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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.

We are currently advertising a number of vacancies in the UK and Greece, please click on the job title for further information:

- Senior Protection Coordinator, Greece

- Economic Recovery & Development Coordinator, Greece

- Deputy Country Representative-Germany

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, COMPASS

- Senior Protection Coordinator

- Displacement Research Consultant 

- Drivers of Urban Violence Research Consultant 

- Communications and Fundraising Consultant

-COMPASS Programme Coordinator

-Resettlement and Early Integration Consultant

-Senior Protection Coordinator

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Senior Protection Coordinator

Job Overview/Summary

Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Programs (DDP), the Senior Protection Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic direction and vision to the IRC’s Protection programming, including liaising with key Government and sector stakeholders, and will also provide guidance to the Protection Coordinator and protection managers in two locations. S/he will be responsible for overall design, supervision, management and quality implementation of all aspects of the protection program. S/he will oversee the collection and analysis of protection-related information by the field staff, in camp and out of camp locations, and will ensure that a succinct and accurate protection reports are submitted to key institutional and other donors on a regular basis. The Senior Protection Coordinator will also work closely with the DDP to ensure that the Protection portfolio is appropriate for the refugee crisis in Greece and that the in-country protection strategy is designed in accordance with IRC’s global protection strategy. The Protection Coordinator will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into the emergency programs, and will play a key role in developing proposals for Protection program in Greece as required.

For more information on the role please download the job description.

To apply, please click here.

Economic Recovery & Development Coordinator

Scope of Work

The IRC Hellas’ Economic Recovery & Development (ERD) Unit is led by the ERD Coordinator who oversees the management, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of existing cash assistance and livelihoods programming activities, as well as lead assessments to expand new areas of programming and partnerships. The ERD Coordinator will also focus on information gathering to identify what additional entry points will best allow for ERD activities. This will require a great deal of coordination between the ERD Coordinators and the Protection and WASH leads within the IRC Hellas program, to identify mutual interests and possibilities for collaboration.

Working closely with the livelihoods technical advisors and the various sector leads within the IRC Hellas program, the ERD Coordinator will lead the development of partnerships with relevant market actors, local organizations and government offices; develop proposals and planning for program growth; and support the development of new, innovative, and market-based approaches to economic programs. He/she will liaise with senior management, headquarters staff and relevant advocacy and business development staff to ensure livelihoods programming both responds to the needs of the populations IRC serves as well as existing evidence base. The ERD Coordinator will report to the Deputy Director of Programs.

Finally, as the development of the ERD unit is new within the IRC Hellas country program, the existence of the ERD Coordinator position will be results-oriented. This will ensure that opportunities for growth (from a perspective of funding, partnership, and added value of IRC’s ERD programs in-country) continue to exist in order for the ERD Coordinator position to be of relevance. 

For more information on the role please download the job description. 

To apply, please click here. 

Deputy Country Representative - Germany

Job Overview/Summary:

The Deputy Country Representative’s core responsibilities will be to support the Country Representative in strategic engagement and delivery of IRC’s program portfolio of technical assistance in Germany. This will include developing strategic relationships with government officials at federal level as well as with service providers delivering assistance to asylum seekers, to identify and cultivate partnerships in the fields of integration, education, protection and other sectors as relevant. The role will need to engage proactively with key internal stakeholders to IRC, in the UK office, US programs, international programs, advocacy and communications teams; and engage in appropriate and coordinated advocacy and communications on relevant issues. 

The Deputy Country Representative will work closely with and support the Country Representative in the leadership and supervisory management of IRC operations in Germany. The Deputy Country Representative will actively participate in developing a clear vision for IRC’s presence in Germany, working effectively across the organization to deliver high-quality programs, advocacy and strategic engagement.

Success in this position requires an individual with demonstrated ability to represent IRC externally at the highest levels as well as to design and deliver atypical and innovative NGO program delivery models; to work effectively with colleagues/functions based in different locations; to represent the IRC’s work to a range of internal and external audiences.

Based in Berlin, the position will report to the Country Representative and will coordinate or supervise a small team of technical staff and short-term consultants. The exact composition of the IRC Germany team will be determined during the establishment phase. In addition, the Deputy Country Representative and Country Representative will have the support of regional staff positions that engage with IRC’s programs elsewhere in Europe (Balkans, Greece).

For more information on the role please dowload the job description.

To apply, please click here. 

Senior Protection Coordinator

Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Programs (DDP), the Senior Protection Coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic direction and vision to the IRC’s Protection programming, including liaising with key Government and sector stakeholders, and will also provide guidance to the Protection Coordinator and protection managers in two locations. S/he will be responsible for overall design, supervision, management and quality implementation of all aspects of the protection program. S/he will oversee the collection and analysis of protection-related information by the field staff, in camp and out of camp locations, and will ensure that a succinct and accurate protection reports are submitted to key institutional and other donors on a regular basis. The Senior Protection Coordinator will also work closely with the DDP to ensure that the Protection portfolio is appropriate for the refugee crisis in Greece and that the in-country protection strategy is designed in accordance with IRC’s global protection strategy. The Protection Coordinator will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into the emergency programs, and will play a key role in developing proposals for Protection program in Greece as required

To apply, please click here.

Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, COMPASS  

The Purpose of the Role

The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) Manager works on a three-year project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) entitled COMPASS (Creating Opportunities through Mentorship, Parental Involvement and Safe Spaces) to improve prevention and response to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. Based at IRC’s UK office in London, the Manager will be responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation of the programme in accordance with DFID regulations, IRC policies, and international standards for programming and research. The Manager will oversee the research programme including both quantitative and qualitative approaches proposed and provide technical and field support for implementation of research, monitoring, and evaluation activities, data analysis, and application of findings in coordination with technical teams. The Manager will also work with the Programme Coordinator to ensure regular updates, communication and joint planning and implementation is taking place with researchers, internal stakeholders, and DFID staff.

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

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to submit their applications ASAP, and the successful candidate would be preferred to start in August, or as soon as possible.

This is a maternity cover position that will run until the 28th February 2017, with possible extension.

This position could also be considered as a secondment.

Displacement Research Consultant 

Scope of Review

The IRC is seeking a consultant to research past (2005 – 2015) and current approaches to supporting public service delivery in contexts of forced urban displacement, focusing on single city case studies where both international development and humanitarian actors are working to strengthen local public service delivery, ideally through systemic channels. This research will focus on the opportunities and challenges around vertical and horizontal coordination and linkages between development and humanitarian approaches to public service delivery, identifying successful capacity assessment and strengthening approaches that focus on system coherence and functionality. This research will include key informant interviews and secondary desk research and will help identify one or two potential case studies for more in depth analysis.

The consultant will conduct a desk review of ongoing humanitarian programmes which support public services mechanisms in urban areas and in coordination with government stakeholders. Particular emphasis should be given to humanitarian programmes supporting the delivery of public health, public primary education, asset management (i.e road maintenance), water provision, solid waste management, or social services at the local level.

For the full terms of reference please click here. 

Application Process

Interest candidates should submit proposal to Samer Saliba ([email protected] ) and Mina Zingariello ([email protected] ) including their expression of interest, key elements of the search strategy, resume and estimated cost. Deadline for submission is 29 July 2016.

Drivers of Urban Violence Research Consultant 

Scope of Review

The IRC seeks to hire a consultant Researcher to conduct a systematic literature review on the following research areas:

  1. Drivers of violence, protection risks and violations that populations—displaced and host—face in an urban environment.
  2. Evidence on effective humanitarian interventions to address violence in the urban environment in Child Protection, Gender Based Violence and Protection and Rule of Law programming spheres. We may also consider including effective interventions that could be adapted to urban areas (e.g. VSLAs that could be adapted to urban savings and loans associations).

The Researcher will conduct a comprehensive search and quality screening of the best available research (academic and evaluation) following guidelines for systematic literature review (e.g. PRISMA, Cochrane or Prospero). Procedures will be explicitly defined in advance with the IRC, including database selection, inclusion/exclusion criteria and the search strategy. The Researcher will be expected to propose an overall methodology for review and agreement with the IRC, including an approach to coding and analysis.

For the full terms of reference please click here.

Application Process

Interest candidates should submit proposal to Samer Saliba ([email protected] ) and Mina Zingariello ([email protected] ) including their expression of interest, key elements of the search strategy, resume and estimated cost. Deadline for submission is 29 July 2016.

Communications and Fundraising Consultant 

The IRC has developed a new global strategy – IRC 2020 – which will guide the organisation’s work over the next five years. The Europe Strategy sets out how the IRC teams based in Europe will contribute to the achieving the goals in IRC 2020. Strategic priorities are being developed for 2017 which include: to increase the organisation’s profile and influence, and to significantly increase and diversify its funding base, with a particular focus on strategic/flexible funding from key European government donors.

Scope of Work

To provide support for the development of new fundraising materials for the IRC in Europe, as the IRC expands its presence in Europe and integrates newly-developed brand assets.  

For the full terms of reference please click here.

Application Process

Applicants are requested to submit a CV, a one-page covering letter detailing relevant experience for this work, and one example of previous written work of a similar nature to the work proposed. Due to the short timeframe, the deadline for submission is 24th  July 2016 (end of day), by email to [email protected]

COMPASS Programme Coordinator

IRC is seeking a Programme Coordinator to lead and manage a three-year project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to improve prevention and response to violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings. Based in IRC’s UK office in London, the Coordinator will be responsible for oversight and management, ensuring that the programme is implemented in accordance with DFID regulations, IRC policies, and international standards for programming and research. The Coordinator will represent the project with all key stakeholders, government officials and donors at various fora and related workshops and meetings in the UK. The Coordinator will also be the link with external and internal stakeholders, including DFID staff, ensuring regular updates, communication and joint planning and implementation is taking place.

This position will report to the Women’s Protection and Empowerment Senior Technical Advisor (STA) and the post holder will interact frequently with key members of this team as well as the Child and Youth Protection and Development and Research, Evaluation, and Learning Technical Units and the three participating country programs. The coordinator will manage the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager (RM&E).

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

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to submit their applications ASAP, and the successful candidate would be preferred to start in August, or as soon as possible.

This position is funded until end of May 2017, with possible extension until November 2017.

Resettlement and Early Integration Consultant

Purpose

The IRC would like to build on its Pathways to Protection report by producing a second report that reflects upon existing European, US and Canadian resettlement policy and approaches to identify principles or elements of “good” resettlement and early integration that may be applicable to the EU context.

The report will provide useful policy content at a time when the EU is seeking to introduce a resettlement framework and re-define its current asylum and migration framework. The IRC will seek to use the report to influence EU institution and Member State policy makers. 

For the full TOR please click here.

Please send applications to [email protected]. The closing date is 29th July 2016

Senior Protection Coordinator

Job Overview/Summary

Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Director Programs (DDP), the Senior Protection Coordinator (SPC) will be responsible for providing strategic direction and vision to the IRC’s Protection programming (inclusive of Child Protection, Women’s Protection and Empowerment and Protection and Rule of Law), including liaising with key Government and NGO/UN sector stakeholders. The SPC will also provide guidance and management to the sector specialists--Women and Child protection Coordinators and Protection Manager—responsible for the delivery and technical quality of our programming in Greece.

The SPC will be responsible for overall design, supervision, management and quality implementation of all aspects of the protection program. S/he will oversee the collection and analysis of protection-related information by the field staff, in camp and out of camp locations, and will ensure that succinct and accurate protection reports are submitted to key institutional and other donors on a regular basis. The Senior Protection Coordinator will work closely with the DDP to ensure that the Protection portfolio is appropriate for the refugee crisis in Greece and that the in-country protection strategy is aligned with IRC’s global protection strategy and that programming meets and follows IRC’s quality standards and procedures. The Senior Protection Coordinator will work extensively with other sectors to ensure that protection principles are being incorporated into all areas of IRC Hellas’ response in Greece.

To apply, please click here.

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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