Director, Refugee Technical Assistance (RTA) Hub

New York, New York, United States
Apply by 20 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 21 June 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2177

Job Title: Director, Refugee Technical Assistance (RTA) Hub

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: USA-New York, NY - USP

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary: The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming for refugees resettling to the United States. The mission of the IRC’s US Programs (USP) Department is to create opportunities for refugees to survive and thrive in America. In 25 cities across the country, USP offers support in areas ranging from health and education to advocacy and legal services. The IRC is committed to developing innovative programs that respond to refugees’ unique challenges and needs, using our learning and experience to shape policy and practice, and highlighting and promoting best practices in refugee service provision.

Job Overview/Summary: The International Rescue Committee is seeking a Project Director for a 3-year, $1.2 million Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program to equip ORR-funded state refugee programs and ORR-funded refugee service providers with the specialized technical assistance (TA), resources and training needed to appropriately address barriers that refugees may encounter while trying to access community-based services, education, employment, and specialized care. Technical assistance will be delivered in the program sectors of: employment and other economic empowerment, trauma-informed refugee health, refugee child and family wellbeing, education, monitoring and evaluation, and community integration, among others. The Project Director will be responsible for overall leadership and management of the program, and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to ORR. The Project Director will be responsible for ensuring that the program is implemented in accordance with the cooperative agreement and donor regulations, and addresses the needs of client organizations in the highest quality and cost-efficient manner.

Major Responsibilities:
* Provide leadership and direction to both IRC and sub-award, and external consultant project teams, and ensure that the design and implementation of activities achieve the greatest possible impact;
* Manage the overall project by assessing needs and planning, monitoring, and evaluating activities in accordance with the cooperative agreement, in close coordination with the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Manager;
* Prepare annual workplans in coordination with key program staff and partners, with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;
* Ensure the project meets current and emerging TA needs of its stakeholders, in terms of sector, subject, and delivery mechanism, by using data to appropriately direct resources;
* Supervise the IRC project team and coordinate with IRC HQ’s Program Quality and Innovation, Resettlement, Resource Acquisition, and Management units, among others, as appropriate;
* Closely manage project sub-recipients and other contractors as necessary, ensuring technical quality of their outputs, adherence to schedule of deliverables, and compliance with donor requirements;
* In coordination with relevant sectoral staff, oversee the selection, engagement, and management of contractors to carry out special TA projects, as needed.
* Ensure close coordination and regular communication amongst key program staff and project sectors, and between IRC and its sub-award partners and other contractors.
* Provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets and monitoring project expenses;
* Report to ORR through ongoing formal and informal debriefings and semi-annual reports, developing close and effective communication that facilitates timely approvals for project initiatives;
* Oversee the design, implementation, and management of the project website and resource library;
* Manage project internal and external relations and marketing, and successfully represent the project and IRC, ensuring effective information dissemination about services, achievements and lessons learned.

Key Working Relationships:
* Position Reports to: Director, Research, Analysis and Learning Unit
* Position directly supervises: Refugee Technical Assistance Hub project staff and technical advisors
* direct Reporting: N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts: Position requires close collaboration with a variety of colleagues, including but not limited to: USP Resource Acquisition Team, IRC field offices, the USP Program Quality and Innovation Unit, the Awards Management Unit, Finance, Legal and HR, other refugee service providers and state refugee programs, external subject matter experts.

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Work Experience:
* Minimum of 6+ years of program management experience, with management of technical assistance and/or multi-sectoral refugee assistance programs preferred;
* Previous experience managing sub-awards and ORR-funded programming preferred;
* Proven leadership and strategic planning capabilities;
* Demonstrated experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably in a leadership role;

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
* Demonstrated experience with a range of on-site and distance learning tools, and knowledge of current, effective learning technologies and trends;
* Demonstrated experience managing teams and partnerships;
* Strong commitment to data-driven programming, and experience in developing and implementing design, monitoring and evaluation tools;
* Knowledge of national US refugee resettlement programs, actors, policies, and practices;
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range and level of staff and organizations;
* Proven sound judgment and decision-making skills;
* Proven ability to work flexibly and to solve problems with appropriate input from relevant stakeholders;
* Positive, forward looking and able to work well in a team oriented environment;
* Demonstrated experience in utilizing webinar platforms such as Webex and learning portals;

Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken English

Certificates or Licenses: N/A

**This position is contingent upon IRC being awarded a cooperative agreement under HHS-2018-ACF-ORR-RB-1361 and ORR approval of IRC’s preferred candidate.**

Working Environment: Standard office work environment

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.

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, 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.

About the Organization

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 27 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

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