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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.

Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer (maternity cover)

The Policy & Practice UK Department

Policy & Practice is a dynamic team combining our communications, policy and advocacy, and technical unit expertise in Europe.  Its core purpose is to raise and develop the IRC as a thought leader in Europe and drive transformational change in the humanitarian sector, and specifically to dramatically increase the productivity of humanitarian aid and its ability to achieve outcomes for people living in and displaced by conflict and crisis.

The Purpose of the Role

The IRC-UK Senior Policy & Advocacy Officer will work closely with IRC staff throughout the organisation to help improve outcomes for those affected by conflict and natural disaster around the world.

This is a 6 month Maternity cover.

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

Closing Date: Monday 9th May 2016 at 10am

Interview Date: Friday 13th May 2016


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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