Seeking Leaders for Global Change

Our Successes.

We could tell you more about our work, but we would rather let our clients speak for themselves.

On behalf of PASGR, the Search Committee and personally I thank you in particular and your team at Mission Talent for the outstanding service and assistance you provided us. We are very thankful for your very professional, detail oriented, always on time, kind and pleasant manners. As PASGR progresses in its development we hope to get back to you in the future. Wish you continued success in your endeavours. (2020)
I wanted to let you know how absolutely impressed I am with the work of Mission Talent. The whole recruitment process of our new Executive Director has been flawless, but not only that: for me it was an educational experience, and I am very grateful to you for leading me through the difficulties of a recruitment process such as the one we just experienced in Oxfam Mexico. Thank you again for your guidance, your patience and your understanding. It was a long process, but a marvellous one. (2020)
I was hired as Executive Director of an exciting international organization. The process was competitive, with several rounds of interviews. From the very beginning, I found Anabella to be professional yet sensitive to both parties. She demonstrated a clear knowledge of the NGO world, and the particular skill sets needed for this type of organization. However, she also had a very keen cultural competency skills and understood the idiosyncrasies that come with being a candidate who is a woman of color. The process was intense but I felt very supported throughout it all. (2019)
It is a real pleasure to work with Mission Talent. As candidate to a senior leadership position in West Africa and as recruitment Manager for Country Director's position, I collaborated with Lara satisfactorily. In both circumstances she demonstrated what it takes to be an accomplished, seasoned, reliable, efficient expert and adviser. I definitely recommend her to all organisations looking for talented recruitment expert. (2019)
Regional Director West Africa
"This was my first experience being recruited by an external, third-party, organization, and I had really no idea what to expect. However, I was very impressed with the way Emily from Mission Talent handled our initial conversations, and then how ably Anabella made herself available for my many follow-up questions. I spoke glowingly of Mission Talent to many colleagues here in Latin America." (2019)
Regional Director - Latin America
Anne-Catherine was a much needed addition to our recruitment, and after she was brought on board we were able to better focus our candidate selection with a noticeable improvement in the quality of applicants. As this resulted in the successful conclusion of our search, we were glad to have her on the team. (2019)
Regional Operations Director, Asia
I have signed a contract with Amnesty International Southern Africa, and wanted to say thank you to Mwende and the rest of the team at Mission Talent for your support during my participation in the recruitment. I appreciate the effort you put into preparing me for the various assessments. I never at any point felt daunted or overwhelmed largely due to the preparation and encouragement I received every time interacted with you. Thank you once again, and well done to your team, you are doing a splendid job! (2018)
We’ve been very happy with the value Mission Talent has brought to the process, we could not have done this without you. You’ve been professional, prompt and good value for the money. (2019)
Director, Starling Resources
There is nothing but compliments when recalling my time working with Mission Talent. It was my first time being approached by a recruiting company and I’m glad it was Lin who assisted me throughout the process - being very professional, reliable and hardworking. I am very thankful for Mission Talent’s support and to get to where I am today. (2020)
Country Director, Thailand
I cannot say enough about how effective Mission Talent proved to be in our search for a new CEO for Lifebox. Katja and her team were highly organized and efficient, and most of all brought forward extraordinary candidates for consideration. (2017)
It has been now three months since I joined my new mission for ACF Afghanistan as a country director. This position inspires innovation and requires perseverance to achieve the professional goals of my new organization alongside with fulfilling my passion and ambition in the sector. For all that I would like to thank Mission Talent team and especially Anne-Catherine for her professionalism, transparency, support and close communication during the whole process of recruitment. (2020)
Country Director, Afghanistan
We had a short time frame to find the right person for the job, some very tight timelines and huge shoes to fill. With the professionalism, confidentiality, reliability and insights of Katja and her team, we were able to reach around the world to identify a pool of worthy candidates. We were impressed with Mission Talent’s commitment to understanding our needs, their responsiveness to necessary changes, their guidance to navigate the search processes and ensure respect for our specific circumstances. (2016)
I was approached by Mission Talent in relation to a function at CBM International and really liked the professional attention Lin gave me as an applicant. She was instrumental in explaining to me the process and next steps with CBM and gave me a good initial understanding of the function at CBM in a wider context, so I could prepare adequately. Mission Talent's screening process was transparent and always included helpful and timely feedback. (2018)
Emily recruited me into my current position and it was great to work with her and the team at Mission Talent. She took time to understand my profile and coach me so I was well prepared for the panel interviews. She truly cares about international development and supporting international NGOs to hire innovative leaders. I would definitely recommend Mission Talent to any organization looking to increase their access to executive talent, especially women leaders. (2020)
Crossroads International hired Mission Talent to recruit two directors and it was so professional and efficient! Emily was very collaborative, she clearly understood our precise needs, and during all the recruitment process we had an amazing support. I experienced both sides, being recruited by Mission Talent for the Executive Director position and, recruiting our Program Director with their support. I strongly recommend Mission Talent. (2016 and 2017)
Securing our new U.K. Manager for this next season is such a great result and one I believe will prove to be worth the wait and the effort. Our work is growing and his role will be absolutely vital. Thank you for all your work on this significant hire! Yesterday we accepted our 17th trafficked young person into our U.K. programme, who is now being housed in our Specialist Supported Accommodation with our wrap around care provision beginning today. Your part to play in this has been huge and children’s lives will be impacted because of it. (2017)
I have worked with Lara Schadt and Mission Talent on two occasions to recruit a manager and a senior position for Aktion gegen den Hunger. In addition Mission Talent have previously also supported one of our global organizations. My experience in working with Lara and Mission Talent has been very good. Their support has proven to be very valuable to us and I can highly recommend both Lara and Mission Talent to any NGO in the area of (senior level) recruitment. (2016)
I had the pleasure to work with Lin Ratriningsih from Mission Talent on a number of recruitments out of South East Asia. Lin was always very thorough in her preparations and responsive to operational changes, ensuring timely updates and information flow. Lin is very approachable and easy to work with. She is determined to deliver the best possible results and will give a sound recruitment in different countries, be it about talent pool, potential, market value and other relevant factors. (2016)
Regional Head of HR and OD
Mission Talent was an invaluable partner in our search for a new Executive Director at All Out. Katja led the process, and managed all of the moving parts throughout. Her team reached out around the world and found a good range of great candidates. Katja helped us pick the right candidate, with some robust advice. We now have an outstanding ED. I have recommended Mission Talent to other firms, and would do again. (2015)
The team at Mission Talent were fantastic, and Greenpeace USA was thrilled with the brilliant outcome of their search. They deserve our credit and applause for their expeditious, professional, thorough, and sensitive handling of all aspects of our complex search process. We had serious time constraints and a highly competitive market, and Mission Talent managed the process to a challenging timeline. We enjoyed working with Mission Talent, which coupled with their creativity, organizational skills, professionalism, and tenacity made them the perfect choice for our search. (2014)
Greenpeace Fund Board Chair
Mission Talent recruited me for my new role with Greenpeace. I wasn't actively searching for a new position, but Emily convinced me to explore the opportunity and put my name forward. Throughout the hiring process she was extremely professional, running smooth logistics across multiple time zones. I felt that I got a very honest assessment of the role, helping me ease into the new position and I would 100% recommend Emily and Mission Talent to run your staff searches. (2016)
Mission Talent has recruited me for a position at Action Against Hunger in Germany. Throughout the entire recruitment process, Lara proved to be highly trustworthy, helpful and communicative. She has a very good sense of people’s capacities and ambitions. I am glad that Lara contacted me and I highly recommend her as a recruiter.
Manager Marketing & Fundraising
Emily Davila from Mission Talent recruited me in to my current position. She was like no other headhunter I've ever worked with -- she gave me brilliant context and insight for my interviews, was in contact whenever I needed her to be and generally prepared me well for the whole experience. I highly recommend her.
Managing Director: Purpose Climate Lab
Katja and her team at Mission Talent were instrumental in helping us attract very talented candidates for the position of Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada. Our board was impressed with Mission Talent’s professionalism and commitment to finding the right person, and their willingness to involve staff and stakeholders in the search process. We are very pleased with both the process and the outcome, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mission Talent to other NGOs.
Sue Birge
Chair of the Board
Mission Talent supported the search and selection of a Team Leader for our Campaigns Department independently and with a clear sense of responsibility. During this time, we got to know and appreciate Mission Talent as a very pleasant, uncomplicated, competent and reliable agency to collaborate with. Mission Talent understood our objectives and implemented them successfully. We found communication with them to be open and transparent, and all information was handled discreetly and in confidence. We have received satisfied comments across the board from all parties involved.
Verena Mühlberger and Markus Allemann
Executive Directors
After having failed twice to attract the right candidate on our own, Mission Talent’s help finally enabled us to fill this demanding position. Candidates explicitly mentioned that they were impressed with your professional, friendly and supportive approach. My team and I were equally impressed with your quick understanding of what we need and your effective help in finding the most suitable candidate. I will gladly recommend you to colleagues who have to fill senior positions.
I had applied with Mission Talent for a position and, after assessing my resume, was told that I was better suited for a different - more senior - role they were currently recruiting for. It turned out they were right and I eventually got the job. Katja is efficient in recruitment, provides detailed information, is very responsive, and provides excellent and timely feedback throughout the recruitment process. I appreciate her high level of professionalism and her ability to build good relationships with applicants and recruiting organizations.
Michael O'Brien-Onyeka
Executive Director
I have maintained contact with Mission Talent since 2008, and I find them to be highly professional in approach and process. Most specifically, Katja is very flexible, knowledgeable and supportive, as well as determined. She kept me abreast of developments during my job search and encouraged me when an interview outcome was not favourable. Katja is very diligent and focused in her interviews, bringing out critical thinking. I have recommended Mission Talent to many of my friends.
Jane Ohuma
Country Director Kenya
I highly recommend Mission Talent. I have worked with Mission Talent for several years now both in finding a position for myself as an NGO professional as well as in hiring talent for positions in the NGO I am Country Director for. Mission Talent does an excellent job on all sides trying to make the situation a win-win for all concerned. Katja is caring, very helpful, a clear, transparent and honest communicator and above all delivers results.
Country Director-Mozambique
We were impressed by Mission Talent’s quick understanding of our needs and particularly navigating the rather challenging conservation environment. We not only got one but two great talents for our Program! Will definitely be contacting Mission Talent in the future.
Ms Elizabeth Opee
Human Resources Manager
We have worked with Katja and her team at Mission Talent on two important, senior searches. We were conscious that looking for medically qualified people who could also offer programme management experience meant that such candidates were likely to be in considerable demand from other organisations. Thanks to Mission Talent, we have filled our roles with specialists who we believe will make a valuable contribution to ARK’s work."
Ann Ewing
Strategic HR Adviser
We hired Katja from Mission Talent to lead the recruitment for a senior position at the Foundation. The timeline was very short, only a few weeks. Through her network, she was able to produce high quality candidates in a few weeks, which was impressive. Overall, we were very satisfied with the results. Katja is knowledgeable in the area of international development, trustworthy and professional. Hope to work with her again in the future. We highly recommend her.
Ms Angeli Virata
Senior Recruiting Manager
Mission Talent has, with efficiency, provided MINDS with a diversity of candidates for our CEO position. The rigorous selection and stature of candidates presented were highly valued by our selection committee and an appointment could be made, and within the timelines.
I am satisfied with the reliability, rigor and professionalism of Mission Talent, their readiness to deliver timely resourcing campaign deadlines, while combining it with the required flexibility when realities change from the client perspective.
Casely Coleman
People & Culture Director West Africa Region
Katja has helped my organisation find professionals, from different countries and with different language-backgrounds in Southern Africa, to work in our Lilongwe/Malawi office. She was very easy to communicate with, understood what we wanted and was very flexible. We thank her for bringing in some very good candidates whom we will build our team with. I can certainly recommend Mission Talent for staff recruitment in the NGO sector.
Mr Gerrit De Vries
Regional Manager Southern Africa
Mission Talent provided Fairtrade with outstanding professional services in a global search for senior Board members. The stature and diversity of nominees put forward by Mission Talent Recruitment was exceptional!
Molly Harriss Olson
Nominations Committee Chair
The International Rescue Committee found Mission Talent's services to be of a highly professional calibre. Finding a qualified person for a technically demanding job in a challenging location was handled capably. The selected candidate pleased The IRC and has successfully assumed the role Chief of Party for an ambitious and high-profile project.
Alex Bornstein
Deputy Vice President
Mission Talent was highly responsive to our recruiting needs in CARE USA’s search for a global leadership role.
Sondra Jimmerson
Senior Recruiter
Katja Schramm from Mission Talent has provided the IJR with excellent service, not only guiding our recruitment processes with skill and determination, but also assisting in the drafting of the job descriptions and advertisements. I can recommend their services without reservation, to colleagues both in the private and public sectors.
Dr Fanie du Toit
Executive Director