at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 1, 2020
Category Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihood of the disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions, and emergency response.


The Field Coordinator is responsible for handling the overall management of the IRC field office and all program implementation in the refugee camps in Tigray Regional State. 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 the safety and security of IRC staff and assets at the field office level.


General Program

  • Implement programs reflecting the spirit of IRC’S mission statement.
  • Be responsible for 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 accurately 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

  • Ensure the maintenance of a system for supervising and identifying all IRC assets.
  • Ensure that all contracts with suppliers and vendors are legal and protect IRC to the fullest extent possible.
  • Supervising the  field office SC department and the functioning of supply chain including procurement planning, purchasing of goods and services, their transport and storage,
  • Ensure organization, planning, and maintenance of the fleet and equipment, and the functioning of the means of communication appropriate at the field office.
  • Ensuring the proper set up / rehabilitation / running of base premises (office / guest house),

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 the resolution of employee relations problems. Take disciplinary action within IRC’s personnel policies when vital.
  • Participate in the selection of new staff. Including: interviewing, skill assessment, general information on working and living conditions, and security briefings.
  • Conduct a 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 a 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.
  • Coordinate security planning and systems with the UN, ARRA, and local authorities.
  • Conduct regular discussions to identify and resolve 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 situations and produce security status reports.

Communications and Authorizations

  • Report in a timely and detailed way on all health problems, security developments, or criminal incidents to IRC staff or property.
  • Assure that accurate channels of communication are maintained and respected. Regularly collaborate with the 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 the 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, NGOs, and UN agencies to foster goodwill and support for all program activities.
  • Actively pursue coordination and working relationships with other NGOs and partners.

Job Requirements

  • A University degree, Post-graduate qualification, or equivalent is preferable.
    5-6 years related experience with post-graduate or with first degree, respectively.
    At least 4 years of senior management experience.
  • Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact. Including being fluent in English and having strong English report writing skills.
  • Should be a strong collaborator with effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work, handle, and meet challenging deadlines in a fast-paced operating environment.

·         Must have a proven track-record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions.

·         Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure.

  • Capable of handling conflict and conflicting views.
  • Commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values


Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must 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 enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

 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

 Preference will be given to qualified female candidates

 Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.


Applying Instructions

Qualified Interested applicants are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC Carrier sites.

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

·         Please include at least 3 references from current and former supervisors.


                     Preference will be given to qualified female candidates!

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