Business Development Specialist II at Catholic Relief Services – Jobs in Ghana
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Job Title: Business Development Specialist II, Ghana & Liberia
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Reports To: Ghana Country Representative
Location: Accra, Ghana
About CRS 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.
Catholic Relief Services began working in Ghana in 1958. For more than sixty years, CRS Ghana has enjoyed a tradition of cooperation and partnership with the Catholic Church and Government Ministries. Over the years, CRS’ operations have evolved from relief to social development by improving health status, advancing the quality of and access to basic education, social justice, global solidarity and the enhancement of food security in Ghana.
CRS employs an integrated approach to help poor and vulnerable people lead full and productive lives with a focus on our signature areas of agricultural livelihoods, health, youth engagement and WASH. We plan and coordinate programs in the country’s 19 Dioceses and one Vicariate, bringing public- and private-sector actors together for community-based development. CRS implements programs through partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including the Government of Ghana, local NGOs, international NGOs, churches, and public and private sector partners.
CRS has been operating in Liberia since 1990 and has a programming portfolio that includes Peacebuilding, Youth Livelihoods and Financial Inclusion. The country program is in a period of expected growth and diversification of its donor base. The BD Specialist II will support the entire BD life cycle with a particular focus on innovative approaches, inclusion of the private sector, as well as new financing models.
The Business Development Specialist II (BDS) will operate as a member of both CRS’ West Africa team and CRS’ global BD community, providing direct support to strategic growth opportunities as well as helping to strengthen BD-related systems, processes, relationships and staff capacities in Ghana and Liberia. While based in Accra, Ghana, the BDS will also directly support the CRS Liberia office, both remotely and through regular travel to Monrovia.
This is an exciting and dynamic post for an experienced Business Development professional with the drive to represent and lead CRS programming transformation and growth.
As BDS 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 in all dimensions of the BD cycle to cross-disciplinary and cross-functional teams.