Livelihood Program Manager (Re-advertisement)

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Requisition ID: req35125

Job Title: Livelihood Program Manager (Re-advertisement)

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Gambella, Ethiopia

Job Description



The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refugees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery, and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.

Position Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and technically supervised by country office ERD unit, the position holder will be engaged in the overall management of the livelihood program for Gambella filed office. The post holder supervises and provides technical support for the Livelihood filed staff.

Major key Responsibilities:

  •  Represents IRC towards relevant partners
  •  Manages the implementation of livelihoods projects with internal staff, RRS, the donor and the community and project reporting
  •  Budget management: follow up and supervise the project plan verses accomplishment
  •  The program requires technical knowledge and experience of resilience and livelihoods program


  •  Reports to Gambella Filed Office Coordinator and ERD Coordinator on the administrative CVA tasks
  •  Supervises Livelihood program officer(s)
  •  Responsible for the overall program budget management
  •  Responsible for the overall program implementation

Key Areas of Accountability

  •  With support from the IRC Economic recovery development unit, the livelihood program manager shall:
  •  Represent the field office with partners, government officials (RRS, & different government Bureaus), UN agencies, Donors and other NGO staff at field level as appropriate
  •  Provide leadership in livelihoods economic recovery & resilience programming
  •  Follows that communities (refugees and host community), government agencies (RRS) and civil society organizations are adequately involved in project activities
  •  Ensure that IRC is adequately represented in formal coordination activities including clusters, livelihood working group, task force meetings and refugee coordination meetings recognized by partners including local NGOs, INGOs and UN
  •  Close engagement for the adequate inclusion and development of implementing partners towards the independent execution of program activities.
  •  Host and mange donor visits effectively to contribute for accurate planning, implementation and reporting:
  •  Ensure partners are familiar with the requirements of a program passionate on building community resilience.
  •  Provide regular support and technical advice to partners, communities and staffs
  •  Coordinate the establishment of effective work and supply plans or partners.
  •  Manage budget and follow partners are regularly supervised for good financial management.
  •  Ensure that an effective monitoring and evaluation system is in place to measure project implementation through the clients in center during project implementation.
  •  Take required action to ensure timely implementation of activities where it is vital.
  •  Supervise that all activities are critical to community needs and gender issues, promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects and ensure that the Program is an opportunity for peace making, not community division.
  •  Lead coordination with support departments such as supply chain, HR and finance.
  •  Provide strong narrative reporting and financial accounting in donor and internal reports
  •  Conduct ongoing monitoring and assessments and provide clear analysis of the context


  •  Honest, committed, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

Equal Opportunities:

  •  The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the IRC Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.


  •  Working for the best of your ability and demonstrate high levels of dedication to IRC and our vision, mission and values to ensure the objectives of your role and the country programs are met.
  •  Ensure the effective and efficient use of all IRC resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace.




  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc degree in Social Science fields, International Development, Economics Agriculture or related relevant field of studies

Minimum Experience Required:

  •  4 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
  •  3 years plus post graduate degree.
  •  At least 1 year of managerial experience.
  •  Substantive knowledge and experience of sustainable livelihoods and resilience programs management.
  •  Proven track record of effective management: planning, monitoring, budget oversight, logistics, leadership, particularly in unstable environment.
  •  Demonstrated experience of integrating gender, protection and diversity into emergency response programs.
  •  Proven donor reporting skills distinct
  •  NGO experience is a plus.

Skills Required

  •  Proven leadership skills
  •  Project management experience
  •  proposal and report writing skills
  •  Excellent representational skills
  •  Fluent spoken and written English.
  •  Effective communication internally and externally towards government and NGOs, donors, etc…


  •  Leadership capacity in management of field teams: Team building, ability to develop a common vision, maintain morale and acceptable behavior at base level. Capacity to support and develop staff. Previous experience in leading field teams’ distinct advantage.
  •  Experience of working in various settings
  •  Builds and maintains effective relationships, with colleagues, IRC Members and external partners
  •  Experience and interest in measuring resilience and relevant theory.
  •  Values diversity, acknowledges it as a source of driven strength
  •  Good listener and easy to talk

Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

        Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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

·         Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible, also email address

·         Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment 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 or disability.

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

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.