amount to a sizable reduction in risks, costs and time. Plus, with our multi-stage vetting process, you get access to the very best candidates — instead of off-the-shelf applicants who merely happen to have a current CV in a generic recruitment database.

Talent Requirements for International Aid and Development

Talent requirements for the international aid and development sector are different than for other sectors. Individuals employed in this sector are frequently highly specialized technical experts in specific areas such as education, agriculture and water.

For matching the right talent to a position, it’s crucial to know their specific credentials. Because these candidates are so specialized, the talent pool is limited. In addition, language, communication and problem-solving abilities are just some of the soft skills that personnel in this sector are required to have from the moment they first accept a position.

The International Aid and Development Sector

The U.S. has long been a major proponent of foreign aid and development to help overseas countries and areas in need. As such, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was established to streamline our country’s global aid efforts. Today, these efforts consist of funding and goods, as well as health care, technical assistance, educational programming and more. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, in 2016, the federal government spent an estimated $49 billion in aid — including security and military assistance.

There are also international organizations that provide developmental aid, such as the World Bank and various United Nations Agencies. Plus, several private organizations provide assistance, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

"We engaged PTS to help us find two Country Lead positions for two locations in Southeast Asia. PTS held a thorough kickoff meeting with our stakeholders to collect all the relevant information on the position, the projects, and all of the soft factors that make for a successful Country Lead in our company. They launched an aggressive, active campaign to bring in passive talent which were not on our radar. They worked closely with our hiring managers to calibrate to get the right fit, and they even sat in our interviews to get direct feedback. PTS has great tools to help us see beyond the resume, and they were very structured in their approach. We also appreciated the speed with which PTS operated."

Senior VP Operations, Chemonics International

"PTS provided very responsive and comprehensive support for a strategic bid helping us to target a new market and customer. Using their technology and their very creative network, PTS was able to identify great talent that met very stringent qualifications and budget targets in just a matter of days. Their team was extremely professional, and it is clear that they really understand the nuances of government contracting. PTS is a great resource for Bid & Proposal support."

Director of Recruiting, SOS International (SOSi)


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When you’re in the market for the best talent for OCONUS positions in international aid and development, it’s time to contact us and gain access to our global talent network that’s founded on well-established personal relationships. From finding the right technically qualified candidate to conducting a discrete executive search, we’re your source for all talent acquisition needs.