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Snr Livelihoods & Economic Inclusion Associate - FTA - QUITO

Quito (Ecuador)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Quito (Ecuador)
  • Grade: GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Economics
    • Poverty Reduction
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-14

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1. This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.
2. Foreign candidates, to be considered eligible for this position, must have a temporary or permanent residence in Ecuador that allows them to carry out work activities in the country. Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will work under the direct supervision of the (Senior) Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer. The incumbent will support in operationalizing the strategic vision to align livelihoods and economic inclusion efforts with the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which underscores the need to mobilize additional actors and to adopt a whole-of-society approach to strengthen refugee self-reliance and help ease pressure on host countries. S/he supervises some support staff.

The Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will collaborate closely with UNHCR livelihoods partners, government agencies, private sector and financial service providers as well as other relevant stakeholders to enhance the economic inclusion and improve self-reliance of both persons of concern (PoC) and host community members. The incumbent will also be expected to deliberately explore opportunities of collaboration with other UNHCR cross cutting areas such as protection, education, cash, partnerships, research and analytics, SGBV, solutions, complementary pathways and more. To document good practices, results and to generate knowledge, the Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Associate will work closely with the supervisor to build on UNHCR databases and support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. S/he will assist to mobilize refugees of different age, gender and background and to ensure that all stakeholders well understand the potential of economic inclusion of refugees and host community members and to help communicate opportunities to (PoC). The incumbent will maintain existing and explore new partnerships and advise on advocacy initiatives to improve access to livelihoods and economic inclusion opportunities in the context.¿

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
- Explore partnerships to facilitate the economic inclusion of refugees, such as line ministries, private sector and development actors in accordance with UNHCR Global and Country level policies, priorities, and strategies, in particular the Global Compact on Refugees. This includes advocating with public and private sector services providers to include UNHCR PoC in supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
- In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, work closely with and provide technical assistance on livelihoods interventions to help ensure they are market-based, and that the role of UNHCR has been strategically determined in consideration of its comparative advantage vis-à-vis other partners.
- Coordinate with other UNHCR sectors (energy and environment, child protection, gender, community services, education etc.) to ensure that the developed livelihoods work plan deliberately integrates protection safeguards and includes other possible relevant and innovative practices that may benefit PoCs.  
- Build on UNHCR databases to support regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys utilising community-based strategies to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of development programmes.
- Evaluate submitted concept notes and other project documents to ensure that these conform to UNHCR¿s quality standards, regulations and internal requirements before approval by senior management.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G7 - 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education
N / A 
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Business Management, Socio-Economics Development,   Economics/International Economics,
Rural Development, Financial Management, Agriculture
or other relevant field
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:
- Experience in facilitating the economic inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized groups in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, ideally in varied field contexts.
- Experience in working in partnership with private sector, NGOs, UN organisations, and government authorities in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

Desirable:
- Prior exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and functions relating to office administration and programme activities.
- Knowledge about latest development in the livelihoods sector, including broader UN processes on the SDGs and the Global Compact on Refugees.
- Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.

Functional Skills
EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO)
LV-Livelihoods & sub-sectors (value-chain upgrading, microfinance, cash assistance, etc.)
EX-Field experience
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Core Competencies

- Accountability
- Communication
- Organizational Awareness
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Commitment to Continuous Learning
- Client & Result Orientation


Managerial Competencies

- Empowering and Building Trust
- Managing Resources

Cross-Functional Competencies

- Analytical Thinking
- Stakeholder Management
- Planning and Organizing - The candidates should have strong communication skills (written and spoken) in English and in Spanish. (English Mandatory). 1. Technical test will be administered as part of the selection process.
2. If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your application according the following instructions:

If you wish to be considered for this INTERNAL / EXTERNAL vacancy, please submit your application according the following instructions:

Candidates who do NOT have access to the system MSRP must submit their application through UNHCR's official site for applications (external candidates)
- Your application must be submitted through:
www.unhcr.org - Careers ¿ Vacancies ¿ Ecuador ¿ Snr. Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Associate QUITO.


Candidates with access to the system MSRP (internal candidates):
- Your application must be submitted through:
MSRP ¿ Self-Service ¿ Recruiting ¿ Careers ¿ Ecuador ¿ Snr. Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Associate QUITO.

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1. For any technical issues encountered during the online application, please contact the Global Service Desk (hqussd@unhcr.org) prior to the deadline to allow enough time to resolve issues.

2. For any questions about the selection process, please contact Human Resources (parreno@unhcr.org).

CVs WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL. ONLY THOSE APPLICATIONS SENT BY THE SYSTEM WILL BE CONSIDERED The closing date is: Saturday 15 May 2021, 00h00 Geneva Time (Friday 14 May 2021, 17h00 Ecuador Time)
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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