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Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellows Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 8, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 31, 2021
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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) logo

Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) International Development Fellows Program prepares dedicated global citizens to pursue a career in international relief & development work.

CRS empowers Fellows to hone their skills and gain practical field experience while contributing to impactful work.

Each Fellow works alongside experienced CRS staff to address critical issues facing developing countries today.

CRS works with a vast network of partners to engender sustainable change and provide lifesaving help when emergencies arise.

Fellows support CRS' impactful work in a wide variety of sectors and assume varying levels of responsibility.

Common Fellowship Tasks:
• Lead new emergency response projects
• Serve as interim project manager
• Participate in the design of new projects
• Oversee assessments and data collection
• Develop accountability frameworks
• Write reports and proposals.

CRS invites applicants of diverse backgrounds who are committed to our agency mission and strategy to join our global team.

Utilize This Offer

We welcome applications from candidates of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Minimum Fellowship Requirements:
1. Graduate degree in a relevant field;
2. At least six months work or volunteer experience in a developing country;
3. Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills;
4. Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to French, Arabic and Portuguese);
5. Willingness to work in locations with tropical and infectious diseases and limited access to medical facilities.

The Fellowship is a unique 12-month professional development opportunity, designed to prepare Fellows for success in a range of onward positions with CRS.

The Fellowship is centered upon skill building in the following four areas:
a) Project Management;
b) Project Design;
c) Systems and Operations;
d) Partnerships.

Applications will be accepted until midnight (GMT) on November 1st, 2021.

The top candidates will be invited to complete a video interview, language test and live virtual interview.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 08
Oct 08

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 11
Oct 11

Thanks, Ana.