Job: Regional Program Officer, Great Lakes Region

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 20 Mar 2018
Requisition ID: req710

Job Title: Regional Program Officer, Great Lakes Region

Sector: Grants

Employment Category: Regular

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives are and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Regional Program Officer (RPO) plays a vital role within a regional team that supervises a regional portfolio of humanitarian relief, recovery and long term development programs in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.

Candidates will be well organized and self-motivated with demonstrable writing, grant management, and creative problem solving skills. The successful candidate will liaise with country programs, NY support departments, IRC UK (London), IRC Brussels, IRC Geneva, IRC Germany and our government relations office in Washington DC to resolve country office and/or regional issues.

The Program Officer will be capable of managing multiple and complex tasks; thrive under pressure; have strong people skills; and be capable of interfacing successfully with internal actors, donors and partners to resolve program issues. S/he will also feel comfortable in a representational role, speaking on humanitarian and recovery issues to policy makers, donors and other audiences.

Based in New York, the Program Officer works under the supervision of the Regional Unit which includes the Regional Director (RD) and the Regional Grants Director (RGD). Directly supervised by the RGD, in coordination with the Deputy Regional Director (DRD), the RPO also manages the Program Managers/Assistants and interns for the region.

Major Responsibilities:

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