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Job Title:         ERD Officer
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: ERD Manager

About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary:  The ERD officer works within the Economic Recovery and Development team of the IRC in Amudat. He/she will work closely with the ERD Manager and supervise Community Based Trainers to implement program activities. This position reports to the ERD Manager. The Economic Recovery and Development (ERD) Officer is the primary field-level position for livelihoods programming. The ERD Officer spends most of his/her time in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, taking part in field level implementation activities, such as; identifying potential beneficiaries, training beneficiaries, overseeing the delivery of materials, overseeing the activities of Community-Based Trainers and data collection.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme Planning & Implementation
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, in close collaboration with the Field-based team and sector head and consistency in protocols, information and reporting systems Lead efforts at project location to conduct project interventions activities, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision- making.
  • Provide leadership at project location on Livelihood activities to ensure project technical integrity to achieve project/program goal and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Take Leadership in the identification, registration and selection of Project beneficiaries according to defined selection criteria at a designated zones
  • Participate in the mobilization, training and monitoring of beneficiaries of IRC's livelihood interventions in the target area.
  • Oversee the identification and training of water-user committees and ensure their effective monitoring and management of established water resources.
  • Participate in the designing and production of a water user manual to support beneficiary communities.
  • Conduct trainings for Community Animal Health Workers and the beneficiary community on good practices in animal production.
  • Support the establishment of collective marketing committees
  • Support the identification of beneficiaries for agricultural inputs, supervise the distribution process and offer trainings in good agronomic practices and post-harvest handling techniques.
  • Support the recruitment of Community Based Trainers, train them appropriately and offer continuous mentorship as appropriate on VSLA best practices.
  • Mobilize VSLA groups, conduct trainings on the VSLA methodology and ensure high level of quality among the groups.
  • Support the activities related to the construction of a new valley tank as required from time to time.
  • Monitoring reporting and communication responsibilities
  • Prepare weekly program reports, and compile lessons learnt to inform the future program
  • Collect relevant data during project implementation and provide regular reports to the ERD Manager
  • Coordinate with the M&E staff and the wider ERD team as necessary to identify program quality issues
  • Participate in the collection of data, during assessments and other M and E related activities as and when required.
Coordination & Representation
  • Maintain respectful and constructive relations with other organisations, local authorities and humanitarian actors
  • Attend collaborative meetings on behalf of the IRC whenever required.
Other duties
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable implementation of the IRC programs,
  • Raise Purchase requests as and when required,
  • Participate in regular team meetings and supervision sessions
  • Ensure that all materials are ready before any activity
  • Work constructively within the team and take the initiative on new tasks.
  • Promptly report concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for the ERD program
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to perform in their positions successfully
  • Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee ERD Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Science, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Economics, Agriculture, Food Security, Business Studies or related field
  • Diploma in Economics, International Development, Sociology/Psychology, Agronomy or Nutrition or equivalent, 
  • Three years of professional experience in banking, finance, business development, community development, engineering or similar,
  • One to two years of experience implementing livelihood or other applicable non-profit experience
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) experience preferred, proven abilities in; beneficiary identification, registration & selection required, INGO experience preferred
  • Experience in riding motorcycles is a plus
  • Knowledge of, and experience in implementing VSLA related activities
  • Ability to implement livelihood activities with multiple interventions related to agriculture, water, food and nutrition and market linkages components.
  • Prior experience in developing program implementation work-plans, data collection and analysis and program reporting
  • Strong ability to organise work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritise work under pressure, multiple coordinate tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
  • Good knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and filled application form, download here, clearly indicating “Position Title” as the subject to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department, International Rescue Committee)

Deadline: 19th July 2018

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