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Livelihood Associate / UNOPS Contract (1 Position) Kadugli UNHCR

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

 Type of Contract: UNOPS Individual Contractor
 Grade Level: LICA6
 Duty Station: Kadugli
 Duration: ASAP up to 31/12/2019
 Closing Date: 24 May 2019


Organizational Context:


The Livelihoods Associate reports to the Senior Livelihoods Officer based in Khartoum.

The Livelihoods Associate is relied upon to contribute to the coordination, design and implementation of the Livelihoods projects/strategy. S/He 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 coordinated and 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 Senior Livelihoods Officer based in Khartoum to conduct awareness raising campaigns for livelihoods programmes.
  • 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
  • Undertake periodic field missions.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Prepare monthly reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make recommendation for livelihood intervention to the designated officer.
  • Prepare and maintain database of partners.


 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

  • 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 written and spoken English and Arabic.


Desirable Qualifications & Competencies: 

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


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.


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