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 at the request of Albert Einstein, 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 and 26 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The Project Manager will join the IRC Global Employee Relations (ER) team and report to the Sr Operations and Delivery Coordinator. This role will contribute to the IRC’s People Strategy goals by applying program management principles to strengthen capacity and infrastructure. The role will also serve to manage the different administrative aspects of the Global ER function, which include budgetary planning and management of budgets, organization of team meetings and events, and assisting the senior leaders within the Global ER function on various ad-hoc initiatives. We are seeking a motivated individual with a track record of delivering successful projects. This remote position can be based anywhere that the IRC operates globally.
This position is expected to start in January 2024.
- Model, promote and uphold a culture of values as reflected in our code of conduct, the IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct – Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.
- Evaluate and prioritize projects aligned with Global ER’s strategic priorities.
- Seek opportunities to optimize workflows and enhance efficiency.
- Leverage technology to automate Global ER work processes.
- Develop detailed project plans, including timelines and resource allocation.
- Identify project risks, issues, and dependencies, and develop mitigation strategies.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with partners while managing expectations.
- Take ownership of developing and updating ER documentation and intranet pages.
- Prepare quarterly reports, dashboards, and executive summaries on key metrics, trends, insights, and proposed interventions.
- Monitor metrics to assess the efficiency of initiatives and prepare reports for IRC Leadership.
- Assist with day-to-day support of admin related tasks.
- Provide support as the team and function continue to evolve and grow.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in project management, with at least 2 years of experience working in a complex organization.
- Demonstrated experience handling large-scale HR projects with minimum supervision in a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment
- Experience capturing quantitative and/or qualitative data, analyzing and identifying trends, and providing practical recommendations based on data analysis.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Passion for IRC’s Mission and Employee Relations
- Commitment to the IRC Way.
- Structured Communication Skills: Ability to communicate and collaborate with tact and diplomacy, both orally and in writing
- Prioritization and Organization: Ability to organize, plan, schedule, determine/balance priorities and meet deadlines, with high attention to detail.
- Interpersonal skills: Ability to engage diverse stakeholders, build long-term relationships, and foster collaboration and inclusivity, especially when working across departments or with time sensitivity.
- Problem Solving: Ability to take initiative, function independently and navigate ambiguity
- Service-orientation and flexibility: dedication to help and support in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment
- Learning Agile: Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Adept at learning new technology platforms.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English, required.
- Flexibility to work across global time zones.
Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.
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.
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality 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.
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.
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 $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), 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.