UN Associate Solutions and Development Officer Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: T/001/01/19
Vacancy Notice: Temp/001/2019
Duty Station: 
Grade: NOB
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build strategic partnerships with broad range of stakeholders
    including the private sector, international and civil society
    organizations, UN agencies, and the District authorities, in order to
    maximize the impact and increase efficiencies of operations, and to accelerate
    the shift from direct assistance to developmental approach for refugees
    and host communities.
  • Develop linkages with existing programmes/projects in the districts
    to bring them closer to/within the settlements. Lead on regular mapping
    exercises of the relevant districts, liaising with sector specialists, to
    determine gaps, capacity and comparative advantage of different actors
  • Work closely with government, the private sector and partners,
    identify and enhance livelihoods opportunities for refugees and solutions
    to challenges related to access to legal employment, vocational training
    and, if and where applicable, micro credit or micro-financing.
  • Facilitate the advancement comprehensive approaches within UNHCR at
    district and settlement level, as well as a broad range of development and
    humanitarian partners through support and participation in all planning
  • Active participation in district planning processes, facilitating
    strong working relations between LGAs and sector specialists/partners,
    supporting government in inclusion of refugees in District planning and
  • Work closely with the CRRF Secretariat in OPM and support and follow
    up on decisions made of the CRRF Steering Group in the districts, such as
    refugee response plans.
  • Institutionalise solutions-oriented approaches within UNHCR and
    partners through training sessions and participation in all planning
  • Relevant linkages developed with the private sector to promote
    innovation/synergies and advocate for access for refugees to already
    available services.
  • Document economic activities and socio-economic factors impacting
    refugees self-reliance in the settlements and in the districts and
    document good practices from both operational and analytical work from
  • Provide day-to-day support to the financial inclusion process under
    CBI in the settlements and analyse the impact of CBI on refugee economy
    and local markets.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The incumbent will be critical in guiding and supporting the
    development and implementation of a comprehensive refugee response at
    District and settlement level, with a particular focus on engaging the
    private sector and local government authorities. The incumbent will be the
    key interlocutor with the District Local Governments and will identify and
    actively partner with other actors and structures to contribute to the
    strategies and solutions for refugees. Within UNHCR, the incumbent will
    establish close working relations with the relevant staff working in the
    protection, program and technical sectors. Key external partners will
    include District authorities, local business, Office of the Prime Minister
    (OPM), UNHCR partners, international and local NGOs, development agencies
    and other actors engaged in humanitarian and development initiatives in
    the districts.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Associate
    Solutions and Development Officer job placement should hold an
    undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Social Sciences, Socio-Economic
    Development, Development Planning, Rural Development, Economics, Business
    Administration or related fields
  • At least four years of previous job experience relevant to the
    function, in humanitarian and development contexts, or engagement of
    private sector for the Sustainable Development Goals (designing, planning,
    delivering, managing, monitoring and evaluating development programs in
    the areas of early recovery, local economic integration, agriculture
    development, skills development, enterprise development, livelihoods and
    economic empowerment including for women and youth).
  • Technical competencies in at least two sub-sectors relevant to
    livelihood programming e.g. employment promotion, entrepreneurship
    building, private sector development, local economic
    recovery/poverty-reduction strategies, social finance.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain partnerships with a
    variety of actors – including government and private sector
  • Previous experience in planning, implementing, and monitoring
    programmes and managing multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting, presentation and reporting skills, including
    strong advocacy and negotiation skills in situation involving multiple
    actors and diverse interests.
  • Excellent computer skills including excel, word and power point.
  • Knowledge of protection, refugee matters and UNHCR mandate, and
    working on forced displacement issues, including with host communities in
    the country
  • Experience of working with the private sector or development
    agencies in the area of jobs and livelihoods
  • Experience of working with national or District government
    authorities on development planning
  • Experience of working with synergies between the
    humanitarian-development nexus.
  • Ability to facilitate humanitarian and development actor interactions.
  • Experience in poverty reduction programmes, focused on linking
    safety net programmes (including usage of cash assistance) linked to
    access to employment and self-employment programme.
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
Deadline: 10th January 2019
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