Irish Aid Rapid Responder

Organization: Irish Aid
Closing date: 16 May 2018

Irish Aid, the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development, is seeking applications from humanitarian experts to join its Standby roster, the Rapid Response Corps, to support our UN Standby Partners’ (UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and OCHA) humanitarian responses. Roster members deploy for periods of 3-6 months as surge capacity during a sudden onset humanitarian crisis or a spike in a protracted crisis.

Members of Irish Aids Rapid Response Corps can be deployed to a variety of countries, most commonly in Africa and places such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

One of the main profiles we are seeking is a Cash Programme Specialist. The job description and necessary qualifications are listed below.

More information is available at the following link:

Cash Programme Specialist

Indicative Role and Responsibilities

  • Support ongoing efforts to deliver and monitor the delivery of humanitarian assistance using cash transfers

  • Enhance and strengthen UN’s contributions to the interagency cash working group. Facilitate collaboration and partnerships for cash transfer advocacy, technical cooperation, programme development, information sharing and networking.

  • Suggest key steps, timing and support required to assist the UN’s Country Office to scale up the use of Cash Based Transfers

  • Work in close collaboration with UN and other potential agencies interested in giving cash, as well as with the Cash Working Group to ensure smooth disbursement of the funds every month and address any targeting issues


  • Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Development Economics, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field.


  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in post-crisis recovery, complex emergencies, humanitarian response, including experience in early recovery. Experience in emergency cash programing is required.

How to apply:

Applicants can be requested from the Irish Aid website at the following link:

The closing date for applications is the 16th of May.