Cash Distribution Officer

IRC, Rakhine, Myanmar

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st October, 2020

Job Description

Job Overview

The Cash Distribution Officer is the primary field-level position for cash transfer programming. The Officer spends most of his/her time in the field, identifying target communities, establishing relationships with community leaders, overseeing field-level operations, such as the delivery of materials, registration of complaints, payment to beneficiaries and, in the case of cash for work, oversight of team leaders.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to implement and/or assist in community delivery of program activities.
  • Implement agreed workplans according to schedule.
  • Timely provide the Senior WASH Manager with implementation updates and/or briefs as requested and report any current or potential delays.
  • Promptly identify and recommend solutions to technical issues.
  • Prepare Purchase Requests for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized.
  • Coordinate with cash and/or voucher suppliers to ensure clear understanding of approaches, required documentation, monitoring approaches, etc.

Project Monitoring & Reporting

  • Assist in the collection of data, assessments and proposal development for the sector.
  • Ensure all monitoring activities are fully documented in the agreed format, including systematic and timely data collection as required under the grant and for IRC M&E purposes.
  • Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly and annually) on implementation of activities, indicators and achievements.

Staff Supervision

  • Discuss workplans with the Senior WASH Manager, the Field Manager and the IRC Cash Programming Focal Points.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with all IRC-Myebon team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Support field level volunteers to organize distribution processes, as required.


  • Work collaboratively with IRC logistics and finance staff as required to process Purchase Requests and Payment Vouchers handling (procurement of vouchers).


  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation.
  • Fully comply with IRC’s code of conduct and policies on safeguarding.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Technical diploma or degree required
  • Minimum one year professional experience in cash and voucher programming, banking, finance, business development, community and/or livelihood development, or similar.
  • Two years INGO experience preferred
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.

Professional Skills:

  • Basic written and spoken English. Rakhine language skills would be an additional asset;
  • Ability to work with culturally diverse national and international staff;
  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Motivated to work in line with humanitarian principles and gender equality
  • Ability to work and travel frequently in remote areas.
  • Willingness to participate and contribute as a team member, under challenging working and living conditions.
  • Demonstrating trustworthiness and upholding the highest ethical standards.
  • Myanmar nationals with relevant skills sets and proven experience of working at international level are strongly encouraged.


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