Mercy Corps LIWAY-Cash Transfer -Temporary Direct Support to Laid off LI-WAY Target groups Jobs in Ethiopia

Mercy Corps LIWAY-Cash Transfer -Temporary Direct Support to Laid off LI-WAY Target groups Jobs in Ethiopia


  • To make vulnerable LIWAY target groups resilient to the shocks of the virus and remain productive in the workforce.

  • To support LI-WAY target group to revitalize self-worth, stay safe, safely search for jobs and work & earn.

    Major Tasks of the organization/Partner

  • To achieve the main objectives stated above, the major tasks of the partner are outlined in this section. Accompanying deliverables are detailed in “Section VIII. Deliverables”.

  • Mobilize their team to assign the list of target groups received from mercy Corps to the financial institution branches according to proximity to the target groups;

  • Negotiate with the selected Financial Institution to provide embedded services as provision of basic financial literacy training/orientation to Selected targets (by the time they come to the bank to open an account);

  • follow the regular bank procedure to open bank account by using biometric identification system within 2 weeks from receipt of targets list from Mercy Corps;

  • The partner Will submit to Mercy Corps a list of selected targets (beneficiaries) which have opened the required account at the bank in each respective area/branches;

  • Based on the list provided in step 3, Mercy Corps will transfer to the organization/partner Bank account the amount for the first month support for each Selected target (Beneficiary). Based on performance, the second month support amount will be released.

  • The partner will also distribute personal protective items (as sanitizers, face masks, gloves, etc) to these selected target groups and report back to mercy corps with valid distribution list.

    Responsibilities of the Bank


  • During the agreement period, coordinate and work closely with Mercy Corps focal person and project team leader to share information and receive feedback.


  • Update and revise deliverables based on comments from Mercy Corps management

  • Submit all final versions of deliverables on time and within budget.



  • Financial literacy training for LI-WAY targets as an embedded service;

  • Facilitate opening of bank account for each targets (beneficiaries) by using biometric identification system;

  • Report timely the list of selected targets (beneficiaries) in their respective areas which have opened the required account at the bank;

  • Upon receiving the transfer from Mercy Corps, The organization/partner shall transfer the fund to all beneficiaries without delay as this is an emergency support where time is a critical factor;

  • Ensure in their negotiation with the financial institution that the targets (beneficiaries) have access and ability to withdraw the full, part of the cash or deposit the cash as they wish from Bank branches;

  • Conduct timely distribution of protective items without delay up on receiving them from Mercy Corps to the target groups and report back to Mercy Corps;

  • Specific reports on the usage of the accounts funded by MC. how much is withdrawn each month, complaints from beneficiaries, status of resolution of the complaints, etc.

    Deliverables Schedule

  • Financial literacy training –two weeks

  • open bank accounts - two weeks

  • Transfer the fund for respective branches-one week

  • Distribution of protective items-two weeks

  • Specific reports- one week


  • MC will cover maximum of 8% operational cost from the total amount of the budget.

    Expected Outcome

  • The expected outcome of this direct support is that LIWAY target groups will be resilient to the shocks of the virus stay safe, safely search for jobs, remain productive in the workforce, work & earn.

    Competencies and Critical Success Factors

  • Has goodwill and very high level of commitment

  • Has more experience in the support of and being voice to the domestic workers

  • Should submit a copy of renewed business License and all the documents have to be sent till 29th June 2020 10:00AM by

    How to Apply

    Full address to be submitted the Documents

    Mercy Corps Ethiopia

    Tel:+251-11-110777 Fax: +251-11-110707

  • Contact Persons, Tihitena Habtamu,Aster Teshome

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