Vacancies at International Rescue Committee

 Vacancies at International Rescue Committee

 Vacancies at International Rescue Committee,

 Vacancies at International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.

Livelihoods & Program Development Officer

  • Job Overview

The Livelihoods & Program Development Officer will play a critical role in supporting two functions within the ERD TU: the Livelihoods pillar and the Strategic Initiatives pillar. Working with Deputy Director Strategic Initiatives, the Livelihoods & Program Development Officer plays an instrumental role in supporting the development and roll-out of strategic initiatives, program development, and global tools and resources. The position will also work closely with the Deputy Director Livelihoods to plan, coordinate and implement administration and global resources support for the livelihoods team.


ERD Partnership Approaches, Development & Support (30%):

  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of tools and resources for partner research, cultivation, and engagement.
  • Support ERD country programs in private sector mapping exercises, including leading desk research, project management, and capacity building of country program staff in engaging private sector stakeholders.
  • Add to the development of design concepts and proposals to fund established private sector partnership models promoting livelihoods outcomes.
  • Lead efforts to document and share lessons learned across IRC’s network of country programs in private sector engagement work.

Strategic ERD Business Development Support (30%):

  • Provide dedicated support (including project management during capture, pre-design, and design phases, input collation, partner engagement, and drafting) to strategic livelihoods business development opportunities, as coordinated by the Deputy Director, Strategic Initiatives, and Deputy Director, Livelihoods.
  • Develop and manage library of concept note templates, program designs, narratives, and stock language to be saved, refined, and used to streamline future business development opportunities.

Livelihoods Communications and Knowledge Management / Resource Development (30%):

  • Support the livelihoods team with capacity statements, technical briefs, presentations, newsletter and external materials, and lead on knowledge management, organization, and dissemination of relevant materials.
  • Further the development and dissemination of the ERD Newsletter, a bi-monthly newsletter shared within IRC.
  • Support ongoing intra- and inter-departmental projects such as the ERD Community of Practice, a monthly meeting that convenes global IRC ERD colleagues to share findings and implementation experiences, working closely with the ERD Program Assistant and Cash & Markets Assistant.
  • Produce resources on the work of the ERD/livelihoods sub-unit, for internal and external dissemination.

Livelihoods Team Operations (10%):

  • Lead scheduling of key livelihoods team meetings and maintain related documents (scheduler, workplan, meeting notes, etc.) as needed.
  • When needed, assist the livelihoods team in planning and logistics of workshops, conferences, meetings, team retreats, in collaboration with the ERD Program Assistant.
  • Conduct other administrative tasks as needed in support of the smooth operations of the livelihoods team.

Job Requirements

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  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, business, nutrition, agriculture, or other relevant field required; Masters level degree or equivalent lived experience encouraged.

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of work experience in the humanitarian or development sector with progressive management and decision-making responsibility, preferably with at least 2 years of international experience implementing humanitarian and/or development programs with livelihoods components. Experience working in diverse emergency, recovery, post-conflict or development contexts preferred.

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Knowledge of livelihoods programs in humanitarian or development contexts, and/or experience working in the private sector highly preferred.
  • Outstanding relationship management, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Experience leading or supporting proposal development and fundraising a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills involving listening to, interacting with, and communicating clearly with people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds with a high degree of professionalism and pro-activity.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software (MS Office, Teams) and cloud-based storage systems such as BOX.
  • Excellent Microsoft Teams, Zoom and similar remote work platforms skills.
  • Skills for, and interest in, providing creative means of training and developing staff in organizational systems and procedures.
  • Demonstrated dedication to an anti-racist and Do No Harm approach, gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Capacity to work flexible hours, as appropriate to accommodate for different time zones.
  • Proven organizational skills: proficiency in working productively under remote team and management structures across teams.

Anticipatory Action Specialist

Specific Responsibilities

The Anticipatory Action (AA) Specialist will provide support and technical leadership to the IRC on advancing Anticipatory Action partnerships, projects and research activities. The AA Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Airbel Impact Lab, Crisis Response Recovery & Development Unit, the Emergency Humanitarian Access Unit to drive a strategy to scale anticipatory action across the organization and conduct ongoing research and learning around effectiveness.

The AA Specialist Specific Responsibilities Are As Follows

In select contexts, support in the scoping & development of AA Protocols

  • Analyze existing vulnerability and disaster risk information to identify climatic and other risks to the achievement of IRC outcomes.
  • Consolidate early warning information on the priority risks and support the selection of key indicators for primary climate risks.
  • Identify early warning triggers, i.e. the risk level thresholds beyond which financial resources should be rapidly allocated to prevent and mitigate the impact of a forecasted hazard
  • Formulate crisis timelines overlaying seasonality & impact information to identify timings for early warning and anticipatory action.
  • Define, with support of IRC program staff and emergency teams, the protocols and standard operating procedures for linking early warning to anticipatory action, including precise roles and responsibilities for risk monitoring and implementation.
  • Support the operational and timely implementation of AA at country level by conducting field missions, advising on appropriate actions and operational arrangements.
  • Lead efforts to embed AA into IRC country program Emergency Preparedness Plans.
  • Support the AA Impact Assessment including outcomes, cost efficiency & return on investment (ROI).

Lead collaboration efforts with key partners

  • Manage global partnerships with AA implementers & represent the IRC in AA fora such as the Anticipation Hub.
  • Support program & emergency teams to strengthen partnerships and inter-agency efforts on AA at a country level. This includes fostering collaboration on early warning (e.g. common triggers, joint alerts and appeals) as well as coordinated anticipatory action implementation on the ground.
  • Support efforts to engage donors and new partners on the AA agenda.
  • Externally represent and for advocate AA with local stakeholders

Lead Anticipatory Action capacity building and communication efforts

  • Support efforts to institutionalize AA internally with IRC leadership and externally with key humanitarian and development partners
  • Support capacity building activities at country level with IRC program and emergency staff as well as partners

Job Qualifications


  • Advanced (Masters) degree or University (Bachelor) degree in Geophysical Hazards, Early Warning, Risk Analysis, Disaster Risk Management or closely related field;

Work Experience

  • For advanced degree at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian sectors including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies and governments;
  • For university degree at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in the humanitarian sector including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies and governments;
  • Previous experience in AA is required

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Experience or familiarity with climate risk surveillance or monitoring systems, post-disaster needs recovery, risk and hazards mapping and / or profiling and market analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills, results interpretation, and communication for wide ranges of data and information users.
  • Knowledge of emergency basic needs programming and/or resiliency programming.
  • Experience on CVA and/or social assistance activities design, implementation and monitoring is highly preferred.
  • Experience working in fragile contexts will be an added advantage.
  • Outstanding capacity to understand the humanitarian system, operating context, and pull and coordinate the relevant technical resources from within and outside the IRC.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and SPHERE standards.
  • Ability to adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Coordination skills with strong individual planning capacity.
  • Demonstrated dedication to an anti-racist and Do No Harm approach, gender equality and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills involving listening to, interacting with, and communicating clearly with people from diverse nationalities and backgrounds with a high degree of professionalism and pro-activity.
  • Capacity to work flexible hours, as appropriate to accommodate for different time zones
  • Solid organizational skills: proficiency in working productively under remote team and management structures
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software (MS Office, Teams) and cloud storage systems such as BOX

Language Skills: Fluency in English, while fluency in French, Arabic, or Spanish is a benefit.

Project Manager, Climate Research & Innovation

Scope of Work

We are looking for an organized, collaborative, and dedicated project manager to coordinate across the Climate GRIP portfolio and support 2-3 innovation projects at a time. As project manager, you will work with Airbel, technical, and country teams to draft project scope, objectives, and timelines and evolve them as needed. Your goal will be to collaborate with various teams to lay the foundation for the discovery, design and incubation of successful programs that are resilient to potential risks. In addition to driving project delivery, you will be responsible for implementing innovation rituals that provide insight into the experience of your collaborators, and for encouraging a collaborative, open, and engaged team culture for each project.

Major Responsibilities Of The Project Manager Role Include

  • Facilitate and guide the onboarding of innovation teams including Airbel, country program, and technical unit colleagues, as well as partners and consultants.
  • Develop and implement exercises and activities to build project team cohesion and reflection toward continuous improvement, including kickoffs, retrospectives, assessments, and reviews across innovation teams.
  • Lead on the development of detailed project work plans and timelines
  • Lead on various procurements activities, e.g. Request for Proposals, hiring.
  • Track work plans and results and provide constructive feedback
  • Support project cost estimation, budget development and tracking, working closely with our finance team
  • Identify potential challenges and establish strategies to minimize risk
  • Coordinate the establishment of roles and responsibilities with project collaborators and partners as projects launch
  • Use detailed processes to ensure the successful execution of each project on-time, within scope, and within budget
  • Schedule and facilitate project team meetings
  • Align project planning, implementation, and deliverables with Airbel quality standards, ensure standards are normed and understood across team members
  • Collaborate on drafting project reports for donors
  • Facilitate the compilation of materials for advisory meetings and develop mechanisms that ensure team accountability in taking forward advisory group recommendations
  • Provide written updates on project progress for visibility across the Airbel team and IRC leadership
  • Support the creation of slide decks, documents, and templates to represent the work of the GRIP internally and externally
  • Collaborate with project leads on storytelling and act as an internal advocate and voice for Airbel’s design work.

This position will report to the Senior Officer, Climate R&I and work closely with the Climate Resilience Lead, as well as technical units and country-based colleagues. This position has growth potential within the Airbel Impact Lab.

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  • Proven ability to coordinate large scale, cross functional projects, with at least 4 years of concrete project management experience
  • Working fluency in English and French are required
  • Preferred experience working in under-invested communities and/or conflict affected areas.
  • Familiarity and experience with project management software tools, methodologies and standard processes, such as scrum and agile methodology
  • High level of proficiency with the Google suite and Excel as well as the Adobe suite of products.
  • Unparalleled team collaboration skills; comfort working cross-culturally with multi-disciplinary teams which may include researchers, designers, frontline implementers, clients, engineers, donors, and communications staff
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to be flexible, work well under pressure, and handle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Community-Based Maternal & Neonatal Care Lead

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and drive the vision and strategy of the CBMNC portfolio of projects, including stewarding the overall vision and clearly defining the role each project plays in the larger portfolio.
  • Lead discussions on next steps of the larger portfolio as projects/sub-projects complete and lead resourcing for new areas of work.
  • Be responsible for successful end-to-end delivery of projects and developing and refreshing the strategy and roadmap to get there, including the implementation of project management tools, such as budgets, workplans, procurement plans, staffing plans.
  • Identify key portfolio objectives and success metrics, strive for improvement, and communicate progress.
  • Work with relevant leads of individual CBMNC projects to anticipate and meet resourcing and staffing needs across a growing portfolio.
  • Drive business development and fundraising, including finding opportunities, assigning project lead roles, and supporting proposal development.
  • Hold project leads accountable for timelines and achieving project goals and deliverables, supporting troubleshooting of issues and overall quality assurance.
  • Develop and maintain effective mechanisms of communicating across various parties to identify areas of synergy. Communicate project shifts, successes and challenges to other project leads within the portfolio to ensure cross-learning and management of risks and impacts.
  • Explore opportunities to develop new projects and nimbly integrate into the portfolio.
  • Manage project relationships, creating alignment and support for the vision both internally within the organization and with key external collaborators.
  • Create opportunities for team members to communicate research findings with the broader humanitarian sector to support uptake of programs based on best-available evidence.

Job Requirements


  • Master’s/post-graduate degree in Public Health or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in maternal and newborn health or community health, including leading at least one strategic program in those areas.
  • Expertise in community-based maternal and newborn care programs and demonstrated experience and competency in evidence-based strategies for maternal and newborn health and community health.
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or disciplines is highly desired.

Demonstrated Skills And Competencies

  • Ability to think and plan at the “big picture” level. Must have strong experience developing and leading complex teams and managing strategic partnerships.
  • Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills and ability to facilitate collaboration.
  • Outstanding capacity to understand the country context, portfolio, and overall programmatic needs of community-based approaches.
  • Able to work with remote, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability and passion to train others and transfer technical knowledge and skills.

Language Skills: Fluency in English required; proficiency in French is a plus.

People Operations Coordinator

With a fast-growing portfolio and increasingly distributed team, we are looking for a dynamic individual to join the Airbel Impact Lab as People Operations Coordinator and provide critical support across the full life cycle of the employee experience. With a strong client-service approach, you will launch and implement thoughtful, inclusive, and effective people programs from the ground up, support managers and team members on recruitment, onboarding and resourcing, and work to enhance the overall employee experience for our team.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support Airbel managers in providing outstanding experiences for staff, from recruitment and onboarding through development, growth, retention and separation.
  • Provide end-to-end project management for individual recruitment processes, including editing job postings, screening applications, drafting scoring rubrics and interview guides, and coordinating candidate interviews.
  • Coordinate final process and hiring recommendation reviews by our internal Hiring Committee.
  • Lead onboarding for new team members, ensuring all administrative forms are submitted, equipment is ordered, and staff have everything they need to succeed from day one.
  • Serve as focal point for consultant contracting, managing our growing roster of short-term consultants and external support to Airbel projects.
  • Create and maintain frameworks, tools and processes for hiring, professional development, performance management and promotions that drive team engagement and center Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Support strategic people planning, including organizational design, workforce planning, and aligning needs to support overall team plans and objectives.
  • Build and implement initiatives to enhance employee satisfaction and well-being, and inspire a vibrant, collaborative work culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 4-5 years of related work experience, preferably in an HR support, project management or strategic people function.
  • Experience across People Operations functional areas, including hiring & recruiting, onboarding, training and development, and performance management.
  • Experience implementing DEI programs and practices, and providing guidance and tools to support DEI within HR processes.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced team environment. Effectively sees projects through from start to finish, proactively anticipates needs and problem solves creatively.
  • Demonstrated ability and fulfillment in operating with a client service approach, and building and fostering positive working relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: able to successfully and effectively partner with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and work on a virtual team.

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