Fellowship Program 2013/2014 - CRS: International Development Fellows Program (IDFP)

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, October 20, 2012 0 comments

Closing Date: December 12,2012:

Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 25 Fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for one year, starting in late summer. Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program's focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these). The goal of the IDFP is to place Fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills. Many of our fellowships lead to regular positions with Catholic Relief Services.
Eligibility Requirements
§ Graduate degree in a field relevant to international development.
§ 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.
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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