Job Title: Business Development Specialist II
Reports to: HoP
trong> LACRO Salary Grade: 10
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
As Business Development (BD) Specialist II you will lead the production of high quality applications for funding in support of CRS’ engagement with institutional donors and initiatives involved in international development to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills will allow you to provide specialized assistance i
all dimensions of the BD cycle to cross-disciplines and cross-functional teams. The BD Specialist will provide supervis
ion to the Communications Specialist to ensure quality materials for communication with key stakeholders in multiple media formats.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
Provide BD expertise in positioning, capture planning and proposal preparation for specific opportunities with institutional donors (government and inter-governmental award issuing organizations, as well as foundations, corporations and other awarding non-governmental organizations).
Coordinate proposal development processes to ensure timely submission of high quality proposals that are responsive to donor requirements, applicable regulations, and CRS’ technical and cost standards. Lead and support proposal budget processes and propose recommendations to develop a competitive proposal.
As appropriate, serve as proposal coordi
r or other lead role in proposal team, and participate in bid analysis and proposal review panels. Serve as a lead or support writer on proposals, contributing both technical and non-technical content and integrating inputs from staff and partners into a responsive, coherent proposal with a compelling vision and clear win themes.
Ensure development and dissemination of quality, appropriate communications materials in line with CRS and donor branding and marking to improve CRS visibility and positioning in key sectors.
Train and mentor staff, as needed, to improve their skills in proposal development, representation to donor and partner organizations, intelligence-gathering, and marketing within their country program or portfolio.
Support and guide identification of partners and negotiation of CRS’ role on proposal consortia, ensuring a competitive position for CRS that adheres to the agency’s partnership principles and strategic directi
esearch, track and analyze new opportunities and CRS’ competitive position within the marketplace.
Support senior management to cultivate and strengthen institutional relationships with institutional donors, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
Work with appropriate staff to maintain data on past performance and corporate capacity, in order to provide timely information for proposal submissions.
Required Languages – Fluency in English and French required, Haitian Creole a plus
Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 25 %.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization fo
r new fu
nding and productive institutional relationships.
Exceptional writer with expert command of English grammar and AP style.
Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive proposals in programming contexts similar to CRS.
Comprehensive familiarity with a broad range of institutional donor technical and cost requirements.
Experience with both USAID RFP and RFA funding mechanisms highly desirable.
Familiarity with relevant institutional donor regulations, policies, procedures and priorities.
Demonstrated experience managing teams and processes, leading teams to produce deliverables under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
Knowledge of CRS programs, justice agenda and Catholic Social Teaching principles a plus.
Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
? Bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
? Minimum five years of international development experience, with at least three years experience in a developing country.
*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. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must under
go and clear a pre-employme
nt medical e
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people - especially children and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse and harm.
CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
*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 t
hose in need.