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Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 2, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on October 31, 2020

The International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) 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.

Overseas placements are determined by CRS, and include locations around the world. Most Fellows continue to work for CRS, in a wide variety of positions, upon successful completion of the fellowship.

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

By completing this training program, Fellows are competitive candidates for a wide range of positions with CRS.

The Fellowship is centered upon skill building in the following four areas:
a) Project Management;
b) Project Design/Proposal Development;
c) Systems & Operations;
d) Partnership.

Applicants' basic qualifications:
1. Graduate degree in field relevant and applicable to international development (e.g. Agriculture, Health, Engineering, Business, Public Administration, Finance, Supply Chain);
2. Fluency in English with strong oral and written communication skills;
3. Professional proficiency in a second language (preference given to major languages spoken where CRS works);
4. At least six months of work or volunteer experience in a developing country (or 5+ years living in a developing country);
5. Able and willing to be based in locations with tropical and infectious diseases and limited access to medical facilities.

Candidates are not required to have U.S. work authorization, green cards or U.S. citizenship.

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Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) 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 invites applicants of diverse backgrounds who are committed to our agency mission and strategy to join our global team.

Applications will be accepted through November 1st, 2020.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a video interview, foreign language test and final interview (during the months of November–February).

Due to the high volume of applications and rolling basis of the review, candidates will only be contacted if and when they advance to the next stage of the selection process.

For more information please visit https://www.crs.org/about/careers/fellowships

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 02
Oct 02

fFriendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 03
Oct 03

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 04
Oct 04

Welcome! Hope you are doing fine.
Best.

Jill Langhus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Yes, thanks. How are you doing? XX

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 05
Oct 05

Same old (home office; social distancing; masks and other sanitary precautions). In good health.
Best.

Jill Langhus
Oct 06
Oct 06

Great to hear:-)