Catholic Relief Services world Development Fellows Programme

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Deadline: November 1st 2023 | Catholic Relief Services world Development Fellows Programme

The Catholic Relief Services World Development Fellows Programme of committed global citizens to work in international relief and development. CRS gives Fellows the tools they need to develop their abilities and acquire real-world experience while taking part in meaningful work. Each Fellow collaborates with knowledgeable CRS professionals to solve pressing issues affecting developing nations today. The CRS worldwide team is looking for candidates from a variety of experiences who are committed to our organization’s mission and strategy.


The Fellowship is a special 12-month opportunity for professional growth that aims to equip Fellows for success in a variety of future positions with CRS. The focus of the Fellowship is on developing skills in the following four areas:

  • Development management
  • Systems and Operations
  • Partnership
  • Project Design


  • Lowest Fellowship Requirements
  • Degree from an appropriate graduate programme
  • A minimum of six months of job or volunteer service in a developing nation
  • English language proficiency and effective written and verbal communication abilities
  • Professional command of a second language; preference is given to Portuguese, French, and Arabic
  • Able to perform their duties in areas with a lack of access to medical services and tropical or infectious diseases.



  • The vision plan for fellows has a reduced coinsurance and copayment structure, a zero-deductible for in-network providers, and an overseas medical plan.

A safe furnished home

  • Each Fellow is given a modestly equipped home by CRS that includes running water, electricity, internet, and security services (when needed). The Fellow typically lives in a flat or home close to the CRS office.

Paid time off (personal, sick, and vacation)

  • CRS offers Fellows 12 days of annual sick leave and 20 paid vacation days. Additionally, we provide 4 personal days for employees to use to handle emergencies or non-emergencies that arise during a regularly planned workday.

Transportation & Medical Evacuation

  • Transportation to and from the country of assignment, visa fees, vaccination costs, etc. are all covered by CRS. Additionally, CRS offers the Fellow and their dependents 100% employer-funded medical evacuation coverage.

Benefits of retirement

  • After six months of service, CRS gives a 7% contribution regardless of employee contributions along with a 50% match on the first 6% of contributions. (Note: Employees without a social security number are nevertheless able to contribute according to the same formula to an offshore retirement fund.)

Continued Learning

  • Fellows get access to CRS’ extensive online learning platform once hired. In addition, after one year of employment, CRS will pay up to $5,200 in annual reimbursement for employees seeking degrees and professional certifications.

Application Method

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The criteria are listed in the FAQs.

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Apply on the web

For more information, visit the Catholic Relief Services International Development Fellows Programme 2024’s official website.

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