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 assistant will work under the direct supervision of the ERD officer. ERD assistant is the field-level position for ERD programming. The assistant position will spend most of his/her time in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, overseeing field-level operations, such as the delivery of materials, registration of complaints, payment to beneficiaries and generally over planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of ERD programs.
- Under the supevsion of the ERD officer, undertake the timely implementation of all ERD related activities of IRC ‘s livelihoods programs.
- Assist the ERD officer in conducting field-based needs assessments and in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the pastoral livelihood programs in Galgaduud or other field offices.
- To assist in selecting communities/villages that IRC intends to work with the help of community elders and local authorities to ensure smooth running of IRC activities in terms of security, accessibility, collaboration and etc.
- Provide timely reports of activity progress, monitoring visits and assessments as may be required from time to time.
- Actively participate in community mobilization including organizing community meetings; beneficiary selection, liaise directly with communities, elders, and local authorities, as well as other agencies operational in Galgaduud, regularly to ensure coordination and effective implementation of activities.
- Draft Monthly, Quarterly and Annual project progress reports and submit to the field officer highlighting progress of activities, challenges, and recommendations on way forward
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
- At least a Diploma in Agriculture, Livestock production, Community development or any other closely related discipline.
- Demonstrated experience in community mobilization and training
- At least 1-2 years’ experience working with pastoral communities preferably in Somalia.
- 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 Somalia, particularly in Galgaduud.
- 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
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