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Senior Program Officer, Reception & Placement

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: req27981Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Reception & PlacementSector: Administrative/General OfficeEmployment Category: RegularEmployment Type: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates: No
Location: New York, NY RAI USA (This job can be based in any city with an IRC office)
Job DescriptionJob Overview: The headquarters Resettlement Team oversees the implementation and quality of services for refugees within their early resettlement period. The team supports IRC local office staff in implementing high quality programs by providing technical assistance, training and monitoring. The Reception and Placement (R&P) Program, funded by the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) offers early resettlement services for arrivals entering through the US Refugee Admissions Program. The Senior Program Officer for R&P oversees the quality of programming including training, monitoring and reporting throughout the IRC's US network of over 25 offices. Directing the work of four or more headquarters staff and interns, the SPO supports local offices to achieve programmatic objectives through communication, technical assistance, training, and monitoring support while meeting PRM requirements. The Senior Program Officer develops long-term bilateral relationships including with the Headquarters Program Officer for Monitoring & Compliance, the Senior Program Officer for Community Sponsorship, Budget and Finance teams, the Research, Analysis and Learning Team, Program, Quality and Innovation Team as well as other resettlement agencies. The Senior Program Officer reports to the Director of Resettlement within the Resettlement, Asylum and Integration Department in the US. Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the overall management and implementation of the Reception and Placement Program: providing strategic direction in setting goals and metrics, designing new initiatives and leading the preparation of grant proposal to the donor as well as donor reports.
  • Supervise and mentor four or more R&P staff including interns to ensure that their skills and efforts respond to the needs of local IRC R&P programs and PRM's requirements.
  • In collaboration with the HQ Budget Officer, oversee the compliant spending of client direct assistance.
  • Liaise with the Integra and database teams to ensure donor compliance and advise on usability of systems.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the R&P training and technical assistance plan to ensure local offices have the tools they need to implement the Program.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the R&P monitoring plan to ensure high quality programming in local offices and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Train incoming R&P monitors in compliance guidelines.
  • Lead monitoring of local offices for compliance with program guidelines; prepare offices to be monitored by the donor
  • Analyze programmatic and operational outcomes for grant program; present trends to headquarters and local implementors to assist them in improving outcomes.
  • Envision and lead the development of compliance guidance (Program Announcements, reference manuals) for grant program based on review of program guidelines, analysis of monitoring results, and other changes.
  • Represent the IRC at the RCUSA Post-Arrival Sub-Committee and PRM meetings, as requested. Job Requirements: Education:
    Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Social Work, International Affairs, or related field highly desirable. Work Experience:
    Minimum five years progressive non-profit experience, preferably with experiences in the Preferred Communities Intensive Case Management Program.Previous experience leading program design, budget and implementation, monitoring program compliance and providing technical assistance required
    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
    Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of US Refugee Resettlement Programs; Financial discernment and experience with budget development, tracking and resource acquisition.Demonstrated command of databases, MS Excel and evidence-based decision making. Preferred experience & skills:
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications. Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time. Strong analytic problem-solving skills. Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels Ability to manage others and work through change in a proactive and positive manner. Working Environment:
    • Standard office working environment.
    • Up to 30% of domestic travel as needed.
    • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In 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. #LI-GR1

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