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The International Rescue Committee is a leading global humanitarian and post-conflict development organisation working with people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

IRC-UK is the European headquarters of the IRC. Established in 1997 as an independent British charity, IRC-UK supports programme management, contributes to policy and advocacy, raises funds to assist those affected by conflict and disaster, and carries out public education on related issues in Britain and Europe.

Project Finance Officer

The position will provide support to the Urban Refugees Advocacy and Learning Partnership providing strong financial management and compliant donor reporting, and will work closely with the Urban Displacement Policy Advisor.

Urban Displacement
Urbanisation is changing the way humanitarians respond. IRC recognises this growing trend and in response is building its institutional capacity so that we able to respond effectively in this new and complex context, based on what we know works.

Building on IRC’s urban programmes across the world, this project focuses on a strong research, evaluation and learning agenda that will inform IRC’s own responses and that of the wider humanitarian community. This will enable us to ensure evidence that we can continue to lead the way as a global humanitarian leader in urban displacement.

This position is a key role within project team, and requires an experienced project finance officer and motivated team-player with excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail.
The main purpose of the position is to provide project financial management and logistical support to the Urban Refugees Advocacy and Learning Partnership.

For more information on the post and details of how to apply, please download the job description.

Closing date: 10am Monday 6th July 2015

Grants Manager -Frameworks Maternity Cover


Based at IRC office in London, the Grants Manager - Frameworks, will be responsible for the oversight and overall management of IRC’s existing Framework Agreements with key European donors. The Grant Manager – Frameworks will be responsible for managing the external relationship with the relevant European institutional donor contacts, and internally, as the key point of contact for the relationship within the IRC.
IRC-UK currently holds several framework agreements, and seeks to increase their scope for framework model agreements. The Grant Manager – Frameworks will lead the process of this type of funding through the effective management of existing framework partnerships. The position requires an experienced and motivated team player with a track record of managing strategic institutional donor relationships and managing teams.

The Grant Manager – Frameworks role is to ensure that there are joined-up approaches taken across IPT (Programme Development and Grants & Compliance) and that actions are taken forward. Thus the Grant Manager – Frameworks remit is one of coordination with all IPT’s functions to ensure the successful and effective management of existing Frameworks; and to increase the value and engagement from these to build new partnerships.

Substantial growth in portfolio with current donors now requires an increase in capacity and skill sets. The role will line manage a team of Regional Grants Officers/Assistants (RGOs/RGAs), and report to the Head of Grants and Compliance.

For more information on the post and details of how to apply, please download the job description.

Closing date: 10am Monday 6th July 2015

Policy and Advocacy Intern


Work with the WPE Policy Advisor to ensure the successful delivery and organisation of advocacy events in Brussels, London and DC on GBV in Emergencies by taking responsibility for a range of administrative and logistical tasks, as well as contributing towards policy and advocacy activities around the design, content and materials for the events.

Work with Policy and Advocacy Officer on asylum/migration advocacy issues and support research on humanitarian specific goals for the Sustainable Development goals process.

For more information the internship and details on how to apply, please download the job description.

Closing date: 10am Wednesday 8th July 2015

HR Advisor

Purpose of the post
With particular expertise in developing and managing HR information systems and recruitment, to be part of a small HR team driving improvements in HR and management practices and providing HR advice and support to managers and staff across the organisation. The post holder will also lead on specific HR-related projects.

Scope of work
• Lead on HR information systems and producing HR metrics / data
• Provide advice and guidance to management and staff on HR policies and procedures, best practice and employment issues
• Undertake HR projects such as streamlining administration, improving performance management systems, talent management, training and induction
• Ensure key HR information is placed on the intranet (RescueNet) for all staff

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager 


The International Rescue Committee seeks a full-time Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager for IRC-UK’s Humanitarian Framework Agreement with Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). 

The purpose of the role is to:
• Provide technical monitoring and evaluation support and guidance to Sida HFA projects;
• Oversee, provide technical support and advice to country teams on the research and learning activities/outcomes in Sida HFA projects, including the design, completion and dissemination;
• Provide technical support towards the roll-out and uptake of the ‘Monitoring for Action’ initiative.

The MEL Manager will be responsible for providing remote and in-country support to Sida HFA country projects with monitoring activities including data collection, programme adaptation as necessary, developing appropriate systems to capture and analyse information. The post holder will have experience in providing this type of technical support to country teams and must be able to demonstrate skills in data analysis. The post will also be responsible for providing support with ongoing and planned research, evaluation and learning activities in accordance with this Sida Framework and related to IRC’s key sectors, including women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and livelihoods, education, protection, governance, and health, working closely with the relevant Technical Advisers and Program Coordinators. The role requires a mix of operational and research skills and, a strong knowledge of humanitarian and development issues in crisis affected areas.

The IRC’s Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) Unit aims to improve humanitarian aid and development through rigorous research and evaluation, using multiple methods from a wide range of disciplines. The MEL Manager will be based in IRC-UK’s office in London, reporting to the Frameworks Manager. The position is anticipated to start as soon as possible, and as a minimum will run until April 2016, with the expectation of being extended for further 12 months plus.

For more details of the post and details on how to apply, please download the job description

Closing date: 10am Monday 20th July 2015

Project Coordinator-Empowerment and Accountability Research

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Project Coordinator

Project Director-Empowerment and Accountability Research

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Project Director

In order to minimise administrative costs, IRC-UK will only contact short-listed candidates.

IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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