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Technical Advisor, Governance

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
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The Governance Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight for governance programming which includes but is not limited to health and education institutional capacity and systems strengthening as well as working effectively with city/municipal authorities. S/he will deliver technical assistance in-person and remotely to country program colleagues in countries in the Middle East and North Africa and/or Latin America regions which includes provision of institutional capacity strengthening, systems strengthening, social accountability/community engagement, organizational development, peacebuilding and city government technical assistance. This is a primarily field facing position with the central responsibility focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of multi-sectoral projects and mission-relevant development opportunities. The remaining 0-20% of the Technical Advisor – Governance time is spent on influence, advocacy, research and internal initiatives at the discretion of their supervisors.

The Governance Team, within the Technical Excellence Department, supports IRC country programs with the design and implementation of programs that amplify the voices of people whose lives have been impacted by conflict and crisis. Governance programs help them regain control of their future by championing their right to influence the issues that affect their cities, towns, and communities.

 

To achieve this, we:

1) Strengthen the ability of people affected by conflict and crisis to have a voice in how decisions are made in their communities;

2) Enable governments, civil society organizations, community representatives, and the IRC to respond to their voices and provide effective and inclusive services; and

3) Promote communications between leaders and the people they represent so that actions are meaningful and lasting.

Major Responsibilities:

Guiding program design:

•Support country program staff to design programs and projects that are:

O Aligned with the IRC’s Global Strategy, which includes supporting country program staff with contextualizing outcomes and the theories of change, and selecting interventions based on the best available evidence and the local context;

O Responsive to client needs and preferences

O Based on sound context and gender analysis

•Help define approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations

•Support selection of indicators for country programs

Engaging in business development:

•Review technical quality of proposals, including review of technical activities and ensuring alignment to IRC’s outcomes

•Input into go / no go decisions on proposals

•When necessary, write technical narratives of proposals

•Provide input on budgets required for project delivery

•Engage with donors and do outreach in support of country programs

Building technical capacity of country program staff to ensure ongoing program quality and innovation:

•Work with country program colleagues to help analyze data that inform periodic review and course correction as-needed

•Share cross-context learning with country program staff across the region

•Conduct technical training and ongoing technical coaching for country program staff, including on IRC outcomes, theories of change, evidence and indicators

•Review and share program-specific tools / resources / curricula and work with Technical Unit specialists to contextualize and adapt global and country-specific materials

•Support senior country program staff recruitment and onboarding

Influence the IRC, peer agencies and donors to use proven interventions and generate new evidence:

•Present IRC research findings across contexts and relevant conferences

•Representation with policy makers, donors and peers

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