Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to affected people. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC has been working in Pakistan for approximately 42 years, managing and delivering large, multi sectoral programs to meet the needs in health, education, safeguarding, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor and disaster affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and nongovernmental organizations and is currently working across the country.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Sr. Program Manager will mainly be responsible for technical and management backstopping of ongoing projects and will support the Team Lead position.

The position is to further ensure a close coordination with other humanitarian actors and government agencies at field levels so that programme is integrated across humanitarian responses, clusters and respective implementing partners and all partners (various consortia and local implementing partners) are provided with timely and effective technical support.

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Provide mentoring support in day-to-day implementation of projects across Pakistan 
  • Develop and monitor quality parameters in coordination with MEAL for the ongoing projects 
  • Provide technical guidance, oversight and support to project teams and partners in implementation of program interventions 
  • Effectively involve in situation monitoring and update the senior management on changing scenarios for immediate response and changes in program approach/design. 
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with relevant government authorities, other NGOs and UN agencies for the implementation of emergency response 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders, including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community-based organizations and other IRC sectors to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination 
  • Prepare high quality internal and external reports within agreed deadlines. 
  • Extend leadership support to the field managers of IRC and the partner organizations in implementation of the response projects ensuring alignment with IRC programming approaches and principles 
  • Coordinate closely with the Supervisor and Grants department to ensure effective project management, grant utilization and compliance with donor requirements. 
  • Produce and utilize regularly updated project management tools, including work plans, implementation plans, procurement plans, and accurate financial forecasts. 
  • Oversee timely, relevant, and responsible use of project funds. 
  • Coordinate closely with the MEAL department to develop monitoring tools and collect high-quality data.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Master’s in Anthropology, Social or Management Sciences or equivalent
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years (At least 5 years of humanitarian experience with at least 3 years of experience in managing multisector emergency projects through partners and in self-implementation modes in emergency context)
Apply Before:
Sep 26, 2022
Posting Date:
Sep 21, 2022

International Rescue Committee

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Islamabad

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.

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