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Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Associate


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3 Year
Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma


  • Organization: UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Pemba
  • Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: JUNE 7, 2023


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a  worldwide organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people. They work to make sure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, or war at home. UNHCR has been setting essential protection and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced, and stateless people since 1950. They have a presence in many countries around the world, and give information and assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless people.


The duties for Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Associate are:

  •   Explore partnerships with appropriate stakeholders to improve economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC. This includes working with economic growth agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR PoC, working with the private sector to improve the inclusion of UNHCR PoC in their labour force and supply chains, working with financial service providers to enhance financial inclusion, and working with public and private sector service providers to include UNHCR PoC in funding services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Work with the multi-functional team, more especially with the Protection Unit, to collect information about the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work.
  • Keep the performance of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of the engagement of development programmes.
  • Partaking in necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders, including impact reviews on local economies and surveys that help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihood activities, work closely with and provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions to help assure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in review of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
  • Liaise with partners and authorities on livelihood-related issues under the technical guidance of the supervisor.
  • Prepare field reports and other appropriate reports relating to livelihoods and make suggestions for interventions that enhance refugee economic inclusion to the designated officer.
  • Perform other related duties as demanded.

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The requirements for Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Associate are:

  • 3 years relevant background with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equal or higher
  •  Background 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 specialised education and training, etc.
  •  For International Professional and Field Service positions: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Command of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Understanding of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.


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