Duties and Qualifications
Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will work under the direct supervision of the (Senior) Livelihood and Economic Inclusion 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.
S / he supervises some support staff.
The Senior 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 Senior 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).
The incumbent will maintain existing and explore new partnerships and advise on advocacy initiatives to improve access to livelihoods and economic inclusion opportunities in the context.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.
In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
This includes advocating with public and private sector services providers to include UNHCR PoC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
to ensure that the developed livelihoods work plan deliberately integrates protection safeguards and includes other possible relevant and innovative practices that may benefit PoCs.
This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys utilising community-based strategies to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of development programmes.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G7 - 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Field(s) of Education
N / A
Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and / or Licenses
Business Management, Socio-Economics Development, Economics / International Economics,
Rural Development, Financial Management, Agriculture
or other relevant field
Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
EX-Experience with Inter / Non-Governmental Organization (INGO / NGO)
LV-Livelihoods & sub-sectors (value-chain upgrading, microfinance, cash assistance, etc.)
Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs : Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs : Knowledge of English and / or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and / or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and / or position.
Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
Position Competencies Core Competencies
English Mandatory). Additional Information 1. Technical test will be administered as part of the selection process.
2. If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your application according the following instructions :
If you wish to be considered for this INTERNAL / EXTERNAL vacancy, please submit your application according the following instructions :
Candidates who do NOT have access to the system MSRP must submit their application through UNHCR's official site for applications (external candidates)
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Candidates with access to the system MSRP (internal candidates) :
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1.For any technical issues encountered during the online application, please contact the Global Service Desk (hqussd unhcr.
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2.For any questions about the selection process, please contact Human Resources (parreno unhcr.org).
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