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Livelihood Assistant - Borno

Maiduguri (Nigeria)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Maiduguri (Nigeria)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req5681

Job Title: Livelihood Assistant - Borno

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to people affected by war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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, economic recovery and development.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Livelihood Assistant will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project. Support in conducting relevant assessment such as baseline, end line and post distribution monitoring. Carry out community mobilization and sensitization.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Support the distribution of cash to beneficiaries
  • Carry out community mobilisation and sensitizations on cash transfer.
  • Conduct post distribution monitoring and Focus Group Discussions
  • Document field achievements, challenges and lessons learned to integrate into project activities
  • Support the preparation of project reports on cash transfer activities
  • Perform other activities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or ERD team

Key Working Relationships

Position Reports to: Livelihoods Officer 



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or any relevant field

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in providing technical supports on cash and livelihoods programing
  • Experience working with INGO/NGO in Borno state

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Technical skills in cash and livelihoods programming
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Experience in community and stakeholders relationship building and management .


  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and Hausa language is mandatory

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

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 for 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 enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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