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Program Manager I - Program Quality and Grants Support, Honduras


  • Organization: CRS - Catholic Relief Services
  • Location: Tegucigalpa
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 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 has been operating in Honduras since 1959. Focusing on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, CRS Honduras has supported programs in education, youth development, food security, nutrition, health, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and emergency response for more than 50 years. Today, the CRS Honduras country program comprises over 80 staff based out of CRS’ head office in Tegucigalpa and offices in San Pedro Sula and La Esperanza. Together with eight partners, CRS implemented nine development projects and served over 300,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries in 2020.

Job Summary

You will support grant management, program quality, in the Honduras Country Program (CP) for a portfolio of international donor-funded projects, sustaining program quality, evidence-based communications, and positioning. CRS’ current portfolio includes projects across multiple sectors, such as education, youth, peacebuilding, WASH, agriculture, rural development, and emergency response. The role will collaborate with relevant staff to support projects’ design, start-up, implementation, and close-out. The position is critical for advancing Catholic Relief Services work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your project management and communication skills will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.


Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Through technical advice, coaching, and sharing resources, support project teams and partner staff in implementing activities throughout relevant project cycles (project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out) to ensure efficient and effective performance in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Complement the CRS Honduras HOP in facilitating capacity building and awareness of CRS program quality principles, standards, compliance, , and strategic communications.
  • Develop processes and build the capacity of project teams and partner staff that facilitates compliance with program quality related donor regulations outlined in cooperative agreements, sub-recipient agreements, contracts, procurement, MOU's, and other key project documents.
  • Provide editorial support to project teams, including writing and editing project descriptions, success stories, technical reports, and presentations.
  • Lead document review and final editing and packaging for all deliverables required by grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Support the development of strategic learning materials and documents, including program briefs, learning briefs, research synthesis, and the development of messages and presentations for communications with donors and other external audiences. Use evidence from learning in communication materials and highlight areas for strategic positioning.
  • Support and/or participate in strategic engagement opportunities such as executive-level meetings and events that increase CRS’ visibility, brand recognition, and voice.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development, providing gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships, applying the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools, and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight, ensure efficient use of project resources.


Agency REDI Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

Agency competencies clarify expected behaviors and attitudes for all staff. When demonstrated, they create an engaging workplace, help staff achieve their best, and help CRS achieve agency goals. 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.

  • Personal Accountability – Consistently takes responsibility for one’s own actions.
  • Acts with Integrity - Consistently models values aligned with CRS Guiding Principles and mission. Is considered honest.
  • Builds and Maintains Trust - Shows consistency between words and actions.
  • Collaborates with Others – Works effectively in intercultural and diverse teams.
  • Open to Learn – Seeks out experiences that may change perspective or provide an opportunity to learn new things.

Agency Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead Change – Continually looks for ways to improve the agency through a culture of agility, openness, and innovation.
  • Develops and Recognizes Others – Builds the capacity of staff to reach their full potential and enhance team and agency performance.
  • Strategic Mindset – Understands role in translating, communicating, and implementing agency strategy and team priorities.

Required Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish, including strong writing skills in English.

Travel: Must be willing and able to travel up to 20% to project sites.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The candidate will not be expected to have any supervisory responsibilities initially but may be asked to supervise staff or consultants if required.

Work Conditions/Environment Conditions: Telecommuting position with location flexibility

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 donor agencies, international and national non-governmental organizations, UN agencies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International donor (USG, United Nations, EU) grant management experience required.
  • Project management experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: education, positive youth development, food security, WASH, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, and emergency response.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences, management, international development, international relations or another relevant field is required. Additional experience may substitute for some education. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum 2 years of international development experience managing and implementing multi-faceted programs in developing countries; 5 years or more experience strongly preferred.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.

Note: All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.


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.


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.

CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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