Program Analyst

Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, United States

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th May, 2015

Job Description

Position Title:                        

Program Analyst




Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement  



Reports To:                           

Manager, Public Award Support Unit

Job Background/Summary: 
The Program Analyst position is within the department for Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement (IDEA). IDEA supports the full range of institutional donor award cycle for CRS country programs. The Program Analyst will provide analytical and general support in award management to public donor staff. This position will focus primarily on US government donors (e.g. FFP, OFDA, DOL, DOS, CDC and USDA), but will also provide general support to other publicly funded programs from outside the US (e.g. EU, DFID, Irish AID, etc.)  An ideal candidate will be someone who takes initiative to standardize approaches, organize team responses, research and/or analyze information and disseminate it to other overseas support units. This position requires budgeting skills, planning and time-management skills and a willingness and interest in learning about commodity accounting and management. Troubleshooting capabilities and the ability to identify potential problem areas are also key competencies.   

Key Responsibilities: 
1.      Support public donor staff in the following activities: 
a.      Provide support and guidance to country programs and other award management actors on public donors and public award management
      Promote knowledge sharing and continual learning about public donors and public award management
       Represent CRS and manage relationships with centralized public donors 
      Review and submit official centralized public donor deliverables and communication on behalf of CRS
       Review, interpret, and negotiate centralized public donor agreements
        Provide technical review and guidance on other award related agreements and deliverables (i.e. sub-recipient agreements, monetization plans, evaluations, etc.)
2.      Track and provide metrics on compliance performance issues such as reporting, burn rates, and close out for awards in the department portfolio. 
3.      Support department responses to internal stakeholders like Global Finance and the executive leadership team. 4.      Support the development of knowledge/information sharing platforms in existing CRS information systems. 5.      Support CRS’ implementation and monitoring of donor information and notification of systems.
6.      Assist in the analysis and submission of donor reports and award documents via donor management information systems and email.
7.      Review and prepare program files for compliance and completeness in coordination with public donor staff.
8.      Brainstorm and create tools to help public donor staff and Unit Manager keep track of program status. 
9.      Provide data entry support for CRS and donor management information systems (MIS).
10.  Contribute to the development of systems that facilitate improved award administration. 
11.  Provide support to public donor staff and Unit Manager on country specific and/or overarching themes affecting award/donor management.
12.  Carry out other tasks as assigned by supervisor. 

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

·        Serves with Integrity
·        Models Stewardship
·        Cultivates Constructive Relationships
·        Promotes Learning 

Key Working Relationships: 
 Public Donor Liaisons (PDLs), Global Finance, Operational Systems & Standards (OSS), IDEA stakeholders and Program Impact and Quality Assurance (PIQA).
External: USAID, Dept. of Labor, USDA, Dept. of State, OFDA, other public donors and representatives of other PVOs.  

1.)    Bachelor’s Degree required, master’s degree a plus. 
2.)    1-2 years working in an international development context.  
3.)    Working fluency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, One Drive) required, experience with SharePoint or similar communication platforms helpful.
4.)    Knowledge of Salesforce or client management platforms desired.  
5.)    Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure. 
6.)    Demonstrated ability to work independently, think critically, and analyze/resolve problems proactively essential. 
7.)    Ability to work under pressure. 
8.)    Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and analytical skills. 
9.)    Fluency in English required. Working ability in French/Spanish is highly desirable. 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.  

NOTE:  All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. 

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