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March 23, 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites applications for Senior Livelihood Assistant

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Position: Sr. Livelihood Assistant
Level: ICS 5 Equivalent

Type of Job: Contractual
Contract Type: UNOPS Local Individual Contract
Contract Duration: Initial contract till 31 December 2017. (Further extension based on performance and operational Requirements).

Location: Delhi

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification:

— Secondary School Education with a post-secondary training in Economics, socio-economic development studies or related field.
— A University degree in economics, socio-economic development, development studies or other related fields will be an added advantage.

— Minimum 4 years of professional job experience relevant to the functions.
— A proven ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is essential for this function.

Skills required: 
— Familiarity with the livelihood concepts and terminology.
— Excellent written and spoken English, including proven drafting and editing skills.

Roles and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Durable Solutions Officer the Sr. Livelihood Assistant will perform the following duties:
— Provide technical assistance to further strengthen the urban livelihood program.
— Support in developing cooperation arrangements with selected service providers operating in the field of livelihoods, financial institutions, vocational training and private companies.
— Assist in the design and implementation of the Livelihood Review.
— Maintain updated information on issues and policy changes that may affect livelihood opportunities for refugees, and ongoing measures by the Government and other institutions that can affect or contribute to the achievement of strategic goals for refugee livelihoods.
— Assist in the implementation, together with the Project Partners, of the monitoring framework to assess if the set indicators and the progress is met in line with the work plan and agreed content in the partner agreement.
— Undertake any other duties as required.

Remuneration: A fixed taxable monthly salary of INR. 64,347.00

Application Process: Interested applicants are requested to submit:
— an application letter with personal history form (Application Form P 11).
— an Essay covering your experience in livelihood, what challenges do you foresee in refugee livelihood, what measures would you put in place to mitigate these challenges. (max. 1500 words).

Please submit all documents by email to indnehr@unhcr.org or by post to PERSONNEL SECTION, UNHCR, B2/16, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057. Prospective candidates will have to sit for a written test as well as an interview as part of the selection process.

Last date to apply: 08 March 2017

Note: This is a UNOPS individual contract position

About UNHCR:

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people