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Economic Recovery & Development Officer
International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

 


 Salary: $900-$1400
 Section/Unit: ERD
 Grade Level: 8B
 Supervisor: Economic Recovery & Development Coordinator
 No. of Post: 2
 Duty Station: Madani
 Duration: 5 Months with possibility of extension.
 Closing Date: 30 Sept 2023

 
 Background:

The IRC restarted operations in Sudan in November 2019 after operating from 1982 until 2009, successfully obtaining re-registration in Khartoum with the transitional government, and launching initial programs to support displaced populations in urban settings around Khartoum. 

 

Sudan is experiencing multiple challenges generating including macroeconomic crisis, armed conflicts and displacement, protracted refugee situations and natural disasters, as well as Covid-19. The result of this crisis is large-scale humanitarian need across the country leaving an estimated 9.3 million people in need. On top of this, In November 2020, fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia led to the flight of around 60,000 refugees to eastern Sudan, with planning figures estimating up to 100,000 refugees by June 2021.

 

In response to growing needs in recent months, the IRC has scaled up capacity through the emergency response team, and expanded humanitarian activities in the east/south of the country in response to the Tigrayan refugee crisis and other vulnerable groupís needs. The IRC has an established field offices in Gadarif and blue Nile, and is currently establishing a field base in South Kordofan in addition to the existing head office in Khartoum. The IRC is looking to expanding in program scale, scope and geographic support over the coming months.

 

As part of IRCís programming expansion and ensuring a holistic programming approach through the Economic Recovery & Development (ERD) sector, the organization will be starting cash relief activities in South Kordofan and is exploring opportunities to expand elsewhere in Sudan. 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Economic Recovery & Development (ERD) Coordinator, the ERD Officer will be responsible for direct implementation of the ERD activities of the IRC response. This role will largely facilitate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of basic needs program activities. Activities include providing emergency and non-emergency cash and voucher assistance in-kind distribution to support crisis-affected people meet their basic needs and cope with displacement and other shocks. 

 

 

  • Support the design of impactful and quality basic needs and economic recovery activities under the leadership of the ERD Coordinator.
  • Ensure accountable and timely assistance is provided to local communities, mitigating risks to clients and IRC staff.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries are identified and registered according to defined targeting criteria and the standard operation procedures.
  • Support the planning for an oversee the distribution of in-kind items and cash and vouchers across program locations, ensuring assistance is provided according to needs.
  • Work with other sectors, including Health, Nutrition, and Environmental Health and WASH to ensure vulnerable cases are prioritized for multipurpose cash assistance.
  • Prepare work plans and distribution schedules, in coordination with the ERD Coordinator, and ERD assistants (if/when hired).
  • Engage with program staff and MEAL to integrate the program objectives and to achieve the proposed targets. 
  • Manage the schedule of program assistants (in coordination with the ERD Coordinator), if/when hired.
  • Manage day Ė to Ė day relationships between the IRC and implementing partner(s) inside of Sudan where applicable.
  • Support the ERD Coordinator in capacity building activities for IRC and partner staff.
  • Support mobile data collection activities within program sites.
  • Assist in identifying potential implementing partners for the IRC, and in coordination with the program coordinator(s), assess their capacity.
  • Actively liaise with relevant local stakeholders, including local community leadership to ensure the smooth implementation of the activities. 
  • Support IRCís representation and local coordination, including other NGOs.

 

Staff Supervision and Capacity Building:

 

  • Support recruitment and onboarding for Program Assistants (contingent to expansion of activities that require hiring ERD assistants). 
  • Directly supervise Program Assistants, planning daily work and providing leadership in responsible program management.
  • Set clear job expectations and performance objectives with each team member and review every 3 months as per the Performance Review schedule when applicable.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching, capacity building and specialized training to staff on an ongoing basis.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University degree in Business Administration or related fields. 
  • At least two years of work experience; one year of previous NGO experience preferred.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of the Sudan context.
  • Organized, detailed oriented, proactive. 
  • Team player and good communication skills
  • Strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, & other IT skills.
  • Possess leadership qualities and willing to exercise initiative.
  • Willingness to travel regularly to field sites.
  • English and Arabic required.

Standard of Professional Conduct

 

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way Ė Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, 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 & Equal Opportunity

 

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous 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. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

 

Data Confidentiality:

Ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty









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