UN High Commissioner for RefugeesClosing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Amman, Jordan
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Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017
Organizational Context:

The Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer will work in UNHCR Regional Office in Amman. S/he will work under the supervision of the Senior Regional Operations Manager and under the overall direction of the Deputy Director. The Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer will support the Regional Office on global livelihoods tools and guidelines, employment programmes, assessment, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation. The contract period is 11 months.

Scope of the Role:

The Livelihoods Officer will contribute to the development of Livelihoods Strategies in the country operations in the region. S/he will be supporting the monitoring of livelihoods initiatives with emphasis on enhancing the quality and impact of UNHC and partners programmes. The Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer will help in exploring new opportunities and partnerships with private sector. The Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer will provide advice on entrepreneurship development of UNHCR persons of concern.

The Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer will utilize the Results Based Management approach to monitor livelihoods programmes. The incumbent will support improvements in system-wide coherence of Livelihoods programmes, achieving results through all the phases of the programming cycle.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

In line with the Global Strategy for Livelihoods, improve and fine tune the national self-reliance strategies in the MENA region, focusing on the development of clear operational plans and livelihoods projects for the upcoming three years, indicating the comprehensive needs and setting clear annual operational targets.

Support country operations to comply with the minimum criteria for livelihoods programming.

Identify and build solid partnerships with the private sector, research institutes, competent technical agencies and others that can bring knowledge, know-how and networks in support of creating economic opportunities for UNHCR's population of concern and hosting communities in the MENA region.

Provide technical guidance to UNHCR field operations, in line with UNHCR tools and guidelines for livelihood programming, and ensuring technical integrity is maintained.

Assist field operations in sourcing external expertise (consultants, deployments under stand-by agreements, and technical counterparts from operational partners) required for livelihood assessments, strategic planning, project design, reviews and evaluations exercises. Monitor the work of technical experts and contribute to reviewing draft reports/outputs, ensuring quality in methodologies used in particular for assessment and analytical tasks.

Contribute to the development of a solid monitoring and evaluation system with clear indicators to monitor the impact of the livelihoods programming on refugees.

Review and provide technical guidance to project proposals submitted by Implementing Partners (IPs).

Proactively seek new opportunities for effective shared value partnership building and resource mobilisation amongst highly qualified companies and NGOs, as well as development actors and donors.

Undertake any other responsibilities or functions deemed necessary or as requested by the supervisor in donor relations and fundraising efforts by preparing proposals, and contributing to briefings and other public awareness events.

Minimum Qualifications & Professional Experience:

Advanced university degree in Development Studies, Socio-Economic Development, Rural Development, Business Management and Private Sector Development, or any other related field.

At least 10 years of professional experience (extensive field experience essential), including 5 years in managing and advising on Development and Livelihoods interventions, ideally in both rural and urban contexts.

Technical competencies in at least two sub-sectors relevant to Livelihoods programming e.g. microfinance, employment promotion, entrepreneurship building, private sector development, local economic recovery, poverty reduction, agricultural development, livestock development, natural resource management, Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET).

Demonstrated experience in developing effective partnerships with public and/or private sector.

Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.

Desired Qualifications & Competencies:

Record of capacity building / delivering training and workshop facilitation in a relevant topic.

Personal professional development education from established global learning programmes.

Ability to positively influence others, creating acceptance and support for ideas.

Experience in drafting technical guidance, research/review reports.

How to apply:

Please send your P11 form and cover letter to livelihoods@unhcr.orgbefore the 15thof January 2017. Please write 'Regional Senior Livelihoods Officer' in the subject line.

You can download the P11 form template from here: www.**unhcr**.org/recruit/**p11**new.doc

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