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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

- Programme Coordinator, COMPASS

-Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator, Greece

-Child Protection Technical Advisor


Senior Protection Coordinator, Greece

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, Greece

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. 

Programme Coordinator, COMPASS

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.

Women’s Protection and Empowerment Coordinator-Greece

Scope of Work:

The Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator is responsible for providing overall leadership, guidance, coordination and technical support to IRC’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment programs throughout Greece. The WPE Program Coordinator will lead external coordination efforts and initiatives as they pertain to women and girls and maintain IRC’s leadership on GBV programming in Greece.  The coordinator will also collaborate closely with other protection coordinators in country as well as with key colleagues carrying out WASH and Economic Recovery Development (cash) programming in country.  The coordinator will report to a Senior Protecion Coordinator (SPC) and will work with the Deputy Director - Programs (DDP)to deliver quality WPE programming in Greece.   

The position is based in Athens with regular (50% of time) travelling throughout Greece to monitor program activities, mentor program staff and undertake assessments on programme performance. The coordinator will also be expected to have strong staff management and grant administration skills.

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

To apply, please click here. 

Child Protection Technical Advisor

Scope of Work:

This position provides child protection technical leadership in the design and development of programs for children in countries in conflict, crisis, post-conflict and post-crisis settings across the world, with a specific focus on research, monitoring and evaluation for child protection. To ensure quality programming towards impacting the lives of children affected by conflict and crisis through IRC’s work, the Child Protection Technical Advisor provides technical support; supports business and partnership development; develops strategies and resources; reviews, uses and generates evidence; and raises IRC’s profile.

Position to be based in: New York, London, Brussels or Geneva.

For more information of the role and details of how 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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