Appointed as Research and Evaluation Officer, International Rescue Committee


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Anthropology, Northwestern University

Position Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people devastated by conflict and disaster to reclaim control of their futures and strengthen their communities. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC works in over 40 countries and 26 US cities. The mission of the IRC’s US Programs Department (USP) is to create opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. The vision statement, from surviving to thriving, embodies this mission and is achieved by implementing programs in five strategic areas: Safety, Health, Economic Wellbeing, Education, and Power.

As part of the Research, Analysis, and Learning (RAL) team, the Research and Evaluation Officer will concentrate on building the US Programs Department’s capacity to conduct more rigorous program and impact evaluations. The Research and Evaluation Officer will be working collaboratively with research partners to ensure that research and evaluation initiatives produce data that is integrated, coordinated, and mutually supportive, where appropriate. S/he will identify best practices related to program and impact evaluation, support proposal development, provide technical support for the implementation of impact evaluation initiatives, and work collaboratively with the RAL team to update impact evaluation methods to reflect new developments in a rapidly evolving field.