Employment Category: Fixed Term until 31st October 2022
Employment Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Location: West Sussex (x1) and Hampshire (x1), plus local travel (approx. 40% of time)
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. 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.
The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through over 20 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
Our European headquarters, IRC-UK, were established in London in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policy-makers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender based violence. IRC-UK comprises approximately 120 staff.**
The IRC also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Geneva and Stockholm.
The Purpose of the Role
The Integration Officer will serve as coaches to refugee clients enrolled in the Resettlement Integration in Southeast England (RISE) project. The Integration Officer will be the main point of contact for clients enrolled in the project, delivering one on one and group integration activities.
Key Working Relationships:
Position reports to Project Manager - RISE. Position works closely with the Senior Integration Officer and Local County Council partner staff.
- Facilitate Cultural Orientation and civic engagement group sessions virtually and in person on everyday life in the UK for refugee clients;
- Recruit, screen and enroll participants for project activities through referral and follow up with local council partner staff;
- Lead refugee leadership group meetings and workshops, facilitating guest speakers and field trips;
- Recruit, train and supervise volunteer mentors to work with newly arrived refugee families;
- Complete integration self-sufficiency plans with clients up to 5 years after arrival to assess strengths, barriers and needs, providing one on one coaching and follow up;
- Research and identify services and resources that enable clients to meet their short and long-term goals and facilitate external referrals;
- Assist with project logistics, such as setting up the training rooms, preparing participant materials and organizing guest speakers
- Input client information in database and assist with tracking and reporting and administering assessments. Ensure client interaction is documented and conduct follow up with clients by phone and in person;
- Effectively collaborate with external partner organizations and internal coworkers.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients in English and Arabic
- Must be willing to travel between West Sussex and Hampshire via public transport or personal vehicle
- Minimum two years working with refugees, migrants or other vulnerable populations;
- Solid diplomatic and networking skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships;
- The ability to conduct workshops and learning activities in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual setting;
- Ability to handle confidential documents and sensitive information;
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines;
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, experience leading meetings or trainings via online platforms such as Microsoft teams, zoom, skype.
You must have the right to work in the UK.
The application deadline for this role is midnight between 25th and 26th January 2021. Interviews will take place on 28th and 29th January 2021.
IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. IRC-UK welcomes applications from all candidates, including underrepresented groups and refugees who have the right to work in the UK.
IRC UK will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application and/or interview process, and for essential job functions if appointed to a role. Please contact us if you may need such adjustments.
How to apply
Please complete an application on our website.