SIV Cohort Assistant

International Rescue Committee
  • Location
    Multiple locations, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 08

Position description

The U.S. is evacuating and hosting Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants.  IRC has been engaged to help shuttle newly arrived applicants from airports to a processing center as well as support at the processing sites.  To support this mission, we require a large number of staff to work with a large number of arrivals.  There are multiple roles described below, you will be matched to a role based on background and skillset. The role could also change from day-to-day. 

This is a short term role and you will be paid through a third party pay-rolling partner if you are a new hire to IRC. 

IRC will provide the following: Meals during work hours; accommodations & travel provided if you should deploy. 

If you have ever had experience in one of the following sectors, it is a plus. All welcome to apply though:

Human Resources

Supply Chain

Case Management

Scheduling, project officer, admin type

Volunteer experience working with vulnerable populations

Data Management/IT


Length of assignment: Minimum 1 month, potential to extend to  3 months.

Vaccination: Proof of vaccination will be required at time of offer.

Locations: New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, Texas, New Mexico & Indiana. 

Salary: $17/hour, plus time and a half for overtime.




During this assignment the Cohort Assistant may perform any or all of these duties

·      Bus leads provide each ASI with their ID badge and escorts them to their assigned bus. The evacuees will remain in this cohort which is numerically numbered throughout their processing.

·      Cohort Leads and Supports: New arrivals at the processing center are moved from working with a bus lead to working with a Cohort Lead (an assigned cohort lead, cohort support, military liaison officer (LNO), and an interpreter are also there to support). These positions follow the full cohort through the entire process until the families depart to their final destination.

·       Data/Processing staff: Each cohort team moves their cohort family through an intake, completed by IRC staff, where they receive their room key and their QR code is scanned into the system to confirm they are checked in to the center. These staff are also available to scans the QR code of all ASIs at the completion of each specific service, including labs, medicals, and check out or departure. The Processing Team also completes bio data forms, I693s, and signing of the I765s.

·      General Operations Support staff: Support and collaborate with Staff and Client Specialist, Staffing Liaison Coordinator, and Logistics Lead to ensure operational tasks are prioritized and completed successfully



·      Accountability: The military requires NGOs to maintain accountability for all cohorts. Cohort leads must confirm accountability for ASIs in their cohort at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

·      Scheduling of cohorts: IRC provides daily schedules for individuals and cohorts and schedules are disseminated to stakeholders on a daily basis.

·      Scheduling for Staff: IRC provides daily schedules for staff who are not assigned to cohorts.  This includes transportation to/from base in the morning and evening.

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