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The Women’s Refugee Commission/International Rescue Committee considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. The Women’s Refugee Commission/IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

Current job openings:

Development Manager

The Development Manager will provide essential support for our institutional fundraising portfolio (foundations, governments and some corporate) including development of proposals prospect research; management of the reporting process; coordinating and tracking grants and reports; and assisting with donor cultivation and events.

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Consultancy to develop guidance on gender equality

Building on the guidance provided in the IASC Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action, Women, Girls, Boys and Men, Different Needs – Equal Opportunities, 2006, which describes by sector what can be done to implement gender equality, the purpose of this partnership is to take stock of the good work that has been done across sectors to promote gender equality in humanitarian action. This will then be distilled into a set of exemplary actions, by sector, illustrating how to implement gender equality.

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Disability Program Officer

The Disability Program Officer, under the coordination of the Senior Disability Program Officer, will be responsible for ensuring that the organization's disability projects are fully implemented. These projects include four key areas of work:

  1. Promoting change in practice at field levels through the provision of technical advice and training to UNHCR and other humanitarian partners, including identifying gaps and opportunities to strengthen disability inclusion in programs, piloting actions and monitoring effectiveness of these interventions.
  2. Supporting DPOs to engage more in refugee issues at country, regional and global levels through awareness raising, training and the provision of sub-grants in selected contexts or projects.
  3. Building the evidence base on disability inclusion in gender based violence (GBV) programming in humanitarian settings through piloting and evaluating strategies, and designing technical tools and resources for GBV practitioners, in partnership with the IRC Women's Protection and Empowerment team.
  4. Promoting policy and practice change within the broader humanitarian community through the dissemination of findings and reports from field work, and targeted communication and advocacy campaigns with UN agencies, NGOs, donors and humanitarian practitioners. 

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Senior Program Officer, Livelihoods in Emergencies

The WRC will undertake the second year of a two-year research project focused on ensuring livelihood programs implemented during emergencies are effective and safe for participants, that they do not heighten risks of sexual and gender-based violence but, in fact, help to mitigate those risks. The Program Officer will field test the recommendations, guidance and tool emerging from the first year of the research project. The PO will also conduct trainings in field and through webinars from lessons learned over the second year.

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Intern, International Campaign to End Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws


The Campaign Intern will support the Campaign Manager in a variety of tasks, primarily focused on Coalition building, outreach and related administrative tasks. The position is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students interested in learning about and building skills in human rights advocacy, advancing gender equality, and issues related to statelessness. The position is for 16 hours/week, though hours are flexible depending on intern availability and Campaign needs. This unpaid internship includes a small monthly stipend to cover transportation and minor expenses.

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Communications Intern

Among other activities, the communications intern will contribute directly to the WRC's social media, reports, major events, and email appeals. She or he will also provide overall support to the Women's Refugee Commission’s communications department. The internship is an opportunity to work closely with professional communications staff, develop strategic communications skills, learn large-scale event planning, and learn about the humanitarian field. 

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