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Cash Transfer Assistant – Gode, Somali Regional State Of Ethiopia

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  • Full-Time

Job Description

Job Description

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 Shebelle and Afder  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 draught in Elele and Qohle Woredas of Shebelle and Afder  Zone”, IRC intends to implement a multipurpose cash transfer project in the two zone in collaboration with the government, INGOs, and governemnt 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 Draught households in Elele and Qohle Woredas of Shebelle and Afder  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;

Scope of Role

  • Reports to: IRC cash transfer officer based at JIgjiga, with technical mentorship from ERR manager r based in jigjiga on the administrative CVA tasks and technical backstopping
  • Staff reporting to this post: NO
  • Budget Responsibilities: None

Specific responsibilities

With support from the IRC cash transfer officer and teams in Jigjiga , the Cash transfer Assistant  shall:

  • 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 Cash assistant project for drought affected community in Qohle and Ellele woredas as per the 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  cash transfer project
  • Actively participate in relevant field assessments to understand the beneficiaries’ needs, ensuring assessment findings are documented and communicated to all concerned project  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 to program officers and team members

Support the team to:

  • 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 supervisor


  • Ensure that you work to the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of dedication to IRC and our vision, mission, and values to ensure the objectives of your role and the country program are met;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all IRC resources to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace; and
  • Follow the requirements of the IRC Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure maximum protection for children and their families.

Job Requirements


  • At least first-Degree qualification in, social science, international development, economics, or related relevant field

Experience and Skills:

  • post graduate Degree in Agri-Business Management, Economics, Marketing, Rural Development, Banking, Project Management or similar with relative experience of the position demand.
  • 0 year experience for BSc Degree holders and 2 years’ experience for Diploma holders.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in Cash programming is an asset;
  • Experience or competence working in an intercultural environment and
  • 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.

Other qualifications:

  • 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

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 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.

Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)? If answer is “yes”, give the following information:  YES          NO







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 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 or disability.

Standards of Professional Conduct: 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 carries out policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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 based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.




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