Project and consortium Manager
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC seeks to be an operational and inspiring leader in matters of resettlement, asylum, and integration, demonstrating its credibility and expertise as a leading service provider, partner and advocate across the arc of the global displacement crisis.
Across Europe, the IRC delivers programs that address acute humanitarian needs of asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants who are newly arrived, stranded or in transit, and programs that address their longer-term integration needs.
In response to the increased number of people on the move from 2015, the IRC began responding in the Balkans to assist vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Since the conflict in Ukraine started and consequent displacement into neighboring countries from February 2022, the programs are established to address the most pressing needs of people on the move across the South-east Europe. IRC continues to use its voice and expertise to increase safe and legal pathways, ensure protection and improve the quality of resettlement, asylum and integration services. The programs are implemented in close partnership with local non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions.
This position will be in charge of designing and launching the Refugee.Info program towards a partnership and community-based approach. Potential partners to be considered are media and IT organizations, universities, grassroots organizations, NGOs, municipalities and Governmental entities among others..
Key working relationships:
• Position Reports to: Program Coordinator;
• Internal collaborations within IRC: All IRC Balkans operational departments (Finance, Grants, Supply Chain, HR), IRC departments in other country offices as needed.
• Detailed stakeholder mapping of all possible partners;
• Initiate conversations and explore interest and capacity of potential partners;
• Assess and suggest partnership models;
• Provide support in deploying Signpost tools to handover partner based on jointly-identified needs. This may involve a secondment to a partner organization;
• Contact, establish and maintain relationships with local Authorities and NGOs and providing essential services to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants;
• Produce verified content on topics of interest for the targeted community and share it via the Refugee.Info Facebook page or blog or website;
• Building a network of contacts who can support information verification;
• Conduct field visits and assist in content development at field level as needed;
• Performing field editing work toward content development and fact-checking, working toward developing a mastery of the legal framework to ensure accuracy of content and moderation;
• Creating and producing social media graphics;
• Identifying and flagging messages from the especially vulnerable and following through to ensure they receive appropriate protection technical oversight.
Fundraising and grant management:
• Supporting report writing and proposal development by regularly seeking and sharing success stories;
• S/He is on charge of the implementation of the Refugee.Info grants.
• Provide representation for the Refugee.Info in meetings;
• Any other tasks assigned by line manager.
Expected Travel: Travel within region.
• Postgraduate in a relevant field, including Political or Social Sciences, international law, human rights law, international relations, other related field, or equivalent work experience;
• At least 2 years work experience within the “refugee crisis”;
• Proven ability to learn quickly, help achieve stated results and objectives;
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills;
• Fluent English required;
• Knowledge of regional and national actors, including government agencies and non-profit organizations involved in refugee response;
• Experience managing partnerships across organizations highly desired, including designing partnership models and assessing partner organization capacities;
• Familiarity with Communicating with Communities (CwC) and/or community engagement approaches a plus.
This position will be based out in Belgrade, Serbia.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.