Prior to applying, please read important application instructions on the IDFP website.
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 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.
The Fellows Program is designed for individuals dedicated to a career in international development, with a focus on program management or operations. All Fellows complete a comprehensive practical training that includes project management, project design and proposal development, partnership and capacity sharing, monitoring and evaluation, budget and resource management, supply chain, logistics, human resources and security protocols. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, many Fellows obtain roles with CRS.
Each Fellow is based in one of CRS’ country programs for the 12-month fellowship. Before applying, please visit the IDFP website to learn more about the Fellowship learning objectives, structure, benefits, and application requirements.
Roles and Key Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of an experienced staff member, the Fellow will support programming and operations in the following areas:
Project Design and Proposal Development
Partnership & Capacity Sharing
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel within country of assignment 10 -25% of the time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Agency-wide Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Competencies
Based on the mission, values, and guiding principles of the agency, CRS REDI competencies are to be exemplified by all staff in fulfillment of his or her respective roles and responsibilities.
Is the CRS Fellowship open to individuals from all countries?
Yes. Individuals from all countries are eligible for this opportunity. Candidates do not need U.S. citizenship or work authorization. However, all successful candidates must be fluent in English (with strong oral and written communication skills) and proficient in any other language.
We accept graduate degrees in all fields that are relevant to international relief and development (e.g. international development, non-profit management, public health, agriculture, foreign service, social work). Degrees must be Master level or higher. We accept degrees from universities worldwide. Candidates may apply while they are completing their graduate degree, if the degree will be conferred by July of 2022.
***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. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Disclaimer:? This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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