Job title: Refugee Info Manager
Location: Athens, Greece
Dates/Duration: Six months starting in December 2019
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC aims to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
In response to the influx of refugees in Greece, The IRC Hellas started operations in Greece in June 2015 and currently runs operations out of three offices in Athens, Mytilini, Chios and Samos. IRC is implementing programs in the sectors of Mental Health, Child Protection, Livelihoods and Gender Based Violence. IRC had been running the Information Provision web and Facebook page, Refugee.Info. Refugee.Info is a unique multi-channel platform with two-way communication as a core activity. It reached more than 96,000 unique users in Greece in the past 12 months, and its Greece-focused Facebook page is followed by more than 115,000 people. Part of the Refugee.Info program is the online service mapping that provides regularly updated information on available servicesRefugee.Info Greece has paused its operation since the 30th of September 2019 and is now ready to launce it again. Refugee.Info is the flagship instance of the global Signpost project. Signpost provides accurate, accessible, and timely information to crisis effected populations globally and is implemented in partnership with Mercy Corps.
Scope of work:
The Refugee.Info Manager will be in charge of redesigning and re-launching the Refugee.Info Greece program towards a partnership and community based approach. Potential partners to be considered are media and IT organizations, universities, grassroots organizations, NGOs, municipalities and Governmental entities among others. S/He will also contribute to the fundraising efforts of Refugee.Info nationally and internationally, including supporting partners in proposal writing as required.
Fundraising and grant management:
Key working relationships:
The Refugee.Info Manager will be reporting to the Head of Programs and will be working with the Grants team, Technical Advisors, Signpost Global and the M&E department.
Skills and competencies:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.