The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State.
While UNHCR's primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, the organization's ultimate goal is to help find durable solutions that will allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity. There are three durable solutions pursued by UNHCR for 6.4 million refugees in protracted situations: voluntary repatriation; local integration; or resettlement to a third country. While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works to increase the self-reliance and livelihood opportunities of refugees.
UNHCR launched the Global Strategy for Livelihoods 2014-2018 in an effort to inform field operations on how to implement livelihoods programmes and to guide the development of national and local livelihoods strategies. UNHCR issued the Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming in February 2015 to promote market-oriented and results-driven programming.
UNHCR is now looking for qualified applicants for a new Livelihoods Officer Talent Pool.
at Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions in various Locations.
Educational qualifications: Development Studies; Economy; Socio-Economic Development; Agricultural; Rural Development; or Business Administration.
Click on the link below to read more about the requirements and how to apply to this Talent Pool.