The donor engagement officer will provide support to country programs pursuing and/or implementing Global Fund grants and will contribute to managing performance and financial data at the central level.
Provide direct support to country programs implementing Global Fund grants, particularly in the areas of financial management and reporting. S/he will also identify management capacity areas needing improvement, and, in collaboration with regional staff, support country programs, proactively address issues and gaps. S/he will maintain consolidated Global Fund performance and financial data up to date at central level and will track key performance indicators for all Global Fund grants.
A. Contribute to CRS’ approach to securing and managing GF grants
* Keep current on new and revised Global Fund policies and procedures, particularly in grant management and reporting, and advise on the implications for CRS
* Ensure coherence between CRS internal systems and policies and Global Fund requirements, with a focus on supporting the change to CRS’ new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
* Working closely with Overseas Finance (OVF) and other departments as needed, develop guidance and tools to ensure consistent management and reporting across all countries implementing GF grants;
* Follow and support OVF in reporting to the Global Fund from HQ level.
B. Project Support, Management Quality and Compliance:
* Assist in the review of Global Fund agreements, protocols, and other governing documents, and provides analysis as needed;
* Identify and seek solutions to grant management, compliance and implementation issues, with a focus on financial management and reporting;
* Review progress reports submitted by CRS countries implementing Global Fund grants, and provide feedback on necessary revisions before final donor submission;
* Provide in-country support when needed (e.g. reporting time, grant-making);
* Assist in the development and review of budgets and other grant documents for accuracy, completeness, compliance with CRS policies and Global Fund requirements;
* Support capacity building activities.
C. Business Development
* Develop guidance and checklists for the elaboration and review of Global Fund grant documents (budget, Performance Framework, List of Health Products);
* Provide direct technical assistance to country programs during the funding application development, review, and grant-making phases;
* Support other institutional donors proposals as needed (UNITAID, others).
D. Knowledge Management and Learning:
* Keep Global Fund portfolio financial and programmatic data up to date at a central level;
* Track progress of GF grants against select key performance indicators;
* In collaboration with the unit, assess agency training needs with regards to Global Fund requirements, and contribute to developing and delivering appropriate trainings for different audiences;
* Contribute to other knowledge management and communication initiatives (newsletters, external communication, presentations, and others)
* Master’s degree in health, international development, or related field.
* Minimum five years of relevant experience, including experience traveling and working in low-resource settings.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in multiple geographic locations.
* Experience in managing large grants (budgeting, project management, donor reporting)
* Strong financial management experience a plus.
* Familiarity with Global Fund regulations, policies, procedures and priorities a plus.
* Excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
* Demonstrated experience managing people and processes, leading teams to produce deliverables under tight deadlines and at exceptional quality.
* Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility including experience working with local governments and organizations
* Ability and willingness to travel overseas up to 25% of job time.
* Fluency and ability to conduct business in English required.
* Working proficiency in French a plus.
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.
NOTE: Must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
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.
About the Organization
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's Agriculture and Livelihoods team supports farming communities using our Pathway to Prosperity approach, which enables rural families to increase their productivity within sustainable landscapes, achieve a living income and build more resilient communities.