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22 February 2017

Livelihood Associate UN Job Vacancies - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:       Livelihood Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027163
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary: The Livelihood Associate will support the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the livelihoods programmes in the country targeting UNHCR persons of concern. The incumbent will assist the implementation of REHOPE Strategy for Economic Inclusion of Refugees reflecting UNHCR Global Strategic Priorities for livelihoods as well as Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming. The incumbent will work in collaboration with in-country livelihoods partners, government organisations, private sector actors and other stakeholders to improve access to income generating opportunities that will be benefitting the persons of concern as well as the host community nationals. The Livelihoods Associate will be specifically responsible of the livelihoods programmes that are being implemented within the Rwanda country operation. The incumbent will utilize the Results Based Management approach to monitor the ongoing pilot livelihoods programmes, explore new livelihoods opportunities and partnerships and advise on advocacy initiatives that should be done to improve the access for refugees to livelihoods opportunities in the country of asylum

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will implement the REHOPE for Economic Inclusion of Refugees in Uganda(2016-2020) and provide assistance in the design and implementation of livelihoods programmes as well as compliance with Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming.
  • Actively participate in the livelihoods working group and ensure a coordinated approach for livelihoods programming targeting refugees.
  • Explore partnerships with NGOs, Government, Training institutions, employment service providers, UN agencies, and the private sector.
  • The incumbent will coordinate regularly and provide technical assistance to UNHCR implementing and operational partners working on refugees livelihoods.
  • Regularly monitor UNHCR partners activities for implementation of projects, collect monthly data and other information on the implementation of the project activities on the ground including data for reporting.
  • Prepare monthly reports on the achievement of project results and help other related reports as needed.
  • Offer technical support in the preparation of Concept Notes and Project Documents related to Livelihoods Activities.
  • Support inter-sectoral linkages with child protection, SGBV, gender, community services, education, environment, shelter and health, among others.
  • Provide inputs for the development of global/regional livelihoods policies and standards.
  • Identify individual cases of livelihoods barriers with government and other relevant parties and recommend appropriate responses.
  • Work closely with Protection colleagues to ensure that livelihoods activities have protection safeguards.
  • Collect socio-economic information on refugee communities enabling UNHCR and its partners to plan and implement interventions in order to promote the self-reliance of refugees.
  • Provide overall support to the supervisor including assistance in the organization of meetings, workshops and working sessions with the involved project partners.
  • Facilitate workshops, annual planning, monitoring visits and working groups with regards to livelihoods programming.
  • Prepare minutes of meetings and reports on workshops and working sessions as well as necessary follow up for the actions that need to be taken.
  • Participate in workshops and trainings organized by relevant project partners.
  • Provide general support for livelihoods activities and perform other related duties as required

Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR Operation in Uganda has sufficient support in the field of livelihoods thus better able to provide sound advice and guidance to its Offices, Implementing and Operational Partners.
  • Capacity of UNHCR Operation in Uganda is strengthened so that more and ever-improving livelihoods programs are implemented
  • Self-reliance is enabled for refugees through the application of International and National Commitments including SDGs, and relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards
  • Livelihoods activities are guided by global, regional and country priorities and reflect UNHCR policy on age, gender and diversity (AGD).
  • Participation of persons of concern is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
  • Persons of concern are treated with dignity and respect and all protection incidents are immediately identified and addressed. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Livelihood Associate job placement should have secondary education with post-secondary certification in the field of Development Studies, Development Economics, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Law or related field.
  • At least six years of professional experience (extensive field experience essential), including Development and Livelihoods interventions, ideally in a refugee contexts.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and local language
  • Previous exposure and experience with humanitarian/development projects with the emphasis on the cash-based and/or livelihoods interventions.
  • Experience with feasibility studies, monitoring and evaluation, assessments and surveys, needs and response analysis.
  • Experience with private sector partnerships, particularly in relation to inclusive value chains.
  • Experience with policy advocacy.
  • Previous experience working with or inside the UN, particularly in relation to inter-agency collaboration.
  • Experience as an entrepreneur or with entrepreneurship-support.
  • Experience with access to finance for marginalised people

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd February, 2017


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