Application invited for International Development Fellow


ORG-CRS
Closing date-1st November -2019
TAbout
he 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:
  1. Project management (activity planning & implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning, budget and resource management, reporting, etc)
  2. Project design and proposal development (participatory design, problem analysis, results framework, theory of change, technical and cost applications, etc)
  3. Systems & Operations (procurement, supply chain and logistics, human resources, finance, risk & compliance, staff safety & security, etc)
  4. Partnership (partnership assessments and strengthening, capacity building, joint planning & implementation, etc)
To complete the foundational training, fellows are assigned a variety of hands-on, practical assignments in each of the four learning areas. For example, current fellows are leading the start-up of new emergency response projects, conducting gender audits for integrated development programs, supporting the design of new projects, serving as acting procurement manager, overseeing rapid assessments, developing accountability frameworks, and much more. All fellows complete a comprehensive orientation, including security training, before relocating overseas.
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
How to apply 
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