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Unlock Your Potential: CRS Junior Professionals Program 2024

Are you a passionate woman from West Africa seeking to make a difference in international relief and development work? The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Junior Professionals Program offers you the chance to turn your passion into a rewarding career opportunity.

Empowering West African Women

Designed specifically for qualified women in West Africa, the CRS Junior Professionals Program aims to empower and equip individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the field of international development. Through a comprehensive 12-month program, participants will undergo transformative experiences, honing their abilities and contributing to critical programs alongside seasoned professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., Economic Development, Agriculture, Health, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain).
  • Recent completion of Master’s degree within 24 months of the program start date (October 2024).
  • Minimum of six months of relevant work experience, including internships, practicums, or volunteer work.
  • Proficiency in the official business language of the country (French or English), both spoken and written.
  • Citizenship of a participating country.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a collaborative, multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel, with up to 25% of time spent on the move.
  • Readiness to be stationed in field offices outside of the capital city during and after the program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills.
  • Agile, proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation abilities.

Learning & Professional Development

Participants of the Junior Professionals Program will undergo comprehensive training and mentorship to enhance their skills in project design, program management, monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning, partnership building, and operations. Additionally, each participant will receive personalized coaching and guidance from a dedicated mentor.

Paid Opportunity with Benefits

This entry-level position offers competitive compensation and benefits in line with the local labor market, providing financial stability as you embark on your career journey with CRS.

Application Process

To apply for the CRS Junior Professionals Program, candidates must:

  1. Prepare a compelling motivation letter.
  2. Tailor their CV to showcase relevant experiences and qualifications.
  3. Complete the online application before the deadline on June 30, 2024.

Top candidates will proceed to the interview stage, with video interviews scheduled from April to July (varies by country) and in-person interviews in August. Finalists will receive offers in September, following background and reference checks. The program is set to commence in October 2024.

For More Information

For further details and to apply, please visit the Official Webpage of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Junior Professionals Program.

Embark on a journey of growth, impact, and empowerment with CRS. Apply now and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference in the world.

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