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Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Program 2012-2013

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Last date for submission of applications is December 7, 2011

By fundsforngos, on October 18th, 2011

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking applications from eligible candidates for its International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) 2012-2013.

CRS through this fellowship of one year duration provides people, interested in a career in international relief and development, with an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to their programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 25 Fellows with their country programs overseas. The programs generally start at the end of July.

Responsibilities of Fellows

Responsibilities of fellows during the fellowship period vary depending upon the country program's focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these). The fellows are generally placed in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills. Many of the fellowships lead to regular positions with CRS.

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate degree in a field relevant to international development or a Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of international development/management experience.
Professional proficiency in French, Spanish, Arabic, or Portuguese. French preferred.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
At least 6 months overseas work or volunteer experience in a developing country OR significant domestic community development experience in addition to time spent overseas.
Strong cross-cultural skills with the ability to adapt to the local culture.
Ability to operate effectively in a stressful, fast changing environment where security could change unexpectedly.
Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills and strong analytical skills.
Interest in a career in development or emergency relief with Catholic Relief Services
Commitment to CRS Principles
Desire to work for a faith-based organization.

Fellowship Provisions and Benefits

CRS provides the IDFP participants with the following benefits:

Stipend

Cost of living adjustment
Housing
Transportation to and from the country of assignment
Medical Evacuation Coverage
Vacation
Medical, Life, Travel, Accident, and Personal/Household Effects Insurance.


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