Catholic Relief Services (CRS) ASPIRE Program 2022 for Young Leaders in East Africa & Asia
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When is Application Deadline?
31st August 2022
Tell Me About Award:
The ASPIRE Program is a unique opportunity for individuals who seek to transform their passion for relief and development work into a career with Catholic Relief Services. Through this structured field-based learning program, ASPIRE participants build skills in key areas of programming and operations while working alongside experienced staff and supporting critical programs. ASPIRE participants benefit from strong supervision, mentoring and regional networking as they prepare for positions of greater responsibility with CRS.
What Type of Award is this?
Who can apply?
We seek diverse and qualified candidates and welcome people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field (e.g. International Development, Agriculture, Health, Business, Communications, Public Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain)
- Strong speaking and writing skills in English
- National of a participating country
- Willingness to travel (up to 10-15% of the time)
- Ability to work respectfully and professionally in a multi-cultural environment
- Six months of relevant experience (may include internships, volunteer, or paid work experience)
- Knowledge of local languages (see FAQ for details)
- Women and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
- Graduate Degree (Master’s level) preferred for applicants to ASPIRE program in Kenya and Uganda
Which Countries are Eligible?
The ASPIRE Program is currently offered in some of the countries where CRS serves in East Africa and Asia.
How Many Positions will be Given?
What is the Benefit of Award?
- Practical training: Through hands-on work and training, participants will gain experience and hone their skills in the following core areas: project management, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, project design and proposal development, partnership and capacity strengthening, communications and operations.
- Strong supervision: Each participant will be paired with an experienced supervisor who will coordinate their work activities, provide timely feedback and regular guidance.
- Mentorship: Each participant will meet regularly with a mentor who will engage them in meaningful discussions around professional development, provide guidance and career coaching.
- Customized professional experience: In addition to the core training, participants will build their skills in a specific area related to their professional development goals, and strategically position themselves for onward positions with CRS.
- Regional networking: Participants will be part of the regional community of practice to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from their work.