Livelihood Assistant Job at The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Livelihood Assistant
Requisition ID: req5681
Job Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview/Summary

  • The Livelihood Assistant will support the technical implementation of the cash transfer project. Support in conducting relevant assessment such as baseline, end line and post distribution monitoring. Carry out community mobilization and sensitization.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the distribution of cash to beneficiaries 
  • Carry out community mobilisation and sensitizations on cash transfer.
  • Conduct post distribution monitoring and Focus Group Discussions
  • Document field achievements, challenges and lessons learned to integrate into project activities
  • Support the preparation of project reports on cash transfer activities
  • Perform other activities as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or ERD team

Key Working Relationships

  • Position Reports to: Livelihoods Officer


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics or any relevant field

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in providing technical supports on cash and livelihoods programing 
  • Experience working with INGO/NGO in Borno state

Demonstrated Technical Skills:

  • Technical skills in cash and livelihoods programming
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Experience in community and stakeholders relationship building and management   . 


  • Fluency in English Language both written and spoken is required and Hausa language is mandatory

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

  • Full professional competency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Working Environment:

  • 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

Standards for Professional Conduct:

  • 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, and Anti-Retaliation.
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