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NGO Jobs-Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Regional Director, MENA

United States

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Job Description

2 Year
Male, Female, Both
United States

About Organization

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian organization that provides assistance to people affected by conflict, displacement, and other crises. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC operates in over 40 countries and responds to emergencies and humanitarian crises around the world.

The IRC provides a range of services to those in need, including emergency aid, healthcare, education, and economic support. The organization also works to protect the rights and well-being of vulnerable groups, such as refugees, women, and children.

The IRC is headquartered in New York City and is led by President and CEO David Miliband. The organization employs over 12,000 staff members worldwide and partners with local organizations to deliver its programs and services.

The IRC’s work is guided by a commitment to promoting the dignity, safety, and self-sufficiency of those it serves. The organization is funded by governments, private donors, and other organizations, and is known for its innovative approaches to addressing humanitarian needs and promoting lasting change.

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About NGO Jobs-Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Regional Director, MENA

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) reacts to the biggest humanitarian crises in the globe and assists those whose lives and means of subsistence are destroyed by conflict and natural disasters in surviving, recovering, and taking back control of their life. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was established in 1933 at Albert Einstein’s request. It assists persons who are displaced due to war, conflict, and disaster as well as the host communities that provide for them. We strive to enhance results in the areas of health, safety, economic welfare, education, and electricity now in over 40 nations and 22 U.S. cities.

IRC responds to immediate and long-term needs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and Yemen) with integrated programs that enhance health and safety, place a priority on children’s education, promote economic well-being, and enable communities to reclaim control over their lives.

As the regional director for Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI), you will oversee transformative initiatives, inspire change throughout the area, and challenge accepted norms while fostering bottom-up learning and impact. By contextualizing IRC’s global GEDI action plan and bringing it into line with IRC’s feminist ideals, you will develop and implement a regional GEDI strategy and action plan in collaboration with nations. The job is an exciting and motivating chance to significantly advance GEDI in a large humanitarian organization!

Responsibilities of the NGO Jobs-Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Regional Director, MENA

Regional Strategy and Action Plan

  • Develop and drive the implementation of the regional GEDI Action Plan in collaboration with regional and country-leadership and functional partner this include:
    • Identify representation and gender equality and inclusion gaps for the region and develop timely goals and initiatives to address them.
    • Identify Country and regional programmatic direction to strengthen transformative programming and client responsiveness from a GEDI perspective.
    • Developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation/accountability framework to measure progress against targets set out in the regional action plan.
    • Developing and managing the regional GEDI Action Plan budget, drawing on global, regional and GEDI funds.

Staff Engagement and support to employee groups

  • Mobilize and resource Employee Groups and community of practice as agents of change in the cultural transformation required for an inclusive, enabling work environment.
  • Engage with peers to coordinate and share learning across the 6 Regional GEDI Working Groups.

Technical support and guidance to leadership

  • Provide thought leadership and providing direction on GEDI matters providing technical knowledge and expertise, to monitor new practices, and document progress.
  • Advise on GEDI integration into country-level strategy frameworks
  • Work with Technical Adviser to ensure GEDI Integration into program development opportunities and implementation using IRC program quality frameworks.
  • Lead GEDI analyses where and when needed to feed into improved outcome for women and girls and marginalized communities, .
  • Work Human Resource, Safety and Security, Safeguarding partners to address context-specific GEDI gaps and challenges.

Requirements of the NGO Jobs-Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Regional Director, MENA


  • Graduate degree or extra years of professional experience


  • direct experience motivating and persuading partners inside the organization to embrace and adopt gender equality, diversity, and inclusion practices as central to all initiatives and programs.
  • experience managing change and fostering an inclusive workplace culture.


  • N/A

How to Apply?

  1. Read the job description and requirements carefully to ensure you meet the qualifications and can perform the duties required for the position.
  2. Create an account on the IRC Careers website, which will allow you to apply for job openings and track the status of your applications.
  3. Complete the online application form, providing all required information and submitting any requested documents (e.g., CV/resume, cover letter, etc.).
  4. Submit your application and await further communication from the IRC.

It’s important to note that the IRC receives a large volume of applications for each job opening, so it’s important to make sure your application is complete, accurate, and tailored to the specific position you’re applying for. Good luck with your job search!


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