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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 25 Sep 2015

    BACKGROUND:

    The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming in conflict and post-conflict settings. In order to advance its mission of serving communities impacted by conflict and displacement, the IRC is committed to developing innovative, context-specific programs in response to strategic funding opportunities with a range of government and multilateral donors. This work is led by the IRC's Business Development Unit (BDU) in close collaboration with regional and country management structures, the IRC's Technical Units and a range of specialists based in the USA and Europe. Specifically, the BDU assists with proposal development, partnership and donor negotiation. The unit works closely with other departments to develop learning and management tools that will further the agency's strategic goals.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The Business Development Officer-Africa (BDO-Africa) will work closely with BDU staff and IRC's Regional Units in Africa to plan, manage and/or coordinate the organization's response to funding opportunities issued by the US government and multilateral donors such as the World Bank. Working closely with IRC country teams in Africa, particularly in the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit, the incumbent leads and supports proposal development efforts in the region, as well as in other IRC country programs as opportunities arise and circumstances permit. The incumbent also contributes to efforts to cultivate and develop new funding relationships for IRC with regional donors. This position requires international travel for periods of up to six weeks, with such travel amounting to approximately 40% of the time. Based in IRC's office in Nairobi, the BDO-Africa will report to the Senior Business Development Officer (Senior BDO) and collaborate closely with IRC's Horn and East Africa Region (with the Regional Director as his/her primary contact in Nairobi). Close collaboration with country program staff in the Horn and East Africa Region as well as other International Programs and Finance staff will be critical to ensure that all proposal development issues are identified and properly addressed.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    · Act as proposal team leader and/or lead writer for select proposals, as determined by the Senior BDO in coordination with the Horn and East Africa Regional Unit;

    · Support select IRC country programs to develop, write and submit competitive proposals;

    · Identify and secure sectoral and functional expertise required to pursue specific funding opportunities;

    · Ensure proposal quality, responsiveness, and compliance with donor and IRC requirements;

    · Promote consistent adherence to quality new business and proposal development practices;

    · Oversee proposal development production schedules against established deadlines and benchmarks;

    · Work with select country programs to undertake donor mapping, cultivations and representation activities;

    · With the Horn and East Africa Regional Director, meet and establish relationships with Nairobi-based and regional donors;

    · Under direction of the Senior BDO, initiate and maintain up-to-date business development plans with country programs;

    · Coordinate with IRC Finance staff to support proposal budgets;

    · Facilitate best and final offer negotiations, including negotiation of terms and conditions of awards, and revisions to grant proposals, budgets and budget narratives;

    · Develop capability statements and other standardized templates to facilitate proposal development processes and enhance competitiveness of submissions;

    · Work with BDU to identify proposal development capacity needs and provide training, coaching and technical assistance that responds to identified needs;

    · Work with the BDU's Program Manager to maintain relevant proposal development information;

    · Participate in special projects, as needed;

    · Other responsibilities as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    · Bachelor's Degree in international development, political science, or other related field. Advanced degree a plus;

    · Minimum five years' progressive experience in drafting winning proposals for USG and other public donors;

    · Demonstrated writing skills;

    · Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships in a multicultural environment;

    · Ability to negotiate effectively with international and local partners, including teaming agreements;

    · Demonstrated ability to collaborate equally effectively with colleagues as team leader or team member;

    · Previous work experience in U.S. Government grants administration and proven knowledge of U.S. Government regulations regarding grants and contracts;

    · Experience and knowledge of Africa strongly welcomed;

    · Solid organizational skills: the ability to work productively and accurately while under pressure in a fast-paced, demanding environment;

    · Flexible work attitude: the ability to work in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands;

    · Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively;

    · French language skills a plus;

    · Ability to travel internationally, at times with minimum notice and for prolonged periods of time;

    · Strong computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software;

    · Desire to learn about IRC, its programs and its staff.

    To apply submit resume and salary requirements on-line: www.rescue.org

    IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. IRC is an equal opportunity employer.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci43MTIwNi4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 25 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    The receptionist reports to the Director of Global Facilities and works closely with colleagues in all HQ departments to support all office and facility needs of HQ based staff.

    The position is responsible for supporting a range of office services support, including guest interaction, phone calls, facilities daily task coordination, and vendor interactions for IRC's NY HQ. Duties also include coordinating with other departments on food order requests, providing access to our facilities to guests, and processing invoices.

    Responsibilities:

    • Greets guests in a professional manner
    • Develops an effective working relationship with HQ and building staff
    • Follow building policies for vendor access
    • Manage the booking of conference rooms
    • Ensures processing of purchase requests and vendor invoices.
    • Enter tickets services for repairs
    • Enter daily tasks updates for room set ups
    • Process food orders for HQ staff

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree or Associate Degree
    • 7-10 years in reception or similar
    • Demonstrated experience in handling client requests
    • Solid writing and editing skills: the ability to draft and edit professional documents;
    • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment and efficiently organize the workflow of a fast-paced team
    • Proven attention to details: the ability to track and process multiple details simultaneously and accurately
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment
    • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently
    • Ability to use sound judgment in decision making
    • Strong computer skills: ability to work effectively and accurately with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet applications

    Working Environment:

    Standard office work environment. There is minimal travel expected with this position.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuODYzOTcuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 25 Sep 2015

    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND: The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    The IRC Jordan program was established in 2007 and is currently operating programs in Jordan and southern Syria with an annual budget of $36 million. The IRC is currently providing humanitarian assistance in southern Syria in the sectors of protection, health and economic recovery and development through partnerships with Syrian NGOs and provision of life-saving relief items.

    The IRC is in the process of expanding its programming in southern Syria to address the myriad of protection risks faced by crisis affected communities. Planned protection programming in southern Syria will include protection monitoring and advocacy, the establishment of safe spaces for women and children, case management services and psychosocial support services. Other areas of protection programming may also be considered as a stronger understanding of the protection environment emerges. Furthermore, IRC's multi-sectoral programming places a strong focus on protection mainstreaming and the prevention of gender-based violence, ensuring the services and assistance provided by IRC and its partners can be accessed in safety and dignity. Much of IRC's work is delivered through Syrian organizations and is managed remotely. In this challenging environment, the IRC is adapting its approach to working with Syrian organizations, prioritizing quality partnerships and effective, demand driven capacity strengthening. Within IRC's Syria Regional Response office, based in Amman, Jordan, it has established a 'One Syria' management structure to coordinate its programmatic efforts across Syria.

    POSITION OVERVIEW: IRC is seeking a Coordinator for Integrated Protection Programs with strong technical expertise in protection as well as a proven track record in providing oversight and technical support to partner-led and implemented projects.

    The position will be based in Amman and will be responsible for the coordination, management, and continued development of IRC's protection portfolio in southern Syria, inclusive of IRC's Protection/Rule of Law, Child Protection, and Women's Protection and Empowerment sub-sectors, as well as mainstreaming protection principles across all sectors. The post-holder will lead the development of a protection strategy focused on risk reduction and provision of services to those who have experienced violence, coercion and deprivation, as well as the mainstreaming of protection throughout the response of IRC and its partners in southern Syria. Primary responsibilities will include external coordination, representation and advocacy, technical oversight of IRC and partner-implemented activities, staff management, capacity development and provision of technical support to partners, appraisal of proposals received from potential protection partners, new business development for protection and mainstreaming protection across all of IRC's portfolio in southern Syria.

    This position will oversee a team of 3 Protection Officers and 8 Protection Assessors, and will provide technical support on protection to IRC's staff and partners. The post-holder will also work closely with, and receive technical support from, the regional and HQ-based Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE), Protection / Rule of Law and Child Protection (CP) technical units. The Coordinator will report to the Deputy Director for Cross-border Programs and will work closely with IRC's Sub-grant Unit to ensure quality support, capacity building and oversight of partners. The post-holder will also play a key role in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with relevant donor and humanitarian stakeholders.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Technical Quality/Program Management

    • Working closely with partners and IRC staff, provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management assistance to integrated protection programming and protection mainstreaming in southern Syria;

    • Lead protection program design processes that ensure new or adapted programming for all protection sub-sectors maximizes joint impact, and advise other sector program design ensuring that all of IRC's work contributes to protection outcomes;

    • Meet regularly with partners (in person and remotely) to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to identified challenges;

    • Analyze data emerging from the protection program (particularly from safety audits and protection monitoring) and ensure that this analysis informs programming and advocacy;

    • In collaboration with the Deputy Director for Cross-border Programs and regional monitoring and evaluation staff ensure that safe and confidential mechanisms for collecting information on project activities and the protection environment are developed and implemented and that shared information management staff and systems are in place as appropriate;

    • Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time;

    • Ensure staff and partner practice with clients/beneficiaries adheres to best-practice principles particularly when working with survivors.

    • Partnerships for Protection Programming

    • Identify and develop strategic partnerships with Syrian partners for protection programming where possible;

    • Work collaboratively with partners and ensure their meaningful participation in developing a strategic protection response for southern Syria;

    • Conduct technical reviews of protection proposals received from potential partners, assessing the extent to which they meet industry standards and best practices in protection, and are aligned with IRC's approach;

    • Work with IRC's Protection Officers, Partnership Coordinator and Sub-grants Unit to provide ongoing capacity building, mentoring and technical support to IRC's partners and staff on specialized protection programming and protection mainstreaming.

    • External Coordination, Representation and Advocacy

    • Maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders - including I/NGOs, UN agencies and relevant Amman-level and Whole of Syria-level coordination structures;

    • Play a leading role in protection coordination for the Jordan cross-border hub;

    • Identify and advocate on key protection concerns and share patterns and trends in protection coordination forums.

    • Work with the IRC Advocacy and Media team to ensure that the needs of vulnerable populations are taken into account by donor governments, UN and other stakeholders.

    Professional Standards The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Advanced university degree in Law, Human Rights, Social Work or a related field
    • Minimum 4 years experience implementing protection programming, inclusive of GBV and child protection;
    • Experience analyzing data on the protection environment, and using this analysis to inform programming and advocacy
    • Experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of emergency and post conflict projects
    • Demonstrated experience of providing technical oversight to protection programs implemented by local partner organizations, and experience of remote management of such programs
    • Strong strategic planning and proposal writing skills
    • Strong leadership, staff management and capacity building skills;
    • Excellent communication skills, cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, excellent relationship-building, liaise diplomatically, team player
    • Preferably experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools and processes for remote management
    • Successful track-record in presenting complex issues to various stakeholders effectively, sensitively and with professional poise

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Amman is currently not assessed as a high-risk environment and it remains a generally safe city as long as IRC security protocols are observed. The post is fully accompanied and housing will be provided by IRC according to the IRC Jordan housing policy.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuNTE5ODguMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 25 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary: The IRC Women's Protection & Empowerment (WPE) technical unit includes a team of experts that strive towards a vision whereby women and girls, with their communities, work to create a world where they are valued and live free from violence, and can exercise their rights to promote their own safety, equality and voice. The technical unit supports WPE programs in nearly 30 countries to adhere to minimum standards and principles of good practice in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. The technical unit is currently seeking a Technical Advisor to support counties in West Africa to meet the safety, health, psycho-social, and justice needs of women, girls, and survivors of gender-based violence.

    Job Overview/Summary: This position will provide remote and on-site technical support and assistance to three to six country programs, specifically through the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of comprehensive GBV programming in coordination with other program sectors. The Technical Advisor will support in-country technical staff to appropriately assess the continued needs of women and girls in displacement, conflict, and post-conflict contexts; pilot, evaluate and use new tools, resources and program models; and document evidence demonstrating the impact of the IRC's work. This position is also required to maintain strong relationships with WPE technical unit specialists, other technical units, regional units, in-country grants management staff, and senior management in each country.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Quality Technical Support

    • Ensure the coherence of field programming with the technical unit theory of change, providing feedback in both directions to advance our work and ensure services are reaching women and girls, including the most vulnerable populations, at the IRC.
    • Provide specific, supportive, and timely advice to country programs to support program quality and growth.
    • Participate in the Strategic Action Planning process to support relevant promotion of WPE programming in conjunction with other sectors and in line with country program priorities.
    • Review WPE-related proposals to ensure the design and proposed program is technically sound, is innovative, and is in line with technical unit, regional, and organizational priorities.
    • Communicate consistently with field staff, country management, and regional units to ensure that the needs and voices of the field, and specifically of women and girls, are considered in program implementation.

    Research and Evaluation

    • Provide technical oversight to research led in partnership with WPE programs, and play a strategic role in the development and implementation of dissemination strategies.

    • Assist WPE programs in developing meaningful evaluation strategies that contribute to learning and moving forward strategic priorities.

    • Work with country programs to ensure that donor-mandated evaluations are done in a timely and appropriate manner.

    • Liaise with the Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit on evaluation or research initiatives to ensure appropriate methodology, identify consultants or academic partners, and promote adherence to ethical and safety standards.

    • Contribute to analysis and documentation of lessons learned to further innovation in the field in line with existing GBV knowledge, resources, and strategic priorities.

    Collaboration and Engagement

    • Share and promote best practices and minimum standards with other Technical Units to further quality and comprehensive programming within the IRC.
    • Lead WPE priorities in cross-sectoral conversations with the aim of creating integrated and coherent programming that can best serve women and girls in the contexts we work.
    • Provide information to internal and external stakeholders looking for data about WPE programs in West Africa in conjunction with the country program.
    • Contribute to country-specific and regional advocacy related to women and girls in line with strategic priorities.
    • Work closely with the Senior Director, Senior Technical Advisor, and other relevant IRC staff to represent WPE programs in West Africa with donors, academics, and at inter-agency working groups and workshops.

    Other

    • Assist with recruitment of WPE program staff, interns, and consultants.
    • Support efforts to retain staff by contributing to their professional development through capacity building, mentoring, and other growth opportunities.
    • Maintain open and professional relationships within IRC to promote teamwork among the WPE global team and other technical units.
    • Act with commitment, integrity and accountability to the "IRC Way" - Global Standards for Professional Conduct.
    • Lead and/or work with other team members on strategic projects and initiatives, as needed and required.

    Job Requirements:

    Education: Graduate degree or equivalent in public health, social work, humanities or other relevant degree.

    Work Experience: Minimum five years of field-based GBV (or relevant sector) program management experience, preferably in a humanitarian or international development setting.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Demonstrate ability to turn concepts and strategy into measurable action, and experience leading on program design, monitoring and evaluation. Must have strong and effective communications skills, and the ability to present a broad array of information to inform and influence diverse audiences in multi-cultural environments. Demonstrate commitment and capacity to renew and maintain standards with best practices in the field.

    Language Skills: Fluent in English, French language skills preferred.

    Working Environment: DC or NY, flexible. Up to 35% travel is required.


    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci4yMDg5OS4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 27 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 25 U.S. cities.

    The Corporate Alliances Team is situated within the Strategic Development Team in the Revenue Department which is primarily responsible for acquiring and engaging new IRC audiences and prospective donors. Collegiate units on this team include Strategic Events, Direct Response, and Digital Advertising and Marketing.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    Under the direction of the Senior Officer, Corporate Alliances, the Manager, Corporate Alliances will support the Corporate Alliances existing portfolio management and assist with the development of pilot projects to advance the strategic objectives of the Corporate Alliances and Strategic Development Departments' goals: a) engaging younger and international audiences b) institutionalizing an annual New Roots Restaurant Fundraising & Lead Generation campaign and c) developing turn-key campaign marketing assets for corporate alliances. Support activities will include prospecting research, database management, identifying common goals and strategies with other corporate facing stakeholders at the IRC, and content development for pitches, proposals and cultivation. The Manager will generate written content for marketing collateral, social media, proposals, as well as partner reports and communications. As the Corporate Alliances portfolio partners expand to European markets, the Manager will correspondingly provide guidance on tweaking existing messaging for European and other global markets.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Manages internal communications and production calendars to optimize corporate alliance accounts through the Strategic Development team's initiatives (direct response, digital, special events and celebrity relations).
    • Develops regular turn-key content for the Corporate Alliance Program and tracks its impact on employee engagement, social media impressions, and lead generation.
    • Designs content for global audiences, and when applicable/possible, alters messaging based on global audiences, and when possible, provides translation support.
    • Identifies opportunities for, and organizes in-kind sponsorships of IRC events and initiatives.
    • Liases with marketing colleagues to compile and package the Revenue Department's marketing assets and materials for partnerships.
    • Liaises with Corporate Alliance colleagues on research initiatives in US Programs, such as employment placement analysis, youth programming/ Leaders in Training (LITs) alumni groups Job and Resource Developers, Procurement, Emergency Response Unit, and Economic Empowerment programs for information and program updates for partners
    • Manages and maintains a database of partner contacts, success metrics, and tracks relationship communications and actions
    • Contributes to strategic planning for a number of Corporate Alliance and Strategic Development initiatives.
    • Processes partner contracts, cause-marketing promotion agreements, invoicing and tracking of project expenses.
    • Supports Corporate Alliances portfolio through prospecting research, cultivation communications and partnership stewardship.
    • Project manages an annual cross-departmental New Roots marketing and fundraising campaign inclusive of an inaugural Restaurant-based fundraising initiative.
    • Special projects as assigned by the Senior Officer.

    Job Requirements:

    • Based in New York City area
    • 3 years of experience working in non-profit fundraising, retail accounts management, marketing or communications in the public or private sector
    • Undergraduate or Master's degree in International Studies, Marketing, Communications, or Business related fields is a plus.
    • Knowledge of international affairs, humanitarian work, and/or refugee and immigrant populations
    • The ability to work independently and also as part of an inter-departmental team
    • Strong writing skills
    • Organized, detail oriented, strong inter-personal skills, and professional demeanor
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
    • Experience with Fundraising Databases - especially Salesforce
    • Experience with Prezi a plus
    • Social Media Saavy a plus
    • Experience in the hospitality, food and restaurant industry a plus
    • French, Spanish and/or German language proficiency a plus

    Working Environment: Standard office work environment


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuMjQxODUuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Communications Director, Consumer Media and Campaigns

    Never heard of us Neither had many of the 18 million people we helped last year.

    In fact, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein had the idea to create the IRC, we are one of the leadering and largest humanitarian organizations in the world. With rescue and relief operations in 40 countries and resettlment offices in 25 U.S. cities, we are a $670 million organization with a $1.5 billion portfolio of programs. And we are growing exponentially because our humanitiarian support is needed like never before and because our 15,000-plus team members go to the toughest places on earth to provide relief.

    We also do cutting-edge research so that the IRC - and the humanitarian sector - can improve how humanitarian aid more effectively and efficiently. We believe that the world's 60 million displaced people require more than "aid as usual." Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation-a creative rethinking-in the global humanitarian response.

    Our strategy - IRC 2020 - answers that call. We are building programs that rebuild lives, providing more and faster rescue and relief, creating the capacity for systematic research to develop innovative approaches to crisis situations, and building collaboration with the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

    Responsibilities

    As a member of the IRC's Global Communications team, the Consumer and Campaigns Communications Director will spearhead the development of a Communications strategy that brings the IRC's story and profile to new audiences, especially target "elite" consumer audiences.

    The person in this new role will

    Be a communications expert who:

    • Identifies key IRC media and influencer targets that go beyond the sector and policy
    • Thinks about Communications in an integrated way. S/he will ask, What's the media angle What's the video opportunity How can we make this a compelling message on social
    • Works proactively with colleagues across the organization to mine, develop and secure opportunities in mainstream targeted top-tier and digital media that raise the IRC's profile

    Be a storyteller who:

    • Leads cross-functional efforts to identify and develop positioning for programs, partnerships and people in order to significantly bolster the impact of IRC campaigns. Similarly, craft simple and compelling narratives based on complex themes
    • Creates and gets buy-in for new and "big" ideas, then work with multiple internal and external constituencies to bring those ideas to fruition - and get results.
    • Expands our media reach and by identifying colorful "stories behind the story," resulting in IRC-feature coverage in target outlets, beats and channels

    Be a team player who:

    • Works collaboratively with Communications colleagues and our agency
    • Works our corporate and foundation partnerships team to developing compelling joint opportunities, including launches, announcements, and speaking opportunities
    • Is willing to push the organization out of its comfort zone (without breaking glass)

    Qualifications

    • Genuine excitement about the notion of bringing our amazing stories to new audiences

    • Seven + years in Consumer and/or Brand communications in the private, NGO or public sectors

    • A creative thinker who's able to navigate complexity and ambiguity to get to the heart of and cultivate a great story

    • An experienced generalist who thinks about and drives Communications across channels, e.g., video, digital, social, internal and media

    • A strategist, planner and do-er, i.e., someone who has and can lead the development of creative ideas and campaigns but who can also drive implementation

    • A history of developing profile-raising, dynamic public-private and/or luminary/celebrity campaigns, and a comfort level engaging with and providing counsel to high-profile people

    • Superior Communications "hard skills," e.g., a terrific writer with a demonstrated ability to develop, pitch and secure feature coverage in top-tier media


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci45NTA2NS4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

    The Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit spearheads IRC's work to use research, cost analysis, and monitoring data to inform decision making throughout the organization.

    The Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit spearheads IRC's work to use research, cost analysis, and monitoring data to inform decision making throughout the organization.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    This position will manage existing grants, with significant focus on a DFID grant for effectiveness and responsiveness, and will manage proposals for future grants for the Research, Evaluation and Learning Unit. Responsibilities will include all financial management: analysis of spending, forecasts (in conjunction with programmatic staff), control and processing of budget realignments, preparation of donor and internal management reports, monitoring and spending, and analysis and preparation of data associated with value for money reporting. The post holder will also be responsible for compliance oversight, coordinating donor reporting, and proposal writing. This is a challenging position that requires strong organization skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a distributed, multi-cultural environment.

    The role reports to the Deputy Director for Evidence to Action, within the IRC's Research, Evaluation and Learning team.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Budget management, forecasting and reporting

    • Prepare and maintain project budgets to ensure data is complete and maintained on a timely basis.
    • Work with the Deputy Director to ensure that the budget reflects the programmatic needs of the project; Coordinate regular budget reviews with the Deputy Director and program staff
    • Create T2 code for TU-led grants and ensuring all items entered into SUN at HQ
    • Issue and process invoices, payments to countries/ TUs and payments to partner
    • Create a clear structure for the management of project costs across several functions for the Effectiveness and Responsiveness Programme and other programmes as directed.
    • Ensure the owners of each of the work streams have the financial support, information and understanding to deliver on their project area(s) within budget
    • Coordinate and support budget realignments and annual budget reviews, when relevant (including support to countries)
    • Work with the Deputy Director to prepare and regularly update spending plans, lead the preparation of forecasts, including for donor reporting.
    • Develop clear guidance on financial rules and processes, for technical units (and country offices, if relevant)
    • Work with the Deputy Director to communicate financial rules and processes and ensure compliance across TUs

    Financial Management

    • On a monthly basis prepare Budget Versus Actual reports for and send to Deputy Director and to other relevant staff. The expenditure report should include a brief commentary on matters arising as identified from the report.
    • Prepare six monthly and final financial report as per donor requirements, ensuring it is complete, accurate and produced on a time to ensure adequate review, approval and submission by IPT in IRC-UK.
    • Ensure financial reports are produced in compliance with DFID's exchange rate policies, including keeping track of expenditure in currencies other than GBP and identifying the rate at which they need to be converted into GBP.
    • Monitoring income from donors and funds transfers

    Financial and Narrative Donor Reporting

    • Where necessary develop (in conjunction with IPT for European donors) and provide reporting templates to relevant teams, ensure use of consistent templates
    • Act as focal point and coordinator of narrative reports for grants
    • Ensure that financial and narrative reporting meets donor requirements, quality standards and is submitted in compliance with donor reporting deadlines.

    Proposal writing

    • Collate inputs for grant proposals for new opportunities, write proposal sections, edit inputs from colleagues, prepare budgets, and coordinate internal reviews and approvals before submission.

    Other

    • Ensure quality information management related to grants by overseeing the regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, and updating of internal IRC documentation and Grant Unit tools.
    • Supporting audits for grants

    Job Requirements:

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics or Business Studies or other relevant financial qualification.
    • Minimum 5 years experience in a Finance or relevant department
    • Knowledge of finance systems and computerized accounting software, preferably SUN System and high-level Excel.
    • Prior working experience with international donor funded organization.
    • Demonstrated previous responsibility in managing significant budgets
    • Demonstrated expertise in writing and editing proposals, with the ability to communicate clearly, concisely and with high impact
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in a distributed, multi-cultural environment: ability to build good working relationship with project team and partners at a range of levels and in different locations
    • Ability to work independently
    • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to be flexible and to work well under pressure, to deal with multiple competing priorities and to multi-task, and to manage time effectively

    • High level of proficiency with MS Office

    Preferred Additional Requirements

    • Knowledge of French or Arabic

    Working Environment:

    • Standard office work environment
    • Limited travel as needed

    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Y29yZXkuMDUwNzMuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Yemen
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    BACKGROUND:

    Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world and has been plagued with internal conflicts in recent years. The humanitarian conditions in Yemen deteriorated rapidly since 26 March 2015 with the beginning of Saudi-led air campaign to stop the expansion of Houthi militias and their supporters towards the south of the country. Before the latest escalation of conflict 15.9 million people in Yemen (61% of the population) required some form of humanitarian assistance in 2015. Currently, an estimated 20 million people lack access to safe water or sanitation; 12.5 million people are food insecure, of whom about 6 million are severely food insecure; 1.6 million people are suffering from acute malnutrition; and about 8.4 million people are in need of health services.

    The International Rescue Committee began its health, Nutrition and WASH programs in response to the impact of conflicts in Abyan and Aden Governorates in October 2012. The health interventions are aimed at increasing access to curative and preventive health services; while the nutrition intervention is to ensure children under five have access to inpatient and outpatient treatment for severe and moderate acute malnutrition. The main activities include primary health care, reproductive health and ante-natal care, nutrition and immunization services as well as drug provision and outreach activities.

    The IRC Yemen's Environmental Health interventions are integral component of the epidemic prevention strategy. The WASH intervention aims to reduce the risk and spread of environmental health related diseases among disaster affected communities. It focuses on the provision of safe and dignified access to improved water supply and sanitation facilities to disaster affected communities and health facilities; the promotion of safe hygiene practices and the strengthening of community institutions, including health facilities to support and sustain WASH services.

    To address the recent and currently ongoing conflict the IRC has also started implementing Health and WASH emergency interventions providing support to war affected populations, IDPs and host families through provision to medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to hospitals and health facilities, provision of NFI and WASH interventions.

    JOB OVERVIEW:

    The Environmental Health (EH) Coordinator is responsible for strategy development, program design, and technical support to ensure quality implementation, standardization, monitoring and evaluation of all activities in the WASH sector. Primary duties will include strengthening EH activities and providing technical oversight of this program across all sites of implementation.

    A second focus is on emergency response capability, with the ability to respond to a fluid programming context, and deliver key services rapidly and effectively.

    The EH Coordinator reports to the Country Director and is based in Sana'a, Yemen. Depending on security outlook, this role may include regular travel within Yemen. Followed the evacuation back in March the position is relocated to Amman for temporary period.

    This is an unaccompanied position.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The EH Coordinator shall:

    Program Management & Development

    • Oversee the technical aspects of the implementation and coordination of the EH program, providing support to the program managers and field teams to develop work plans to guide implementation of approved grants.
    • Visit country field offices as and where possible, developing close and effective communication with local teams.
    • Support the program managers and field teams in the technical design, implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community.
    • Develop and/or improve monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the EH program, ensuring that the EH teams in the field actively monitor set indicators and effectively address concerns of the target communities.
    • Coordinate and participate in the development of new proposals and initiatives for the IRC EH program in accordance with the country program strategic plan, IRC program framework and IRC EH strategies.
    • Coordinate and participate in the development of budgets for program proposals in conjunction with the grants and finance departments.
    • Work with the Deputy Director of Programs and the EH team to strengthen the WASH sector in Yemen, defining the strategic direction of EH programming and establishing a Country Sector Strategy.
    • Liaise regularly with the relevant HQ technical units.

    Emergency Response Programming

    • Support emergency needs assessments in response to the developing humanitarian situation.
    • Together with local teams, develop programs and proposals for rapid and timely support of populations affected by conflict.

    Staff Support

    • Establish regular and direct communication lines with the program managers.
    • Work with the Field Coordinators/Managers to ensure technical aspects of the Performance Management System documentation for the program teams is in place and followed up regularly.
    • Provide ongoing training and technical support and guidance to the program managers, and ensure all EH staff adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
    • Conduct technical interviews of candidates for EH program manager positions and other roles as needed.

      Grants Management and Reporting

    • Review progress in achieving program objectives and targets in collaboration with the programs managers.

    • Participate in Grants Opening, Mid-Term and Closing meetings.

    • Develop technical aspects of internal and external reports within agreed deadlines using IRC and donor formats, as required.

    • In collaboration with program managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for EH programs on a monthly basis. Bring any over/under expenditure issues to the attention of the Program Managers in a timely manner and jointly develop corrective plans in collaboration with the DDP and the Grants team.

      Representation and Coordination

    • In coordination with the DDP actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the Yemen response, including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.

    • Establish networks with UN, INGOs, and local partners to promote technical capacity and develop strategic partnerships, including active participation in cluster meetings.

    • Participate in inter-agency EH forums at national and international levels.

    • Represent the EH program with national authorities, non-state actors, UN agencies, NGOs, and donors.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • MSc or equivalent in Civil, Environmental Engineering or Public Health (MPH) degrees, with Water and Sanitation specialization preferred.
    • Experience working in humanitarian and insecure environments. Minimum of five years overseas professional experience in program design, implementation in the field of environmental health.
    • Experience in emergency response.
    • Ability to remotely work with teams in an advising role, and strong understanding and experience of remote monitoring approaches.
    • Demonstrated experience in project design and development, including needs assessment and proposal development.
    • Demonstrated experience in capacity building
    • Demonstrated experience in project management, including budget management
    • Understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Yemen context as well as conflict sensitivity
    • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, INGOs and other stakeholders
    • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills
    • Fluency in English; Arabic language a strong advantage.
    • Excellent oral and written skills and computer skills.
    • Additional qualities: ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, adaptability to transitions

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT :

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    Security level orange. The situation in Sana'a is tense at the moment and remains unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, and looting. There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

    HOUSING:

    Lodging in Sana'a is in a private bedroom, with a shared bathroom, in a shared IRC guesthouse. In field sites, accommodation similar to the head office. All IRC sites have electricity and internet all day through. Food is the individual's responsibility.

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci4zNDMwOC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Kenya
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary

    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." (Albert Einstein)

    The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities. Learn more at Rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook .

    Job Overview/Summary

    Focused on technical system support for country programs, the Data Platform Support Specialist is a member of the team responsible for IRC's new global measurement data platform, which is centered on the DHIS2 platform. Working in partnership with field staff, IT, International Programs Department, and technical units, the Support Specialist performs a key role in ensuring the success of data platform system functionality for the IRC user community.

    Specific tasks include project data migration, project configuration, technical assistance and issues escalation, front line help desk application support, and participation in setting standards for processes, data quality, security, and systems configurations.

    The position is based in IRC's Program Quality Unit to ensure close contact with technical units and country programs and acts as a conduit to further IT and vendor systems support.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support and backstopping to field and HQ staff using the IRC data platform
    • Communicate with country focal points as to overall systems changes, needs, and questions, and advocate for systems improvements
    • Provide escalated support to country programs and HQ, and manage further escalation of support questions to the vendor, IT or programs staff
    • Ensure the data platform and systems adhere to IRC systems standards and processes
    • On a project-by-project basis, migrate data from existing sources (e.g., spreadsheets) into the data platform
    • Work with country teams to configure new projects in the data platform, including clarifying indicator definitions, then creating datasets, data elements, indicators, and other relevant DHIS2 objects
    • Participate in the design, implementation, and operation of data quality processes as they apply to the data platform
    • Analyze data platform issues and gaps and identify solutions
    • Participate in the maintenance of systems and user documentation

    Required Skills

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • At least two years of experience implementing and / or supporting DHIS2 including project and core system configuration
    • Experience with M&E
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (requirements and design specifications) form, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
    • Good listening skills
    • Strong analytic curiosity and innovative problem solving skills using a systems thinking approach
    • Proven ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional team structure
    • Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships across all departments and levels of the organization

    Preferred Skills

    • Direct international experience implementing programs or M&E in an NGO context
    • Experience with the DHIS2 tracker module
    • Experience with SQL and / or data modeling
    • Experience providing support for enterprise-level platforms with substantial numbers of users across global time zones and varying IT infrastructure
    • Familiarity with mobile data collection and/or case management tools such as Ona, CommCare, Kobocat, Magpi, mFieldWork, OpenEMIS
    • Experience with enterprise data architectures, integration and master data management
    • Experience with the delivery of systems functionality in low/intermittent bandwidth scenarios for managing data
    • Experience with GIS such as ESRI
    • Knowledge of French or Arabic

    Working Environment:

    • Standard office working environment
    • Some international travel as needed

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci44MDg3My4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary:

    The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

    The IRC has defined a new strategic mission and vision, with strategic objectives that will be realized through specific initiatives, as part of the overall IRC strategy implementation. Two of these initiatives are Outcomes & Evidence and Research & Development, aimed at improving the effectiveness of our interventions and investing in the research, development and demonstration of new interventions and delivery models. These two initiatives are owned by the IRC's Research, Evaluation & Learning team.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    This role is responsible for project management of the Outcomes & Evidence and Research & Development initiatives. This is a challenging position which requires strong organization skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a distributed, multicultural environment.

    The role reports to the Senior Director of Research, Evaluation & Learning and will work closely with the delivery leads of each of the two initiatives for Outcomes & Evidence and Research & Development, as well as other colleagues across the IRC.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Complete project planning and scheduling for the initiatives, from the high-level planning phase to detailed short-term activity scheduling.
    • Provide timely input to the Strategy Implementation governance and progress reporting processes.
    • Support Initiative and Delivery Owners effectively, and ensure that dependencies, conflicts and risks are coordinated across other initiatives.
    • Drive project progress and coordinate the activities of cross-functional team members, including task and action tracking.
    • Proactively manage project risks, dependencies, issues, gaps and resource conflicts.
    • Engage and facilitate meetings with stakeholders across globally distributed business units, and coordinate stakeholder communications.
    • Ensure that project communications are timely, relevant and accurate, including regular status updates.
    • Provide input to budget management processes so that expenditure can be tracked and accurate projections can be maintained.
    • Support the project teams in their use of tools for documents management, collaboration and task management.

    Job Requirements:

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least 4 years of progressive experience as a project coordinator or project manager
    • Experience in project managing large-scale, cross-functional projects
    • Experience in facilitating governance processes
    • Excellent writing, presentation and meeting facilitation skills
    • Skills in managing and reporting budgets
    • Experience in using project management methodologies, templates, tools and processes
    • High level of proficiency with MS Office, documents management solutions and project management tools

    Preferred Additional Requirements

    • Experience in working with a Project Management Office, or equivalent structure
    • Understanding of the challenges related to implementing organizational change in the sector
    • Experience with Box document management and WebEx
    • Knowledge of French or Arabic
    • Project Management certification

    Working Environment:

    • Standard office work environment
    • Some travel as needed

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci43ODEwMC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Background/IRC Summary:

    The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD TU) provides dynamic support and consultation to IRC's field offices on livelihoods and market-driven programming - including emergency cash transfers, financial inclusion, agriculture and enterprise development. The unit provides direct technical assistance to field staff, ensuring innovation, promotion of best practices, and improvements to information collection and analysis for all economic/livelihoods programming implemented by the organization, from emergency response to post-crisis recovery.

    The Research and Development (R&D) Officer will play a critical role within the ERD TU to support, capture and disseminate learning on IRC's R&D work related to cash-based interventions. The IRC is committed to increasing the use of cash programming in humanitarian settings and sees improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness of cash delivery as a core part of achieving this.

    Job Overview/Summary:

    The primary role of the R&D Officer is to spearhead research, learning and global dissemination activities for a cash R&D project in Pakistan. The project will be implemented by IRC Pakistan in partnership with technology company Segovia. Funding is anticipated form USAID/ NetHope and DFID. The purpose of the project is to improve metrics around cost, speed and user experience of cash delivery by focusing on two specific pain points: (1) beneficiary identification and targeting; (2) cash distribution integration with payment platforms. The project will use a rapid pilot and learning process for continual improvements until core metrics are sufficiently improved. The planned learning outputs for the project include: baseline assessment of core metrics; design and results papers for targeting pilots; full pilot performance evaluation; policy and practice paper with key recommendations.

    Major Responsibilities:

    With support and guidance from the Senior Director for ERD, the R&D Officer will be responsible for:

    • Leading the implementation of all research and learning activities in Pakistan, in collaboration with IRC Pakistan and external research and implementation partners.
    • Producing learning outputs throughout project implementation - including, assessment/ pilot reports, project updates and memos, blog posts, briefing papers, presentations etc.
    • Ensuring regular communications on R&D progress across the IRC and to key external audiences; working with the communications team to support dissemination.
    • Supporting and ensuring broad collaboration across project partners - identifying issues and recommending solutions to accountable parties as needed;
    • Serving as the key focal point within the ERD technical unit, bridging communications and support between various HQ departments and technical advisors, IRC Pakistan and external stakeholders.
    • Other tasks related to cash-related research and learning, as needed.

    Job Requirements:

    Education: Advanced degree in relevant field such as economics, statistics, international development / public policy, or other social sciences* Advanced training in quantitative data analysis, empirical research, and/or evaluation methodologies highly desired * Technical understanding of economic recovery & development in humanitarian response contexts preferred

    Work Experience: Minimum three (3) years experience designing, implementing, and supporting research activities, with at least one (1) year international experience managing field-based research. Ideal candidate will also have experience designing research activities that incorporate information communications technology (ICT) for mobile data collection and information management / visualization / analysis.

    Experience supporting programs in emergency, conflict, and/or protracted crisis contexts highly desired.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Strong knowledge of quantitative research methods.. Experience with cash-based programming is highly desired but not required.
    • Experience implementing rigorous research projects in development or humanitarian settings.
    • Superior internal and external communication and coordination skills and capable of fostering strong cross-agency collaboration to achieve shared ambitions and goals.
    • Excellent writing skills required and proven experience writing reports or documents for publication.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Committed to the central role of evidence-generation and use in humanitarian programming and highly motivated to promote the broader uptake of effective and efficient humanitarian response efforts.

    Language Skills: Urdu desirable


    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci4wODc2Ny4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

    Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs), Iraqi refugee returnees and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country with activities focused on education, protection and rule of law, women's protection and empowerment, child protection and livelihoods activities.

    SCOPE OF WORK: The Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator will be responsible for overall leadership, coordination and providing technical oversight and support for an expanding women's protection and empowerment portfolio in Iraq including community based women's protection/GBV prevention and response programming targeting Iraqi displaced persons and vulnerable host communities in central Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, as well as the IRC's Syrian refugee response programming in northern Iraq that is based in refugee camp settings and urban areas. This includes collaboration with and mentoring of local partners in the implementation of 1) case management; psychosocial support; legal support; and empowerment activities to GBV survivors and vulnerable women and girls through the operation of Listening Centers; 2) GBV prevention activities, including engaging men and boys in IDP, refugee, and host communities; 3) training and capacity building activities with other NGO actors to improve the quality of case management and psychosocial support to GBV survivors; and 4) access to justice programming that includes legal training, awareness, advocacy and representation to GBV survivors. The WPE Coordinator will also be responsible for business development and strategic positioning of the WPE programming in Iraq.

    The position will be based in Erbil (Kurdistan) with frequent travel throughout the Kurdistan Region including Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah as well as Baghdad and possibly other central governorates as the security situation permits. S/He will report to the IRC Iraq Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and coordinate closely with the WPE technical unit based in New York or the Regional Office.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Technical Quality

    • Provide guidance on program design from the outset of business develop to implementation phases of project life cycles;

    • Provide clear technical support, supervisory guidance, training and mentoring to all WPE programs, activities and teams in Iraq and in close coordination with the Senior Protection Coordinator, the DDP as well as the Country Director (CD) to ensure consistent, harmonized and quality program design and implementation across programs and regions;

    • Ensure IRC and its partners' program staff adheres to best-practice WPE/GBV professional standards and principles through technical support and mentoring by the WPE management team.

    • Strategic Planning

    • Provide cohesive leadership to WPE programming in Iraq, ensuring that priorities and opportunities identified are in line with IRC Iraq's strategic plan and goals;

    • Working closely with the DDP and the CD, lead the development of new business concepts for the expansion and strengthening of WPE programming in Iraq;

    • Remain abreast of ongoing trends in Iraq and in the region as related to WPE programming, and provide regular updates on these trends and how they affect programming to the Senior Management Team;

    • Participate in the Strategic Action Planning process as needed.

    • Representation & Advocacy

    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with donors and potential donors in Iraq and the region;

    • Actively participate in GBV Sub-Working Groups and other coordination mechanisms both in central and northern Iraq;

    • Maintain strong relationships with relevant government partners involved in WPE activities throughout Iraq;

    • Work with IRC Iraq's advocacy focal point on the development of advocacy messages around women's protection and gender-based violence focusing on both Iraqis and the Syrian refugee population in Iraq.

    • Staff Supervision & Development

    • Directly recruit and technically supervise WPE management team in northern and central Iraq, including WPE Senior Managers; directly supervise Managers based in Erbil;

    • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to the WPE team to promote harmonized program approaches and strategies;

    • Overall responsible for program organizational chart, staff workplans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities;

    • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, and probation and annual performance reviews;

    • Work with the staff to ensure performance objectives are regularly reviewed and met;

    • If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies;

    • Deliver and execute a plan to hire, train and build capacity of staff;

    • Build capacity of the team under his/her supervision in the different selected program methodologies, and provide ongoing coaching and support of staff to ensure high-quality program implementation;

    • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures;

    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

    • Grant Monitoring

    • Working closely with the DDP and the WPE management team to develop, adapt and implement harmonized monitoring and evaluation systems; analyzing results to ensure program effectiveness and quality, with a focus on the impact of IRC WPE programs throughout Iraq;

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Professional Standards The IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way-Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Programs
    • Position directly supervises: Erbil-based WPE Program Managers (currently one)
    • Position technically supervises: Field-based Program Managers and Senior Program Managers (currently two)

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    • Internal: Country Director, Senior Management Team; WPE Technical Unit, WPE Coordinator, Cross border, other program coordinators, Grants team
    • External: Regional government and Iraqi Government officials, public and private donor agencies, international and national NGOs, UN agencies, partner organizations, foreign governments

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Advanced degree in Social Work, Women's Studies, or other related field
    • Minimum 5 years professional experience developing, managing, and evaluating GBV prevention and response programs in emergency and community-based settings; strong project planning and organizational skills
    • Thorough understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies in GBV response (case management, psychosocial support, legal support) and GBV primary prevention and risk reduction
    • Experience implementing GBV response and prevention programs in collaboration with local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations
    • Proven experience supervising and providing case management services and psychosocial support services
    • Previous experience managing programs financed through US, EU, UN and private foundations, with strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Successful experience in developing new programs in line with strategic goals
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and advocacy with external parties
    • Experience managing, supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
    • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
    • Successful experience working within a volatile security environment is a must, as is ability to work in a potentially unstable security environment
    • Fluency in spoken and written English required, knowledge of Kurdish or Arabic a plus; and a sense of humor.

    Working Environment: This position will be based in Erbil with travel to the Kurdistan Region. IRC provides shared guest housing with internet connection, electricity, amenities, and an on-call driver. Movement in Erbil is flexible but may be restricted at times due to the security situation.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

    Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs), Iraqi refugee returnees and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country with activities focused on education, protection and rule of law, women's protection and empowerment, child protection and livelihoods activities.

    SCOPE OF WORK: The Interim Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator will be responsible for overall leadership, coordination and providing technical oversight and support for an expanding women's protection and empowerment portfolio in Iraq including community based women's protection/GBV prevention and response programming targeting Iraqi displaced persons and vulnerable host communities in central Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, as well as the IRC's Syrian refugee response programming in northern Iraq that is based in refugee camp settings and urban areas. This includes collaboration with and mentoring of local partners in the implementation of 1) case management; psychosocial support; legal support; and empowerment activities to GBV survivors and vulnerable women and girls through the operation of Listening Centers; 2) GBV prevention activities, including engaging men and boys in IDP, refugee, and host communities; 3) training and capacity building activities with other NGO actors to improve the quality of case management and psychosocial support to GBV survivors; and 4) access to justice programming that includes legal training, awareness, advocacy and representation to GBV survivors. The Interim WPE Coordinator will also be responsible for business development and strategic positioning of the WPE programming in Iraq.

    The position will be based in Erbil (Kurdistan) with frequent travel throughout the Kurdistan Region including Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah as well as Baghdad and possibly other central governorates as the security situation permits. S/He will report to the IRC Iraq Deputy Director of Programs (DDP) and coordinate closely with the WPE technical unit based in New York or the Regional Office.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Technical Quality

    • Provide guidance on program design from the outset of business develop to implementation phases of project life cycles;

    • Provide clear technical support, supervisory guidance to all WPE programs, activities and teams in Iraq;

    • Ensure IRC and its partners' program staff adheres to best-practice WPE/GBV professional standards and principles through technical support and mentoring by the WPE management team.

    • Strategic Planning

    • Working closely with the DDP and the CD, lead the development of new business concepts for the expansion and strengthening of WPE programming in Iraq;

    • Participate in the Strategic Action Planning process as needed.

    • Representation & Advocacy

    • Actively participate in GBV Sub-Working Groups and other coordination mechanisms both in central and northern Iraq;

    • Work with IRC Iraq's advocacy focal point on the development of advocacy messages around women's protection and gender-based violence focusing on both Iraqis and the Syrian refugee population in Iraq.

    • Staff Supervision & Development

    • Directly recruit and technically supervise WPE management team in northern and central Iraq, including WPE Senior Managers; directly supervise Managers based in Erbil;

    • Provide on-the-job training and coaching to the WPE team to promote harmonized program approaches and strategies;

    • Overall responsible for program organizational chart, staff workplans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities;

    • Work with the staff to ensure performance objectives are regularly reviewed and met;

    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

    • Grant Monitoring

    • Working closely with the DDP and the WPE management team to develop, adapt and implement harmonized monitoring and evaluation systems; analyzing results to ensure program effectiveness and quality, with a focus on the impact of IRC WPE programs throughout Iraq;

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Professional Standards The IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way-Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Key Working Relationships

    • Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Programs
    • Position directly supervises: Erbil-based WPE Program Managers (currently one)
    • Position technically supervises: Field-based Program Managers and Senior Program Managers (currently two)

    Other Internal and/or external contacts

    • Internal: Country Director, Senior Management Team; WPE Technical Unit, WPE Coordinator, Cross border, other program coordinators, Grants team
    • External: Regional government and Iraqi Government officials, public and private donor agencies, international and national NGOs, UN agencies, partner organizations, foreign governments

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Advanced degree in Social Work, Women's Studies, or other related field
    • 3- 5 years professional experience developing, managing, and evaluating GBV prevention and response programs in emergency and community-based settings; strong project planning and organizational skills
    • Thorough understanding of best practices and evidence-based strategies in GBV response (case management, psychosocial support, legal support) and GBV primary prevention and risk reduction
    • Experience implementing GBV response and prevention programs in collaboration with local partners and providing direct technical support to local organizations
    • Proven experience supervising and providing case management services and psychosocial support services
    • Previous experience managing programs financed through US, EU, UN and private foundations, with strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Successful experience in developing new programs in line with strategic goals
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and advocacy with external parties;
    • Experience managing, supervising, coaching and mentoring staff
    • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
    • Successful experience working within a volatile security environment is a must, as is ability to work in a potentially unstable security environment
    • Fluency in spoken and written English required, knowledge of Kurdish or Arabic a plus and sense of humor

    Working Environment: This position will be based in Erbil with travel to the Kurdistan Region. IRC provides shared guest housing with internet connection, electricity, amenities, and an on-call driver. Movement in Erbil is flexible but may be restricted at times due to the security situation.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuNDY0MzAuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are over 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    The IRC Jordan program was established in 2007 and is currently operating programs in Jordan and southern Syria with an annual budget of $36 million; approximately $25 million is for southern Syria. The IRC is currently providing humanitarian assistance in southern Syria in the sectors of protection, health and economic recovery and development through partnerships with Syrian NGOs and provision of life-saving relief items.

    POSITION OVERVIEW: The Health Partnership Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and supporting, in close collaboration with all national health partner organizations, the implementation of all of the IRC's health programming in southern Syria. S/he will provide technical and managerial leadership to the health program and ensure all activities are of high quality and respond to assessed needs. S/he will ensure program delivery is on time and on budget, ensure business development efforts maintain and expand health services based on needs, and ensure capacity building for national partners is prioritized to ensure the response is partner-led based on needs on the ground; all of the IRC's health funding is implemented through Syrian partners, thus candidates should have strong backgrounds in partnership and sub-grant management.

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Position reports to: Deputy Director of Cross-Border Programs (DDXB)
    • Position directly supervises: None but serves as liaison with partners on health issues
    • Indirect reporting: Regional Health Technical Advisor

    Other Internal and/or external contacts:

    • Internal: Subgrants Unit, Cross Border Unit, Finance, Supply Chain
    • External: Jordan Hub Health Sector Working Group, OCHA, other cross border health partners, donors

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Program Management

    • Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to health programs in southern Syria;

    • Lead design processes that ensure new or adapted programming for the health sector focuses on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches based on partner inputs;

    • Supervise and provide technical support to Syrian health partners;

    • Coordinate closely and liaise regularly with the DDXB, sub-grants and grants units and cross border team to ensure quality implementation and business development and to ensure quality management and compliance to donor requirements;

    • Support partners in ensuring smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up) and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations;

    • Ensure that the health department produces high quality inputs as part of the development and maintenance of program-specific budget management tools, including but not limited to, activity plans, Gantt charts, procurement plans, financial forecasts, and budget vs. actuals;

    • Actively participate in the Grant Management Meeting process;

    • Provide training to program teams on IRC activities and health best practices;

    • Liaise with Technical Advisors on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided when needed;

    • Work with DDXB and WHO to support IRC role as Health Working Group co-lead, and other relevant coordination structures, to ensure harmonized implementation approaches;

    • Ensure the implementation of existing M&E systems, provide guidance where needed to improve the effectiveness of these systems and work to ensure output and impact data are captured and used to optimize program quality and identify efficiencies;

    • Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time.

    • Technical Quality

    • Ensure that all IRC healthcare projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to objectives, goals and indicators established by SPHERE and IRC and in line with donor requirements based on beneficiary needs;

    • Identify, monitor, report unmet health needs and explore the potential for IRC addressing those needs. Conduct additional needs assessments, as required;

    • Ensure procurement of medical supplies and materials, including drugs, is fully compliant with Donor and IRC rules and regulations;

    • Provide technical assistance including supportive supervision to all health partners;

    • Support partners to adapt and develop where necessary functional primary healthcare systems and services that can include: reproductive health, child health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, health information, drug management, infection control, referral systems, etc;

    • Analyze health data collected from the field, to obtain evidence based trends in diseases and other healthcare related issues identified;

    • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent health strategy across partner IRC's health interventions in southern Syria;

    • Ensure all implementation plans employ a programmatic approach that integrates the needs of other sectors of work.

    • Partnership Management

    • Maintain and strengthen relationships with health partners; oversee health partner program implementation, proposal design and technical quality standards;

    • Review partner budgets, reports and other implementation/proposal inputs;

    • Provide quarterly technical health trainings to partners;

    • Actively pursue additional health partnerships as appropriate;

    • Work closely with partners to identify their capacity building needs.

    • HR & Staff Capacity Building

    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions;

    • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures;

    • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the capacity of partners in Syria;

    • Establish health support positions for Amman team as needed, including developing job descriptions, recruiting and managing new staff.

    • Coordination

    • Along with the DDXB and the Senior XB Manager, serve as co-lead with WHO at the Health Sector Working Group;

    • Work closely with the IRC Whole of Syria (WoS) Health Co-Lead to ensure strong links between the Jordan Hub and the WoS architecture;

    • Play an active role in the planning and execution of the country overall and sector strategies.

    • Other

    • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

    Professional Standards The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Public health professional; preferably with a clinical and a capacity-building background
    • Minimum of 6 years professional experience in management of health emergencies and INGO experience required
    • Substantial experience in working through health partners in an advisory/mentoring role
    • Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
    • Proven technical writing skills
    • Proposal writing acumen and experience
    • Minimum budget management experience of $1,000,000 USD+
    • Must be capable of applying his/her skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others
    • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace
    • Fluent in spoken and written English
    • Functional Arabic is a strong asset

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Amman is currently not assessed as a high-risk environment and it remains a generally safe city as long as IRC security protocols are observed. The post is fully accompanied and housing will be provided by IRC according to the IRC Jordan housing policy.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuODUwMDQuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND: The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC's assistance programs for Syrian refugees in Jordan include both camp-based (Zaatari and Azraq camps) and host communities-based refugee assistance (Mafraq, Ramtha, Irbid). Through 3 Women's Centers and 2 Primary and Reproductive Health Clinics, as well as mobile approaches to service delivery, the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) team is implementing comprehensive GBV prevention and response programming with funding from a wide range of donors, including specialized case management, psychosocial support, and safe spaces. Women-driven recreational activities as well as life skills activities with adolescent girls and training with their caregivers are also offered, along with activities targeting the reduction of domestic violence through women's socio-economic empowerment.

    SCOPE OF WORK: The Interim WPE Coordinator will be responsible for the technical oversight of the WPE program, for ensuring donor compliance and for contributing to the development of WPE programming in Jordan. The position technically supervises a field-based WPE Manager and a Service Delivery Specialist. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Programs and receiving technical guidance from the Syria Response Region WPE Technical Advisor, the Interim WPE Coordinator is based in Amman with frequent and regular travel to urban program sites in northern Jordan.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Technical Quality

    • Provide clear technical support, supervision and guidance to the WPE team;

    • Ensure staff adhere to GBV best-practice and professional standards and principles through technical support and trainings;

    • Identify technical gaps in the program and devise solutions to meet those gaps, including modifying existing training resources and identifying short-term consultants;

    • Develop targeted, tailored capacity building plans for WPE staff and partners, ensuring that training and capacity building meet the respective needs of WPE and partners and reflects their respective priorities;

    • Support the development of the IRC Jordan Strategic Action Plan;

    • Oversee the handover of IRC's WPE direct service activities to its national implementing partner;

    • Support the collaboration of WPE programming across other IRC sectors including Economic Recovery and Development, Child Protection and Health.

    • Monitoring & Evaluation

    • Working closely with the WPE Program Manager, support the development and implementation of ethical and safe monitoring and evaluation systems, including program monitoring tools and the utilization of the GBVIMS;

    • Oversee and ensure analysis of results are conducted and guide WPE staff to use these results to enhance program effectiveness and quality.

    • Staff Supervision & Development

    • Technically supervise the WPE Manager based in northern Jordan and work closely with Field Coordinator who directly supervises the WPE Manager;

    • Supervise the Service Delivery Specialist;

    • Build team cohesion, promoting a strong team spirit and ensuring appropriate sharing of resources, best practices and lessons learned between urban- and camp-based programs;

    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions;

    • Oversee jointly with the Field Coordinator timely completion and submission of monthly timesheets, probation reviews and annual performance reviews;

    • Assist with the recruitment of WPE staff, in coordination with HR and field based managers;

    • Provide technical performance management (setting of objectives, appraisals and development plans) to staff;

    • Based on assessments of staffing skills gaps, develop a capacity building plan for WPE staff;

    • Overall responsibility for staff work plans, and training/development activities.

    • Grant Monitoring

    • Support and ensure donor compliance, including appropriate and timely spending of grants to achieve program goals, grant reporting contributions, use and distribution of supplies and resources;

    • Support the submission of timely, accurate and well written donor reports and other reporting requirements for all WPE programming in Jordan;

    • Lead the development of new business concepts for the expansion of WPE programming in Jordan with technical support and guidance from WPE Technical Advisor.

    • Coordination

    • Ensure regular representation of the IRC in all relevant coordination mechanisms (including the SGBV sub-working group, the Protection Working Group and the Early Marriage Task Force);

    • Act as focal person and attend meetings of the GBVIMS Task Force.

    Professional Standards The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Advanced degree in Social Work, Women's Studies, or other related field
    • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in implementation of emergency GBV programming
    • Proven experience working in emergency contexts
    • Proven experience supervising and providing case management services and support
    • Prior international experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments; regional or in-country experience preferred
    • Strong program/technical and budget management skills
    • Solid experience with planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols, guiding principles and service provision
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
    • Must be capable of applying skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others
    • Proven track record in working with teams, showing high performance in a multi-cultural environment, demonstrating flexibility, and able to handle pressure with professional grace
    • Fluency in English required, Arabic an asset

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Amman is currently not assessed as a high-risk environment and it remains a generally safe city as long as IRC security protocols are observed. The post is fully accompanied and housing will be provided by IRC according to the IRC Jordan housing policy.


    How to apply:

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  • 07/30/15--14:22: Iraq: Health Coordinator
  • Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2015

    BACKGROUND:

    Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    IRC's activities in northeastern Syria focus on providing basic health services, food and non-food items, livelihoods assistance, and services for women and girls, forming part of a regional humanitarian responses.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The Health Coordinator will provide leadership, strategic vision and technical support to all aspects of the health program in northeastern Syria. S/he will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities, design and direction of the program. In addition, s/he will ensure that the health program is implemented in accordance with international protocols, guidelines and best practices. S/he will promote the quality of care provided through the IRC health services. This position supervises the senior health services officer, community health manager and reproductive health officer and reports to the deputy director.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Program Quality & Implementation

    • Provide technical and management leadership to all health programs in eastern Syria in accordance with best practice and IRC policy.
    • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent health strategy across all health interventions in Syria through close cooperation with IRC's Turkey based program.
    • Identify unmet needs in the health sector in the selected area and identify potential means for the IRC to address those needs. Conduct needs assessments both a facilities and communities' level, as and when required.
    • Coordinate and develop plans, proposals, concept notes and budgets for new projects and extensions of projects in conjunction with the Senior Country Management Team.
    • Overall responsible for the effective and efficient management of project implementation consistent with the project management cycle, program objectives, activities and indicators.
    • Ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the local Ministry of Health, leading agencies and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.
    • Ensure that health interventions adhere to donor agreements and IRC's core policy documents and guidelines, including the Program Framework, IRC's Design, Management & Evaluation guide and log-frame, IRC's Health Unit policies and guidelines (Minimum and Core indicators, HIV strategy etc).
    • Ensure robust monitoring systems are in place and that reviews are undertaken periodically in conjunction with the team, project partners and relevant local stakeholders.
    • Adapt and develop where necessary functional health systems including health information, drug management, infection control and referral systems.
    • Ensure regular communication with Health Unit technical staff for feedback, updates and guidance as required.

    Staff Supervision & Development

    • Directly recruit and supervises all health program staff.
    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions along with on-job staff mentoring.
    • Overall responsible for program organizational chart, staff work-plans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities.
    • If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
    • Deliver and execute a plan to hire, train and build capacity of staff.

    Partner Management

    • Identify implementing partners when necessary and oversee the IRC - partner relation.

    • Ensure regular performance monitoring of partners to achieve the set project's objectives; provide technical support and guidance.

    • Ensure regular capacity building activities for partner organizations.

    Coordination & Representation

    • Develops and maintains effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders in the health sector, representing IRC positions, promoting the program strategy and resolving problems/conflicts.
    • Work closely and coordinates with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and complete program activities and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing and review meetings

    Other

    • Contributes to the development of country program strategy and plans
    • Leads sector specific strategy development and technical proposal design
    • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs

    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

    Professional Standards

    • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Public health Professional; clinical background as a Doctor, Nurse or allied health professional preferable but not required.
    • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in management of health emergencies, INGO experience required. Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments preferred.
    • Adapt and develop where necessary functional Primary healthcare systems and services that can include: Reproductive health, Child health, Communicable diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, health information, drug management, infection control, referral systems, etc.
    • Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
    • Must be capable of applying their skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others.
    • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
    • Fluency in English required. Arabic an asset but not required.

    OTHER:

    The position will be based in northern Iraq. Shared housing will be provided.


    How to apply:

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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2015

    BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented in scale and in the response required. No previous outbreak has had as many confirmed cases, or as wide of a geographic spread. The situation is complicated by the porous nature of the regions' borders, inaccessibility of the terrain and the presence of multiple active sites of transmission. The outbreak in Sierra Leone started in May 2014 and has rapidly spread due to porous borders, insufficient contact tracing, community fears and misperceptions.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The IRC is leading the Ebola Response Consortium (ERC), a group of fourteen non-governmental organizations who are working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), UNICEF, WHO and CDC to implement a national program in all 1,188 primary health care facilities and 20 government hospitals to support the training, supervision and mentoring of health workers to implement Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of all suspected Ebola patients.

    The IPC Improvement Manager will be responsible for the field monitoring of the IPC in PHUs and Hospital projects, to monitor partner progress and to provide technical support to partners on IPC improvements. The IPC Improvement Manager will be responsible for documenting partner performance in both programs, providing IPC technical assistance to partners, providing mentorship to the ERC IPC mentors for the hospital project, and to document key learnings from the implementation of both projects. S/he will have a demonstrated interest and experience in IPC, health systems, quality improvements and must enjoy regular field visits. The ERC IPC Improvement Manager, will also be responsible for documenting the work that is being done by different partners, and sharing that across the consortia, to engender cross district learning throughout the project cycle. The IPC Improvement Manager will be supervised by the Senior IPC Manager for Monitoring and Learning.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Quarterly visits to all 13 districts and 20 hospitals to monitor progress of the IPC programs;
    • Support the ERC partners to ensure consistent and valid data collection for the IPC monitoring systems to ensure that key performance indicators for the project are being reported in an accurate and timely manner;
    • Provide daily mentorship and support to the ERC IPC Mentors for the hospital project;
    • Step in to support hospitals who do not have IPC mentors in place, or to support hospitals requiring additional support;
    • Lead trainings for ERC and Ministry staff on monitoring tools and analysis of data;
    • Document partner progress and lessons learned through formal written reports.

    REQUIREMENTS (Essential):

    • Clinical qualification (Nurse, Midwife, Clinical Officer)
    • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in a health care setting, including experience in a low resource setting (particularly sub-Saharan Africa)
    • Experience in quality improvement projects in a hospital setting, ideally a low resource setting
    • At least two years working in public health, with experience with the project management cycle
    • Excellent knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control protocols
    • Experience in West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak is a plus, but not required
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Innovative and resourceful, with an ability to make solutions work in adverse conditions with limited resources

    Length of Assignment: 7 months


    How to apply:

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  • 07/31/15--07:57: Iraq: Health Coordinator
  • Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2015

    BACKGROUND:

    Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 3.8 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    IRC's activities in northeastern Syria focus on providing basic health services, food and non-food items, livelihoods assistance, and services for women and girls, forming part of a regional humanitarian responses.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    The Health Coordinator will provide leadership, strategic vision and technical support to all aspects of the health program in northeastern Syria. S/he will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities, design and direction of the program. In addition, s/he will ensure that the health program is implemented in accordance with international protocols, guidelines and best practices. S/he will promote the quality of care provided through the IRC health services. This position supervises the senior health services officer, community health manager and reproductive health officer and reports to the deputy director.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Program Quality & Implementation

    • Provide technical and management leadership to all health programs in eastern Syria in accordance with best practice and IRC policy.
    • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent health strategy across all health interventions in Syria through close cooperation with IRC's Turkey based program.
    • Identify unmet needs in the health sector in the selected area and identify potential means for the IRC to address those needs. Conduct needs assessments both a facilities and communities' level, as and when required.
    • Coordinate and develop plans, proposals, concept notes and budgets for new projects and extensions of projects in conjunction with the Senior Country Management Team.
    • Overall responsible for the effective and efficient management of project implementation consistent with the project management cycle, program objectives, activities and indicators.
    • Ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the local Ministry of Health, leading agencies and WHO. Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices.
    • Ensure that health interventions adhere to donor agreements and IRC's core policy documents and guidelines, including the Program Framework, IRC's Design, Management & Evaluation guide and log-frame, IRC's Health Unit policies and guidelines (Minimum and Core indicators, HIV strategy etc).
    • Ensure robust monitoring systems are in place and that reviews are undertaken periodically in conjunction with the team, project partners and relevant local stakeholders.
    • Adapt and develop where necessary functional health systems including health information, drug management, infection control and referral systems.
    • Ensure regular communication with Health Unit technical staff for feedback, updates and guidance as required.

    Staff Supervision & Development

    • Directly recruit and supervises all health program staff.
    • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions along with on-job staff mentoring.
    • Overall responsible for program organizational chart, staff work-plans, work and vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities.
    • If/as required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
    • Deliver and execute a plan to hire, train and build capacity of staff.

    Partner Management

    • Identify implementing partners when necessary and oversee the IRC - partner relation.

    • Ensure regular performance monitoring of partners to achieve the set project's objectives; provide technical support and guidance.

    • Ensure regular capacity building activities for partner organizations.

    Coordination & Representation

    • Develops and maintains effective coordination and long-term relationships with external stakeholders in the health sector, representing IRC positions, promoting the program strategy and resolving problems/conflicts.
    • Work closely and coordinates with IRC logistics, finance and grant staff to ensure timely and complete program activities and expenditures; including active participation in grant opening/closing and review meetings

    Other

    • Contributes to the development of country program strategy and plans
    • Leads sector specific strategy development and technical proposal design
    • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs

    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

    Professional Standards

    • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Public health Professional; clinical background as a Doctor, Nurse or allied health professional preferable but not required.
    • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in management of health emergencies, INGO experience required. Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments preferred.
    • Adapt and develop where necessary functional Primary healthcare systems and services that can include: Reproductive health, Child health, Communicable diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, health information, drug management, infection control, referral systems, etc.
    • Strong program/technical and budget management skills, planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
    • Must be capable of applying their skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others.
    • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
    • Fluency in English required. Arabic an asset but not required.

    OTHER:

    The position will be based in northern Iraq. Shared housing will be provided.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuOTY3NjQuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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    Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2015

    BACKGROUND:

    The International Rescue Committee, one of the world's largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries. The IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Sierra Leone since 1999, and currently programs across three core sectors 1) Health 2) Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE), and 3) Education.

    Women's Protection & Empowerment (WPE). The IRC has been implementing specific programs to promote and protect the rights of women and girls affected by gender based violence in Sierra Leone since 2001. Currently the WPE / Gender Based Violence (GBV) program implements programming activities in Freetown and the Eastern Region of Sierra Leone that encompass the following components:

    • Prevention of violence against women and girls through community awareness raising, building support networks and peer groups for women and girls, and training activities at various levels
    • Economic empowerment of women and girls through improved access to economic services and resources
    • Working with local community-based women's groups and initiatives on women's protection and empowerment.
    • Advocacy and engagement with government at all levels to strengthen implementation of existing laws and policies to promote the rights of women and girls in Sierra Leone

    SCOPE OF WORK

    The Senior WPE Program Manager will directly supervise two WPE Program Managers and three WPE Site Managers (5 direct supervisees in total) across the three eastern districts of Kenema, Kono and Kailahun. They will oversee and support them to ensure all program and M&E activities are in implemented in-line with clear activity work plans, program indicators, and budgets. They will report to the WPE Coordinator.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Directly supervise 3 WPE Site Managers (based in Kenema, Kono and Kailahun), a WPE PSS Manager and a WPE Economic Empowerment Manager (both based in Kenema)
    • Oversee program implementation within the 5 Managers' scope of work and provide program management technical support to them, to best ensure adherence to work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans through regular monthly managers meetings, review workshops and follow up with the managers
    • Where necessary, ensure a timely response to any challenges arising as part of program implementation and work creatively and collectively to find solutions
    • Work with a WPE Evaluator and Snr WPE M&E Manager on an impact evaluation of an 8-year program (Women and Girls Rebuilding Nations - WGRN) by working with the Managers to ensure that the related evaluation activities in their districts are being conducted in-line with a very strict work plan and timeline
    • Support the WPE Coordinator in the development and design of new grant proposals
    • Maintain professional and supportive relationships with all team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their specific managerial positions
    • Undertake other relevant tasks as requested by the WPE Coordinator

    Requirements:

    • University degree in project management, non-profit or non-government organization management, business, administration, or other relevant field or the equivalent in professional work

    • At least 2 years of on the job project management experience, with strong proficiency in project planning, implementation, monitoring and financial management. Experience working in multiple contexts and/or challenging and unstable environments is preferable

    • Work experience on issues relating to women and girls protection and empowerment, violence against women and girls (VAWG)/gender-based violence (GBV) a huge plus

    • Strong coaching and mentoring skills

    • Excellent communication, facilitation, problem-solving, interpersonal and influencing skills, positive and professional attitude, ability to lead and work well in a team setting and with multiple team members

    • Strong and diplomatic use of negotiation skills in dealing with issues that arise at the field and IRC office levels

    • Work cooperatively and as a team player with other IRC program staff as well as those in other IRC departments

    • An innovative thinker

    • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate, be highly organised, use initiative, be flexible, and actively and productively contribute to program's success and development

    • Previous experience of working in Sierra Leone an advantage

    • Fluency in English Language - essential

    The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci42MTA0My4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


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  • 07/31/15--08:57: Lebanon: Media Officer
  • Organization: International Rescue Committee
    Country: Lebanon
    Closing date: 29 Sep 2015

    The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

    The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

    IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women's protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

    SCOPE OF WORK: This position offers an exciting opportunity to provide strategic, skilled and dynamic leadership to planning and execution of strategic media relations (including development of press releases, web site and social media content, facilitating media visits and interviews, pitching stories that highlight IRC's work and humanitarian needs, etc.) to give a voice to those who are suffering from the conflict in Syria. The Media Officer reports to the Director of Public Affairs in Amman and collaborates closely with IRC's Director of Communications in New York and external relations colleagues in the UK and Europe. S/he will also work closely with IRC Syria Response Regional Director and with SRR Public Affairs colleagues, particularly with the Syria Response Regional Content and Information Officer, as well as with Country Directors in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. This position can be based in Amman or Beirut and requires travel throughout the region and occasionally to Europe and the US, estimated at 30%.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Network with international and national media to proactively pitch stories about IRC's programs, advocacy priorities and partnerships that results in high-quality, top-tier coverage;
    • Provide stories - with accompanying photographs or video - for IRC's website and internal and external visibility products, as well as for other external outlets including social media, blogs, magazines, journals etc;
    • Develop, write and issue press releases, background information and Q&As about IRC programs and issues of concern in coordination with Amman, New York and UK leadership, policy and advocacy colleagues and Syria Response country programs;
    • Respond to information requests from news media; assess and evaluate media requests, including research as necessary; give and arrange interviews; and assist journalists and photographers in coordinating coverage of IRC programs;
    • Coordinate with appropriate personnel in partner NGOs for joint media/advocacy initiatives.
    • Attend and/or represent IRC at press conferences and coordination meetings. Collect and disseminate information;
    • Work closely with the NY-based Communications Director and other communications and advocacy colleagues in New York, Washington, London, Brussels and Geneva. Act as a liaison to and vital member of a global media team;
    • Work with the SRR Director of Public Affairs to align media and advocacy strategic objectives, including contributions to global and regional communications strategies and operational plans;
    • Work with SRR Regional Content and Information Officer to capitalize on her efforts to improve internal information products, seek out stories that may be appropriate for external audiences, and collaborate on grant visibility requirements;
    • Work with Country Offices to arrange reporters' field visits, and accompany as required;
    • Serve as external relations resource for field staff, including to train IRC staff on media relations;
    • Monitor and evaluate media coverage generated and draw lessons to improve coverage;
    • Seek thought leadership and media opportunities for IRC's CEO and other relevant senior staff.

    KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

    • Internal: Director of Public Affairs, Regional Director, Regional Content and Information Officer and other SRR regional team; SRR Country Directors and staff; Communications Director; communications, policy and advocacy colleagues in other IRC offices
    • External: Media representatives, partner organizations

    Professional Standards The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Degree in journalism, international affairs or related field
    • At least five years of experience in public relations or journalism in an international context
    • Must have experience working overseas in a developing country or conflict zone
    • Superb English-language oral and written reporting skills; demonstrated ability to write and edit stories, articles and reports on deadline and of highest quality
    • Persistent and determined drive to uncover opportunities for and to pitch stories to media
    • Excellent networking, interpersonal, communication, relationship-building and negotiation skills
    • Proven ability to persuade and influence colleagues not under supervisory authority
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, delivering high-quality products
    • Culturally sensitive; able and interested in working with a multi-ethnic team
    • Strong commitment to the IRC's mission, purpose and values
    • A demonstrated keen understanding of political complexities in the Middle East
    • Fluency in English is essential; Arabic language preferred
    • Must be willing and able to travel frequently within the region

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Beirut and Amman are currently not assessed as high-risk environments and remain generally safe cities as long as IRC security protocols are observed. The post is fully accompanied and housing will be provided according to IRC J housing policy. Travel at approximately 30% is anticipated.


    How to apply:

    Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFjaGFlbGcuMjA2MjcuMzgzMEBpcmMuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t


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