Business Development Specialist II -Uganda Job – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Business Development Specialist II -Uganda (Telecommuter)

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set out by the Bishops of the United States. 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.


Job Summary:  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.


Travel – up to 30% to Uganda and during that time, within Uganda

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a 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.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
  • Experience with both USAID RFP and RFA funding mechanisms highly desirable.
  • General experience and skills in Agriculture Livelihoods, Humanitarian Response & Recovery, Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation, or Health & Health Systems Strengthening preferred.
  • Experience in coordination and facilitation of project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors
  • Exceptional writer with expert command of English grammar and AP style.
  • Comprehensive familiarity with a broad range of institutional and emerging donor funding streams, and their technical and cost requirements.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated Workshop Facilitation Skills
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Relationship building and teamwork abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive proposals in programming contexts similar to CRS.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing diverse, proactive strategies to competitively position his/her organization for new funding and productive institutional relationships.
  • Demonstrated commitment to respect, equity, diversity and inclusion including gender equality.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: Business Development 1 Specialist.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 4th August 2022

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