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Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 24 Sep 2018

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria wishes to engage the services of an Assistant Livelihood Officer in its Maiduguri Office on a Fixed-Term basis.

Under the general guidance and support from the Programme Officer, the incumbent 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 Northeast of Nigeria. The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of UNHCR Livelihoods Strategy in the area of responsibility.

  • Conduct, facilitate and support wealth ranking surveys for POCs.

  • Advocate with public and private services providers operating in the country to provide services to UNHCR persons of concerns i.e. business development services, micro-finance institutions, training institutes, banks, business incubators, poverty alleviation programmes etc.

  • Support the regular sharing of livelihoods related information among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders.

  • Strengthen, guide and monitor the different livelihoods interventions under the UNHCR programme and ensure compliance with UNHCR Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods programming.

  • Utilize efficient targeting techniques to graduate vulnerable POCs out of poverty.

  • Design and implement, in cooperation with national government, implementing partners, and UNHCR representation office, a custom-made annual operation plan within the framework of the approved livelihoods strategy.

  • Build a strong relationship with the relevant government stakeholders to enhance their ownership of the livelihoods programme initiated by UNHCR.

  • Build a strong relationship with livelihood programs targeting Nigerian refugees in the LCB countries to enhance continuity especially for returnees

  • Maintain close contacts with partners both in public, private and NGO sectors in order to harmonize activities relating to promotion of livelihoods activities.

  • Perform any other related functions as required.


· Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Economics, Business Administration, Socio-economic Development, Rural Development, Financial Management or other related fields plus minimum 1 year of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.

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

· Excellent knowledge of English


· Completion of UNHCR Protection Learning Programme (PLP) and/or the Operations Management Learning Programme (OMLP).

· Experience with UNHCR standards and indicators, and/or projects related to the millennium development goals.

· UNHCR Field experience.

· Knowledge of local language(s).

How to apply:

Please be informed that this is a two-step application method for quality assurance reasons.

1. Apply Online:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by clicking HERE to create a profile before applying through the following link:

Assistant Livelihood Officer – NA – Maiduguri (best viewed on Google Chrome)

(Please do not re-apply here if you have already done so in the first advertisement)

2. Email Your Application:

a. Kindly prepare an application/letter of motivation, resume as well as fully completed and signed UNHCR Personal History Form (P11)

b. Submit the application, resume and Personal history form (P11) via email to quoting in the subject line the vacancy number and title of the position.

The UNHCR personal History form can be downloaded from Kindly make sure you use the UNHCR personal History form.

Kindly note that a written test will be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency based interview.**


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.