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Vacancy Announcement No: 18/HCR/KRT/VN/025

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form

Job Title: Livelihoods Associate, Kosti
Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Grade Level: G6
No. of Post: 10025653
Duty Station: Kosti
Duration: As Soon as Possible
Closing Date: 19 March 2018


Organizational Context:

The Livelihoods Associate reports to the Head of Field Office and receives technical support from the Senior Livelihoods Officer based in Khartoum.

The Livelihoods Associate relies upon to contribute to the implementation of the Livelihoods projects/strategy. The incumbent works closely with protection, programme and field staff. Contributing to fostering an environment to enhance partnerships is a critical element of the work, as are activities designed to strengthen the involvement of refugee communities and their hosts in the design and implementation of livelihood strategies.

  Duties and responsibilities:

Functional Statement:


  • Livelihoods activities are implemented, in a manner which benefits the maximum number of persons of concern.
  • Livelihood strategies, policies and related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are applied in a consistent, effective and transparent manner.
  • Effective coordination at field level with relevant interlocutors in rural livelihoods is maintained.


  • Support the Snr Livelihoods Officer based in Khartoum to conduct awareness raising campaigns for livelihoods programmes in East Darfur.
  • Participate in needs assessments exercises relating to UNHCR self-reliance and livelihood projects.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of UNHCR assisted projects relating to self-reliance and livelihood activities with the focus on age, gender and diversity mainstreaming.
  • Provide inputs in the process of design and preparation of self-reliance and livelihood project proposals.
  • Assist in the review of self-reliance and livelihood project proposals from Implementing Partners to establish the element of sustainability of the relevant interventions.
  • Participate in food security and livelihood sector meetings and provide relevant inputs.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of UNHCR assistance programmes aimed at the enhancement of self-reliance for the refugees and their host communities.
  • Coordinate with Community Services in the identification and planning of skills training activities to enhance the employment opportunities for the refugees including the disadvantaged groups amongst the women and youth.
  • Participate in the planning of sector specialist missions and other external missions to the field which are linked to self-reliance and livelihood activities.
  • Assist in the coordination with organizations specialized in vocational and skills development training, entrepreneurship, rural livelihoods including livestock and crop production and micro-credits to obtain information on the development of innovative technologies which could benefit the self-reliance and livelihood programmes for refugees and their host communities.
  • Collect relevant data on livelihood projects in the camps for the development of analytical reports and evaluation exercises.
  • Support in the capacity building programmes for the livelihoods partners.
  • Liaise with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Irrigation and Ministry of Animal Resources, Fisheries and Pasture and other relevant government institutions working on rural livelihoods.
  • Provide support to the livelihoods projects under the jurisdiction of the field offices in East Darfur State as required. 
  • Periodic field missions may be required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Prepare field reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make recommendation for livelihood intervention to the designated officer.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of secondary school education with certificate/training in Agricultural Economics or Rural Development, Business Administration, Microfinance, Livestock, Agriculture or related fields.
  • Minimum 6 years of previous relevant working experience.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Relevant field experience.
  • Experience in an international NGO or UN. Experience in the area of employment creation, rural livelihoods, micro-finance and micro-credits.
  • Previous working experience and knowledge of UNHCR programming procedures and tools.
  • Excellent knowledge in MS word, Excel and database management.
  • Experience in interviewing.

Required Competencies:

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness

In order to be considered for this position , candidate is required to complete and submit the NEW UNHCR P11 Form.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.