Impact Job: Assistant Livelihoods Officer at UNHCR Nigeria


15 July, 2019


Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria


The Assistant Livelihood Officer reports to the Senior Programme Officer and s/he will work closely with protection and supply units for the enhancement of the protection responses to persons integrated in the livelihood programmes. 

S/he will be the interface between UNHCR and livelihood partners implementing and consolidating Livelihoods Strategy that positively contributes to the creation of conditions for an effective self-reliance of the crisis-affected populations in the IDP purview of Nigeria. Considering the importance the livelihood programme in the enhancement of the protection response and durable solutions, the incumbent will be instrumental in the design of the livelihood roadmap and in the exploration of new livelihoods opportunities.

S/he should be proactive, always looking for new opportunities, having economic and social sensibility; convincing donors and partners for mobilization of funds and establishment of impactful partnerships that will benefit to persons in need. The incumbent will assist in the development of the local livelihoods strategies and social infrastructure to develop and sustain the Livelihoods of POCs.

For coordination/continuity/reintegration purposes, s/he should liaise with existing livelihood programs in North-eastern Nigeria.

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in Development Studies (in either Development Economics, Finance Entrepreneurship, Agriculture Innovation or Management) Business Development and Management.

At least 2 years of relevant professional experience  with proven technical competencies in sub-sectors relevant to livelihoods programming  e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

Experience in working effectively with private sector, international and national NGOs and UN organisations, and with government authorities at state and local level.

Proficiency in computer software such as excel, word, PowerPoint.



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