International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 217861

Category: Business and Administration, Development and Project Management, Management Location: Jijiga, Somali
Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per the IRC Scale

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Operations the Field Coordinator is responsible for handling the overall management of IRC field office and all program implementation in the refugee camps.

The position holder serves as the official IRC representative in the field office, upholding the mission, mandate and policies of IRC. You are the focal person for safety and security of IRC staff and assets at field office level.

Detailed Responsibilities and Tasks

General Program

  • Implement programs reflecting the spirit of IRC’S mission statement.
  • Oversee the management of grants including the timely implementation of planned activities and appropriate expenditure of funds.
  • Continually and vigorously search for new program ideas and activities.
  • Assist each program manager with technical advice and support and travel regularly to the refugee camps and other program sites.
  • Assist in writing project proposal narratives and budgets.

    Policy Implementation

  • Ensure the event and consistent implementation of IRC/Ethiopia policies, manuals and procedures.
  • Ensure IRC WAY and the organization policies implemented properly and employees are well aware of the how to raise concerns.
  • Make recommendations for policy revision.
  • Maintain local policies, especially regarding security and local staff personnel administration.

    Supply Chain

  • Maintain a system for tracking and identifying all IRC assets.
  • Ensure that all contracts with suppliers and vendors are legal and protect IRC to the fullest extent possible.
  • Lead vehicles as per IRC policies.

    Human Resource Management

  • Supervising and motivating direct reports, follow up their performance, providing mentoring, to ensure staff development and enable high performance.
  • Provide counseling and support in resolution of employee relations problems. Take disciplinary action within IRC’s personnel policies when necessary.
  • Participate in the selection of new staff. Including: interviewing, skill assessment, general information on working and living conditions, and security briefings.
  • Conduct biannual review of all staff. Include overall performance and achievement, identifying areas for individual or group training.
  • Delegate program duties in a responsible manner. Provide leadership; promote professional working relationships, and inspiring staff members to lead their staff and programs within budget and goals.
  • Place an active strategy for delegating management responsibility among IRC and Refugee staff.
  • Maintain system for regular staff evaluation, and standard procedures for new position posting, interviewing and applicant selection.

    Security, Health and Safety

  • Develop and implement security policies addressing local conditions, and maintain an evacuation plan which is familiar to local staff and headquarters.
  • Oversee security planning and systems with UN, ARRA and local authorities.
  • Conduct regular discussions to identify and figure out approaches to address staff’s stress levels and sense of security.
  • Developed strict local vehicle safety policies and assure that they are consistently implemented.
  • Monitor security situation and produce security status reports.

    Communications and Authorizations

  • Report in a timely and thorough way on all health problem, security developments or criminal incidents to IRC staff or property.
  • Assure that proper channels
    of communication are maintained and respected. Regularly consult with concerned body on all matters of significance to the program, staff and regional affairs.
  • Write monthly reports on programs, administrative, finance and logistics matters.

    Financial Management

  • Financial and administrative oversight of the field office, including approving cash expenditures, maintain operations with operating budget, approving payroll, travel expenses, office matters.
  • Field office compliance with contract and donor guidelines and requirements.
  • Timeliness and completeness of Filed Office financial reports.


  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with ARRA, local government, and staff.
  • Meet regularly with local authorities, ARRA, UNHCR, and other INGOs, LNGOs and UN agencies to foster good will and support for all program activities.
  • Actively pursue coordination and working relationships with other NGOs and stakeholders.
  • 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.

    The IRC and IRC workers should 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 implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    Job Requirements

  • University degree, Post graduate qualification or equivalent is preferred.

  • 5 years of experience for MA holders and 8 years of experience for BA holders.

  • At least five years relevant work experience in a senior management post.

  • Proven senior level management experience and skills.

  • At least two years experience in NGO management.

  • Excellent English report writing skills –donor standard and excellent representational skills.

  • Must be computer literate.

    How to Apply

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:



    Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

    Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
    Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

    IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.
    Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

  • Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for

  • Date of application

  • Summary of your qualifications and experience

  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address

  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

    Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)? If answer is “yes”, give the following information:

    YES NO




    Office/field office

    IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.

    International Rescue Committee Field Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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