Location: Remote, Southeast England (plus local travel approx 40% of time)
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 International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. 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 over 20 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US 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.
Our European headquarters, IRC-UK, were established in London in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policy-makers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender based violence. IRC-UK comprises approximately 120 staff.
The IRC also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Geneva and Stockholm.
The Purpose of the Role
The Senior Integration Officer will be the technical lead for implementing integration activities in the UK and support the launch of the Resettlement Integration in Southeast England (RISE) project. The Senior Integration Officer will develop project resources and curricula based on integration best practice and ensure the delivery of high quality integration services for the refugees enrolled in the programme.
Key Working Relationships
Reports to RISE Project Manager. Works closely with IRC Resettlement Asylum and Integration (RAI) Technical Unit team, Integration Officers and Senior Integration Specialist.
- Support the RISE project manager with the technical aspects of the project implementation, ensuring the project is based on the best available evidence, responsive to client needs and the local context;
- Oversee the process of adapting resources and programmatic tools including curricula on cultural orientation, civic engagement, leadership skills and coordinate with staff to ensure regular updates to curricula are made;
- Develop and deliver interpreter and volunteer trainings, leading engaging group workshops and support Integration Officers with the delivery of group training activities;
- Lead the development of enrollment procedures and ensure staff adherence to client safeguarding policies in service delivery;
- Grow relationships with external stakeholders, including partners and referral agencies;
- Help analyze data to inform periodic review and course correction to ensure that project is based on evidence and is evidence-generating;
- Share project learnings with staff and partners, ensure project alignment with the overall IRC strategy.
- Minimum four years European resettlement experience at the managerial level;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the refugee resettlement programme and UK integration programming;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in English;
- Proven training and facilitation skills: the ability to conduct workshops and learning activities in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual setting;
- Solid experience with curriculum development and delivering content for online learning;
- Experience in project management to include project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
- Outreach and networking skills: the ability to build relationships with clients and external partners;
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using online meeting and training platforms such as zoom, skype, teams or WebEx.
You must have the right to work in the UK.
The application deadline for this role is midnight between 29th and 30th November 2020.
Interviews will take place on 3rd and 4th December 2020.
IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. IRC-UK welcomes applications from all candidates, including underrepresented groups and refugees who have the right to work in the UK.
IRC UK will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and/or interview process, and for essential job functions if appointed to a role. Please contact us if you may need such adjustments.
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