The International Rescue Committee 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 25 U.S. cities. The IRC’s US Programs department serves more than 35,000 refugees, immigrants and other low income communities through a diverse portfolio of programs aimed at five core outcomes: Health, Safety, Economic Wellbeing, Education and Power.
Economic Empowerment is a core sector of IRC’s US Programs that works to develop, protect, and improve the livelihoods and financial security of all clients served. Program areas include financial literacy and credit-building; career development, vocational training and employment services; asset development and incentivized savings; micro-lending and microenterprise development.
Technical support for program development in Economic Empowerment is provided through a dedicated technical team with USP’s Program Quality and Innovation Unit. The unit provides technical assistance in implementing, evaluating, resourcing, and scaling programs. These programs help families move sustainably out of poverty by offering high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible, integrated economic empowerment services.
The Program Officer, Economic Empowerment will support the development of a detailed, location-specific landscape analysis of key stakeholders and funding streams in cities where the IRC operates in the US. As a part of the USP strategy of building capacity in local sites to resource and implement economic empowerment programs that include public sector partners and funding, the Program Officer will research, engage and analyze opportunities for IRC to attract and successfully implement workforce and other economic empowerment programming.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Position reports to: Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment, and in addition has a secondary reporting line to the Director, Business Development
The position maintains close working relationships with Program Quality & Innovation and the Resource Acquisition teams, and with the leadership of selected USP sites prioritized for investment in public sector capability.
Demonstrated skills and competencies
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