Lieu

Based in Tunis (Tunisia)

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Gestion de projets et programmes

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Secteurs d’activité

Date de validité

28/12/2020

Libya – A Deputy Head of Mission for Programs based in Tunis

Starting date : 15th november 2020

Duration of Mission: 6 months 

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Due to the security context, the majority of the humanitarian intervention in Libya are being managed remotely from Tunis.

 

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe. PUI Libya mission started implementing operations in East (Benghazi and Alkufra) of Libya in 2017. The organization develop a lifesaving response that provides primary health care services to the most vulnerable population (internal displaced populations and their host communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) combined with an integrated basic needs response to address the overall health situation of the PoC in detention centers and in urban settings.

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HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AND NEEDS 

Libya, a mostly desert and oil-rich country with an ancient history, has more recently been known for the 42-year rule of the mercurial Colonel Muammar Gaddafi – and the chaos that has followed his departure (BBC, 2019). The country has splintered, and since 2014 has been divided into competing political and military factions based in Tripoli and the east. Among the key leaders are Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, head of the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar; leader of the Libyan National Army, which controls much of eastern Libya; Aghila Saleh, speaker of the House of Representatives based in the eastern city of Tobruk; and Khaled Mishri, the elected head of the High State Council in Tripoli.

Humanitarian consequences:

In 2020, the humanitarian situation in Libya is increasingly complex. The protracted nature of the conflict severely impacts on people’s wellbeing and livelihoods. Political stalemate has resulted in a governance vacuum, and coupled with widespread violence and insecurity, including direct attacks on public infrastructures, including health care infrastructures, and have disrupted the economy and public service delivery across the country. Furthermore, spikes in violence, such as the escalation of conflict in Tripoli since April 2019 and clashes in Murzuq in August 2019, have resulted in increased civilian casualties and further displacement (HNO, 2020).

Across the country, over 301,000 Libyans remain displaced, including 128,000 people due to the Tripoli conflict, reversing the declining trend in displacement. As displacement has increased, so has the number of Libyans who are returning to their homes, around 447,000 people. Living conditions, including access to clean drinking water (36% of HHs report limited access to sufficient water), medical services (22% of PHFs are closed, 33% of PHFs lack of essential medicines), and safe housing (around 4,000 IDPs are in need of shelter) have all degraded due to the protracted situation in the country, particularly for women and children (HNO, 2020).

Despite the crisis, Libya remains an attractive destination for migrant workers due to an economy that relies on foreign labour, higher salaries and historical ties, as well as being a transitory route for people seeking opportunities or asylum in Europe. An estimated 655,000 refugees and migrants are in Libya, including 48,000 registered refugees and asylum seekers. However, refugees and migrants continue to be exposed to protection risks, human rights violations, exploitation and abuse (HNO, 2020).

OUR ACTION ON THE FIELD

PUI Libya mission started implementing operations in East of Libya in 2017. The organization has developed a lifesaving response that provides primary health care services to the most vulnerable population (internal displaced populations and their host communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) combined with an integrated basic needs response to address the overall health situation of the PoC in detention centres and in urban settings. As a result, after three years of experience, PUI is now positioning as a significant actor targeting all groups of population in various settings in all eastern Libya. Its constant and solid field presence enables the organization to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders (authorities, local community leaders and local and international NGOs), as well as acceptance in reference to the activities implementation. In 2020, 2 Mobile Health Teams are deployed in Kufra and 1 in Detention Centers in Eastern Libya. PUI is implementing an integrated approach, with Protection and MHPSS specialist embedded in each MHT. Additionally, PUI is working on the reinforcement of the health system through training and capacity building project for health professionals, and the rehabilitation of health facilities. To date, the mission is implementing 4 projects funding by AICS, EU, ECHO/SDC and UNHCR.

  • Title: Libya Equal Access and Development for Recovery: enhancing access to health services (AICS) in Al Kufra and Benghazi
  • Title: Life-saving assistance to PoC in detention centres and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in East of Libya (UNHCR) in Benghazi
  • Title: Evidence based NCD Care: A Model for PHC in Libya (EU) in Benghazi
  • Title: Enhance protection environment and access to essential services for conflict-affected communities in southern Libya. (ECHO / SDC) in Al Kufra

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As part of our activities in Libya, we are looking for a Deputy Head of Mission for Programs based in Tunis.

OVERALL OBJECTIVE 

The Deputy Head of Mission – Program ensures the effective, efficient implementation of all activities from a comprehensive project cycle management perspective (identification of needs, proposal making, planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication). He/She supports the HoM in representation activities linked to programs.

TASKS AND RESPONSABILITIES

ENSURE EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS

  • S/he ensures effective execution of programs (attainment of objectives, monitoring of indicators, in compliance with the schedule of activities, budget monitoring, contractual report ect.) and reports to the Head of Mission.
  • S/he alerts the Head of Mission in cases where discrepances in the execution of programs would be identified and proposes adjustments (at the level of activities, intervention area, budget, implementation schedule, etc.)
  • S/he ensures a continuous and sound needs analysis, ensuring that PUI technical strategy adequately responds to them.
  • S/he/He ensures the integration of core humanitarian principles throughout the project cycle management, by ensuring that the appropriate structures, capacities, methodologies and processes are in place within the programs department.
  • S/he ensures that the technical coordination team contributes to PUI´s expertise in the different intervention sectors, by analyzing and systematically building on lessons learnt, good practices and recommendations issues from monitoring and evaluation.
  • S/he ensures the development of an integrated approaches responding to the needs of the population mainstreaming cross-cutting themes.
  • S/he ensures the development and the implementation of the Communication strategy of the mission.

LEADING THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND SUPPORT STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

  • She/He provides a needs and gaps analysis of humanitarian situation in the country
  • She/He monitors humanitarian needs assessments and proposes new interventions to the Head of Mission.
  • She/He assists the Head of Mission in preparing mission strategy, through the facilitation of a consultative process, including the technical team within the coordination office and the operational bases.
  • She/He is responsible for methodology validation in the need assessments.
  • In collaboration with the HoM, HQ and the technical team, she/he leads processes including technical innovations, specific analysis and researches which enhance the technical expertise and positioning of PUI in the country.

LEADING THE TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND SUPPORT STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

  • She/He provides a needs and gaps analysis of humanitarian situation in the country
  • She/He monitors humanitarian needs assessments and proposes new interventions to the Head of Mission.
  • She/He assists the Head of Mission in preparing mission strategy, through the facilitation of a consultative process, including the technical team within the coordination office and the operational bases.
  • She/He is responsible for methodology validation in the need assessments.
  • In collaboration with the HoM, HQ and the technical team, she/he leads processes including technical innovations, specific analysis and researches which enhance the technical expertise and positioning of PUI in the country.

ASSIST HEAD OF MISSION IN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COORDINATION

  • She/He prepares SitRep and external reports and submits them for confirmation to the Head of Mission by complying with internal confirmation deadlines and external contracts expiration dates (project reports).
  • At the request of the Head of Mission, she/he represents the organization to donors, NGOs, International Organizations and local authorities, and reports interview findings to the HOM.
  • At the request of the Head of Mission, he/she participates as an active member in external coordination meetings

MAKING SURE PROCEDURES ARE RESPECTED AND FACILITATING THE LOGISTICS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL MONITORING OF HIS/HER OPERATION AREA

  • She/He makes sure that logistical, administrative and financial procedures are established and alerts the HoM and support coordinators if gaps are observed in order that corrective action may be taken.
  • She/He ensures (in link with Support Coordinators) that program teams at all levels within the mission benefit from appropriate overall means.

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Expériences / Formation

TRAINING             

  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • Project cycle management
  • Results Based Management
  • Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE          

  • 3 years experience at coordination level of humanitarian projects,
  • Successful experience in team management and the management of multisectorial programs (integrated approach)
  • Experience in dealing with various type of stakeholders (CBOs, UN agencies, INGOs, LNGOs, authorities)
  • Project evaluation experience

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

  • Excellent editorial quality
  • Excellent english writing skills
  • Demonstrated success in program development
  • In-depth knowledge of donors (ECHO, UN agencies, etc.)
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Pack Office – Advanced excel and database skills desirable

LANGUAGES 

  • English Compulsory
  • Arabic and French are a plus but not mandatory

Salaire

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract
  • Starting Date: 15 november 2020
  • Monthly Gross Income: from 2 420 up to 2 750 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost Covered Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing collective or private accommodation in Tunis
  • Daily Living Expenses « Per diem »
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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