: Business Development Specialist II, Ghana & Liberia
CRS first began working in Liberia in 1957, with a permanent country program office opening in 1990. During the ensuing 14+ years of conflict and war, CRS was one of the few agencies to maintain a constant presence in the country, providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of people. With the establishment of peace, CRS and partners focused increasingly on reconstruction and development activities, working in health, agriculture, livelihoods, peace and justice, and micro-savings. With the onset of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, CRS Liberia began working with our local health partners to ensure access to safe health care, support EVD triage and isolation and carry out EVD related community outreach and hygiene promotion activities. In addition, CRS continues to support immunization programming through support to a local platform of civil society organizations.
The BD Specialist will train and mentor staff to improve their skills in proposal development, representation to donor and partner organizations, intelligence-gathering, and marketing, including the production of well-developed, polished English marketing materials for external donors. He/she will support CRS with marketing events, communication pieces for stakeholders in coordination with the CR, HOPs and Program Managers, to enhance visibility and serve external information needs.