Officer, Funding Proposition & Impact Reporting Services

International Rescue Committee


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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

This role is a member of the Global Partnerships and Philanthropic Services (GPPS) Unit, consisting of specialists across a variety of high-value (HV) fundraising functions providing all elements of cultivation, support and stewardship to donors, partners, and supporters, comprising three pillars: Research, Partner Engagement & Corporate Affairs, and Program Services. Program Services is GPPS’ largest pillar and works at the intersection of HV fundraising and our operations and programs in the field.

The IRC has an exciting opportunity within the Program Services, where you would be part of a team critical to the advancement of our aspirational high-value (HV) goals and vision.

Job Overview:

The Officer, Funding Proposition & Impact Reporting Services will develop funding proposals and impact reports to strengthen the HV teams and to increase IRC’s global fundraising and partnerships efforts. The Officer will be a core writer on the team who will become immersed in the organization’s programs and translate that content into unrestricted or restricted High-value, donor-centric language. We want to add your superb writing, communication skills, and experience to the IRC family!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Transform programmatic content into sophisticated, compelling donor-friendly grant proposals, reports and communication materials
  • Write funding propositions, concept notes, scripts, one-pagers, pitch decks or other assets in collaboration with fundraisers
  • Create donor communications that are digestible, informative, timely and true to our messaging and brand
  • Lead project completion, content collection and editorial timelines to finalize written assets across IRC teams
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with internal teams across the IRC – including teams in GPPS, Marketing & Mobilization, and various technical units
  • Stay up to date on IRC programs, as well as global events and trends impacting the humanitarian sector, the places we work and the lives of our clients

Job Requirements:

Work Experience: Are you a creative and resourceful writer who knows how to translate complex topics into easy-to-understand content? We are looking for a candidate with 3- to 6- years of professional writing experience and a writing background supporting a nonprofit organization’s high value funding grants portfolio. Writing samples will be required.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Global and diverse experience writing successful proposals for (and reporting on) 6 and 7 figure+ grants for international private sector partners (such as companies and high net worth individuals)
  • Skilled at developing technical information gathered from diverse international settings into strong, clean, compelling copy, with expertise in fact checking, line-editing and proofreading
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to serve as a member of a small team and to collaborate adaptively and effectively with professionals across the organization
  • Strong coordination skills, as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and balance multiple projects simultaneously without losing sight of the overall goals

Preferred experience & skills:

  • Experience working in an international development setting or globally would be an asset
  • Knowledge of multiple languages a plus (Spanish, French or Arabic strongly preferred!)
  • Experience using InDesign or other creative tools to deliver high quality donor-facing assets
  • Experience writing grants focused on health, nutrition or another IRC sector of work

Working Environment:

  • This role is eligible for full or part time and part time remote work. Please note that employees in a standard office working environment may be required to share workspace
  • Some international travel may be required
  • This role will require communication with international offices set in a range of time zones

The IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers 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.

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.

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.


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

Closing date: 11/1/2022