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Department Manager, Policy and Advocacy
|Sector:||Advocacy & Government Relations|
|Location:||US - DC -Washington, DC|
|Employee Category:||Full Time|
Background/IRC Summary: Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees and other immigrants resettle in the U.S. and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
The Policy & Practice Department is a dynamic team combining the IRC’s Communications, Policy and Advocacy, and Technical Unit expertise. Its core purpose is to develop the IRC as a thought leader 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 Policy and Advocacy team carries out, coordinates and provides guidance on a wide variety of domestic and international advocacy priorities.
Job Overview/Summary: The Global Policy and Advocacy Department Manager is responsible for managing a diverse and critical range of administrative, logistical and management services to the Vice President of Global Policy and Advocacy, and the entire department. The Department Manager reports to the VP, works closely with colleagues in the Washington, New York and London offices, and liaises with external parties. This is a linchpin role for the Global Policy and Advocacy team, as this person will maintain crucial processes and relationships, manage all aspects of the VP’s work, and collaborate at all levels within the team and across the IRC. The Department Manager position offers the chance to work with a dynamic group of humanitarian professionals and policy experts in a fast-paced, stimulating and challenging environment.
Major Responsibilities :
Executive Assistant Role (approximately 45% of work)
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
Indirect Reporting: Manager, Planning and Operations - Policy and Advocacy
Internal: Global and Europe advocacy staff, International Programs Department, Program Quality Unit, Communications, US Programs, President’s Office, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources
External: Administrative coordination with suppliers, vendors, NGOs, U.S. government agencies, multilateral institutions and other organizations as necessary
Education: Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science or other related field
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Working Environment: Standard office work environment. Up to 5% travel may be required.
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