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Cash Transfer Program Assistant

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Social Sciences and Community
Haro Limu, East Wollega, Oromia
Career Level:
Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
as per IRC’s pay scale


Job Description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response.

Position– Cash Transfer Program Assistant

Duty Station Haro Limu, East Wollega

Length of Employment – Definite (until June 2020 with possibility of extension)

Monthly salary & benefits– as per IRC’s pay scale.

Posting Date – December 12, 2019

Closing Date – December 21, 2019

Vacancy No: AD/032/2019


Cash Transfer Program Assistant Position is mainly responsible support activities in implementation of the NFI distribution and cash transfer programing and ensure community mobilization. The  position holder is also responsible for;  identifying priority needs,  target communities, establishing relationships with community local government and leaders, mobilize the communities, ensure  the delivery of materials/inputs,  conduct registration of complaints, ensure proper distribution and documentation of NFI items, facilitate cash payments to beneficiaries and follow up the beneficiaries.

Major Responsibilities:

§  Establish and maintain transparent, functional working relationships with local government at woreda levels and with the vendors, the farmers’ cooperative union, cooperative promotion offices and NGOs operating in the project area

§  Ensure successful joint targeting of beneficiaries, distribution of NFI, Cash and voucher assistants.

§  Actively participate on market assessments, capacity assessment of Financial Service Providers (FSP) and other digital cash transfer.

§  Collection, consolidation and reporting of weekly data, necessary for the consolidation of standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activity performed, results of water analyzes performed …).

§  Ensure that the program resources are implemented in transparent and accountable manner and handed over or ended in a way that promotes local capacities and sustainable operations.

§  Organize the beneficiary feedback mechanism is established in inclusive and transparent way and the BF committees are actively participated in all distributions and distributions done in equitable and transparent way.

§  Serve as the focal point person for all NFI, Cash transfer and community mobilization for kebeles under his/her responsibility in assigned woreda.

§  Use basics of participatory/joint approaches based up on the context of the types of the emergency

§  Working closely with the cash transfer and other ERR WASH team and deliver emergency messaged/awareness to different segments of the community including school teachers, DA, Health Extension Workers (HEWs), community leaders and representatives with support from woreda disaster risk and Management and health office

§  Ensure community mobilization in all field related to Cash Transfer Programming

§  Ensure daily activities at the field level follow CPP implementation guidelines;

§  Participate in different representations like at zone and woreda level.

§  As appropriate and necessary, mediate any conflicts among beneficiaries, seeds vendors and IRC.

§  Organize and share the weekly, monthly and quarterly progress plan with IRC standard formats.

§  Take any additional responsibilities as requested his/her supervisor or by IRC.

Job Requirements

Education: Diploma/ 1st Degree in Agri-Business Management, Economics, Marketing, Rural Development, and Project Management.

Work Experience: 3 years for Diploma holders & 2 years for 1st Degree holders.

Language Skills: Good command of English, Afaan Oromo, and Amharic languages is required.

Competences and Skills:

§  Previous experience of implementing participatory and organizing community mobilizations on the communities will be an advantageous

§  Previous experience of implementing of Emergency activities, NFI distribution, cash transfer will be an asset

§  Previous experience working in similar remote project intervention woredas and adoptable under emergency context work pressure.

§  Excellent Communication skill

§  Community mobilization skill and partnership concept

§  LMMS or digital cash transfer system

Good in team work, ability to work in hard to reach area and in high work load.

How to Apply

Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements are encourage to apply on IRC recruitment portal ONLY.

Please click on the link below to start application process:

§  Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

§  Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

§  Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

·         Name of the position you have applied for

·         Date of application

·         Summary of  your qualifications and experience

·         Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

·         Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

·         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Female candidates who fulfil the above criteria are highly encouraged to apply.

Dec 21, 2019
Dec 21, 2019

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