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International Rescue Committee: Senior Policy Advisor, Women’s Protection & Empowerment, 18.2.

Job available in these locations:

London, United Kingdom
Berlin, Germany
Bonn, Germany

Requisition ID: req12101

Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor, Women’s Protection & Empowerment

Employment Type: Part Time - 4 days per week, Fixed Term - 9 Months April-December

Salary: Competitive

Location: London, UK

 

IRC (International Rescue Committee) Deutschland is looking for a

Senior Policy Advisor (m/f/d)

Women’s Protection & Empowerment

Parental leave cover

Bonn, Berlin or home based | as soon as possible

Part time (32h) | 9 months contract

About IRC

Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. In 2016, the IRC opened offices in Bonn and Berlin.

IRC’s policy and advocacy team is a small, dynamic team located in London, Brussels and Berlin. The core purpose of the Policy and Advocacy (P&A) department is to increase the IRC’s influence and profile in Europe, and to establish the IRC as a thought leader that can drive transformational change in the humanitarian sector. To increase our capacity we are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor (m/f/d) with a focus on women’s protection and empowerment. The role can be based either in our Bonn or Berlin office.

Key Accountabilities

This is a strategic position which is instrumental in driving IRC’s policy and advocacy work in London, Berlin, Brussels and selected other European capitals. As Policy Advisor – WPE you will:

  • Lead on the implementation of IRC’s policy & advocacy agenda on women’s protection and empowerment in Europe, with a particular focus on gender based violence.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the policy & advocacy components of two specific WPE projects, the European Policy & Advocacy Pillar within the IRC-Irish Aid strategic partnership on GBV in emergencies, and the policy & advocacy component of IRC’s new Listen Up! Project in coordination with our US-based WPE advocate.
  • Lead the development of policy positions and messaging on WPE in Europe, act as IRC’s policy expert on WPE and represent the organization at policy and political events and meetings and with the media in Europe.
  • Provide policy content on GBV and gender equality for media and external events at key moments in 2021, including the Generation Equality Forum and the G7.
  • Identify and develop or strengthen relationships with key d European policy and advocacy targets and develop and/or lead policy and advocacy coalitions of NGOs.

Requirements

  • Masters degree in public policy, law, international relations, gender studies or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with policy-makers in a policy and advocacy function in Europe and globally
  • Deep understanding of women’s rights and gender equality in humanitarian contexts
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into clear and concise policy and advocacy briefings and resources.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in close collaboration with team members and remote field offices
  • Good analytical skills, and first-class attention to detail
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Very good English and German skills, both spoken and written

What we offer

  • Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization
  • A permanent employment contract
  • Agile working conditions, including working from home and flexible working hours
  • A number of employee benefits such as free gym membership, subsidized public transportation, cycle to work scheme
  • 30 days of annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities

The deadline for applications is February 18th, 2021.

Candidates must have the right to work in Europe.

Please contact applications@rescue-uk.org for any questions.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV in English language, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

#IRC-Europe

For further information, please visit our website IRCDeutschland.de.

IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Essential
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in public policy, law, international relations, gender studies or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in policy and advocacy in Europe and globally
  • Deep understanding of humanitarian policy.
  • Deep understanding of women’s rights and gender equality in humanitarian contexts.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into clear and concise policy and advocacy briefings and resources.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in close collaboration with team members and remote field offices
  • Good analytical skills, and first-class attention to detail
  • Commitment to team work – working in a collaborative manner and contributing to a positive team environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Flexible and able to shift quickly to changing priorities
  • Able to plan and prioritise activities to meet deadlines

Experience:

  • Strong demonstrable experience working on policy in a European and/or global context.
  • Passion for the empowerment of women and girls in refugee contexts and beyond
  • Experience in developing and implementing policy and advocacy strategies.
  • Experience of networking and contact building in political, academic or NGO settings
  • Experience in policy analysis and development of policy briefings and reports.
  • Experience in coordinating internal working groups.
  • Experience in grant management, including managing project budgets, work plans and log frames in line with donor requirements; and business development to support funding.
  • Knowledge of other EU languages, particularly German.

#IRC-EUROPE

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd February.

Candidates  must have  the  right  to  work  in  the country  for  which  they  are applying.

IRCUK is committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination for all applicants and employees.

IRC-UK  seeks  to  ensure  we  achieve  diversity  in  our  workforce  regardless  of gender,  race,  religious  belief,  nationality,  ethnic/national  origin,  sexual  orientation,  age, marital  status  or  disability.

IRC-UK  welcomes  applications  from  all  candidates,  including underrepresented groups and refugees who have the right to work in the UK.

IRC UK will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and/or interview process, and for essential job functions if appointed to a role. Please contact us if you may need such adjustments.

If  you  have  any  questions  or  need  assistance  with  the  online  recruitment  process,  please contact the UK HR team at applications@rescue-uk.org

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