Required ERD Program Assistant in Jordan

Required ERD Program Assistant in Jordan

Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee 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, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary: The ERD Program Assistant will support overall Cash Assistance program activities, including the data gathering and management of cash assistance recipients, monitoring and evaluation activities, the distribution of financial assistance, and capacity building of volunteers.


Major Responsibilities:

Support data management, this will include:updating data on weekly basis and ensuring accuracy of numerical and qualitative data, fixing problems and inaccuracies where needed.

Support ERD officers in fixing problems on installed of online surveys/application on the tablets

File all program supporting documents in Mafraq filed office

Keep track of any missing information/documents or errors and proactively follow up to retrieve this information.

Support M&E activities, such as overseeing volunteers implementation of Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) surveys and other M&E tools, participating in relevant M&E meetings, contributing to monthly reporting

Leading or supporting in the planning and implementation of prepaid cards/hawala distributions in Mafraq, Irbid and Ramtha.

Other Duties:

Participating in procurement planning when needed.

Preparing petty cash when needed.

Support other colleagues to compile statistics and weekly activity reports.

Participate in regular team meetings and supervision sessions.

Work constructively within the team and take initiative on new tasks and ideas.

Any other task designated by the ERD Data Management and M&E Support Officer.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: ERD Deputy Program Manager
Position directly supervises: ERD Deputy Program Manager

Indirect Reporting: ERD Data Management and M&E officer
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: NA

External: NA

Job Requirements:

Education: University Degree in related field.
Work Experience: One 1 year of experience in the field of data entry, data management, IT, monitoring and evaluation or similar field. NGO experience preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Demonstrated knowledge in managing online databases with sensitive information.

Organized and very high level of attention to detail.

Understanding of concepts of confidentiality and privacy.

Good interpersonal and team skills, as well as a positive attitude, eagerness to find creative solutions, patience and flexibility

Language Skills: Fluency in Arabic is required and intermediate to advanced English is preferred.

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.

Working Environment: This position will be based in the Mafraq office, and travel to Irbid and Ramtha as needed, and the candidate will be expected to transport her/his self to the office.

Job Details:

Ref.: JB3457878
Job Location: Mafraq, Jordan
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit
Company Type: Non-Profit Organization
Job Role: Other
Employment Status: Full time
Employment Type: Employee
Monthly Salary Range: Unspecified
Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate:

Career Level: Entry Level
Years of Experience: Unspecified
Residence Location: Unspecified
Gender: Unspecified
Nationality: Unspecified
Degree: Unspecified

About This Company:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan.

IRC’s recent and current programs in Jordan focused on interventions that address Gender based Violence and specifically violence against women and girls for Iraqi refugees and host community members.

Interventions in this sector ensure coordinating the available services while ensuring quality response to survivors through building the capacities of local partners and service providers on the ground.

IRC interventions also prioritize working with partners to deliver effective preventive messages.
Contact Details:
Tel:+44 (0)20 7692 2727