The International Rescue Committee’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. We are on the ground in more than 40 countries and we are committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve.
Since 2014, the IRC has been a leading partner in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) programme: What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls. What Works is an unprecedented investment in both funding and evaluating innovative approaches to preventing violence against women and girls (VAWG), as well as making vital contributions to the evidence base on the prevalence, forms and drivers of VAWG. As the What Works programme draws to a close at the end of 2019, DFID is preparing to make a further investment of up to £67.5 million through their What Works to Prevent Violence: Impact at Scale (What Works 2) programme. This will focus on implementing and evaluating the scaling of VAWG prevention approaches; continuing to test new and innovative approaches; building capacity at multiple levels to deliver cutting edge violence prevention programmes; and building evidence to inform more effective VAWG policies and programmes. To prepare for this anticipated What Works 2 programme, the IRC will convene a consortium to oversee all aspects of programme delivery, capacity development, research uptake and programme leadership. DFID is likely to also require the What Works 2 consortium to award a portfolio of multi-year grants to fund violence prevention programmes in both development and humanitarian contexts.
We are now seeking qualified candidates for the position of Consortium Director. The Consortium Director will ensure quality programme implementation, including providing strategic guidance to consortium partners and overseeing fund management, financial and performance management, M&E, partnership management, and relationships with external actors. The Consortium Director will be the key focal point for DFID, and will be accountable for the overall delivery of the programme.