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Cash Transfer Assistant

Business and Administration, Development and Project Management, Economics
Location:  Siraro woreda of West Arsi zone, Oromia
Career Level:  Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time
Salary:  As per the organization salary scale.

Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. IRC 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 six regions in the country, 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 mechanisms.

JOB OVERVIEW/SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Cash transfer program officer the cash transfer assistant is 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, facilitate cash payments to clients and follow up.


·         Conduct joint targeting, selection, and registration of clients and independent or joint verification to ensure impartiality.

·         Ensuring that cash/voucher assistance is delivered to targeted households as per predetermined targeting criteria and in a safe manner.

·         Make sure the distribution of NFI, Cash, and voucher assistants done as per the IRC, ES-NFI cluster and NDRMC distribution guidelines.

·         Establish and maintain transparent and functional relationships with target communities and local government at woreda levels.

·         Working closely with the ERR WASH team and deliver emergency messaged/awareness to different segments of the community with support from woreda disaster risk and management and health office

·         Actively participate in Rapid Assessments, market assessments, MEB, capacity assessment of Financial Service Providers (FSP), and other digital cash transfer.

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

·         In collaboration with MEAL team conduct post-distribution monitoring (PDM) for both cash and in kind to ensure the program quality and collect lesson learnings.

·         Implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems including client feedback 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.

·         Collect, register, and report client’s feedback and complaints in weekly basis to for client responsive team and supervisor also give response based on the level of the feedback.

·         Ensure client responsive mechanisms are in place at all project implementation areas in collaboration with client’s responsive team

·         Works closely with Woreda partners towards efficient and effective implementation of the response and emergency hygiene promotion activities


·         Takes additional works as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements

EducationBSc Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Public Health, Environmental Health, social science, and related relevant field

Work Experience: Minimum experience of 0-year experience for BSc holders and 2 years’ experience for Diploma holders. NGO experience is plus.


·         Relevant experience on NFI, CVA, community mobilization, hygiene promotion with I/NGO in local community settings.

·         Previous experience of implementing participatory and organizing community mobilizations on the communities will be advantageous.

·         Previous experience of implementing Emergency activities, like NFI distribution, cash transfer will be an asset.

·         Able to prioritize multiple tasks and maintain attention to details.

·         Good communication and interpersonal skills

·         Good command spoken and written in English, Amharic, and Afaan Oromo

·         Knowledge of Afaan Oromo is mandatory/required.

·         Familiarity with the local context of the project implementation areas is an advantage

·         Preference will be given to qualified female candidates.

How to apply:

Candidates who meet the above qualifications; please send your CV and application letter through IRC career site.





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

·         Please include at least 2 references from current and former supervisors.


              Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

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 on the basis of 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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