Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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
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