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ERD Officer

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home**.**

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Galmudug, Puntland and Southwest regions) and Banadir implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, WASH, Governance, and peacebuilding, GBV, Nutrition, education and health reaching out to more than 200,000 conflict and drought affected people.


The ERD officer will work under the direct supervision of the Senior ERD officer. She/he will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementation; monitoring and reporting for the ERD programs. The position holder will also be expected to work closely with the rest of IRC’s program and operations teams in the execution of his /her duties.


  • Plan and implement all project activities as per the approved proposal and IRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the community leaders and the district local authorities in the project area.
  • Mobilize communities in the project area in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the project.
  • Promote community participation through establishment of community linkages that recognize positive contribution to program interventions.
  • Regularly update all project monitoring and data tools while keeping accurate records of the same. These will include among others. 3 w matrix, price monitoring sheets and reporting document
  • Responsible for overseeing identification, selection and registration of all project beneficiaries based on the approved criteria.
  • Responsible for the emergency cash-based response implementation.
  • In liaison with the Senior ERD Officer, review and approve project beneficiary lists before commencement of activities.
  • In liaison with the Senior ERD Officer and other relevant field staff, prepare weekly and monthly work plans for efficient and timely implementation of the project activities.
  • Maintain up to date records of information of all project beneficiaries for follow ups and reporting.
  • Compile timely and regular progress and circumstantial reports and submit to the Senior ERD Officer when as required.
  • Supervise assigned program staff to ensure they execute their tasks well.
  • Support the Senior ERD Officer in tracking of expenditures at the field level.
  • Drafting monthly progress and donor reports
  • Conduct regular field-based data collection activities.


  • University Degree in agriculture, social sciences or any other closely related qualification.
  • At least 2 years proven experience implementing livelihoods /food security programs
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, Trainings monitoring of programs and reporting of activities will be required.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (fluency in both English and Somali required).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, EXCEL spreadsheets, e-mail, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to work and travel throughout central Somalia regions.


  • Commitment, punctuality, proactive, a good team player, ability to work under difficult conditions in the field, trustworthy, honesty, etc
  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with communities and stakeholders

How to apply

Apply the following link:

**Standards of Professional Conduct:**The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and Inclusion: at IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation

Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.