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Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant, LICA - 5

Lima (Peru)

  • Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Location: Lima (Peru)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Economics
    • Administrative support
    • Poverty Reduction
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-01

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This vacancy is open for qualified Peruvians or for Nationals from other countries with a valid work permit in Peru at the time of application. For more than 70 years, UNHCR ¿ the UN Refugee Agency ¿ has been saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for persons forced to flee their homes due to conflicts and persecution. UNHCR has been operating in Peru since 2018, in the capital Lima, the northern and southern borders (Tumbes and Tacna, respectively), as well as in cities with a high concentration of Venezuelans such as Arequipa, and with a presence in Cusco.

The Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant will be part of the livelihoods unit within the Operation. 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 will contribute to the objectives of the unit under the direct supervision of the Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Officer.

The Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant will collaborate closely with UNHCR livelihoods partners, government agencies, financial services providers and other relevant stakeholders, particularly the private sector, and 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 coordinate and collaborate with other UNHCR cross cutting areas such as protection, education, cash-based interventions, partnerships, communications, research and analytics, Gender-Based Violence, solutions, complementary pathways and more. To document good practices, results and to generate knowledge, the Senior Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant will work closely with the supervisor as well as the Associate Livelihood Officer 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.


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 with relevant stakeholders to enhance economic inclusion of UNHCR PoC. This includes working with economic development agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR PoC, working with the private sector to enhance 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 supporting services (business development, micro-finance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
- Support work with the multi-functional team, more specifically with the Protection Unit, to collect information about the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work.
- Support the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation of the engagement of development programmes.
- 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.
- Prepare field reports and other relevant reports relating to livelihoods and make recommendations for interventions that enhance refugee economic inclusion to the designated officer.
- Provide overall support to the supervisor including assistance in the organization of meetings, workshops and working sessions.
- Organize and participate in workshops, training programmes, monitoring visits and working groups with regards to livelihood programming.
- Draft routine documents, contribute to assessments, and participate in inter-agency meetings.
- Perform other related duties as required.

Experience:

- Essential: 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1-year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher with certificate or licenses in Business Management, Rural Development, Socio-Economics Development, International Economy, Financial Management, Agriculture or related field. 
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, 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 technical education and training, etc.

- Desirable: Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework. Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.


Functional skills:

EX-Field experience
LV-Livelihoods & sub-sectors (value-chain upgrading, microfinance, cash assistance, etc.)
EX-Experience with Inter/Non-Governmental Organization (INGO/NGO) Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Organizational Awareness
Teamwork & Collaboration
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Client & Result Orientation


Cross-Functional Competencies
Analytical Thinking
Planning and Organizing
Stakeholder Management - Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. 1 August 2021
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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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