Cash Transfer Programming Assistant(3 post)

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Development and Project Management, Economics, Social Sciences and Community
Bulehora,Gelana and SuroBerguda, Oromia 
Career Level:
Entry Level (Fresh Graduate)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the scale

Job Description

About IRC: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades in the world addressing both the immediate, life-saving needs of conflict-affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post-conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.

Scope and background: IRC has been present in Ethiopia since 2000 to respond to artificial and natural disasters. IRC is currently operational in five regional states and 24 refugee camps implementing a diverse range of multi-sectoral interventions. IRC currently responds to the needs of vulnerable HHs affected by conflict-induced displacement in Konso Zone and surrounding districts through a multi-sector interventions that address both short and long term needs. Under the program “Emergency life-saving and complimentary assistance to communities affected by conflicts and draught in Bule hora, Gelana and suro Berguda Woredas of West Guji Zone”, IRC intends to implement a multipurpose cash transfer project in the West Guji zone in collaboration with the government, INGOs, and DRA partners to mitigate the impact of conflict and draught on the most vulnerable households (women, children, old people, and the person with a disability). The project intends to meet both food and non-food needs of the target households and their family members.

The post holder shall be responsible to support the distribution of cash and voucher assistance to Conflict and Draught households in Bule Hora, Gelana and Suro Berguda woredas of West Guji zone, as per IRC SOPs.

Responsibilities: the key responsibilities include:

  • To ensure that cash/voucher assistance is delivered to targeted households as per predetermined targeting criteria and in a safe manner;
  • To make sure that all administrative and donor compliance steps are undertaken;
  • Implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems including appropriate client compliant handling mechanism; ensure consistent reporting, documentation, and analysis of results to improve program efficiency and quality.
  • Assist in sensitization of local government structures, communities, and opinion leaders on the targeting criteria of the project;
  • participate and support the identification and registration of the beneficiaries for this specific CVA project for unaccompanied /separated /adolescents/women, as per criteria agreed with the project team;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and the support of targeted households during the cash/voucher assistance, by working with their families, community committees local government, and community leaders in supervising how the assistance is used and any other issue that might arise from the project;
  • Responsible for delivery of regular cash/voucher transfers and helping ensure the management of any problems (if occurring) during planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the multipurpose cash transfer program;
  • Actively participate in relevant field assessments to understand the beneficiaries’ needs, ensuring assessment findings are documented and communicated to all concerned program staff and that all assessments include a specific analysis of the most vulnerable groups such as women; old people, people with disability, unaccompanied/separated adolescents’ needs;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Together with M&E staff and program officers, implement appropriate M&E systems and tools for cash transfer programming to measure quality programming and evaluate the impact, cost-effectiveness, and relevance of specific activities.
  • Assist in the registration of targeted vulnerable HHs, ensuring their data is collected and stored appropriately, safely, and confidentially;
  • Develop methods to support communication with beneficiaries and community engagement in the targeted areas
  • Plan and coordinate activities with local authorities, community members, other implementing actors and partners at the woreda level;
  • Compile and submit regular project reports and updates program officers and team members
  • Conduct assessment to identify the most vulnerable households in need of assistance using robust targeting methodology
  • Carry out additional duties within reasonableness of his/her level of skills and experience ordered by his/her manager

Job Requirements

  • At least first Degree qualification in, social science, international development, economics, or related relevant field
  • 0  years relevant work experience for degree holders and 2 years of experiance for diploma holders.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Emails)
  • Self-motivated and results orientated;
  • Adaptability and flexibility: resilience, remains calm in high pressured situations, accepts new assignments and challenges, and responds efficiently to change
  • Adherence to the IRC Code of Conduct understands other international development guidelines
  • Develop and maintain effective coordination and long-term relationships with external parties, representing IRC positions in case delegated by the manager, promoting long-term strategy and resolving problems/conflicts.
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of organizational strength
  • Good listener, concerted and flexibility, and creativity;

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



 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.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal 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, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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