The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to protect and serve uprooted people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, survivors of human trafficking, and migrants - regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC implements needs-first and right-based approaches and to prioritize assistance to the most vulnerable people in need of protection. We continuously work to restore the dignity of uprooted people and to inspire long-lasting change. In pursuing these goals, we make sure that all our programs and activities comply with core humanitarian standards, principles of good governance, and Catholic social teachings.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ICMC has affiliated entities in Brussels (ICMC Europe), Washington D.C. and Boston (ICMC Inc.), and operational offices in Greece, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Malaysia, and Pakistan.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Head of U.S. Liaison Office administers the Washington, DC office of ICMC and promotes key institutional relationships for ICMC in the United States. In that capacity, the incumbent maintains relations and coordinates activities with the United States Government (USG), NGOs and other stakeholders to support ICMC’s global and regional objectives and activities. S/he represents ICMC programs funded by the U.S. government, contributes to its regional advocacy work, conducts policy-related activities across a broad range of issues concerning protection, trafficking, and resettlement, and serves as the primary interlocutor with US institutional donors and partners, including United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Refugee Council USA, and Interaction. The U.S. Liaison Office of ICMC is housed within the Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB/MRS).
Primary objectives include: to advance ICMC's mission to protect and serve uprooted people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, survivors of human trafficking, and migrants - regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality, particularly in the context of ICMC’s relationships with U.S.-based institutional donors and with ICMC national member organization, USCB/MRS; to position ICMC to most effectively influence policies of priority concern to ICMC and its beneficiaries; to promote institutional funding support for program activities that build on ICMC’s expertise and capacity and respond to the strategic priorities identified in ICMC’s Strategic Framework; to facilitate communication among ICMC’s operational stakeholders, i.e., US institutional donors, ICMC headquarters, ICMC field offices; to identify, research, and prepare funding proposals, in close communication and collaboration with ICMC headquarters, for new ICMC initiatives with potential from U.S.-based institutional donors; to offer support to ICMC’s Secretary General and senior management team in Geneva and ICMC field activities, with relevant follow up in the US; to maintain ICMC visibility and leadership in policy and operational dialogues, with US-based stakeholders; and to maintain strong collaboration with USCCB/MRS, and through this department, with and its network of diocesan providers of resettlement and other migration services ; to collaborate, as relevant, other national Catholic Church related organizations based in the U.S.
Master’s or Doctoral Degree in political science, social science, social work, international relations, international law, development studies, international affairs or other relevant disciplines;
Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV and a motivation letter and two professional references with full and up-to-date contact details via email. The subject of the application email should be “Head of U.S. Liaison Office of ICMC”.
Owing to the volume of applications, ICMC regrets that only applicants short-listed for an interview will be notified.
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