Cash Based Intervention Officer

at Islamic Relief
Location Hargelle, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 4, 2023
Currency ETB


Responsibilities Overview:

The Cash Based Intervention Officer’s role is to lead the cash-based Intervention throughout the project implementation phase including targeting, cash distribution to target beneficiaries, documentation, networking and partnership with financial service providers and local government, monitoring – beneficiary verification, cash distribution monitoring, evaluation, reporting and documentation.

Key accountabilities

  • Lead cash beneficiary targeting including setting selection criteria, selection/registration, verification and approval of the final beneficiary list in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and concerned project staff
  • Technically lead the financial service provider selection
  • Lead cash distribution Planning: distribution modality, distribution site selection, distribution time and communication with beneficiaries and FSP about the distribution
  • Facilitate post distribution monitoring and beneficiary feed back
  •  Put in place necessary Complaint response mechanism for cash distribution
  • Ensure the safety and security of cash beneficiaries during cash distribution
  • Assist and work closely with concerned staff and stakeholders
  • Play active role in development and maintenance of team members
  • represent the organization at the field level in cash intervention related platforms
  • Follow the progress of the cash intervention activities regularly and provide feedback to the concerned bodies for better implementation of the project.
  • Ensure the proper utilization and management of project resources in his/her disposal for project implementation
  • Document regular project follow up and report accordingly.
  • Carry out other duties as required and requested by the immediate supervisor

Job Requirements

Personal Specification

Formal Education/Qualification

  • Must have at least first degree in Livelihood and/or Food security, disaster risk reduction, Sociology, Cash Programming or any other relevant fields from recognized institution.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of three years working experience as development agent (DA) with the government or community facilitator with INGOs.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Must reside in and share experience, language and culture of the community to be served Bi-lingual preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communications in English language and Somali language is Mandatory
  • Proficient in local language including speaking, reading and writing Somali language
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Islamic Relief.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
  • Commitment to IRE equal opportunity policy.

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunity 

Islamic Relief and Islamic Relief staff considers the welfare and protection of children, young people and people at risk to be paramount to the organization. And must adhere the principle of ‘do no harm and leave no one behind.’ It is critical we do not expose communities or staff we work with to the risk of harm through our interventions.  With a zero tolerance approach Islamic Relief have a number of related policies which also describe standards in behavior expected from the organization, its staff and representatives towards each other and those we serve. Islamic Relief is committed to responding swiftly, appropriately and constructively to any and all information children, young people and people at risk have disclosed.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Islamic Relief believes everyone has the right to be safe, respected and valued regardless of who they are or their circumstances, and an equal employment opportunity  to all candidates and qualified applicants, we do not discriminate on the base of age, sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability status and diversity.

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