Livelihood Officer - Borno
International Rescue Committee
3d ago

Job Description

Background / IRC Summary :

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), one of the world’s largest humanitarian agencies, provides relief, rehabilitation and post-

conflict reconstruction support to victims of natural disaster, oppression and violent conflict in 42 countries.

The IRC has been present in Nigeria since 2012 when the organization responded to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-

sectoral, integrated approach for conflict affected populations. IRC Nigeria now operates a country office in Abuja and field offices in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damatru of Yobe State.

Currently, IRC Nigeria implements programs primary health care, nutrition, environmental health, women's protection and empowerment, protection, child protection, education, food security & livelihoods.

Job Overview / Summary :

The Livelihoods Officer will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project through ensuring that the project activities are done within the time frame.

Organize and manage the distribution of cash to targeted households.

Major Responsibilities :

Cash Transfer Programming

  • Organize and supervise the distribution of cash to the targeted beneficiaries.
  • Responsible for the selection and verification of beneficiaries in coordination with community committee and authorities and the use of selection criteria
  • Actively engage and support in community sensitization activities on selection criteria, cash redemption process and feedback mechanism.
  • Develop distribution plans for Cash and share for final approval.
  • Maintain clear communication with cash transfer agents and beneficiaries in accordance with IRC policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with cash transfer agents on the schedule of distributions to make sure they are ready with cash to smoothly distribute cash to beneficiaries.
  • Organize cash distributions considering safety and dignity of beneficiaries
  • Conduct field visits to project sites and meet with community leaders to select specific vulnerable locations for targeting and ensure a conducive community mobilization system
  • Carry out the staff appraisal for the Livelihood Assistants
  • Livelihoods Programming

  • Within the context of a longer term strategy to livelihood support and vulnerability reduction, Participate to the production of technical support materials and guide program teams on the delivery of mechanisms that will ensure effective implementation of livelihoods interventions as well as early recovery.
  • Provide close supervision and monitoring to the implementation of livelihood project related activities in the field
  • Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting

  • Conduct post distribution monitoring
  • Support in conducting market assessments or cash feasibility assessment in the targeted communities
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager conduct baseline and end line surveys
  • Key Working Relationships :

    Position Reports to : ERD Program Manager

    Position directly supervises : Livelihood Assistants,Casual / incentive workers


    Education : A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Development studies or related field

    Work Experience : Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in the relevant filed.

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies : Proven practical experience in cash and livelihoods programming. Past experience in working early recovery projects.

    Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders

    Language Skills : Good written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri) will be an added advantage

    Working Environment :

    Working Environment 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

    Standards of Professional Conduct : The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way -

    Code of 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, Harassment-

    Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

    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.

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