Technical Advisor, Third Country Solutions
New York City
The Technical Advisor for Third Country’s Solutions will lead IRC’s efforts to support expanded access to third country solutions for refugees through both resettlement and complementary pathways (CPs). The Technical Advisor will work cross functionally across the department as well as externally to represent the IRC at relevant national and international forums. S/he reports to the Senior Director for Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Programming.
· Identify and explore opportunities for IRC to further support the 2030 Roadmap for Resettlement and Complementary Pathways building off of The Three Year Strategy
- Proactively position IRC’s network to respond to new programmatic opportunities and offer solutions to respond to future challenges within the changing resettlement and CP landscape.
- Bridge IRC’s Crisis Response and Recovery Department (CRRD) and Resettlement, Asylum, and Integration (RAI) departments to pilot and scale new initiatives.
· Support launch of new third country solutions projects and pilots until project staff are hired (i.e. NGO referrals, EMPP)
· Serve as the unit’s technical expert on trends and needs for global third country solutions including resettlement and complementary pathways.
· Regularly attend and engage with global task force on third country solutions (i.e. TIRN, education CPs, labor CPs, etc.) Serve as back up to the Senior Director for UNHCR convened forums on third country solutions.
- Identify and explore opportunities for IRC to engage further with CPs. Together with the Senior Director, lead appropriate business development opportunities.
· Support IRC’s Policy & Advocacy team in crafting the IRC’s policy positions on CPs based on Program learnings, RAI and Advocacy strategic objectives, and collaboration with partners and leaders in the CP space (e.g., the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration).
· Maintain the Resettlement and Integration Technical Assistance (RITA) website utilizing US resources and adapt to European and other contexts.
· When appropriate, organize webinars for former EURITA and LARITA stakeholders– utilizing CORE and Switchboard materials and personnel support.
· In coordination with the Senior Director, provide support (in-country trainings, curriculum development, etc) to the CRISP - Sustainable Resettlement and Complementary Pathways Initiative.
· Provide Technical Assistance (outside of US), as needed, for resettlement and integration.
· As appropriate, develop internship opportunities to advance the work.
· Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced Degree a plus.
· Minimum 5 years’ experience in third country solutions.
· Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the US refugee resettlement and detailed knowledge of resettlement and complementary pathways. Global landscape knowledge highly desirable.
· Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to be clear and concise and to effectively represent the IRC externally.
· Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
· Strong analytic problem-solving skills.
· Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
· Ability to manage others preferred.
· A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
· Occasional travel required; up to 20%.
· May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
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 candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.
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.
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 $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, 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.