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Staff Health Advisor

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8695

Job Title: Staff Health Advisor

Sector: Human Resources

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: New York, NY HQ USA

Job Description

The Staff Health Advisor will partner closely with the Senior Director, Duty of Care and the Health Unit to provide high-quality technical support to global staff on health-related matters, including communicable disease research and general clinical care. This position will provide counsel in the creation and modification of organizational health policies, and participate in instructional sessions with a variety of stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as a staff-facing point of escalation for clinically-related questions which relate to IRC’s Human Resources policies

  • Conduct technical training and ongoing technical coaching for staff in all IRC locations on communicable disease control

  • Partner with IRC’s Health teams on the drafting, review, and communication of policies related to COVID-19 response

  • Provide partnership and clinically-relevant thought leadership to Global HR on issues related to COVID-19 response

  • Demonstrate excellent project management and knowledge management skills to coordinate programs and drive the creation, modification, alignment, and communication of international policies

  • Develop clinically appropriate communications materials related to COVID-19

  • Share cross-context learning with HR staff across IRC’s global headquarters and program sites

  • Participate in and advise strategic initiatives in the Global Human Resources department, and participate in joint initiatives with other IRC departments as agreed upon by the supervisor

  • As required, Represent the IRC in academic fora, donor meetings, inter-agency working groups, and various global/regional fora as assigned by the supervisor

  • Proactively manage project risks, dependencies, issues, gaps and resource conflicts.

  • Engage and facilitate meetings with stakeholders across globally distributed business units, and coordinate stakeholder communications.

  • Provide timely input and progress reporting processes. 

  • Ensure that project communications are timely, relevant and accurate, including regular status updates.


  • 5-10 years of experience as a licensed medical care provider (medical doctor or registered nurse)

  • Training in tropical medicine and public health

  • Experience working in humanitarian contexts

  • Experience working with large organizations

Preferred experience & skills:

  • French or Arabic language skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Working Environment:

  • 100% remote work.
  • Up to 10% travel may be required, if circumstances allow.



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