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 has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to address needs across the country. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture and value chain, landscape restoration and climate change adaption, health and health systems strengthening, microfinance, and DRR, humanitarian response and recovery. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with other organizations, including the Catholic Church, faith-based organizations, international and Ugandan NGOs, government ministries, private sector companies and academia, for maximum impact and sustainability. CRS Uganda employs around 180 staff and has its main office in Kampala, with sub-offices in Moroto, Yumbe, Kasese, and Kikuube districts. With our more than 30 partners, we served over 1m Ugandans in 2021.
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 in Uganda. Your knowledge and skills will allow you to provide specialized assistance in all dimensions of the BD cycle to cross-disciplines and cross-functional teams. Through both internal and external networking, you will keep up to date on the major trends in donor funding, partnership opportunities and operating context of Uganda. You will be tasked with facilitating broad engagement on BD processes from a variety of programming and operations-focused colleagues across the country program. You will supervise a national BD1 Specialist, and ensure a coherent and high performing Uganda Business Development team.
NOTE: This is a global telecommuter position; CRS will give preference to candidates who are based in countries where we have existing offices. CRS does not sponsor visas for telecommuting employees.
**Preference for candidates in or within 4 hours of the East Africa Time Zone.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
Required Languages– Excellent spoken and written English.
Travel – up to 30% to Uganda and during that time, within Uganda
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Supervisory Responsibilities: Business Development 1 Specialist.
Key Working Relationships:
Internal CRS/Uganda Head of Programs, CRS/Uganda Deputy Head of Programs, Program Managers, Chiefs of Party, regional East Africa Program Quality and Business Development Team and CRS headquarters’ IDEA team.
External: Leadership and BD counterparts at key partner organizations (INGOs, Caritas partners, other local implementing partners, prospective partners, academia and private sector leaders). Points of contact at key donor and prospective donor organizations for Uganda.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
***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 undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
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
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