Careers at the IRC

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

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Economic Recovery & Development Consultants

Sector: Economic Recovery & Development    
Location: Global    
Employee Type: Consultant    
Employee Category: Full Time    



The Economic Recovery and Development Technical Unit (ERD) is currently accepting CVs from economic recovery and agriculture experts who may be interested in short-term positions with the IRC in the future.  Appropriate CVs will be held on the ERD Consultant Database and consultants or short-term hires will be contacted as opportunities become available that match their skills.


The Economic Recovery & Development Technical Unit (ERD) was created in 2006 to provide technical assistance to country programs as they seek to integrate economic and livelihood initiatives into their programmes. ERD identifies standards and models that can be used, based on the particular situation and environment, and informs the field of best practices for economic and livelihoods programming.


Examples of assignments that are anticipated in the next 6 months:


·         Consultant for RFA development (Asia/Caucasus)

The consultant needs to have a good knowledge of a broad range of economic recovery and/or agricultural activities and be able to technically guide the project development process.  Candidates must work well as a member of a team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  There is a strong preference for individuals with experience in developing or running large USAID grants.


·         Consultant on Climate Change and the Economy

The consultant will review IRC program strengths and areas of operation and provide guidance to the technical unit and field offices on programming that can mitigate environmental damage, especially caused by climate change, and support the adaptation mechanisms of target communities.


·         Expert in Value Chain Analysis

IRC anticipates that over the next two years programming that utilizes a value chain approach will increase significantly.  ERD seeks experts in Value Chain Analysis and Development who can support the technical unit's ongoing work.


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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 IRC 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.


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