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Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.”
In Ethiopia, Catholic Relief Services has a long and rich history of providing emergency relief and development assistance to the people of Ethiopia since 1958. At present, Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia implements multiple projects through different partner organizations. Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia has a highly diverse portfolio ranging from very large food-supported emergency response to cutting edge development programs. The current Catholic Relief Services/Ethiopia budget stands at $100 million with funding from the U.S. Government, UN agencies, private foundations, individual donors, and Catholic Relief Services private funds.
Catholic Relief Services strictly adheres to its Policy on Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults among its staff, consultants, volunteers, and affiliates. Catholic Relief Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer: women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
As part of CRS family, you will join the more than 5000 strong and vibrant individuals working globally to accomplish the mission of Catholic Relief Services
A career at Catholic Relief Services offers an opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable overseas whether working directly with our beneficiaries in the field or working from our Baltimore headquarters in finance, human resources, marketing, or other essential position that supports our programs and mission. We operate in over 100 countries and have earned a strong reputation as leaders in humanitarian work. Our mission involves work to eradicate global poverty, respond to major emergencies and implement sustainable development solutions. CRS assists people based on need, not creed, race or nationality. Wherever you work and regardless of your role, at Catholic Relief Services you will help create lasting change in the world.
You will find yourself immersed in work that is engaging, purposeful, and has lasting impact. We build upon our extensive partnerships, strong local reputation, and technical expertise to achieve impactful and sustainable outcomes. Catholic Relief Services values inform how we interact with our peers, partners and the people we serve. The work of Catholic Relief Services transforms lives, families and communities, and everyone at CRS plays a role in achieving our goals.
CRS values our diverse global workforce who bring different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs to the organization. Our diversity is our strength. Our colleagues bring multiple viewpoints and experiences to the table when we work together and with partners to find innovative, sustainable solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.
At CRS, you will find extensive learning resources and opportunities for professional development and career growth. Staff are encouraged to own their own development by taking advantage of a variety of learning resources provided by leading content providers. Catholic Relief Services also provides managerial and leadership courses as well as tuition assistance for those pursuing degrees and certifications. With many opportunities for learning and advancement, CRS staff often grow in positions of greater responsibility within Catholic Relief Services.
At Catholic Relief Services, we value employee health and well-being and provide comprehensive benefits to meet your needs and those of your family. Benefits include an international PPO medical plan, dental and vision insurance, generous leave, a highly competitive retirement program, and family-friendly allowances for overseas staff. Catholic Relief Services also prioritizes and invests in staff safety and security and provides travel and property insurance, disability coverage and Employee Assistance Programs.
Beginning on the first day of employment, Catholic Relief Services employees working 20 or more hours per week enjoy an international PPO medical plan as well as vision coverage with zero deductible for in-network providers and low coinsurance and copayments. Additionally, our comprehensive dental benefits include adult orthodontia and a broad PPO network.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS (403B)
CRS offers a 50% match on the first 6% of contributions as well as a contribution of 7% of pay regardless of employee contributions, after six months of service. (Note: Employees without a social security number are eligible to participate in an offshore retirement fund with the same contribution calculation.)
PAID TIME OFF (VACATION, SICK, & PERSONAL)
CRS provides its staff 15 days of paid vacation along with 12 days of sick leave annually. In addition, we offer 4 personal days to full-time staff to attend to emergency or non-emergency situations occurring during a normally scheduled work day.
Catholic Relief Services provides 100% employer-funded short- and long-term disability plans that pay a percentage of base pay when an employee is unable to work due to illness or injury, after six months of employment. Maternity disability benefits are also provided at 100% for the first eight weeks following delivery (regardless of delivery method).
Employees are automatically covered at 2x base pay for life insurance, with an additional 2x base pay available through Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage. Supplemental plans are available as a buy-up option for employees and their spouses and children. Business Travel Accident coverage is also provided.
Catholic Relief Services will reimburse up to $5,200 per year for employees pursuing degrees and professional certifications, after one year of employment.