Fresher ERD Officer US Non-profit Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Coordination &
  • Maintain respectful and constructive
    relations with other organisations, local authorities and humanitarian
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
, clearly indicating “Position Title” as the subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 19th July 2018
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