Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
IRC has worked in Liberia since 1996 and is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the country. Guided by its 2015 - 2020 Strategic Action Plan (SAP), the IRC implements innovative health and women and children protection projects and has as many as 11 different partners.
On March 31, 2014, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was identified as an outbreak in the country. As part of the organizational mandate to respond to emergencies, the IRC quickly diverted existing funding and raised new funds for critical EVD prevention and response activities in target areas. Guided by its 2015 - 2020 Strategic Action Plan (SAP), the post-EVD IRC Liberia grant portfolio is made up by 7 Health and Protection grants worth a total of $80,000,000 to be implemented over the next 1 to 5 years. The IRC in Liberia has 11 different offices distributed throughout Nimba (2), Lofa (2), Bong (1), Montserrado (2), Maryland (1), River Gee (1), Margibi (1) and Grand Bassa (1) counties.
The Country Director will provide the strategic vision and leadership for the country program. S/he is responsible for ensuring the design and delivery of quality programs, donor and government relations, fundraising and budget management, security and operations management, and developing a motivated and professional team. Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Director will work closely with, and receive support from regional and headquarters program technical units, safety and security services, regional finance and operations staff. This position is fully accompanied position and is based in Monrovia.
Strategic Planning and Management
Program Quality & Development
Key Partner & Donor Relations
Fundraising and Budget Management
Security & Operations Management
Human Resource Management, Staff Development & Retention
Promote IRC core values of integrity, service and accountability
Graduate degree in relevant field;
At least ten (10) years of international work experience covering both emergency and post-conflict development programming;
Extensive program development and fund raising experience, prior experience with European, US and international donors;
Standards for Professional Conduct:
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.