Senior Business Development Specialist, Food Security

CRS, Baltimore, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th June, 2020


Job Description

CRS' IDEA department advances the agency's strategic position by engaging new and existing institutional donors to acquire and steward resources that deliver excellent programs to advance Vision 2030, CRS' Agency Strategy. Teams within the department focus on three main areas: engaging donors, prospects and strategic partners, acquiring new business, and delivering on the outcomes as outlined in the institutional award agreements, in compliance with donor requirements. As Senior Business Development (BD) Specialist for Food Security, you will join a team of BD Specialists within the Growth Strategy Support Unit (GSSU), providing high-quality support to CRS Country Programs (CPs) and Regions as they pursue strategic food security funding opportunities. In particular, you will guide CRS' approach to Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) opportunities and some emergency food security opportunities coming from the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (formerly Food f or Peace), providing direct support as well as developing new approaches, tools, and guidance. This position requires knowledge of the donor, strong technical skills in business development, and representational skills to support expanding CRS' global food security portfolio. Abilities in strategic thinking, collaboration and relationship management, and training and capacity building will also be an asset.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Guide country and regional teams through the process of positioning, planning, and proposal development for USAID Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) and other food security opportunities.
  • Develop and periodically update agency standard processes for DFSA program design and proposal development, balancing quality with efficient and effective stewardship of resources.
  • Monitor proposal progress and adherence to standard guidance, including required milestones; inform department and agency leadership of anticipated deviations from standard process and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Working with Project Support and Donor Engagement staff, track trends in donor communications and challenges in implementing food security programs and assist proposal teams to apply that learning to design of new programs.
  • Monitor and analyze changes in USAID DFSA proposal or project expectations, and advise proposal teams and/or update CRS DFSA proposal guidance accordingly.
  • Develop and share a suite of DFSA specific tools and templates to facilitate the DFSA process from positioning through proposal development, submission, and oral presentation.
  • Engage regularly with the CRS business development community to share best practices from DFSA processes and learn from other agency proposal efforts.
  • Participate in major reviews of proposals to ensure all pieces meet quality expectations.
  • Advise on reviewers to include at various stages of the proposal process, with a focus on getting the best technical input the agency has to offer.

Basic Qualifications:
Masters Degree in International Development, International Relations, or another relevant field preferred; equivalent experience acceptable.
Ten years of international development experience preferred.
Three years' experience in a developing country preferred.

Required Languages - Fluency in English required; working ability in French and/or Spanish highly desirable.

Travel - Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS' processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitm ent to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need

 

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