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

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028925
Vacancy Notice: 010/2019
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 processes
  • 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 budgets.
  • 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 processes.
  • 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 sectors
  • 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
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: 19th March 2019
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