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Program Manager, Anti-Trafficking

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date:


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC is at work today in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities. The IRC’s Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) department creates opportunities for refugees and other vulnerable migrants to gain stability and control of their future in the U.S. and Europe. RAI serves more than 50,000 individuals each year, through a diverse portfolio of programs aimed at five core outcomes: Health, Safety, Economic Wellbeing, Education and Power. RAI’s Protection programs help ensure that people who have been forcibly displaced are free from violence, exploitation, and abuse, with a particular focus on highly vulnerable populations including but not limited to women and children, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and victims of crime. IRC accomplishes this work through collaboration with individuals, families and communities, direct services and supports, interagency collaboration, advocacy, and partnerships with formal and non-formal systems. 



The Program Officer provides support and guidance to IRC field offices regarding the implementation and monitoring of anti-trafficking programs throughout the IRC U.S.  The Program Officer supports program offices in achieving compliance and programmatic objectives of anti-trafficking programs through communication, technical assistance, and monitoring support.  The Program Officer develops long-term bilateral relationships with key staff in all local offices and supports IRC HQ Technical Units and Grants Management with program management responsibilities. The Program Officer reports to the Senior Technical Advisor for Protection within the Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Department.



  • Support program teams in the tracking of programs results, including enrollments and outcomes and follow up on donor reports, aggregating results across sites to demonstrate collective impact.
  • Coordinate and communicate regularly with program staff on current and ongoing program needs
  • Respond to inquiries from local offices regarding program compliance and implementation.
  • Liaise regularly with assigned program offices regarding internal policies and procedures.
  • Support compliance with donor requirements including but not limited to tracking grant commitments across the network; review, editing and submission of reports in a timely manner; etc..
  •  In collaboration with the STA and other members of the technical unit, develop guidance based on review of program guidelines, analysis of monitoring results, and other changes.
  • Develop and adapt tools, guidelines, assessments, policies, and curriculum to support high-quality, effective anti-trafficking initiatives.
  • Participate in relevant trainings and conferences.
  •  Other duties as assigned.




Position reports to: Senior Technical Advisor, Protection.

 Collaboration with: The Program Officer maintains close working relationships with all the members of RAI’s Programs Quality & Innovation unit, the Research, Analysis & Learning unit, the Resettlement unit, and with program staff in the field. 



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Social Work, International Affairs, or related field desirable.
  •  Minimum three to five years progressive non-profit experience, preferably with experiences in victim services.
  • Previous experience in leading program implementation, monitoring program compliance and providing technical assistance desired.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of protection issues, particularly human trafficking.
  • 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 critical thinking, research, and analytical skills as well knowledge of evidence-based decision making.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  •  Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and command of databases and platforms.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.



  • Standard office working environment.
  •  Up to 20% of domestic travel as needed.


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.

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 $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.                                                      

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