Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
Moreover, The Fellows Program is designed for individuals dedicated to a career in international development. Further, with a focus on program management or operations. Also, all fellows complete a comprehensive practical training that includes project management, project design, proposal development, partnership, capacity building, donor relations, representation, monitoring, evaluation, budget, resource management, supply chain, logistics, systems management, human resources, security protocols.
Under the supervision of a senior staff member, support programming and operations in a country program in the following areas:
- implementation of current projects (activity planning with CRS staff and partners, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning activities, field work, etc).
- Further, timely and accurate reporting and learning activities.
- Support effective and transparent management of cash and in-kind resources (budget monitoring/analysis, cash forecasting, financial reporting, commodity management, etc).
- Serve as acting project manager, as appropriate.
Project Design and Proposal Development
- Work with CRS staff and partners on the design of new projects (data collection/assessments, design workshops) and the development of proposals (writing specific sections, preparing budgets, final packaging/editing, etc).
- Support research & analysis to inform project design (problem identification, stakeholder analysis, gender analysis, gap analysis, budget analysis, also, the theory of change, etc).
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
- Graduate degree in field relevant and applicable to international development (e.g. Agriculture, Health, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Finance, also, Supply Chain)
- Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills
- Further, Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to major languages spoken where CRS works)
- Further, At least six months of 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)
- Able and willing to be based in locations with tropical and infectious diseases and limited access to medical facilities.