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Job Overview

The Technical Advisor, Governance provides leadership and project oversight to governance programming in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Philippines such as health and education systems strengthening, peacebuilding, social accountability, civil society strengthening, and city government technical assistance.

Join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in this role if you would like to support Asia-based staff in person or remotely to craft, implement and evaluate projects that bring to life our mission! Do you also want to influence, advocate, support research and internal initiatives? If so, come and join a small, dedicated, tolerant and inclusive team of governance advisors!

The Governance Unit supports IRC country programs in crafting and implementing programs that amplify the voice of people whose lives have been impacted by conflict and crisis. Governance programs help them regain control of their future by championing their right to influence the issues affecting their cities, towns, and communities.

To achieve this, we

  1. Strengthen the ability of people to have a voice in decisions that affect their communities
  2. Enable governments, civil society organizations, community representatives, and the IRC to respond to their voices and provide effective and inclusive services, and
  3. Promote constructive communication between leaders and the people they represent so that actions are meaningful and lasting.

Major Responsibilities

Guiding program design:

  • Support country-based staff to craft/design programs and projects, ensuring that they are:
  • Aligned with the IRC’s Global Strategy, which includes supporting country-based staff with contextualizing outcomes and selecting interventions based on the best available evidence and the local context;
  • Adaptable to people’s needs and preferences;
  • Based on sound context and gender analysis
  • Help define approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations
  • Support selection of indicators for country programs

Engaging in business development:

  • Review technical quality of proposals, including review of technical activities and ensuring alignment to IRC’s outcomes
  • Input into go / no go decisions on proposals
  • When vital, write technical narratives of proposals
  • Provide input on budgets required for project delivery

Strengthening technical capacity of colleagues to ensure ongoing program quality and innovation:

  • Work with colleagues to help analyze project data that inform periodic review and course correction as needed
  • Share cross-context learning with colleagues across the region
  • Conduct technical training and mentor colleagues, including on IRC outcomes, theories of change, evidence, and indicators
  • Review and share program-specific tools, resources, curricula and work with Technical Unit specialists to adapt materials
  • Support senior country-based staff recruitment and onboarding
  • Cooperate with the Regional Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director and other GEDI team members to provide coordinated support to country-based colleagues
  • Support country-based colleagues during project start-up and implementation of governance related activities through technical support visits and regular remote technical backstop support.
  • Orient and strengthen capacity of program staff in integrating governance in project design of all areas.
  • Help conduct governance related analysis at country level

Influence the IRC, peer agencies and donors to use validated interventions and generate evidence

  • Present IRC research findings across contexts and relevant conferences
  • Representation with policy makers, donors, and peers on peacebuilding

Strengthen the measurement of core governance interventions

  • Be responsible for and handle the annual statistics process for the unit
  • Develop and refine the governance core indicator list and tools
  • Own the development, piloting, and roll-out of measurement toolkits in close collaborate with other technical units
  • Build capacity of peers to provide high quality measurement support

Job Requirements

Work Experience

  • A proven track record in crafting/designing, implementing and/or leading governance interventions, is required, preferably within a humanitarian and international development setting (at least seven years).
  • A proven record of working in developing, fragile and conflict settings, preferably in Asia (at least five years)
  • Applied experience of governance work in health, education or other basic services (required)
  • Prior experience providing technical advisory support to country programs, in person and remotely (required)
  • A confirmed business development record winning and leading opportunities (required)
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or subject areas (highly desired)

Confirmed Skills and Proficiencies

  • Strong analytical, presentation, organizational and critical thinking skills combined with the ability to contextualize and adapt to different situations and contexts.
  • Confirmed expertise in program design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Ability to turn concepts and strategy into impactful action plan
  • Must be a great teammate player who prioritizes building strong collaborative relationships across geographies and functional areas, and with a track record of collaborating across subject areas, cultures, and contexts while being mindful of power dynamics and systemic inequalities
  • A consistent record on training and facilitation skills and participatory methodologies using a consciously decolonized approach to capacity-building
  • Familiarities with intersectional and postcolonial feminist theories
  • Strong communication skills

Education

  • Master’s/post-graduate degree in public administration, development economics, conflict management, public policy, political science, international development, or another relevant field.

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in English required and at least one other language.

Preferred experience & skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in English, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; consistent record to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Critical thinking with high level of analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional distributed team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with collaborators at all levels.
  • Ability to handle and work through change in an initiative-taking and positive manner.

Working Environment

  • Standard office working environment
  • Some international travel as needed up to 40%
  • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

____________________________________________________________________________Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, l’Égalité et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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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 at the request of Albert Einstein, 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 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.

Since October 2012, the IRC has been responding to humanitarian needs of Nigerians. The IRC initially intervened in response to floods that affected over 7 million people across the country, destroying harvest and damaging homes. The IRC is currently implementing programs in Health, Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Food Security, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) in Adamawa and Borno States in North-Eastern Nigeria.

The IRC is dedicated to making women and adolescent girls healthier from the earliest phase of acute crises (a target group most vulnerable during crisis) and implements evidence-based reproductive health interventions in line with the SPHERE-standard Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises (MISP). The goal is to ensure that the IRC’s health responses in emergencies include the core package of Reproductive Health (RH) services in its interventions.

The IRC’s Reproductive Health (RH) program is currently implementing (MISP) for RH in 4 health care centers in MMC and Jere LGAs and 1 IDP camp clinic. In addition the program is starting up an emergency mobile programming outside of these areas of Maiduguri in coordination with the WPE team. The focus of this program is to provide quality comprehensive RH and WPE services to conflict-affected women and girls in a timely manner. In addition to the mobile program, the WPE and RH joint mobile teams will be in charge of rapid assessments and rapid response. The mobile teams will be focused in the newly opened LGAs and emergency areas previously inaccessible due to conflict and insecurity. These teams will provide life-saving services to populations outside of Maiduguri, who have not had access to services in approximately 3 years.

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Job Overview

The Technical Advisor, Governance provides leadership and project oversight to governance programming in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Philippines such as health and education systems strengthening, peacebuilding, social accountability, civil society strengthening, and city government technical assistance.

Join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in this role if you would like to support Asia-based staff in person or remotely to craft, implement and evaluate projects that bring to life our mission! Do you also want to influence, advocate, support research and internal initiatives? If so, come and join a small, dedicated, tolerant and inclusive team of governance advisors!

The Governance Unit supports IRC country programs in crafting and implementing programs that amplify the voice of people whose lives have been impacted by conflict and crisis. Governance programs help them regain control of their future by championing their right to influence the issues affecting their cities, towns, and communities.

To achieve this, we

  1. Strengthen the ability of people to have a voice in decisions that affect their communities
  2. Enable governments, civil society organizations, community representatives, and the IRC to respond to their voices and provide effective and inclusive services, and
  3. Promote constructive communication between leaders and the people they represent so that actions are meaningful and lasting.

Major Responsibilities

Guiding program design:

  • Support country-based staff to craft/design programs and projects, ensuring that they are:
  • Aligned with the IRC’s Global Strategy, which includes supporting country-based staff with contextualizing outcomes and selecting interventions based on the best available evidence and the local context;
  • Adaptable to people's needs and preferences;
  • Based on sound context and gender analysis
  • Help define approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations
  • Support selection of indicators for country programs

Engaging in business development:

  • Review technical quality of proposals, including review of technical activities and ensuring alignment to IRC’s outcomes
  • Input into go / no go decisions on proposals
  • When vital, write technical narratives of proposals
  • Provide input on budgets required for project delivery

Strengthening technical capacity of colleagues to ensure ongoing program quality and innovation:

  • Work with colleagues to help analyze project data that inform periodic review and course correction as needed
  • Share cross-context learning with colleagues across the region
  • Conduct technical training and mentor colleagues, including on IRC outcomes, theories of change, evidence, and indicators
  • Review and share program-specific tools, resources, curricula and work with Technical Unit specialists to adapt materials
  • Support senior country-based staff recruitment and onboarding
  • Cooperate with the Regional Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director and other GEDI team members to provide coordinated support to country-based colleagues
  • Support country-based colleagues during project start-up and implementation of governance related activities through technical support visits and regular remote technical backstop support.
  • Orient and strengthen capacity of program staff in integrating governance in project design of all areas.
  • Help conduct governance related analysis at country level

Influence the IRC, peer agencies and donors to use validated interventions and generate evidence

  • Present IRC research findings across contexts and relevant conferences
  • Representation with policy makers, donors, and peers on peacebuilding

Strengthen the measurement of core governance interventions

  • Be responsible for and handle the annual statistics process for the unit
  • Develop and refine the governance core indicator list and tools
  • Own the development, piloting, and roll-out of measurement toolkits in close collaborate with other technical units
  • Build capacity of peers to provide high quality measurement support

Job Requirements

Work Experience

  • A proven track record in crafting/designing, implementing and/or leading governance interventions, is required, preferably within a humanitarian and international development setting (at least seven years).
  • A proven record of working in developing, fragile and conflict settings, preferably in Asia (at least five years)
  • Applied experience of governance work in health, education or other basic services (required)
  • Prior experience providing technical advisory support to country programs, in person and remotely (required)
  • A confirmed business development record winning and leading opportunities (required)
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or subject areas (highly desired)

Confirmed Skills and Proficiencies

  • Strong analytical, presentation, organizational and critical thinking skills combined with the ability to contextualize and adapt to different situations and contexts.
  • Confirmed expertise in program design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Ability to turn concepts and strategy into impactful action plan
  • Must be a great teammate player who prioritizes building strong collaborative relationships across geographies and functional areas, and with a track record of collaborating across subject areas, cultures, and contexts while being mindful of power dynamics and systemic inequalities
  • A consistent record on training and facilitation skills and participatory methodologies using a consciously decolonized approach to capacity-building
  • Familiarities with intersectional and postcolonial feminist theories
  • Strong communication skills

Education

  • Master’s/post-graduate degree in public administration, development economics, conflict management, public policy, political science, international development, or another relevant field.

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in English required and at least one other language.

Preferred experience & skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in English, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; consistent record to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Critical thinking with high level of analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional distributed team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with collaborators at all levels.
  • Ability to handle and work through change in an initiative-taking and positive manner.

Working Environment

  • Standard office working environment
  • Some international travel as needed up to 40%
  • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

____________________________________________________________________________Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, l'Égalité et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.

2022-12-31

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