Researcher in Violence Prevention and Response At International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Researcher in Violence Prevention and Response

Job type: Full-time
Job category: Research
Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Education level: Master’s or PhD
Experience: PhD with 3-5 years or Master’s with 6-8 years
Deadline: September 23, 2024
Location: Côte d’Ivoire, UK, Lebanon

Job Overview:

The Violence Prevention and Response Researcher will sit within the Violence Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU) with a dual reporting line into the IRC’s Airbel Impact Lab. They will provide oversight, guidance, and support to VPRU’s research portfolio on the prevention and response to violence against women in crisis and conflict-affected contexts. This role will work specifically on The What Works 2 Impact at Scale Program, a global flagship seven-year program funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to improve prevention and response to violence against women and girls.

Key Accountabilities:

Violence Research Strategy Design and Implementation (20%):

What Works 2 (50%):

  • Ensure adherence to What Works ‘ways of working’ and support grantees and technical advisors.
  • Lead the scoping of possible projects/research ideas for scaling VAWG prevention.
  • Support standardization of capturing practice-based knowledge for VAWG prevention.
  • Synthesize available evidence and disseminate it to the field of VAWG prevention.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Director in VPRU and Senior Director of Research in Airbel.

Key Internal Relationships:

Key External Relationships:

  • CP Alliance, CP AoR, GBV AoR, GPC, UNICEF, UNHCR

Person Specification:

Education: Master’s or PhD in relevant field.

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience with a PhD or 6-8 years with a Master’s.
  • Experience in research on topics related to violence against women, humanitarian emergencies, or other violence-focused topics.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to work across sectors and coordinate research studies.
  • Strong network of Global South researchers.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion principles.

Working Environment:

Standard work environment with approximately 25% travel required.


Posted pay ranges apply to US and UK-based candidates. Specific offers calibrated by work location, candidate experience, and skills.

To apply for this job please visit

Frenz Lifestyle & Wellness Blog

For Lifestyle trends, tips, and best product reviews

Join Our Subscriber List Today!

This will close in 0 seconds