The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC Emergency Unit
The Emergency Unit leads and oversees the IRC’s global effort to help communities survive the immediate humanitarian consequences of conflict and disaster. The Emergency Unit oversees the IRC’s resources designated for emergencies empowering the Emergency Response and Country Program Teams with the financing, personnel and commodities to ensure a timely and high-quality humanitarian response. The Emergency Unit seeks to strengthen the response capacity of IRC teams around the world through risk analysis, planning, and training. The Emergency Unit works to ensure a cycle of continual learning and improvement through the design and implementation of standard operating procedures and performance measurement systems, including real time and impact evaluations.
The Emergency Unit Content and Communications Officer will collect content and design compelling narratives and visual materials about IRC’s work in emergencies. Through both first-hand visits and collaboration with IRC colleagues, the position is responsible for gathering facts on the ground, photographs and video that can be adapted for the purposes of sharing our work internally and externally.
This position will be responsible for designing compelling visual materials that communicate about our impact to existing and prospective donors, including donor reports, brochures and factsheets. He / she will also collaborate with the Emergency Unit staff to design communications strategies, methods and materials for internally disseminating information. Internal communication responsibilities will include supporting the roll-out of our emergency tools and projects, improving the design of existing newsletters and creating new platforms for communicating about our impact. The position will also provide his / her expertise to design compelling internal and external presentations for the Emergency Unit senior leaders.
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: Deputy Director of Quality and Performance, Emergency Unit
Position indirectly reports to: SVP, Emergency Unit and Associate Director of Emergency Funding
Position directly supervises: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Communications staff, Global Partnerships and Philanthropy staff, Emergency Unit staff
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