GEDI Council, Senior Officer

International Rescue Committee

Background/IRC Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. 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.

IRC’s Gender, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council is a forum where 47 members representing employee resource groups and departments to advise IRC’s GEDI direction. The Council is home to five committees that act as advisors to IRC on issues related to GEDI and at times lead GEDI activities.

Job Overview/Summary:

The GEDI Council Officer will own the administration and internal coordination and communications efforts of the Council. Additionally, the Officer will work as a thought partner to the GEDI Council Chair and support strategic projects. If you would like to join a dynamic and engaging team and connect with IRC staff globally, this is an outstanding and exciting role for you!

Responsibilities

Planning and Strategy

  • Support efforts to strengthen relationships, collaboration, partnerships, and prioritization of most important initiatives for the GEDI Council;
  • Identify and address learning needs of the Council members including encouraging peer learning.
  • Act as lead liaison between the GEDI Council Chair and leaders across IRC, including GEDI, HR, and Safeguarding teams;
  • Collaboratively develop and as needed lead all aspects of initiatives prioritized by the Council including planning, staff management, and assuring robust execution;
  • Support the Council Chair in harmonizing and disseminating GEDI Council initiatives throughout the organization;
  • Proactively identify bottlenecks and opportunities to improve GEDI Council’s key processes and systems;
  • Assist the Council Chair and Committees to develop and monitor metrics regarding members’ engagement and activity;
  • Support the development and implementation of an organization-wide approach to enhance staff engagement to support our GEDI efforts

Communication and logistics

  • Act as the communications lead of the GEDI Council by crafting, developing and implementing effective communication strategies; Coordinate with IRC internal communication department
  • Develop original and innovative content for internal channels, such as Microsoft Teams, RescueNet pages, Newsletter and blogs;
  • Ensure Council’s initiatives and projects are effectively communicated and that messages are consistent across all mediums;
  • Provide all logistical support for GEDI Council meetings– including scheduling dates, sending invitations, ensuring live interpretation etc.
  • Independently plan, communicate and implement specific projects and initiatives from inception to completion as needed.

Development Value:

  • It will offer a chance to: build on the design, development, and execution of critical initiatives and communication with impact on IRC in general and the GEDI ambitions in particular.
  • Make a substantive impact on advancing GEDI at a global humanitarian organization, by bringing up the voices of staff across the world!

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the humanitarian sector and a passion for the IRC’s mission
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be invested with internal and external partners with tact and diplomacy
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time professional work experience, with at least 2 years of experience working in administrative roles
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, schedule, identify priorities and meet project requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Service-orientation and flexibility, dedication to help and support in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Ability to take initiative, function independently and navigate ambiguity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have strong attention to detail, excellent discretion, judgment, tact, initiative, creativity, critical thinking, organizational skills, and self-motivation
  • Staff engagement experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
  • Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and Outlook. Ability to create effective presentations in PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of French and/or Arabic and/or Spanish is desirable but not required.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Respect at Work, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

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.

US Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

Compensation:

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

How to apply

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/36813?c=rescue