Job Title: Regional Business Development Manager
Job Location: Global Telecommuter
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Reports To: Deputy Director for Program Quality, West Africa
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.
CRS’ West Africa Region is comprised of 11 countries including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. CRS core programming revolves around health, agriculture and humanitarian response with emerging areas in peacebuilding, youth/migration and urban resilience including water. The region’s total program value is roughly 125 Million per year, with the largest donors being the US Government (Food for Peace, OFDA, CMM and BPRM) followed by the Global Fund. West Africa is a competitive funding environment nevertheless there are large investments in the region by bi-lateral donors, development banks and the private sector. There are several regional programs managed by the regional team including Migration, Sahel Peace Initiative and Malaria; funding for these initiatives is a critical priority.
The BD Manager will support the expansion and diversification of revenue from institutional donors and non-traditional funding sources to achieve CRS’ strategic objectives. S/he is a member of the WARO Senior Management Team, and CRS’ global BD community. The BDM will lead efforts in prepositioning, capture planning and pursuit of opportunities in West Africa, with a strong emphasis on diversification of new public and private revenue. The BD Manager is responsible for leading regional and supporting country efforts in finding funding to support their programming priorities by leading state-of-the-art business development practices in West Africa; researching relationships with current and potential donors; and gathering and managing information to create a pipeline of opportunities. S/he will strengthen CRS’ BD-related systems, processes, relationships, and staff capacities. The BD Manager will help country programs to ensure sound project design and proposals; develop and maintain a roster of CRS staff and consultants to serve on proposal teams; lead technical and compliance reviews of all proposals; and monitoring progress to ensure learning is plowed back into our work.
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.