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Senior Advisor Duty of Care

The DOC team is requesting the support of a Senior Duty of Care Advisor to help the team prepare for and launch this new regional coordinated structure. This will involve developing a series of trainings and how-to guides which will help teach and guide DOC team members in the core content areas required for their roles and in the common situations in which they will be called by their regions/country programs to support. Part of this work will be to help repackage existing materials and content. Part of it will be developing new content based on authoritative understanding of psychosocial interventions in the workplace. The Senior DOC Advisor will also help add senior capacity to the DOC team during the contract period. This includes assisting with country and regional leadership support during critical incidents. The Senior DOC Advisor will also help develop and will lead on preparations for an in-person DOC team training to be held during the consultancy period.

Highlights of Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide authoritative support and mentorship to senior leaders around staff care planning following critical incidents.
  • Develop training materials and job aids to support transition to the new cross-training model.
  • Provide ongoing support and training to team, improving their capacity to support the resilience and wellbeing of the client groups. This includes models for supporting local teams responding to acute mental health crisis, security incidents, domestic violence, and other life crises.
  • Develop staff-facing training tools on DOC topics following an existing model.
  • Lead on preparations for a one week in-person training to launch the new regional structure
  • Lead on delivery of in-person training for DOC team members to launch new strategy
  • Ensure oversight of new regional DOC model once launched through high touch planning support and strategic mentorship to Regional DOC Advisors, RVP/RDs, and Regional HR leaders
  • Other support to the Senior Director as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Masters or PhD prepared psychologist, counselor, social worker or other mental health professional
  • Work Experience: Extensive experience working in international development or humanitarian assistance organizations. Significant leadership experience in programs or administration.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Excellence in training development, facilitation, supervision, and crisis response. Cultural competence. Emotional maturity. Service mentality.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English required; proficiency in another language (Spanish, French, Arabic or Spanish) is helpful.

Technical Advisor, Governance

Job Overview

The Technical Advisor, Governance provides leadership and project oversight to governance programming in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, and Philippines such as health and education systems strengthening, peacebuilding, social accountability, civil society strengthening, and city government technical assistance.

Join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in this role if you would like to support Asia-based staff in person or remotely to craft, implement and evaluate projects that bring to life our mission! Do you also want to influence, advocate, support research and internal initiatives? If so, come and join a small, dedicated, tolerant and inclusive team of governance advisors!

The Governance Unit supports IRC country programs in crafting and implementing programs that amplify the voice of people whose lives have been impacted by conflict and crisis. Governance programs help them regain control of their future by championing their right to influence the issues affecting their cities, towns, and communities.

To achieve this, we

  • Strengthen the ability of people to have a voice in decisions that affect their communities
  •  Enable governments, civil society organizations, community representatives, and the IRC to respond to their voices and provide effective and inclusive services, and
  •  Promote constructive communication between leaders and the people they represent so that actions are meaningful and lasting.

Major Responsibilities

Guiding program design:

  • Support country-based staff to craft/design programs and projects, ensuring that they are:
  • Aligned with the IRC’s Global Strategy, which includes supporting country-based staff with contextualizing outcomes and selecting interventions based on the best available evidence and the local context;
  • Adaptable to people’s needs and preferences;
  • Based on sound context and gender analysis
  • Help define approach to teaming / partnering with other organizations
  • Support selection of indicators for country programs

Engaging in business development:

  • Review technical quality of proposals, including review of technical activities and ensuring alignment to IRC’s outcomes
  • Input into go / no go decisions on proposals
  • When vital, write technical narratives of proposals
  • Provide input on budgets required for project delivery

Strengthening technical capacity of colleagues to ensure ongoing program quality and innovation:

  • Work with colleagues to help analyze project data that inform periodic review and course correction as needed
  • Share cross-context learning with colleagues across the region
  • Conduct technical training and mentor colleagues, including on IRC outcomes, theories of change, evidence, and indicators
  • Review and share program-specific tools, resources, curricula and work with Technical Unit specialists to adapt materials
  • Support senior country-based staff recruitment and onboarding
  • Cooperate with the Regional Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director and other GEDI team members to provide coordinated support to country-based colleagues
  • Support country-based colleagues during project start-up and implementation of governance related activities through technical support visits and regular remote technical backstop support.
  • Orient and strengthen capacity of program staff in integrating governance in project design of all areas.
  • Help conduct governance related analysis at country level

Influence the IRC, peer agencies and donors to use validated interventions and generate evidence

  • Present IRC research findings across contexts and relevant conferences
  • Representation with policy makers, donors, and peers on peacebuilding

Strengthen the measurement of core governance interventions

  • Be responsible for and handle the annual statistics process for the unit
  • Develop and refine the governance core indicator list and tools
  • Own the development, piloting, and roll-out of measurement toolkits in close collaborate with other technical units
  • Build capacity of peers to provide high quality measurement support

Job Requirements

Work Experience

  • A proven track record in crafting/designing, implementing and/or leading governance interventions, is required, preferably within a humanitarian and international development setting (at least seven years).
  • A proven record of working in developing, fragile and conflict settings, preferably in Asia (at least five years)
  • Applied experience of governance work in health, education or other basic services (required)
  • Prior experience providing technical advisory support to country programs, in person and remotely (required)
  • A confirmed business development record winning and leading opportunities (required)
  • Experience in strategy development and working across sectors or subject areas (highly desired)

Confirmed Skills and Proficiencies

  • Strong analytical, presentation, organizational and critical thinking skills combined with the ability to contextualize and adapt to different situations and contexts.
  • Confirmed expertise in program design, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Ability to turn concepts and strategy into impactful action plan
  • Must be a great teammate player who prioritizes building strong collaborative relationships across geographies and functional areas, and with a track record of collaborating across subject areas, cultures, and contexts while being mindful of power dynamics and systemic inequalities
  • A consistent record on training and facilitation skills and participatory methodologies using a consciously decolonized approach to capacity-building
  • Familiarities with intersectional and postcolonial feminist theories
  • Strong communication skills


  • Master’s/post-graduate degree in public administration, development economics, conflict management, public policy, political science, international development, or another relevant field.

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in English required and at least one other language.

Preferred experience & skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in English, as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; consistent record to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Critical thinking with high level of analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional distributed team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with collaborators at all levels.
  • Ability to handle and work through change in an initiative-taking and positive manner.

How to apply

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