The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive, recover and gain control of their lives.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster.
Research & Policy Analyst Job Responsibilities
- Contributes to the definition of research and policy analysis priorities. Works with country teams to identify trends and indicators on the status of durable solutions, and how to translate these into research questions.
- Originates research proposals and works with technical advisors, consultants, and country teams to develop appropriate research methodologies and standards.
- Organizes and takes part in field research and other missions involving information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis, and assessment of humanitarian and displacement situations.
- Creates opportunities for engagement of stakeholders in the review and validation of research findings, thereby ensuring participation and inclusion.
- Plays an active role in the drafting of research reports and other publications, and coordinates inputs and reviews by appropriate technical teams.
- Contributes to the identification of advocacy priorities based on research findings and recommendations, to support the development of effective advocacy strategies.
Requirements for the Research & Policy Analyst Job
- At least three years of experience in delivering advocacy and policy analysis to complex humanitarian crises and post-conflict environments;
- At least five years of professional experience in humanitarian affairs; protection; refugee affairs; and international human rights;
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking, and problem-solving skills;
- Excellent analytical, presentation, communication, and writing skills;
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential;
- Must be willing to travel to remote sites under challenging conditions;
- Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under significant administrative and programmatic pressures.
How to Apply