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Cultural Orientation/Livelihoods Manager

Tapachula (Mexico)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tapachula (Mexico)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
    • Culture and Sport
  • Closing Date:

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The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home. In Mexico the IRC program teams support the well-being of populations all along the migration corridor.

Job Overview

Based in Tapachula, the Cultural Orientation / Livelihoods Manager is responsible oversight of the Cultural Orientation / Livelihoods (CO) component of IRC’s program. Supporting the clients IRC serves in Mexico with Cultural Orientation and Livelihoods activities that are an essential contribution to their well-being.

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Protection Coordinator

Position supervises: Cultural Orientation and Livelihoods staff


Project oversight

  • Lead on the Cultural Orientation and Livelihoods elements during the two-month project co-design process.
  • Establish and oversee the implementation of work, procurement and spending plans for CO/Livelihoods activities.
  • Lead, with the CO trainers, on the development of the CO curriculum; guide regular curriculum review and revision.
  • Conduct site visits to manage project implementation, ensuring service delivery in accord with the project design and technical standards; proactively notify supervisor of any issues.
  • Ensure effective use of resources, with expenditures aligned to budgeted activities and outputs.
  • Oversee and support local partner relationships, to include providers along the referral pathway.
  • Monitor quality assurance measures in project delivery.
  • Participate in program development and design processes.
  • Ensure quality of project statistical reports and narrative program reports.
  • Support the CO team with tasks related to administration and finance.

Staff management

  • Support on the recruitment of sector staff in collaboration with Protection Coordinator.
  • Orient new staff to IRC programs.
  • Observe CO training sessions and offer supportive/corrective feedback to trainers as needed.
  • Provide ongoing supervision, mentoring, training and technical support and guidance to staff, and ensure all adhere to best-practice principles in all aspects of program implementation.
  • Ensure project teams understand, maintain and follow ethical practices in data protection.
  • Deliver on-the-job training to enhance performance of CO/Livelihoods team members.
  • Ensure staff understand and follow the IRC way.
  • Document performance in accord with IRC’s Performance Management System.

Communications and reporting

  • Ensure project data systems are maintained according to technical standards.
  • Prepare regular update reports on project activities and submit to supervisor on schedule.
  • Compile input to periodic donor reports as assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensure proper program and donor visibility in the project sites
  • Lead data analysis and interpretation exercises with the project team.

Coordination and networking

  • Ensure effective working relationships with government agencies, donors and partners.
  • Represent IRC at working group and coordination meetings.
  • Participate in internal strategic planning.

Professional performance

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.
  • Serve as an exemplar of the IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct.

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