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10 Mar 2023

Senior Livelihood Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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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 post holder will support and strengthen the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of livelihood project in shedder, Aware and Kebribeyah Camps. They will collaborate closely with other project staff within IRC and government staff; and among partner agencies, government, private sector, and community groups. They will give support to the program to ensure technically sound and complementary programming. The senior officer will ensure successful support for refugee livelihoods programming which includes entrepreneurship, enterprise development, and employment initiatives, financial inclusion/savings, micro-franchising, and other related activities.

Major Responsibilities

Program duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct the implementation and monitoring of all activities, at field level, as laid out in the plan of action.
  • Coordinate and support the running of livelihoods activities in the refugee camps and host community setting
  • Lead the effective and accurate use of assets, financial resources and facilities according to standard procedures in order to align with auditing requirements.
  • Support beneficiary’s identification and selection processes together with government and other livelihoods’ staff.
  • Active participation in field assessments (logistic organization, identification of needs, monitoring)
  • Assist in the registration of target families at field level working closely with Livelihoods Teams to ensure data is collected and recorded within the livelihoods programming to be implemented
  • Make field arrangements for planned visits to project locations
  • Assist field coordinator in the preparation of all documents and forms vital for the implementation of the livelihoods project.
  • Coordinate (or assist Livelihoods Teams in coordinating) activities with local authorities, key partners (UNHCR & RRS), other implementing actors and partners at the local level.
  • Maintain coordination and appropriate information sharing and communication lines with partners and clients at field level to avoid duplication and improve alliances.
  • Regularly supervise project activities and provide timely inputs and feedback to the Livelihoods team at Addis level
  • Follow up with Livelihoods Teams on the complaints from the beneficiaries and communities and keep a record of them
  • Facilitation of (or assist in the facilitation of) trainings for Organization staff and volunteers and beneficiaries when needed
  • Set up (or assist to set up) a clear beneficiary follow-up mechanism and ensure that appropriate follow-ups are made to support beneficiaries.
  • Compile and submit regular project updates
  • Raise PR timely and follow both internal and external commitments


Education and Experience

  • University degree (BSC) or MCS in agricultural economics, economics, or other related fields and with minimum of five years of work experience in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood projects.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • 4 years of proven experience leading planning, , implementing, monitoring and evaluation of balanced livelihood project and preferable under refugee context
  • Training in livelihoods /or balanced livelihoods, business skill or entrepreneurship training
  • Relevant education and/or professional backgrounds in either rural/agricultural and/or urban (e.g. income generating activities, small enterprises, micro-finance, vocational training) livelihoods fields is helpful
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as, an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; proven track record to prioritize and deliver on time
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a dynamic, cross-functional distributed team structure
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with partners at all levels
  • Ability to manage and work through change in a proactive and positive manner.

Language Skills: Oral and written communication skills in English and Somali language is advantageous

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 31 March. 2023


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