Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Eligibility Specialist

International Rescue Committee


Job Overview/Summary: Under the direction of the Resettlement Manager, the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) Eligibility Specialist vets potential participants for admission into the RCA cash assistance program, evaluates monthly which existing participants are still eligible for the program, and based on variables present in each case, how much their monthly benefit should be, documents eligibility reviews, closes cases out of the program and completes regular file inspection of eligibility materials.

Major Responsibilities:

•Conducting comprehensive intake and assessment of eligibility for families seeking to participate in the Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program.

•Conducting monthly meetings with all families enrolled in the program to confirm facts upon which eligibility determination is made, and their comprehension of the rules of the program.

•Conducting employability assessment to determine whether clients are mandatory or non-mandatory for employment.

•Coordinating enrollments in the RCA program.

•Maintaining comprehensive, up-to-date casenote services log containing detailed information about service provision.

•Maintaining copies of all appropriate documents, forms and other data in client case file.

•Requesting monthly RCA cash assistance and vendor payment checks from the Idaho Office for refugees after reviewing each participant’s ongoing eligibility.


•Bachelor’s degree highly desirable or combination of equivalent education and work experience;

•Experience or education in social services, humanitarian relief work, public service or non profit management highly desirable.

•Proficiency in written and spoken English.

•Fluency in Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, French, Russian or other refugee / immigrant language frequently used in Boise preferred.

• Flexibility and demonstrated ability to maintain responsibility for multiple tasks in the context of a diverse, fast-paced work environment.

• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly in cross-cultural contexts.

•Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

•Proven experience in data entry systems.

•Highly organized self-starter with proven success managing multiple priorities, making critical decisions and delivering results in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

•Demonstrated success achieving goals.

•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Web based database experience, both with data extraction and design, preferred.

•Strategic and creative thinker and problem-solver.


•Standard office work environment.

•Travel in and around the service delivery area to facilitate service delivery.

Application instructions

Before responding to this announcement, please review the Terms of Use [PDF]. The Peace Corps is not able to confirm the legitimacy of all positions posted to this jobs board. If you believe an announcement has violated the Peace Corps Terms of Use, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

Does this sound like the position for you?

Apply to job