The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages and delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in protection, health, education, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and conflict-affected communities. The IRC is currently working in partnership with non-governmental organizations and in close coordination with district and local government in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and Punjab and Sindh provinces.
Signpost is an innovative, first-of-its-kind project that harnesses social media and other digital tools to change the way the humanitarian community communicates with refugees. It began in 2015 in Greece and is a collaboration between the IRC and Mercy Corps. Signpost meets refugees and host communities where they are online to listen to their questions and concerns and to provide the information, they need to make informed choices about their lives. We also provide the humanitarian community with a platform with accessible information in multiple languages. The Signpost channel provides users context-specific, up-to-date information on vital needs such as legal rights, transportation, and medical services in multiple languages – empowering individuals to make informed decisions at the most critical moments.
The Signpost Editorial Manager will manage the implementation of Signpost initiative in COVID-19, assure quality of programming, and technical assistance to implementing partners. S/he will help in developing and implementing content strategy and assigning, line and copy editing, and approving content for Signpost’s site/app, blog and Facebook page. S/he is tasked with ensuring content is accurate, complete, easy to understand, and engaging. H/she will also be responsible for using our content management system (Contentful) and other tools to work with the moderators / service mapping officer / partners, and the Signpost global team and Technical Advisers to usher content from the first draft through editing and translation and ultimately to its final, published form. Additionally, the position holder will ensure our photo database, style guide and editorial calendar are up to date. S/he will also use other project management tools to keep the project organized and on track. S/he will write or co-write reports on Signpost content.
Reports Directly To: Sr. Protection Coordinator
Works Directly with (in country):, Sr. Communication and Partnership Coordinator, Head of Offices, Protection Manager, Project Manager.
Works Directly With (Region and HQ): Refugee.Info editorial team; translators; Facebook moderators; Refugee.Info Hardware/Software Team; and PRoL TA.
Knowledge and Experience:
Skills and Interests:
The successful Protection – Signpost Editorial Manager will be extremely proactive, detail-oriented and organized. S/he values accurate and error-free reporting above all. S/he is self-directed and reliably completes tasks. S/he is diplomatic and able to work with a range of peers. S/he is computer-savvy and quick to learn new tools. S/he has a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability and regularly seeks opportunities for collaboration. S/he thrives in evolving and changing environments. S/he has a Facebook account.
The IRC Core Values and Commitments:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading global relief and development organization, established in 1933, and currently working in 42 countries worldwide. IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local Government and non-Governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.