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Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer


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3 weeks ago

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Desired Candidate Profile

The candidate is expected to have good understanding of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and UNHCR's livelihoods and economic inclusion agenda coupled with demonstrable experience in livelihoods and resilience project management, advocacy for refugee economic inclusion, coordination of livelihoods and job creation initiatives, and fostering partnerships with specialized entities, operational partners, and the private sector.

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Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

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Nature of Position:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Uganda adopts a settlement approach to refugee management and protection, whereby, upon receiving refugee status, new arrivals are provided with plots of land in refugee-hosting villages to build new homes and grow agricultural crops. Refugees can freely access public services such as health and education and are granted a range of rights and freedoms, including freedom of movement, to seek employment, and to start their own businesses. Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, with multiple emergencies unfolding around its borders, and the majority of the refugees originating from South Sudan and the DRC Congo.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Representative Programme, the positionâs primary purpose is to drive and advance the rollout of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and UNHCR Ugandaâs livelihoods and economic inclusion strategy, in line with the government of Ugandaâs refugee self-reliance and resilience agenda. Uganda created a favorable legal and policy environment for refugee economic inclusion; the Refugee Act and its subsequent regulation grant refugees the right to work, freely move, and access economic opportunities. The government also introduced a proactive jobs and livelihoods integrated response plan (JLRIP), which envisions attaining secure, resilient, and self-reliant refugee and host community households in refugee-hosting districts. There are more than 64 operational partners and around 128 active projects that aim at supporting refugees and host communities to access gainful employment opportunities in Uganda. Considering the nature of the Uganda refugee model and the unique strategic role UNHCR plays in the livelihoods and resilience sector, the position will focus heavily on coordination, partnerships, and advocacy efforts â with an emphasis on evidence-driven and context-specific interventions. The position will interact closely with a range of strategic partners and colleagues within UNHCR, including development and solutions, protection, external relations, heads of sub-offices, and risk management. The position will be required to link livelihoods and economic inclusion efforts with the ongoing food aid prioritization and transition to national services and systems.

Living and Working Conditions:

Kampala is a Family Duty Station Capital city with a large offer of comfortable houses and flats are available, bank services are excellent as well as a decent internet service and mobile coverage. Power supply might be irregular in some areas hence a generator or backup inverter might be necessary. Medical facilities including hospital of good quality are available as well as a large choice of international school and nurseries. Food and house supplies are available in supermarkets and markets and on-line purchase and home deliveries is efficient. No decent public transport is available, but Taxis/Uber are commonly used, and car purchase is an easy option as the offer is wide.

Although Kampala and Entebbe are considered under a moderate security level (Security levels III), many UN agencies and funds are headquartered in Kampala including UNHCR branch office to provide support on the mandate to protect and assist refugees of both Urban caseloads and those in settlements in the Southwest, Midwest and West Nile regions. Kampala is considered a family duty station with better social amenities- schools, recreation, and health services. The major threat to staff includes and is not limited to prospects of terrorism allowed heavy security presence in both uniform and plain cloth, high road traffic accidents, common law crimes and spontaneous outbreaks of water born disease like Typhoid, cholera plus occasional political /civil unrest mostly contained by Government. The security management systems have put in place mitigation measures to avert the impact of the threats therein and is a collective responsibility of all staff members

Additional Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA): Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Economics, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Financial Management, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Rural Development, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Socio-Economic DevelopmentHCR Protection Learning Program - UNHCR


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Judgement & decision making, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaboration

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