Job of the day: International Rescue Committee is looking for a Senior Policy Advisor (m/f/d)

RC (International Rescue Committee) Deutschland is looking for a

Senior Policy Advisor (m/f/d)

Women’s Protection & Empowerment

Bonn or Berlin | as soon as possible

Full-time | 3 year contract

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. In 2016, the IRC opened offices in Bonn and Berlin.

IRC’s policy and advocacy team is a small, dynamic team located in London, Brussels and Berlin. The core purpose of the Policy and Advocacy (P&A) department is to increase the IRC’s influence and profile in Europe, and to establish the IRC as a thought leader that can drive transformational change in the humanitarian sector. To increase our capacity we are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor (m/f/d) with a focus on women’s protection and empowerment. The role can be based either in our Bonn or Berlin office.


Key Accountabilities

This is a strategic position which is instrumental in driving IRC’s policy and advocacy work in London, Berlin, Brussels and selected other European capitals. As Policy Advisor – WPE you will:

Lead on the implementation of IRC’s policy & advocacy agenda on women’s protection and empowerment in Europe, with a particular focus on gender based violence.

Design and implement IRC’s European policy and advocacy strategy on WPE.

Be responsible for the implementation of the policy & advocacy components of two specific WPE projects, the European Policy & Advocacy Pillar within the IRC-Irish Aid strategic partnership on GBV in emergencies, and the policy & advocacy component of IRC’s new Listen Up! Project in coordination with our US-based WPE advocate.

Lead the development of policy positions and messaging on WPE in Europe, act as IRC’s policy expert on WPE and represent the organization at policy and political events and meetings and with the media in Europe.

Identify and develop or strengthen relationships with key d European policy and advocacy targets and develop and/or lead policy and advocacy coalitions of NGOs.




Masters degree in public policy, law, international relations, gender studies or a related field or equivalent experience

Experience working with policy-makers in a policy and advocacy function in Europe and globally

Deep understanding of women’s rights and gender equality in humanitarian contexts

Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into clear and concise policy and advocacy briefings and resources.

Excellent communications and presentation skills

Strong networking skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in close collaboration with team members and remote field offices

Good analytical skills, and first-class attention to detail

Highly motivated self-starter

Very good English and German skills, both spoken and written


What we offer

Being part of a highly motivated, cross-cultural team in a growing organization

A permanent employment contract

Agile working conditions, including working from home and flexible working hours

A number of employee benefits such as free gym membership, subsidized public transportation, cycle to work scheme

30 days of annual leave

Training and development opportunities


The deadline for applications is July 12, 9am.


Candidates must have the right to work in Germany.


Please submit your application (cover letter and CV in English language, 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 Corina Pfitzner (