Assistant Livelihoods Officer Job Kigoma at The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Deadline: 25th October 2018

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Jobs Tanzania: Assistant Livelihoods Officer Job Vacancy Kigoma at The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Deadline: 25th October 2018
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Field Office, Kasulu invites qualified internal/external candidates to apply for the following position:
Vacancy Notice No: TANKS/VN/18/007
Assistant Livelihoods Officer
Kasulu Tanzania
25th October 2018

Start Date: 1st January 2019
Grade: NOA 

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the protection officer (community-based) and the overall supervision of the Head of Field Office Kasulu, the incumbent will undertake the following responsibilities:
UNHCR's country operation receive sufficient support in the field of livelihoods, thus better able to meet the needs of persons of concern. 
  • Support the completion and rollout of e sustainable livelihoods strategy and provide technical guidance on the design and implementation of livelihood programmes.
  • Provide technical assistance to the development of UNHCR‘s and IP's livelihoods projects within the framework of an approved strategy.
  • Develop a good working relationship and collaboration with development actors and micro-credit or micro-finance institutions necessary for the development of business opportunities to refugee and host
  • Develop a system of monitoring and keeping track of the progress of project implementation to measure the impact on the well-being of refugees.
  • Participate in assessments as a member of a multi-functional team. Identify opportunities and solutions to challenges identified during assessment such as access to formal employment, vocational training, and micro-credit and advise on means to maximize the local livelihood resources and social infrastructure
  • Explore and develop a partnership with NGOs, Government line ministries, training institutions, UN agencies and most importantly the private sector. Proactively seek new opportunities for effective partnership building and resource mobilization amongst donors
  • Promote cooperation with national institutions, including the Social Development Fund, in supporting income generation activities and access to microfinance for refugees.
  • Review project propels submitted by partners in line with UNHCR Policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain updated information on issues and policy changes that may affect livelihood opportunities for refugees. and ongoing measures by the Government and other institutions that can affect or contribute to the achievement of strategic goals for refugee livelihood.
  • Enforce livelihoods strategies and guidelines
  • Represent UNHCR in meetings and missions

Essential & Desirable Minimum requirements
  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Economics, Business
  • Administration, Social-Economic Development, Rural Development, Financial Management or other related fields.

Work Experience
  • Minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function.
  • Technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to livelihoods programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education, and training, etc.
  • Experience in working effectively with the private sector, international and national NGOs and UN organizations and with government authorities at the national level
  • Knowledge of local Institutions
  • Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable qualifications and competencies
  • Completion of the UNHCR Protection Learning Programme (PLP) and/or the Operations Management Learning Programme (OMLP)
  • Experience with UNHCR standards and indicators, and/or projects related to the millennium development goals.
  • UNHCR Field experience
  • Knowledge and exposure for the social and cultural values or the region concerned
  • Proficiency in local languages
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should express their interest by completing the attached Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please quote the vacancy Notice Number and Position title
The Expression of interest for the position should be sent by email to:
Head of Field Office
UNHCR Field office

Email: [email protected]