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Cash Transfer Officer

Awassa (Ethiopia)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Awassa (Ethiopia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date:

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Cash Transfer Programming Officer (CTO) position is responsible to carry out all aspects of program delivery through cash-based programming which can be conditional or unconditional cash transfer or in-kind based on the context. Cash-based ES-NFI response is crafted to respond to disaster-affected communities within a short time after the emergency induced.

CTO is the primary field-level position for ES-NFI cash transfer programming. The Officer spends most of his/her time in the field, identifying priority needs and target communities affected by the natural and manmade crisis, conducting IDPs verification assessment, conducting market assessment in the areas of a needy community, conducting post-distribution monitoring, establishing relationships with community, local government, and leaders, coordinating field-level operations, such as the delivery of materials/inputs, registration of complaints, and payment to beneficiaries.

Major key Responsibilities:

The main objective of the Cash Officer position should efficiently implement cash-based ES-NFI response, including:

Project Planning and Implementation

  • Assist the Cash Sr. Office and Emergency Manager in CTP post-crisis start-up planning
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement and/or assist in community delivery of cash-based programs;
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to cash-based technical issues
  • Prepare Purchase Requests for program supplies/activities and liaison with field SC and finance team to undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
  • Participate on the on job training of how the e-voucher system works, how to handle data, accurately use the e- devices (e-voucher reader, Smartphone with application, and e-voucher) including the hand over the process with the vendors
  • Participate in the process of identifying beneficiary communities/targeting based on robust and participatory criteria, assist other CTP staffs, if any
  • Ensure appropriate community messages are transferred to clients, local government partners, vendors, non-clients, and other key actors
  • Ensure training/re-orientation of the vendor staff e-voucher system (how it works, synchronization, handling including safekeeping of e-devices) until hand over of the e-devices to IRC
  • Ensure the conduct of beneficiary feedback and response mechanism (BFRM) activities are undertaken and also serve as field focal point for handling the BFRM database
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to the IRC’s implementing partners; maintain encouraging and constructive relations with partner staff
  • Closely work with all IRC field team in general and with ERR team in particular on how to integrate and align cash programming with other ERR activities and priorities
  • Fully align with IRC safety and security procedures and provide support to security monitoring and assessments to ensure a safe and secure environment for program implementation
  • Supervise the cash transfer assistant.

Project Monitoring and Reporting

  • Assist in the collection of data, the conduct of assessments (needs, market, risks and security), and provide input for concept note/ proposal development for cash transfer project in collaboration with the local community structures and community members
  • Supervise progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays
  • Produce/give to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements.
  • Assist his/her supervisors to ensure all monitoring activities are fully detailed, including systematic and timely data required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.

Capacity Building and Coaching:

  • Aware the communities and partners to consider cash response as one modality at the appropriate situation.
  • Capacitate the community facilitators, staff under his/her supervisee, and others (if any) on cash Transfer Programming.
  • Support and mentor the FSP to meet the humanitarian principles during the Cash Response program/facilitating the payment to the beneficiaries.

Coordination and Representation

  • Participate in seasonal and ES-NFI cluster assessments and share findings
  • Work integrating with IRC supply chain, finance, and admin/HR staff to process Purchase Requests, and Payment Vouchers,
  • Represent the IRC on MPCT coordination meetings at different levels like region, zone, and woreda.
  • Identify and work very closely with Financial Service Providers (FSP).
  • Build very good team spirit with IRC program and supporting staffs.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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