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Program Officer, ORR Initial Resettlement Services

New York City

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date:



 Job Overview: The Preferred Communities (PC) Intensive Case Management (ICM) Program, funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) offers individualized case management to the most vulnerable IRC clients. In FY22 with additional funds from ORR, the IRC’s PC program created the ORR Initial Resettlement Services (OIRS) program, a case management program that provides core services to clients who were either ineligible to receive Reception and Placement (R&P) services, or who need additional assistance after their R&P service period has ended. The Program Officer for OIRS will support staff across the 29 IRC resettlement sites in providing services to ORR-eligible clients. The Program Officer for OIRS oversees the quality of services provided by the OIRS staff including training, monitoring and reporting. The Program Officer reports to the Deputy Director of Preferred Communities in the Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Department in the US.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with local offices to implement the ORR Initial Resettlement Services program by developing action plans to improve service delivery and self-sufficiency outcomes for clients and monitor progress toward goals.
  • Provide consultation, guidance, and recommended resources in response to questions and technical assistance requests.
  • Build and develop strategic partnerships with key internal and external partners.
  • Develop local office budgets and enrollment targets in collaboration with the SPO for ICM and Deputy Director for Preferred Communities.
  • Support compliance with donor requirements including but not limited to monitoring of local programs, tracking grant commitments across the network; review, editing and submission of reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the development and submission of grants management documents including continuation proposals and semi-annual project reports.
  • In coordination with the Program Officer for ICM Training, develop and deliver trainings related to designated area of expertise, to include webinars, self-paced e-learning, online courses, etc.
  • In coordination with the HQ PC team, analyze trends across the network using relevant data sources and advise the Deputy Director on best course of action.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Social Work, International Affairs, or related field a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience, including work in the U.S. refugee program in the US

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to promote an organizational culture that reflects IRC’s core values of service, accountability, integrity, and equality.  Ability to lead in a way that recognizes that IRC’s work is best accomplished through the true collaboration of individuals from many cultures with a great variety of skills and perspectives.
  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research, and problem-solving purposes.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • Occasional domestic (non-local) travel required; up to 20%.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementIn 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 new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

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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