• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff5001-10,000
  • Development BudgetOver 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1943

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

About Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. For over 75 years, their mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although their mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, their operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world. CRS is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to ease suffering, provide development assistance, and foster charity and justice. They are committed to a set of Guiding Principles and hold themselves accountable to each other for them. As the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, CRS is governed by a board of directors comprising clergy, most of them bishops elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as religious and Catholic lay men and women.
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Program Manager I -Livelihoods (South Sudan)
    South Sudan
  • Supply Chain Expert
    United States
  • Sr Program Manager- Malaria Digitization Campaign, Burkina Faso
    Burkina Faso
  • Business Development Specialist II, Senegal

Staff at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have experience in


  • disaster recovery
  • services
  • development
  • procurement process
  • monitoring / evaluation


  • goal global


  • united states
  • niger
  • south sudan
  • malawi
  • pakistan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Contract Awards

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Baltimore
  • 228 W. Lexington St.
  • Maryland 21201-3413