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Livelihoods Assistant

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Opis radnog mjesta: UNDP oglas za posao: Livelihoods Assistant

Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA): 18/10/2017
Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Education & Work Experience: C-HS Graduate or Equivalent – 5 year(s) experience
Grade: SB3
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Contract Duration: 12 months
Candidates must be BIH nationals or hold a valid working permit issued in BIH. Only successful candidates will be contacted


The disaster that struck Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014 affected a quarter of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and approximately one million people, which is approximately 27% of the country’s population. Over 50% of local governments in the country were in some form affected by the event, with substantial damages recorded to the housing stock, infrastructure, vital service providers, and the country’s productive assets. (Reference: The effect of the disaster on the most vulnerable merely exacerbated pre-existing problems and disproportionately impacted their lives. Nowhere was this exhibited more than in the case of returnees and those internally displaced.

In the aftermath of the disaster, the international community reacted swiftly, providing emergency and humanitarian assistance, as well as convening a donor conference in July 2014, pledging substantial funds for the rebuilding of the country. The first comprehensive recovery effort to hit the ground was the Flood Recovery Programme financed by the European Union (EU FRP), rolled out in August 2014 and spearheaded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Despite the intervention’s impressive outreach, with more than 610,000 people assisted, there remains a significant number of the most vulnerable yet to recover; UNDP estimates place that number at around 20,000 households that require further assistance in the form of durable housing solutions or livelihood support. With national and international recovery efforts winding down, the remaining caseload is largely left to its own limited capacities to self-recover.

Against this background, and acting on behalf of the European Union, as the principle donor, UNDP will be implementing a targeted recovery intervention across Bosnia and Herzegovina aimed at reaching out to the most vulnerable households within the most heavily affected communities. By the end of the Project, the following results are expected to be achieved:

Socially and economically vulnerable households, rendered homeless by the 2014 disaster, provided with new homes;
Socially and economically vulnerable households, residing in disaster-affected substandard housing, benefit from restored and improved homes (The standards are based on the relevant guidelines proscribed by the Sectoral Working Group of the State Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees);
Livelihoods needs identified, enabling tailoring of income generation support for housing assistance beneficiaries;
Vulnerable households benefit from a steady and sustainable income stream.
Under the direct supervision of the Livelihoods Officer – Agriculture, the Livelihoods Assistant will provide assistance to the Livelihoods Officer – Agriculture in implementation of all livelihoods related activities as well as in maintaining regular communication with all livelihoods beneficiaries and local stakeholders including local governments and private sector. He/she will support interventions related to all livelihoods subcomponent of the Project by closely working with the project’s partners, in line with the project document and action plans. Furthermore, the Livelihoods Assistant will provide reporting support for activities implemented in selected localities.

The employee will be based in the UNDP office in Sarajevo but with frequent travel throughout the assigned area of responsibility.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the implementation of all livelihoods support activities in selected localities:

Support the Livelihoods Officer in development of work plans and design activities to be implemented in the relevant area of responsibility;
Assist in effective implementation of livelihood support activities as per annual work plan;
Provide assistance in developing and implementing procurement and capacity building activities in the area of responsibility and in accordance with the workplan;
Assist in the coordination of the activities among consultants/service/goods providers in selected localities, including but not limited to the preparation of terms of reference for the selection of external partners (individuals or companies);
Support the establishment/operation of participatory planning and implementation mechanisms;
Assist in monitoring field activities implementation for the livelihoods support component;
Provide administrative support in organization of external evaluation of the project;
Ensure efficiency in the provision of support to local stakeholders in livelihood support.
Provide support to the Livelihoods Officer in the formulation of policy and operational tools:

Support the development of most suitable and effective concepts and/or implementation methods to reflect strategic and long-term impact on livelihoods in selected localities;
Ensure efficiency in the provision of support to local stakeholders;
Support the review of progress in terms of timeliness, relevance and efficiency;
Assist in the analysis of the economic environment in selected localities;
Assist in identification opportunities and propose actions to make the best use of these opportunities.
Assist in the provision of technical assistance and capacity building for key local stakeholder:

Assist in the implementation of tailored livelihoods packages for selected beneficiaries;
Assist in the monitoring of selected beneficiaries, including both administrative support as well as field visits;
Ensure synergies of the livelihood support compnent with other efforts of the local governments and international community in selected localities;
Identify and support the realization of synergetic initiatives and/or contribution from various stakeholders, which would add value and maximize the specific livelihood support results.
Provide reporting support and analysis of livelihood support activities:

Support Project reporting requirements through data collection and analysis, and drafting of various project related reports;
Assist in analyzing and compiling data to measure progress and impact of project’s activities;
Support the communication and coordination process with donors and keep up to date with donor requirements;
Coordinate data collection from the field regarding outcomes of project’s components;
Engage in data collection process in the field;
Provide feedback on reporting problems and solutions;
Perform specific operational/control tasks for project activities, including undertaking field visits for specific monitoring and evaluation issues;
Facilitate various presentations on periodic bases to donors and other stakeholders about the achievement of project’s objectives.
Support to the Project Team in effective mainstreaming of gender equality:

Support to the Project Manager and the Livelihoods Officer in ensuring gender mainstreaming throughout the livelihoods component activities, work plans, budgets, reports, research and analyses;
Ensure gender equality is mainstreamed throughout livelihoods component team, consultants and contracted companies.
Impact of Results

Key results have an impact on the overall performance of the Flood Recovery-Housing Interventions Project in Republika Srpska (RS) and success in the implementation of its activities by creating and sustaining jobs, raising incomes and reducing economic exclusion.
Vrsta posla:rad na određeno vrijeme
Regija:Kanton Sarajevo regija

O zaposleniku

Znanja i kvalifikacije:Competencies

Building Strategic Partnerships / Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases:

Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches / Level 1.1: Implementing processes and uses products:

Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches;
Resource Mobilization / Level 1.1: Providing information for resource mobilization strategies:

Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors;
Maintains database of project files;
Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing / Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis:

Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise / Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures:

Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to data analysis, collecting and preparation of documentation, data processing and consolidating, filing, provision of information;
Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify and resolve operational problems.
Client Orientation / Level 1.1: Maintains effective client relationships:

Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
Responds to client needs promptly.
Core Competencies:

Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity ;
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively both orally and in written;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Managing conflict;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Ability to successfully manage competing priorities;
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each employee.
Required Skills and Experience


Secondary education;
University degree in economics, agriculture science, business or related field would be considered an asset.

5 years of relevant programme or administrative experience, among which at least 3 years is related to work in the thematic area of livelihoods, in case of secondary education;
2 years of relevant programme or administrative experience, among which at least 1 year is related to work in the thematic area of livelihoods, in case of university degree;
Experience in coordinating communication with Project’s stakeholders and field work;
Experience in working with private sector would be an asset;
Basic understanding of M&E would be an asset;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Language Requirements:

Excellent English and B/S/C language skills, both written and oral.

Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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