Vacancy: Program Manager (m/f/d)

About IRC

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’s mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee Deutschland is part of the IRC global network. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. 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.

IRC Germany was established in 2016 in order to further enhance the profile of the German humanitarian and development sector and to provide further opportunities for advocacy on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment, IRC-DE has grown rapidly and has representations in Bonn and Berlin. It is working with major German statutory donors, like the German Federal Foreign Office, KfW, and GIZ. IRC-DE is also cooperating with German civil society organizations. The IRC in Europe also has offices in Brussels, Geneva, and London, and a sister organization in The Hague.

The Program Manager (m/f/d) will be responsible for the overall management of a 36-month ECHO-funded grant titled Protective and Adaptive Education Approaches for Children in Emergencies (PEACE). The program will take an integrated education and child protection approach to support school-aged children in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, most affected by humanitarian crises, access educational opportunities and improve their academic and social-emotional skills in safe, functional schools and learning spaces.

Key Accountabilities


What we offer

The employment contract will initially be limited to one year with an expected extension for another two years in line with the total duration of the grant.

The preferred location for this role is Bonn. However, under exceptional circumstances, applicants based in Berlin may be considered.

Please submit your application until 21 May 2020.

Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.

Please submit your application (cover letter and CV, at least three references) via IRCs application platform. Please note that applications submitted via E-Mail cannot be considered.

For questions and detailed information about the role, please contact Christine Mader, [email protected].


IRC-D strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-D 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.