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Apply now to the UNHCR JPO Programme (for Norwegian nationals) - Associate Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer

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by Impactpool

Published on: 12 October 2022

The Junior Professional Officers (JPO) programme brings new talent and ideas to the organization by offering young professionals a unique opportunity to obtain training and exposure to UNHCR`s humanitarian work either in field assignments or at headquarters.

Within the JPO programme, UNHCR is looking for an Associate Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer (P2) in Bertoua (Cameroon).

This position is only open to nationals from Norway. Applications close on 23th October.


The Associate Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Sub Office and in close collaboration with staff from the Programme, Protection and Field units. They will provide support as needed for the implementation of the Comprehensive Livelihoods Strategy anchored on Cameroon Multi-Year, Multi-Partners Protection and Solutions Strategy 2022-2026 and Refugee Livelihoods, Economic Inclusion Global Strategy Concept Note 2019-2023.

Externally, they will establish and maintain close and effective partnerships with relevant partners and related contacts with stakeholders. They will proactively seek out new appropriate livelihood and economic inclusion programming and approaches, including those being implemented by the private sector, development actors and UN agencies, and determine how best to incorporate into UNHCR operation. The incumbent will also ensure UNHCR representation in appropriate regional coordination mechanisms and networks.

Minimum Qualifications 


  • a Master's degree + 2 years of relevant professional work experience / a Bachelor's degree + 3 years / a Doctorate degree + 1 year of experience
  • Fields: Development Studies (including Development Economics, Finance and Management), Rural Development (including Agriculture & Livestock), Food Science, Natural Resource Management, Microfinance or Urban Policy & Planning.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience related to:
    • gender analysis, risks and vulnerability assessment community development and participation;
    • self-reliance;
    • rural small business development and/or microfinance;
    • agriculture/livestock;
    • integrated rural development planning;
    • food security;
    • rapid and participatory rural appraisal.
  • Previous experience in poverty reduction programmes, focused on linking safety net programmes.
  • Experience in developing partnership with the private sector.
  • Proven drafting skills.
  • Previous experience in working effectively with international and national NGOs and UN organizations, and with government authorities at national level.


  • Technical competencies in at least two sub-sectors relevant to livelihood programming e.g. employment promotion, entrepreneurship building, private sector development, local economic recovery/poverty-reduction strategies, social finance;
  • Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions;
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word & PowerPoint);
  • Work experience and knowledge of the refugee operation in Central Africa.

Language skills:

  • Essential: English, French;
  • Desirable: Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic.

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