International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia Vacancy Announcement

July 10, 2023

Job Overview

  • Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia
  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Position: Cash Transfer Officer
  • Location: Konso
  • Type: Full Time
  • Number of Positons: 1
  • Deadline: July 16, 2023

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 40 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in nine regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Job Overview

The IRC plans to distribute emergency cash in one selected woredas of the Konso Zone. The Cash Transfer Officer aims to support vulnerable people to meet their basic needs and protect their livelihoods during emergencies through multipurpose cash transfers/cash grants.

The Cash Transfer Officer position is dedicated to the implementation of programming crafted to initiate support and strengthening of cash transfer programming. The Cash Transfer Officer is the primary field-level position for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating cash-based intervention activities in the targeted woredas of the Konso Zone. The Cash Transfer Officer mainly works in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, establishing community-based disaster risk management committees, and leading all aspects of field-level operations.

Major Responsibilities

Grant Implementation

  • Conduct Community-based client targeting and verification jointly with the Woreda cash working group, Community leaders and community-based targeting committees.
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills about cash-based intervention to implement and/or assist in the community delivery of program activities.
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues about disaster risk management.
  • Coordinate progress against grant work plan; promptly identify any current or potential delays.
  • Prepare Purchase Requests for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
  • Coordinate program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory.
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to the IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner staff.
  • Undertake Community sensitization, targeting and verification of target clients.
  • Fully align with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation.
  • Identify and engage with beneficiary communities, public (research institutes private sectors (and inputs suppliers.

Grant Monitoring & Reporting

  • Ensure all monitoring activities are fully detailed, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
  • Produce/contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements.
  • Assist in the collection of data, assessments, and proposal development for the sector.

Coordination & Representation

  • Work collaboratively with IRC logistics and finance staff as the need arises to process Purchase Requests and Payment Vouchers
  • As requested, undertake/participate in liaison, coordination, and information-sharing activities with national NGOs
  • Perform duties as assigned by the supervisor and ERD team to enable and develop IRC programs.

Job Requirements

Education And Experience

  • First degree or post graduate degree – Minimum 2 years for 1st degree and 1 year for post graduate Degree in Agri-Business Management, Economics, Marketing, Rural Development, Banking, Project Management or similar with relative experience of the position demand. Validated abilities on cash-based program (specific abilities or skills required).
  • INGO experience is a plus.
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, is comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible, and able to work under pressure.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skill. Preferred experience & skills:
  • Minimum two years of professional experience in disaster risk management
  • INGO experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an overall ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional global team structure.
  • Highly proficient in the Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners at all levels.
  • Ability to manage and work through change proactively and positively.
  • Knowledge of local Language is an asset.

How to Apply

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

Register using this LINK

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.

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 from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address
  • 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.

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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