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Grants Administrator /Public Donor Liaison
Catholic Relief Services
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Last Date: August 9, 2010
Catholic Relief Services
Position: Grants Administrator /Public Donor Liaison
Location: Baltimore, MD
Req # D 10 033
Services (CRS) is seeking a Grants Administrator /Public Donor Liaison with
Title II Experience. This position, located in Baltimore, MD, will have a
specific set of country programs to cover, depending on the needs of the team.
The Grants Administrator /Public Donor Liaison will demonstrate a higher level
of donor representation, programming knowledge and troubleshooting capabilities,
and the ability to act independently. Title II experience in the field is a
critical component for this position. The Grants Administrator /Public Donor
Liaison will work with donors, various country programs and internal departments
at CRS. For public award-related activities, functional tasks include: liaising
with donors and field offices as required to ensure effective administration of
a portfolio of awards: supporting country program offices in project
implementation and management; successful submission, negotiation and defense of
public award proposals; and being a resource for, mentoring, and training other
staff in resource acquisition, compliance, negotiation, and building public
donor relations skills as appropriate. The Grants Administrator /Public Donor
Liaison will also spearhead at least one area of global specialization related
to public resources, such as development of expertise in dealing with a donor of
particular importance to an assigned region but also to the rest of the agency.
Responsibilities are to create, cultivate and maintain strong donor
relationships; undertake frequent travel to Washington, DC, to ensure contact
with the donor and promote a positive CRS image with the donor; maintain a
positive donor image of CRS while diplomatically and effectively negotiating
desired outcomes for Country Programs; minimize risk to CRS by proactively
identifying and resolving problems before they rise to a critical level; perform
all of the duties of the Grants Administrator /Public Donor Liaison position for
a specified portfolio of awards; and mentor less experienced staff.
include: a master's degree in international development (or related field) or
equivalent experience; 5+ years’ experience in international development work,
including a balance of experience developing proposals and implementing public
awards in a developing country context, and of negotiating and backstopping
USAID grants or equivalent experience with US Government agencies or
departments; Title II experience; ability and willingness to travel overseas up
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