Deputy Director, Resettlement

Job Overview:

The headquarters Resettlement Team oversees the implementation and quality of services for refugees in their early resettlement period across IRC’s network of 27 offices. Its primary activities include providing technical assistance, training and monitoring to local office staff. The Deputy Director (DD) for Resettlement is responsible for the quality of post arrival services of the Preferred Communities and Matching Grant Programs, both funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The DD is charged with effectively integrating objectives, resources and opportunities for these programs while maintaining strong bilateral relationships with the headquarters Operations, Human Resources, Budget and Finance teams, the Research, Analysis and Learning Team, Program, Program Quality and Innovation Team as well as other resettlement agencies. The Deputy Director reports to the Director for Resettlement.


  • Lead the overall management and implementation of ORR-funded Programs: providing strategic planning and development, fostering program growth and excellence.
  • Collaborate with other units such as Budget and Finance, Human Resources, Program Quality and Innovation on initiatives that strengthen portfolio programs.
  • Ensure that all programmatic policies are accurate, thoroughly documented and consistently applied.
  • Build and reinforce programs with strong success including identifying and applying for new sources of funding to ensure successful outcomes for clients.
  • Keep programs well positioned to meet future challenges.
  • Responsible for close monitoring of budget vs actuals with particular emphasis on the tracking and quality of cash and contributions in kind. Liaise with HQ and field leadership on spending, reconciliation, and program needs.
  • Oversee internal and donor monitoring and monitor local offices for compliance with program guidelines. Advocate and help remove office barriers to full program compliance.
  • In concert with Senior Program Officers, prepare and review donor reports and proposals, including carry over requests.
  • Keep abreast of legislative and regulatory activities affecting implementation of the program.
  • Represent the IRC at the RCUSA Resettlement Committee and ORR meetings, as requested.
  • Lead and coach direct reports in their management of others. Provide professional growth opportunities and pathways.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, Master’s degree in Social Work, International Affairs, or related field highly desirable.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years progressive work experience in the field of refugee resettlement.
  • Minimum 3 years program and grants management experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and staff supervision experience required;
  • Previous experience leading program design, budget and implementation, grants management, monitoring program compliance and providing technical assistance required.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to manage others and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Working Environment:

  • Standard office working environment.
  • Up to 30% of domestic travel as needed.
  • This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

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.

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.

US Benefits: 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 $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, 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.

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