UN Jobs – Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

 

Job Title:    Livelihood and Economic
Inclusion Associate

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy Notice no. 001/2021

Position Number: 10033697

Reports to: Associate Field Officer

Grade: GS-6

 

About US:

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 and Economic Inclusion
Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Associate Field
Officer. The incumbent will support in operationalizing the strategic vision to
align livelihoods and economic inclusion efforts with the Global Compact on
Refugees (GCR), which underscores the need to mobilize additional actors and to
adopt a whole-of-society approach to strengthen refugee self-reliance and help
ease pressure on host countries.

 

The Livelihood and
Economic Inclusion Associate will collaborate closely with UNHCR livelihoods
partners, government agencies, private sector and financial service providers
as well as other relevant stakeholders to enhance the economic inclusion and
improve self-reliance of both persons of concern (PoC) and host community
members. The incumbent will also be expected to deliberately explore
opportunities of collaboration with other UNHCR cross cutting areas such as
protection, education, cash, partnerships, research and analytics, SGBV,
solutions, complementary pathways and more. To document good practices, results
and to generate knowledge, the Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will
work closely with the supervisor to build on UNHCR databases and support
regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian,
developmental and governmental stakeholders. S/he will assist to mobilize
refugees of different age, gender and background and to ensure that all
stakeholders well understand the potential of economic inclusion of refugees
and host community members, and to help communicate opportunities to PoC.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Explore
partnerships with relevant stakeholders to enhance economic inclusion of UNHCR
PoC. This includes working with economic development agencies to adapt their
programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR PoC, working with the private sector to
enhance inclusion of UNHCR PoC in their labour force and supply chains, working
with financial service providers to enhance 
financial inclusion, and working with public and private sector service
providers to include UNHCR PoC in supporting services (business development,
micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social
protection, etc.).

·       
Work
with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to
collect information about the legal framework for the right to work and rights
at work.

·       
Support
the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform
targeting, monitoring and facilitation of the engagement of development
programmes.

·       
Participate
in necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public
stakeholders, including impact assessments on local economies and surveys that
help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities
that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC.

·       
In case
UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, work closely with and
provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions to help ensure they
are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined
in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.

·       
Liaise
with partners and authorities on livelihoods related issues under the technical
guidance of the supervisor.

·       
Prepare
field reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make
recommendations for interventions that enhance refugee economic inclusion to
the designated officer.

·       
Perform
other related duties as required.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Livelihood and Economic Inclusion
Associate job placement should hold a High school diploma. Required

·       
At least
three years of previous job experience relevant to the function is required.

·       
Experience
in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in
collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field
contexts is required.

·       
Experience
in working in partnership with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and
government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g.
microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local
economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and
technical education and training is required.

·       
Analytical
Thinking

·       
Planning
and Organizing

·       
Stakeholder
Management

·       
Knowledge
of English is required

 

Desirable
Qualifications & Competencies

·       
Completion
of certificates in Management, Economics, Financial Management, Agriculture or
other relevant field is desirable.

·       
Prior
exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office
administration and programme activities is desirable.

·       
Knowledge
about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN
processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees is desirable.

·       
Completion
of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the
position is desirable.

 

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.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 25th January 2021

 

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