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Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022

Description of assignment title
Livelihood and Economic Inclusion Assistant
Assignment country
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
Volunteer category
National UN Volunteer Specialist
DoA reserved for persons with disabilities
Host entity
12 months (with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Duty stations

Mission and objectives
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another state, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. UNHCR also has a mandate to help stateless people. As of 31 December 2020, UNHCR had recruited 17,878 people, of whom around nearly 91 per cent are based in the field. UNHCR works in 132 countries and territories, with personnel based in a mixture of regional and branch offices and sub and field offices. Our teams work hard to help the displaced, specializing in a wide range of disciplines, including legal protection, administration, community services, public affairs and health.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General assembly. UNHCR established its presence in Zambia in 1967 initially to assist in the protection of Angolan asylum seekers. As of 2022, UNHCR has three offices in Zambia: its Representation based in Lusaka and the three field offices in Solwezi, Kawambwa and Kaoma in the North Western, Luapula and the Western Provinces, respectively. The main responsibility for UNHCR, in line with the statutory responsibilities is to monitor the implementation of the 1951 Convention and promote mixed durable solutions for refugees and other Persons of Concern. UNHCR discharges this role primarily by providing technical support and guidance to Government on policy formulation and refugee matters. As of 30 September, 2022, there are 94,618 refugees and asylum seekers in three refugee settlements (Mayukwayukwa, Meheba and Mantapala) and Urban Lusaka. Majority of PoCs in Zambia are from Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Somalia. Congolese make 62% of the total PoCs in Zambia. The vast majority of PoCs live in the three refugee settlements, namely Mayukwayukwa (20,875), Meheba (34,860) and the newly established settlement in Mantapala (11,488), 17,978 more are holding permission to be residing in urban centres such as Lusaka and Ndola, and an estimated 12,404 have self-settled in five provinces across Zambia, and not necessarily registered with the Government of Zambia as asylum seekers or refugees. The Livelihood Assistant will positively contribute to the planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting of livelihoods and economic inclusion projects in Mantapala Settlement. The UN Volunteer will align implementation to the exsiting Livelihoods Multi-year strategy, Nchelenge District Development Plan and the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) specific area action plans. The incumbent will build cordial and strategic working collaboration with livelihoods and economic inclusion actors i.e. Relevant Government District Ministries, NGOs, CBOs/ FBOs, Refugees, Host Community, Development Organisations and Private Sector institution in the area for effective implementation of livelihoods programme that contributes to a sustained social economic development of the Settlements and environs. The Livelihood Assistant will support strengthening of multi-sectoral engagement with other sectors within UNHCR and partner programmes in the settlement and facilitate effective coordination with other socio-economic projects implemented by other actors such as JICA, UNDP, ILO, FAO and UNICEF in the local integration area.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office, Kawambwa, and the Livelihoods Officer as technical/ functional supervisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Support and ensure a sustained and structured co-ordination mechanism (regular meetings, information sharing e.t.c) of livelihoods projects in Mantapala Settlement;
• Contribute to timely, effective and efficient implementation of all livelihood’s interventions, by livelihoods partners, including; improved targeting and identification of beneficiaries, distribution of inputs and business capital/ grants, facilitation of capacity building sessions etc;
• Actively monitor field implementation of livelihood interventions, track progress of agreed objectives and programmes implemented by livelihoods partners (NGO’s, Government Ministries and departments) and provide technical support/ review as maybe required. This will require regular and consistent field presence;
• In close consultation and collaboration with livelihood partners and other sectoral working groups, contribute to the identification and development of context innovative and effective sustainable livelihoods interventions for the youth;
• Identify, implement and promote community-based approaches to livelihoods e.g. refugee led livelihoods projects etc;
• Actively follow-up and foster inclusion of populations of concern into district socio-eco-nomic development plans;
• In the spirit of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), actively contribute to and strengthen engagement of wider partnerships with private sector entities in Luapula Province (i.e. financial institutions, farmer co-operatives, value chain-based companies, business development organizations) and development actors to support refugee livelihood programmes; Contribute to the weekly, monthly, and as need maybe requested time to time, field livelihoods activity reports for review by supervisor;
• Foster multi-sectoral linkage between livelihoods and other sectors (education, child protection, WASH) while ensuring mainstreaming of gender, age and diversity (AGD) in all livelihood initiatives;
• In collaboration with the livelihoods partners and other sectors, strengthen feedback and complaints mechanism for livelihoods interventions;
• Participate and contribute to the multifunctional team activities i.e. participatory assessments, meetings etc;
• Perform any other duties as directed and guided by the designated supervisor, Livelihoods Officer and the Head of Field Office.
Eligibility criteria
27 – 80
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
Required experience
3 years of experience in livelihoods, resilience and self- reliance related projects.
• Fluency in English and working knowledge of local languages of Luapula Province of Zambia;
• Proven experience in working with the private sector in agribusiness;
• Proven familiarity with the functioning of markets and linking smallholder farmers to both input and output markets;
• Experience with issues related to financial inclusion;
• Excellent communication skills, including report writing in English;
• Excellent knowledge in MS word, Excel and database management;
• Diverse field experience;
• Ability to engage with and mobilize target communities, partners and stakeholders; • Proactive and able to work in a team.
Area(s) of expertise
Development programmes, Community development
Driving license

English, Level: Fluent, Desirable
Required education level
Technical/vocational diploma in Alternative Livelihoods, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship/ Commerce or advanced training/certification in a related field. A degree is an added advantage.

Competencies and values
• Accountability;
• Adaptability and flexibility;
• Creativity;
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising;
• Professionalism
• Self-management;
• Team work;
• Ethics and Integrity.
• Building Trust.

Deadline of this Job: 14 November 2022

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Quality Education….
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit

How can you make a difference?
The objective is to support the Ministry of Education to strengthen remedial learning in Zambia by reviewing existing remedial learning practice and developing national remedial learning guidelines and national assessment tools for remedial learning.

National remedial guidelines and assessment tools will have clear and structured guidance on how remedial learning should be conducted and assessed in Zambia. They will give clear guidelines on what remedial learning is; who is to conduct it; when they are to conduct it; how they are to conduct it and how they are to assess learner’s progress. The guidelines will also clearly outline how remedial learning will be supported at the various levels.
Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here: Remedial Learning and Assessment Tool adevrt by HR.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
The consultant must possess the following:
• A Master’s Degree in Education, or any relevant social science with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Education. Experience in remedial learning and assessments tools will be a plus. In the absence of a master’s degree, a university degree in education with 15 years of relevant experience will be considered.
• Experience in development of strategic documents will be an asset
• Experience in the development of assessment tools will be an asset.
• Familiarity with Zambia’s broader education sector issues especially low learning outcomes and remedial learning.
• Ability to conduct review and planning workshops.
• Excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to synthesize large and diverse sources of information
• Have a good working knowledge of computers and proficient in word processing
• High level proficiency in standard computer software Microsoft word and Excel.
• Excellent English skills

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.
Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha and for USD for non-Zambian.
Advertised: Nov 04 2022 South Africa Standard Time
Application close: Nov 14 2022 South Africa Standard Time

Deadline of this Job: 17 November 2022

Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

The Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM) for SCI led-funding will primarily lead on WFP and UNHCR business development opportunities in the region, while also providing support as required to all SCI-led /directly received related business development support across countries in their region (and others as may be required). SCI-led funding is a new portfolio within the Save the Children movement requiring a new way of working, new donors and partners, and collaboration across the Country, Region, and Centre offices. This role will provide guidance, surge support, and capacity building on business development, opportunity capture planning, proposal development and all related relationships with donors and partners.
As a result, they will act as the main focal point for all Country Offices in their region when it comes to any WFP, UNHCR, and SCI-led business development needs and capacity gaps, and are responsible for reporting on related pipeline and portfolio analyses. In so doing, they will actively support members and countries to identify, qualify and track all WFP, UNHCR, and SCI-led funding and partnership opportunities in a systematic manner in pursuit of both country and regional funding strategies.
Working extensively with others in the region, the RDBM will also support the wider team in tracking and analysing country and regional pipeline and portfolios, on capture planning for key must win new opportunities in the region, and for ensuring well-coordinated and competitive proposal management processes are used in all contexts. The RBDM will also centrally support and ensure that continuous learning is systemic across the region’s business development community. Where appropriate, the RBDM will also actively seek to grow the region’s income for the Movement, will lead on key multi-country funding opportunities and regional consortium partnerships as required, and will support the wider Regional Resource Mobilisation team/community in providing strategic leadership to member and countries on specific resource mobilisation needs, capacity and best practices for their region.

Reports to: Senior Regional Business Development Manager
Dotted Line: Resource Mobilisation team at SCI Centre
Key working relationships: Engages internally with regional resource mobilization team, PDQ and TEs, Finance, Awards, and Human Resources to coordinate deliverables and responsibilities across the regional office. Acts as the day-to-day focal point on all SCI-led business development related initiatives with COs across the region (and beyond as required).

Capture Planning and Opportunity Preparation – 25%
• Ensure that country, region and member offices collaborate effectively to gather and assess donor, partner and internal information relevant to upcoming opportunities related specifically to the WFP and HCR, as much as the wider SCI-Led portfolio.
• Work with Country offices to develop criteria and threshold for identifying and responding to critical and high risk WFP/UNHCR and other SCI directly received awards in the region.
• Facilitate regional GO/NO GO, PART and AMET approvals as well as Fundraising Protocol waivers for identified critical and high risk funding opportunities and awards.
• Strengthen country and regional office capabilities on long-term capture planning for related funding opportunities throughout the region.
• Support regional and country teams to define the staffing needs and identify team members to successfully bid for all related upcoming funding opportunities.
• Proactively address challenges that may hinder related proposal development process.
• Support country teams with access to and management of the UN Partner Portal for related opportunity and proposal submissions.
• For WFP opportunities specifically, ensure that country teams are working closely with SCUS’ Commodities Operations Unit, as soon as an opportunity is identified
Proposal Management – 25%
• Support country to ensure all necessary groundwork is completed in a timely and effective manner for all related WFP, HCR and SCI-led proposal development
• Supporting country teams in assembling related proposal teams, and provide effective proposal management at regional level as may be necessary
• Provide backstopping and direct surge support to COs to develop and submit proposals especially during the heavy WFP/UNHCR proposal development and submission season.
• Undertake timely quality assurance of all critical and/or high risk WFP, HCR and SCI-Led proposals to ensure high quality competitive proposals that successfully secure institutional donor funds at scale.
• Build the capacities of COs on WFP/UNHCR proposal development before, during and after the proposal season – collating key challenges, best practices, learnings and, share them across regions to improve future proposal win rate.
• Support country offices with donor negotiations on proposal timelines, budgets or agreements as may be required from time to time.
Portfolio Management – 10%
• Understand and effectively report on the region’s SCI-led pipeline and priority funding gaps, in particular the UNHCR and WFP portfolios, as agreed with CDs and regional leadership. These may include thematic/program gaps, co-financing gaps, and operational sustainability gaps.
• Regularly review and monitor the accounts co-financing and match funding gaps, report on them and work with the Strategic Portfolio Development & Match Brokerage Specialist at the Centre to ensure COs have updated information on their match gaps and are proactively/ timely fundraising to cover the existing match gaps to reduce reliance of the unrestricted funds to cover these gaps.
• Proactively work with the SCI Centre Resource Mobilisation teams to drive improvement in strategic portfolio planning across the movement.
• Ensure that country offices with UNHCR, WFP and other SCI directly received funding are always kept updated about emerging changes in donor policy, strategies and tools and guidance and these changes are timely adopted and implemented at all levels.
• Work with the relevant Centre PFIP teams to review the account strategies, address emerging BD issues and collaborate on setting regional funding ambition and target for these accounts.
Partnerships and Relationship Management – 15%
• Have clear understanding of the UNHCR and WFP donor strategies and trends, strengthen COs knowledge of these, and help them develop donor specific engagement strategies and plans.
• Proactively guide and support country teams’ efforts to engage externally, build relationships, gather business intelligence, and generate new funding opportunities.
• Drive relationships with WFP and HCR regional bureaus, amassing pan-regional business intelligence, and generating new funding opportunities.
• Represent SCI in all regional donor meetings and sharing back information and Intel gathered with Centre and country offices as may be required.
• In relation to specific opportunities, support regional and country leadership decision making to form programming consortia, which strengthen both programming and resource mobilization outcomes.
• Gather and escalate emerging programmatic /compliance issues to donor regional bureaus and offices for discussion and influencing positive changes.
Capacity Strengthening & Knowledge Management – 15%
• With guidance and support from others in RRM and/or PFIP team, supports CO NBD, TE, IP-Ops, AM, PDQ and Finance staff with capacity on related business development.
• Ensure best practice ways of working for SCI-led business development, by leading regional BD Communities of Practice alongside CO NBD staff and relevant Members.
• Coordinates between COs and the RO resource mobilisation team to fill gaps in related business development and funding support, as necessary. When supporting on specific SCI-led funding opportunities, links with members to access intelligence, opportunities, and skills.
• Maintains strong knowledge management systems (OneNet, Workplace, Teams, etc.) on WFP, UNHCR and other SCI directly received accounts to support regional dissemination and uptake of best practices, communication and continuous learning within the COs and across the regions.
• Work with SCI’s HCR/WFP Partnership Lead at the centre to ensure external global account documents are kept up to date and shared out to COs.
• Supports staff within the region to adhere to Fundraising Protocol.
Humanitarian Response – 10%
• Drive effective and joined-up business development for humanitarian responses within the region.
• When necessary, deploy immediately to take direct leadership of first phase business development of Category 1&2 major responses as required.
• Provide sustained regional backstopping of business development over the life of the response.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Bachelors with 5+ years in donor and relationship management, business development, portfolio analysis and planning, and change management required.
Background in donor and relationship management, business development, portfolio analysis and planning, and change management required.

• 5+ years demonstrated experience identifying and securing funding directly from major government donors, multilateral agencies, corporate donors and/or foundations. (eg USAID, FDCO, INTPA/ECHO, UNICEF, etc)
• Specific experience of successful WFP and/or UNHCR proposal development is essential
• Demonstrated experience in coordinating and facilitating the development of major proposals to institutional, trust, foundations and corporate philanthropic donors.
• Demonstrated ability to solve complex issues through critical thinking, analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
• A high degree of attention to detail and the ability to lead key tasks (eg proposal development) to on-time completion under significant pressure.
• Highly developed networking skills and ability to form productive working relationships with a wide range of internal colleagues and stakeholders (eg program technical, awards compliance, finance, program operations).
• Well developed interpersonal and communication skills including communicating with impact, influencing, negotiation, and coaching.
• A high degree of flexibility and adaptability in order to respond to changing needs. Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours in the event of major emergencies including travelling at short notice and for extended periods of time.
• Experience in project and change management related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
• Fluency in English and/or French and/or Spanish is a must.
• Previous experience with capacity building, learning, or training initiatives, ideally in the BD sector.
• Proven ability to write persuasive, competitive, and compliant narrative proposals for institutional donors.
• A detailed understanding on funding mechanisms for development work such as Save the Children’s.

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
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