Economic Recovery and Development Assistant (Maternity Cover), Assistante Relance et Développement Economique (Couverture Maternité), Buea, International Rescue Committee

Economic Recovery and Development Assistant (Maternity Cover), Assistante Relance et Développement Economique (Couverture Maternité), Buea, International Rescue Committee

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Requisition ID: req33278

Job Title: Economic Recovery and Development Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Sector: Economic Recovery & Livelihood

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Compensation: XOF 0.00 – 0.00 Salary

Location: Buea, SWR-Cameroon

Job Description


The ERD Assistant position (Maternity cover) is fundamental in the implementation of the food and non-food voucher programs, and livelihood activities in the IRC interventions sites in the Southwest region. The ERD Assistant will spend  most of his/her time on the field; identifying targeting communities, establishing relationships with community authorities, overseeing the implementation of field activities such as community mobilization, the identification of potential beneficiaries, the selection of beneficiaries using a participatory approach, the distribution of vouchers, the supervision of voucher redemption activities, the identification of vendors, the management of complaints and the support of beneficiary households on the proper management of their resources, supervise the activities of community mobilizers, train facilitators and provide them with any other necessary support.

Intervention zone

The position is based in Buea, with intervention in all localities of Fako division.


Conduct the community mobilization process, implement a community participatory targeting approach for the establish and maintain transparency in the process of implementing activities and build a functional relationship with the target community.

Ensure daily activities on the field are carried out according to the IRC ‘s standards,

Maintain open and professional relationships with the team members, promote team spirit, and provide oversight and direction to enable collaborators effectively perform their duties.

Participate in raising awareness of the main stakeholders, local authorities, partners, communities, and targeted households on the objectives of current projects, deadlines, and activities to be implemented.

Participate in identification of project locations and community mobilization process in the targeted geographic locations.

Participate in the identification, registration, and selection of project beneficiaries according to selection criteria defined by a participatory and inclusive community approach.

Work in close collaboration with community targeting committees, complaint/feedback management committees (CFMC) in the implementation of all project activities in the intervention localities.

Distribute of vouchers and/or food and non-food items to beneficiaries

Supervise the distribution of cash to IGA beneficiaries by Express Union and monitor the installation of the different businesses set up by the IGA beneficiaries.

Collect the relevant data during project implementation and regularly provide reports to his/her supervisor.

Monitor the voucher distribution and redemption process at vendors shops.

Other responsibilities.

All other functions assigned by the supervisor to allow the development of IRC programs

Forward purchase requests and tracking of PRs if necessary.

Technical Quality

Assists the ERD Officer with the design and development of training modules on relevant topics for clients.

Ensures the success of the distribution process and voucher redemption

Acts as mediator between beneficiaries, implementation partners and IRC,

Produces quality activity reports


Prepares and submits weekly/monthly plans/reports.

Carries out some assessments in implementing communities as need arises.


Commits to respecting the IRC Way (IRC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct).

Commits to ensuring the optimal implementation of IRC Policies in the context of their work.

Be available to carry out any other ad hoc task deemed useful by his/her direct superior or by the IRC.

Produce reports on programmatic activities on a weekly and Monthly basis


Required profile: Qualifications and skills

Degree in Economics, International Development, Sociology / Psychology, Agronomy or Nutrition, or relevant significant and equivalent professional experience

Minimum 1-2 years of experience in implementing NGO-initiated activities with good emergency background in community development projects

Excellent understanding of the process of beneficiary identification, selection and registration with community involvement

Aptitudes in the development of business plans and their implementation

Able to be multitasking

Have excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Outlook.

Have a sense of organization and a strong ability to work under pressure

Have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit

To be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Have the ability to work efficiently and effectively in a timely manner.

Have a mastery of projects and the coordination of staff working under his/her department.

Have excellent planning and communication skills.

Ability to speak English and Pidgin fluently

Place of Submission of Applications

The complete files should be submitted online or can also be deposited in an anonymous envelope bearing the mention: “ERD Assistant-Maternity Cover Buea Office” in the offices of IRC in Maroua district Pitoire; Yaoundé behind Usine Bastos, Kousseri Residential Area, Buea 100m from John Chi Church Bokwango road, Bamenda Governor’s street.

NB: Deadline for admissibility of files: October 28th, 2022, at 5 p.m. prompt.

Applications from female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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