Deadline: 17 April, 2022

Location: Bétou, Republic of Congo

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking to fill the role of Livelihoods Consultant.

The UNHRC is a UN agency mandated to aid and protect refugees and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement.

Responsibilities

  • Lead field missions, in consultation with the government and the IGA implementing
    partner, to assist with the IGA’s monitoring and evaluation activities, identifying bottlenecks
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the Lisungi project stakeholders on
    international best practices for cash-based and livelihoods interventions in remote,
    impoverished areas, as well as related UNHCR corporate guidance and standards
  • In coordination with Lisungi stakeholders, implement IGA monitoring and evaluation activities, assisting with development of data collection tools, conducting data analysis and improving understanding of the IGA’s possible bottlenecks, as well as gathering information through household interviews and focus groups
  • Provide technical assistance to the collection of complaints from IGA beneficiaries
    and advise/support the Lisungi project and its partners’ response
  • Develop training materials and provide technical input as required by IGA
    beneficiaries, advising on and providing innovative and sustainable solutions in areas
    such as supply chain, value chain, sustainability, cash and inventory management
  • Coordinate with Lisungi stakeholders to ensure complementarity and efficiency gains
    in the design and implementation of IGAs
  • Coordinate planning, budgeting and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of the IGA component
  • Work closely with the government’s implementing partner in Bétou to assist with
    database and knowledge management, ensuring that records and databases are up-to-date and harmonised with UNHCR and UGP’s own databases, supporting the
    establishment of standardised data management and data sharing while ensuring
    data protection compliance
  • Work closely with UNHCR colleagues (both in Bétou and Brazzaville), the government and the IGA implementing partner
  • Liaise with other teams in UNHCR (both in Bétou and Brazzaville)
  • Provide written and data-related inputs (in the context of the IGA) to both the IGA
    implementing partner’s reporting requirements and UNHCR’s regular Lisungi
    reporting requirements
  • Identify skills and knowledge gaps among all stakeholders (IGA beneficiaries, IGA
    implementing partners, UGP and UNHCR) and support related capacity-building
    activities and exercises
  • Deliver training/capacity-building activities and exercises to implementing partner’s
    coaches’ in charge of accompanying beneficiaries with project preparation and
    implementation

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Studies, Agronomy, Business, Economics, Engineering, Project Management or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of experience setting up IGA activities for an internationally
    recognised organisation
  • Relevant experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Relevant international work experience with international agency/organisation
    implementing livelihoods/social protection programmes in field operations in a rural
    context of extreme poverty
  • International experience in designing and implementing cash-based interventions
  • Excellent functional competencies relevant to the operation
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and coordination skills
  • Experience in primary data collection and results-based management
  • Experience in negotiation and advocacy with the government
  • Proactivity and innovation in seeking new solutions
  • Prior exposure working in the peace-humanitarian-development nexus
  • Experience working in remote areas
  • Proficiency in French
  • Knowledge of English (desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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