Agenda for Change Knowledge Manager and Programme Support

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Washington, DC, US

We are looking for experienced candidates based in Washington DC who will provide support to this exciting programme to bring water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to communities around the world.

Main responsibilities (80%)

  • Establish a strategy, system and plan for storing, sharing and leveraging information and knowledge on WASH systems strengthening across the partnership
  • Review and maintain an archive of materials and documents relating to the activities of Agenda for Change (A4C)
  • Update and maintain an attractive Agenda for Change website
  • Support the development and execution of a strategy for collaboration and interaction between each of Agenda for Change’s principal working groups, steering committee and countries
  • Establish an effective virtual environment for communication and storing of information
  • Organise and support monthly/quarterly calls with working groups, steering committee and countries
  • Provide support to the A4C Hub Coordinator as required

IRC Programme Support (20%)

In addition to the primary role of providing knowledge support to the Agenda for Change, also provide support to IRC’s US presence including:

  • Administrative and logistical support to IRC’s US representative
  • Support on business and partnership development in collaboration with IRC’s strategic partnership team


  • Self-starting, highly motivated, responsive, service oriented and with excellent understanding of the role of communications and knowledge management in collective action
  • At least 2-3 years experience working in International Development, preferably WASH or a related field
  • Master’s degree in one of the following: communications and/or knowledge management, international development, public health, education, or environmental engineering
  • Experience working in development, preferably with direct experience of living/working in developing countries for an extended period (we want someone who understands the challenges faced by countries with poor communications infrastructure!)
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in online knowledge sharing, communications and collaboration – tools and approaches
  • Knowledge of systems thinking and WASH, Health or Education systems a plus
  • English mother tongue; knowledge of French and/or Spanish an advantage
  • Attention to detail and good organisational skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally including remote areas

Details of the position

You will initially be offered a contract on a consultancy basis. Remuneration is depending on qualifications and experience. The position is a full-time position with a working week of 40 hours. IRC welcomes applicants of any nationality, the post will require a working permit for The United States of America, and will require being physically based in Washington DC. Interested candidates are kindly requested to respond with a motivation letter explaining their interest in the position, and curriculum vitae latest by Sunday 18th June 2017, to IRC for the attention of Ms. Coline van der Ven, via email: [email protected] . IRC will perform rolling job interviews and will finalise the interview rounds latest 23rd June 2017. For additional information please contact Elynn Walter at [email protected]

About IRC

IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. IRC is a founding member of the Agenda for Change partnership, a network of organisations committed to aligning policy and practice around a shared set of principles and ways of working to bring universal access to WASH services. Central to how Agenda for Change works are Hubs: small teams dedicated to supporting processes of WASH systems change and strengthening in the countries where we work. The Global Hub of Agenda for change provides overall guidance and support to the partnership.