Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program 2019 (Funded)

Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program 2019 (Funded)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Applications are open for the Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program 2019. The Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) is a unique professional development opportunity for individuals dedicated to pursuing a career in international relief and development work.

During the 12-month fellowship period, fellows build their skills in programming and operations by taking leading and supporting roles on a variety of CRS projects overseas, completing a structured training program, and learning from experienced CRS staff and partners.

The fellowship program is designed to prepare fellows for success in a range of onward positions with CRS, by providing foundational training in:

  • Project management (activity planning & implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning, budget and resource management, reporting, etc)
  • Project design and proposal development (participatory design, problem analysis, results framework, theory of change, technical and cost applications, etc)
  • Systems & Operations (procurement, supply chain and logistics, human resources, finance, risk & compliance, staff safety & security, etc)
  • Partnership (partnership assessments and strengthening, capacity building, joint planning & implementation, etc)

Benefits

CRS provides IDFP participants with the following benefits:

  • Great opportunities for professional growth and development overseas
  • Stipend, allowances, and furnished housing
  • Transportation to and from the country
  • Extensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, travel/accident, evacuation and personal household effects)
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal leave, and 12 paid holidays

Eligibility

  • Graduate degree in field relevant and applicable to international development (e.g. Agriculture, Health, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Finance, Supply Chain)
  • Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to major languages spoken where CRS works)
  • At least six months overseas work or volunteer experience in a developing country (consideration given to applicants with at least five years of experience living in a developing country)
  • Strong interest in a career in development or emergency relief
  • Willing to work in various regions and developing countries around the world
  • Able and willing to be based in locations with tropical and infectious diseases and limited access to medical facilities
  • Able to work respectfully and professionally in a cross-cultural environment

Application

To be considered for the program, you must complete the following 3 steps:

  • Prepare a statement of interest (preferably no more than one page) that answers the following two questions:
    • Considering the 4 primary learning areas of the fellows’ foundational training, what relevant experience can you leverage to be successful in the program?
    • Which of the 4 primary fellowship learning areas interests you most and why?
  • Update your resume or CV to highlight your relevant experience and qualifications
  • Complete the IDFP application

Please note that incomplete applications will time out of the system after 7 days. If you wish to continue your application after that time, please email [email protected] for assistance.

For more information, visit IDFP.

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