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Cash and Basic Needs Officer (RRT-Rapid Response Team )

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location:
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Cash-Based Interventions
  • Closing Date:
Job Title: Cash and Basic Needs Officer
Unit: Rapid Response Team (RRT)
Salary Range and Band: 8B
Duty Station: Kharkiv, Ukraine


The Cash and Basic Needs Officer will support day to day implementation of cash, basic needs, and market-based programming within the Rapid Response Team (RRT) in Kharkiv, Ukraine.


Program quality/Management and implementation
Support the RRT Team Lead, with technical support from the ERD Coordinator, to design, facilitate, and analyze rapid needs assessment, market assessments, cash feasibility assessments, FSP/vendor mapping, and any others as identified during the response (directly or in partnership)
Adjust and adhere to detailed implementation plans to ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems and adaptive management principles to reach desired impacts
With support from the RRT Team Lead and ERD Coordinator, lead the planning and implementation of Registrations of clients for cash assistance and distributions for in-kind assistance
Work closely with the whole RRT to ensure comprehensive and wholistic rapid response programs, focusing on an integrated approach are implemented
Raise program purchase requests and provide other administrative support as needed.


Liaise with partners, once identified and partnerships have been established, to ensure partners are informed of key project development and implementation milestones and deadlines.

Team management/Staff Supervision & Development

Manager team members, volunteers, and translators as needed.

Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning

Ensure proper data collection and information management systems are used for projects in-line with MEAL support.
Establish strong databases for client data and other programmatic information.
Support written program evaluations and reviews ensure documentation of lessons learned informing reporting and program development.
Support the ERD Coordinator and client responsiveness officers in addressing complaint and feedback from clients and partners

Professional Standards

Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs
All IRC staff are required to adhere to the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.


minimum university degree in International Development, Business Administration, Sociology, Economics, or Humanitarian Response preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and COMPETENCIES:
At least 2 years of relevant work experience in cash and voucher assistance, livelihoods, social protection, and/or other humanitarian and development programmes with demonstrated experience in both direct implementation and working with partners.
Knowledge and experience in implementing humanitarian or development projects, especially in conflict contexts.
Fluency in English and Ukrainian languages required
Proven ability to work well in and promote teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace.
Willingness to travel to different cities within Ukraine
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.  
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