Job Title: Advisor I, Grant Management and Learning
Reports to: DRDMQ
Department: CRS LACRO – Telecommuter
Salary Grade: 9
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.
You will lead grant management in different countries in the region for a portfolio of USG-funded projects, supporting program quality and evidence-based communications and analysis, and positioning to advance Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the country programs deliver high-quality programming and continuously work toward improving the impact of its programming.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Lead overall grants management for a portfolio of projects, ensuring compliance with USG rules and regulations as well as with cooperative agreements. Lead compliance reviews for subrecipient agreements, contracts and procurements, MOUs and other key project documents.
Support project and operations teams to use the appropriate systems and tools to ensure efficient and effective project implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. Support linkages between project and operations teams in the use of Compass.
Lead as Gateway compliance focal person for CRS grants.
Lead document review and final editing and packaging for all deliverables required by grants and cooperative agreements.
Lead as knowledge management focal point, regularly updating and sharing PQ resources produced by projects. Use evidence from learning in communication materials and highlight areas for strategic positioning.
Champion learning with project staff. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to make recommendations to overcome implementation obstacles.
Lead the document development for strategic program products that bring together analysis, learning, and recommendations, including process systematization, situation reports, and situational analysis.
Lead program teams to bring together analysis of evidence and learning, program quality, grant management and implementation, and strategic communications. Lead strategic positioning efforts.
Support regular learning activities, leading documentation & dissemination of discussions and action planning and incorporating learning into strategic communication materials.
Support the identification of study or research opportunities and support MEAL and program staff to conduct these studies and research as necessary.
Lead the development of strategic communication materials and documents in English, including program briefs, learning briefs, research synthesis, and the development of key messages and presentations for communications with donors and other external audiences.
Required Languages – English fluency and French working capacity; Spanish working capacity a plus
Travel – Willing and able to travel up to 20%.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Key Working Relationships
Internal: CRS country program Managers, Operational Managers, Head of Programs, Head of Operations, Country Representatives, CRS HQ project liaisons
External: Occasional donor engagement
- Master’s degree in related discipline
- MEAL skills and experience preferred.
- Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Three years related experience.
- Ability to think analytically and act methodically
- Strong writing skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly
What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.
*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. Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre- employment medical examination.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
*EOE/M/F/D/V –* CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)
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.
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