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Catholic Relief Services Interview Questions

Interviews at Catholic Relief Services

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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Cairo (Egypt)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    first the were test the they called for interview .The interview was about managerial skills and technical skills . this interview also is describe what the job need and measure if I'm qualified to fill it or not

    Interview Questions


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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Al `Ajūzah (Egypt)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Al `Ajūzah (Egypt)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Comprehensive skills test
    Face to face interview with 2 program managers + HR member
    Face to face interview with head of programming

    The very funny thing that these interviews was not consistent and it took me around 2 months between every interview and another and 6 months for the final feedback which is not accepted

    Interview Questions

    • Situational question
      Experience questions
      Case study
      Write reports   Answer Question
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    Warehouse Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Harare (Zimbabwe)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Harare (Zimbabwe)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for an advertised post and was invited for an interview on a mentioned date which i accepted.We were eight of us and wanted to hire four persons.We filled interview forms with all our qualifications and work history.After the forms,we did group discussions on given topics and had to score marks.After group discussions we did individual presentation on a given topic for three minutes.After the presentation we then did oral interviews.We had to do practical test using computers with a time limit.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult question   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I managed to negotiate for the renumeration and working conditions.People should first understand the contract before accepting offers.


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Project Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lugazi, Kampala (Uganda)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Lugazi, Kampala (Uganda)) in February 2009.

    Interview

    A job advert was put in one of the Uganda daily newspapers giving a submission deadline of two weeks. This advert run for three days. I was shortlisted for the first interview which was a written interview two months after the application deadline. One month later, I was shortlisted for the final interview which was an oral/panel interview. I was offered and accepted the job one month later

    Interview Questions

    • The unexpected question was to give details of how to go about a situation when a superior gives me wrong instructions   Answer Question

  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services.

    Interview

    It was face to face interview and it took 45 min, they asked questions related to the job description of the position, by the end of the interview they asked me when I can start working with them

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in applying for this job ?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services.

    Interview

    Preference given to applicants recommended by current staff

    Negotiation

    Limited range possible for salary negotiations


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services.

    Interview

    Was contacted by recruiter by mail and phone stating that I urgently reply to request and fill out a questionnaire. I then waited some time for first interview. The second followed maybe two weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard program quality questions and rather repetitive. They never tested my knowledge of the language for the country program which was surprising.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    International staff pay a percentage of housing cost and the CRS contribution to 403b is only recieved if you stay 5 years in NGO but they consider it your income anyway. Negotiate 10% from their offer to make up the difference.

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    Programmer Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (New Delhi (India)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process took nearly three hours with a written component and an interview with the head of office. Interviewers were quite courteous and made me feel comfortable.

    They tool nearly 15 days to come out with a decision. Overall the whole process went on quite smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you mean by development programming and about the church position with regard to family planning initiatives   Answer Question

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    International Development Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services.

    Interview

    Long, very long, and not always the most organized. There are multiple stages, starting with a CV and cover letter, then a skype interview, then a language proficiency test (Spanish, French, or Arabic), and then an in person interview. The entire process is handled by two staff members and they can lose track of dates and documents, so you need to stay on top of things.

    Interview Questions

    • Biggest question to prepare for is why, specifically, are you choosing CRS over another NGO   Answer Question

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    Programme Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ahmedabad (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Ahmedabad (India)).

    Interview

    The interview was quite lenghthy which included one hour of written and almost 3 hours of preson interview. the interview panel constituted of key people from finance, program and HR. The hiring was based on the committment, my composure and knowledge and skills level. The interviewer also discussed about the personal and professional balance and willingness to travel to remote area.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Salary and joining dates can be negotiated, but CRS has salary slabs and within the slab, they accomodate based on your experinece.


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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Senior Program Manager in Baltimore, MD

Pros: “Good staff. Good belief in the mission to help others. If based overseas, there are good opportunities to move up the career path and get experience in different sectors and different...”“Good staff. Good belief in the mission to help others. If based overseas, there are good opportunities to move up the career path and get experience in different sectors and different countries. Good benefits.” – Full Review

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