Strategy Analyst

from International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

The IRC seeks a limited-term, part time analyst to support our organizational strategy refresh. This person will be part of a core project team responsible for review of IRC’s 2020 strategy achievements and updating the strategy to provide direction for the organization into future years. More specifically, this role will deliver analyses and syntheses for questions that IRC is answering in the diagnostic phase of its strategy process. The role will have exposure to several different functions and departments within the IRC and provide a unique opportunity to significantly contribute to harnessing data to inform IRC’s future work.

Major Responsibilities:

The person in this role will be tasked with the following:

  • Analysis of programmatic, financial, outcome, operational, and revenue data from within the organization
  • Review of external data sources needed to answer strategic questions outlined in IRC’s strategy refresh process (such as review of humanitarian industry trends and potential new programming areas for the organization)
  • Synthesize findings for strategy core team members (presentations, briefs, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with demonstrated high performance
  • Experience with research & analysis, particularly in quantitative data and synthesis of results to inform decisions
  • High level of comfort with MS Excel and other analytic tools (SPSS, Stata, etc.)
  • Ability to synthesize results in a clear and concise manner, utilizing data visualization (Visio, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (i.e. day-to-day discussions, team meetings, presentations, written status updates, etc.), as well as an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Ability to work across a diverse team. Excellent cultural sensitivity, flexibility, ability to improvise, team player


  • 1-3 years’ work experience, or current enrollment in a graduate degree in economics, statistics, public policy, public health or related field
  • Experience in the non-profit sector working on humanitarian or development issues. Some work experience in a developing country context or in refugee resettlement programming is preferred.
  • Experience in a strategy role at either strategy consulting firm, or in the strategy development function of a global organization

Timeline: Candidates should be able to work up to 20 hours a week between October and December 2019. Please submit applications by September 27th, 2019.

Working Environment: Standard office work environment. Preference for someone who can work from NY HQ at least one day per week, but remote candidates will be considered as well.