International Rescue Committee Safe Programming Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Safe Programming Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 220829

Category: Business and Administration, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Dollo, Somali
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description


The IRC in Ethiopia is working across the country with Somali, South Sudanese, and Eritrean refugees as well as the local community who is affected by emergencies.

The Safe Programming team works together with all other sectors, both for the refugee projects as well as the local community projects.

The Safe Programming team is responsible for protection mainstreaming and accountability. Safe Programming promotes the fundamental human rights principles of:

a) Safety, dignity and Do no harm;
b) Meaningful access;
c) Participation and empowerment; and
d) Accountability to affected populations.

IRC Ethiopia is committed to promoting these principles and contributing to the mitigation of protection risks faced by affected populations throughout our interventions.

IRC is part of the Collaborative Cash Delivery Consortium which will implement a cash intervention in the Somali Region, Liben and Korahe zone.

The IRC is assigned to lead the MEAL activities, including protection mainstreaming, for this intervention. The Safe Programming officer will take the lead conducting the necessary analysis and assessments, as well as capacity building and awareness raising activities related to protection risks related to cash programming.

IRC has developed a Safer Cash Toolkit which will be guiding the activities.


  • Deliver high quality support to the cash staff at the field office and partner staff in terms of training, capacity building and implementation
  • Conduct protection risk analysis, gender analysis, need assessment and other protection related assessments using Protection Mainstreaming Monitoring System (ProMMS) tools.
  • Conduct FGDs, KIIs and household visits while documenting the outcomes in line with pre-determined reporting templates.
  • Participate in baseline and end line assessments to measure results, assess the overall impact of the program
  • Work closely with the field staff in selection and verification beneficiary
  • Ensure that children, youth, women, men, older person and person with disabilities are able to participate in any decisions or interventions that affect them.
  • Actively engage in on site monitoring of cash distribution
  • Conduct and compile post distribution assessments in collaboration with the MEAL officer
  • Train IRC and partner cash staff on Client Responsiveness and help them to set up a client feedback and response mechanism specific to cash distribution.
  • Work with other stakeholder to develop and deliver appropriate community awareness raising messages in support of protection principles in the project area.
  • Translate or support the translation of relevant Safe Programming resources to local languages
  • Be informed about best practices in Safe Programming in order to develop IRC’s internal knowledge database and disseminate these lessons learned.
  • Ensure to invest in your own knowledge
    and skills in order to train others and build their capacity, supported by IRC, training institutes and others
  • Be aware of, and practice the content of relevant CCD guidelines to provide overall technical guidance and tools on Safe programming
  • Advocate for Safe Programming and coordinate with others while sharing concerns, within and outside the organization.
  • Attend cash related coordination meetings with other sectors concerning safe programming within and outside of the organization
  • Work together with IPs and other IRC sectors to ensure the mainstreaming of protection principle in to all sectors
  • Any other task that might be delegated by the Safe Programming Manager.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Skills and Qualification:

  • BSc/BA in Social Work, Sociology, Public Health, or Gender Studies, or related field
  • Minimum of three years/two years of relevant professional work experience for BA and MA subsequently; preferably in Protection and Rule of Law programming or Protection Mainstreaming.

  • Specific experience implementing safe programming across various service delivery sectors (e.g. WASH, Health, livelihood, economic Wellbeing e.t.c) is desirable.

  • Previous experiencing in developing and conducting trainings on related topics
  • Experience in participatory techniques and community mobilization
  • Previous experience with participatory data collection methods and project monitoring.
  • Previous experience in setting up feedback channels
  • Positive and professional attitude, with an open and consultative approach
  • Able to organize, maintain and prioritize work under pressure
  • Possess interest in and commitment to promoting fundamental human rights principles.
  • Ability to develop and manage activity budgets lines in compliance with donor requirements
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to successfully work in a fast paced environment, within and across departments/functions and develop positive relationships with locally and remote based staff.
  • Ability to communicate well in English as well as write clear and concise reports in English
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel and Word
  • Somali language proficiency will be an added advantage
  • NGO experience is a plus.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status

    How to Apply

  • Please send CV, application letter and copies of credentials to the following address: IRC Addis Ababa, 107 code 1110 or through IRC career portal

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  • 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.

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