Liaison Assistant

at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 3, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively facilitate and advocate on IRC’s behalf with government authorities/officials to ensure that the desired outcomes for IRC’s activities in Ethiopia are achieved.
  • Ensure active follow-up on outstanding applications with various government ministries, collaborate closely and address any issues at that level.
  • In consultation with the senior liaison manager, maintain IRC’s relationship with key government institutions, and build smooth work relationship between the organization and other parties
  • Run the flow of information to/from the supervisor and other senior staff; identifies priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by IRC.
  • Draft correspondence, documents, reports, and ensures follow-up.
  • Assist in ensuring appropriate links with the Government through establishment/maintenance of appropriate coordination and information exchange.
  • Advise the supervisor on a continuing basis of relevant information on the outcome of discussions with external parties.
  • Lead and keep track of the signature of MoUs at national level, required renewals of agreements in collaboration with the relevant departments (grants, HR, logistics, Finance)
  • Build and maintain relationships with key technical managers and decision-makers in the government, different ministries and among local authorities.
  • Promote IRC’s work and raise IRC image internally & externally at all levels.
  • Liaise with Government institutions, to secure all required authorizations and permissions to facilitate smooth implementation of IRC’s programming.
  • Providing timely progress report on the development & progress of given assignments with internal team members
  • Follow up of work permit and visa renewal for expatriates with the support of the Liaison Manager
  • Perform other related duties assigned by the supervisors

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

  • Internal: Regular relationships with Liaison Manager, HR/Admin department, Finance, Supply chain, and the Director of Operations
  • External: various governmental institution



  • Education: BA degree in law, public administration, humanities, social sciences, or social works
  • At least 1 year of proven experience
  • knowledge of the Ethiopian system of government and administration.
  • NGO experience is a plus.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient English written and spoken.
  • Proficient with using computers, especially Microsoft Office Word and Excel spreadsheets and Outlook.
  • Self-driven, independent, and motivated.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Team spirit and problem-solving abilities.
  • Remains productive when under pressure

Behavioral competencies

  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Demonstrates a detailed and efficient approach to work
  • Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender, and backgrounds
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills& presenting with impact and respect
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