Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a non-partisan, non-profit, non-religious humanitarian organization that provides assistance to refugees and displaced people around the world. IRC implements programs to promote durable solutions among internally displaced people, refugees and host populations through public health, sanitation, shelter, rehabilitation and education projects. The IRC has been working with refugees since 1933 and is present in 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, as well as in the United States, as part of a resettlement support program. The IRC is an organization committed to freedom, human dignity and autonomy. This commitment is reflected in quality assistance for resettlement, global assistance from
IRC began operations in Chad in 2004 to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by the influx of refugees from Darfur to eastern Chad, with an intervention in the Ourure Cassoni refugee camp. Assistance to Sudanese refugees has now extended to the management of ten camps in the east and one camp in the west with assistance to refugees and local communities in health, nutrition and water, hygiene. and sanitation.
In 2012, to respond to drought and food insecurity, IRC extended its geographic coverage in the Guéra region. IRC is currently working in three health districts, Mongo, Mangalmé and Melfi, and provides services for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition to the local population.
In May 2016, IRC opened an office in the Lake region to respond to the Boko Haram crisis. The IRC implements assistance projects in the areas of health, nutrition as well as the protection and response to Gender-Based Violence. IRC also assumes the role of co-facilitator of the protection cluster at the national level and supports the HCR and the CNARR as lead and co-lead with the management of the cluster in accordance with its six key functions .
IRC Chad is committed in its 2015-2020 strategic action plan to continue providing essential humanitarian services in health, nutrition and protection / GBV, while improving the economic well-being and strengthening the resilience of beneficiaries, especially women and girls. IRC Chad will continue to work with and closely support state actors / line ministries in key areas so that IRC's actions are integrated into national policies to ensure better ownership of actions undertaken.
Under the direct responsibility of the Coordinator for the Protection and Empowerment of Women (PAF), the Program Assistant will support the coordinator in the technical monitoring of the implementation of protection projects and will be responsible for monitoring indicators and providing services. protection in intervention areas. To this end, it will support actors in the field to effectively use the data available using the appropriate tools to improve the quality of the program. The Program Assistant will dedicate 40% of his time working in close collaboration with the protection cluster and will also represent IRC to other coordination mechanisms.
Representation and coordination