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UNHCR Vacancy

Assistant Development Officer Vacancy in UNHCR

Country: Uganda
City: Yumbe
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UNHCR is opening a vacancy for Assistant Development Officer in Uganda.

UNHCR Sub-Office Yumbe is promoting various socio-economic interventions. It is also adopting implementation arrangements and approaches that are primarily aimed at facilitating the shift of refugee households from dependency to more self-reliance. UNHCR Sub-Office Yumbe is therefore opening job vacancy for an Assistant Development Officer to support the Operation’s efforts.

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This UNHCR job vacancy is open to applications from Group 1, Group 2 and all external candidates.

Candidates must be primarily Ugandan nationals. The minimum educational requirement for this position is a university degree.

Applicants should support their application with documentation of fully effective performance history and demonstrated potential to assume professional responsibilities.

Furthermore, your application will not be considered if;

  • You didn’t duly fill the application form.
  • The questionnaire at the end of the application form is not answered. (for external candidates)

Moreover, interested staff members should consult Recruitment and Assignment of Locally-recruited Staff.



  • co-operate in finding solutions to refugee situations with development partners. Also, cooperate with the inclusion of persons of concern within development planning and programming instruments.
  • support UNHCR’s engagement and cooperation with development agencies,  medium-term programmes assisting local communities and UNHCR’s population of concern.
  • You should also pose the ability to leverage development partnerships to influence policy dialogue
  • taking into account and reducing the vulnerabilities of forcibly displaced persons.
  • assist in identifying potential opportunities. Also, ensure complementarity between UNHCR’s protection work and the economic and social development objectives pursued by development partners and their government counterparts.
  •  The incumbent may supervise some support staff and may receive indirect guidance from other sections and units.
  •  In addition, staff members should discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • Help ensure evidence generated from analytical and advisory services.
  • Assist in planning for resilience and inclusion with a clear shared vision of longer-term protection and solution outcomes for people of concern.
  • Support the facilitation of the development of comprehensive multi-year transition strategies for Persons of Concern to UNHCR or facilitate the inclusion of populations of concern into national and local development planning and programming instruments.
  • Also, support the identification, strategic articulation and capitalization of development and resilience opportunities.
  • In addition, support the operation to ensure that development actors are provided relevant data to inform their planning, programming and advocacy around resilience for inclusion of UNHCR persons of concern.
  • Also, support the facilitation, coordination, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and experience between UNHCR and development actors and across UNHCR operations globally.
  • In addition, support training activities aimed at the capacity building of UNHCR and partner agency staff.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • For P1/NOA – 1 year relevant experience with Undergraduate degree in Development Economics, Development Studies, Socioeconomic Development, International Relations, Political Science, Law, or other relevant fields.
  • One year of direct work experience in a large international development institution in a relevant position.
  • experience in field operations.
  • Preferably with knowledge or experience in, local or area-based economic development
  • direct engagement in a technical sector.
  • Also has practical experience working with and an understanding of the different aspects of economic growth, governance, fragility and conflict.
  • In addition, expertise related to the governance of specific multilateral development banks or bilateral development actors is most relevant to the AoR.

Desirable Qualification

  • Experience with forced displacement.
  • Experience in primary data collection, quantitative research methods and results-based management.

Language Requirements

For National Professional jobs, knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline13 December,2021
Company NameUNHCR



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