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Are you looking for Management Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Assistant Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer job at UNHCR

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 8, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution.

We lead international action to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

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Job Title

Assistant Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer job at UNHCR

Job Description

UNHCR requires a Assistant Livelihoods Specialist to strengthen the MGLSD’s technical capacity to rollout the JLIRP and steer its implementation in collaboration with relevant Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, UN agencies, Development Partners, Local and International NGOs, the private sector, and the refugee Livelihoods and Resilience Sector Working Group (LRSWG).

The Assistant Livelihoods Specialist at the JLRIP secretariat will strengthen JLRIP's coordination and support the integration of the plan into national and district-level development plans and priorities. He/she will also monitor the implementation of the plan and strengthen linkages and collaboration with the LRSWG and settlement-level coordination structures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitating the development of Annual plans for the JLIRP in consultation with staff at MGLSD

  • Organizing quarterly meetings of the National Steering Committee of the JLIRP and follow up on agreed actions.

  • Collaborating with the LRSWG and its thematic coordination structures.

  • Exploring entry points to enhance the legal, policy, regulatory, and administrative environment for economic inclusion of refugees and host communities.

  • Organizing workshops and systemic engagements to integrate the JLIRP into sectoral priorities and district development plans and budgets.

  • Establishing a robust stakeholder engagement and partnership mechanism to enhance collaboration for implementation of the JLRIP.

  • In collaboration with UNHCR, other UN agencies, and the LRSWG, undertake a comprehensive analysis of sector performance and monitor the implementation of the JLIRP.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in development, human rights, Law, gender equality, social sciences or other related areas.

  • Monitoring and Progress Controls


Key Outputs

  • Annual work plans for the JLIRP at MGLSD developed and approved by the Steering Committee

  • Quarterly meetings of the National Steering Committee of the Jobs and Livelihoods Integrated Response Plan (JLIRP) held, and agreed action points followed up.

  • Quarterly updates on the JLIRP presented to the LRSWG as part of wider coordination.

  • Advocacy events held to enhance the legal, policy, regulatory, and administrative environment for economic inclusion of refugees and host communities.

  • JLRIP integrated in sectoral priorities and district development plans.

  • Increased/inclusive stakeholders engagement in the implementation of the JLIRP.

  • Quarterly/annual progress reports e produced.


Education

  • For P1/NOA - 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or no experience with Graduate degree; or no experience with Doctorate degree


Work Experience

Essential

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

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

  • Experience working with government

  • Knowledge of the Uganda refugee management approach


Desirable

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


Key Competencies   

Required:

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Planning and Organizing


Desired:

  • Empowering and Building Trust

  • Managing Resources

  • Judgement and Decision Making

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How to Apply

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