Technology for Programs Lead At International Rescue Committee

George Michael
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Technology for Programs Lead

Job type: Full-time
Job category: Technology/Program Management
Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee
Education level: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
Experience: Minimum 12+ years of progressive experience
Deadline: July 15, 2024
Location: Switzerland + 2 more countries

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) seeks a Technology for Programs Lead to join its team. Founded in 1933, IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian organizations, operating in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities. The Technology for Programs Lead will play a pivotal role in advancing IRC’s strategic initiatives by leveraging technology to enhance program delivery and impact.

Job Overview

The Technology for Programs Lead will spearhead IRC’s Technology 100 strategic plan, focusing on integrating technology into program delivery to achieve organizational goals. The role involves collaborating with various teams within IRC to develop and implement a comprehensive technology strategy, with a specific emphasis on optimizing program effectiveness and efficiency.

Major Responsibilities


  • Lead the strategic direction for technology in programs, aligning with organizational goals.
  • Champion the establishment of a Technology for Programs team within the CRRD department.
  • Collaborate with Technical Units to identify and address technology-related risks and opportunities.

Global Implementation Support

  • Provide technical oversight for IRC’s global technical standards and tools for technology in programs.
  • Facilitate design sessions with Technical Units to develop actionable implementation plans for technology integration.

Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning

  • Establish knowledge management systems to support learning and best practice sharing in technology for programs.
  • Coordinate with regional leads and technical advisors to incorporate program learning into global best practices.

Influence, Relationships, and Representation

  • Act as a strategic advisor on policy and practice shifts related to technology in programs.
  • Cultivate partnerships with stakeholders in humanitarian and international development technology circles.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • 12+ years of progressive experience in humanitarian or development programs, with a focus on technology integration.
  • Strong track record of driving evidence-based practice and sectoral strategy design.
  • Knowledge of ICT4P field trends and sector leaders.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to collaborate across diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment and travel globally as needed.


Competitive compensation based on candidate experience and location. Comprehensive benefits package available for full-time employees, including retirement savings plans, paid time off, insurance coverage, and more.

Standard of Professional Conduct

All IRC employees must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct, including Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work environment, free from discrimination and harassment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please visit the job posting on IRC’s career portal.


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