Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Job Requisition Type: Evergreen (Formerly known as talent pools, in order to have a balanced number of ready-to-hire candidates who can be deployed at short notice to a vacancy that best matches their skills. Evergreens are primarily used to fill Temporary Appointments.)
Call for applications – Livelihood & Economic Inclusion Officer, P2: Location: Various location
Why should you join us?: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, takes the lead in protecting people forced to flee wars and persecution around the world, providing life-saving aid including shelter, food and water to ensure their basic safety, rights and dignity. With 18,879 women and men working in 137 countries, we work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of 89.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide.: Our dedicated and professional staff work around the clock in roles including legal protection, community services, public affairs, health and more. Despite the challenges they can face, our staff are proud to work for UNHCR and determined to make a positive impact.
How can you make a difference?: The Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer should be proactive, always looking for new opportunities and persuasive in mobilizing donors and new partners around new models of economic and financial inclusion.
The incumbent will interact with government counterparts and other stakeholders as with the refugee communities to enhance economic inclusion, livelihoods and self-reliance. Within UNHCR, the Associate Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer will work under the supervision of the lead of the Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion portfolio and closely with multi-functional teams on matters including but not limited to development, protection, education, cash, partnerships, research and analytics, GBV, solutions, complementary pathways and more. S/he will support the office’s involvement with livelihoods and economic inclusion, working with relevant external stakeholders from government line ministries, development actors, private sector, UN agencies, international organisations, NGOs, research institutions and universities.
Key responsibilities and duties::
- Support provision of technical guidance to staff and partners and support the design and management of UNHCR’s market-based livelihoods and economic inclusion programme to advance employment, self-employment and self-reliance of displaced persons, and enhance the enabling environment for economic and financial inclusion.
- Contribute to the design and delivery of socio-economic assessments, joint assessment missions, market assessment and analysis.
- Support the development and strengthening of partnerships with, inter-alia, development actors, private sector, social enterprises, government and local authorities, for the economic inclusion of displaced and stateless persons.
- Maintain communication and coordination with partners, colleagues, and refugee leadership and conduct regular monitoring visits for the monitoring and evaluation of livelihoods and economic inclusion interventions.
- Ensure documentation of impact, good practices and lessons learned, draft communication and advocacy materials, and facilitate knowledge dissemination and exchange among actors.
Who are we looking for?: Candidates with 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree.
Requirements: Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to livelihoods programming e.g. financial inclusion, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education, and training. Experience in facilitating economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts. Experience in working with and developing partnerships with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, development actors, and government authorities for livelihoods and economic inclusion.
Advantage: Previous exposure to refugee/forced displacement/returnee situations.
Knowledge about latest developments around economic inclusion of displaced and stateless persons, and broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees.
For a more detailed description, please review the job description: (link)
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: UNHCR’s workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. We seek to sustain and strengthen this diversity and to ensure equal opportunities, as well as an inclusive working environment, for our entire workforce. Joining us means living, sharing and promoting these core values of inclusion, diversity and gender equality.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.