Employer: Handicap International
Since August 2014 the international community, almost in its entirety, including NGOs, UN agencies and embassies relocated to Tunisia due to the political and security situation in Libya. The main coordination for Libya programmes is still operating from Tunisia. Due to the remote management of the projects, as well as programme development, the Head of Mission will be heavily involved in supporting project implementation along with project staff ensuring donor obligations are met with special emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of activities through HI project staff and partners.
The post-holder directly line-manages 2 staff: the Administration/Logistic Coordinator and a Project Manager. Main external interactions for the Head of Mission include the national mine action authorities and other government institutions, UNMAS and other NGOs, as well as the donor community and local partners. Coordination between the different stakeholders takes place at least once a month through programme managers and operational meetings in Tunis.
The Head of Mission reports directly the Desk Manager of the Humanitarian Action Division at HQ level.
The main stakes are:
• Programme strategy and development (fundraising)
• Team management and capacity building of national colleagues
• Partnership management with a range of international and national partners from non-government, government and inter-governmental organisations
Responsibility 1: Ensure the programme’s implementation and development
Objective: Ensure programme implementation in accordance with established and new proposals, policies, procedures and HI core values.
Responsibility 2: Represent HI-Libya
Objective: Represent and communicate HI Libya’s activities with national authorities, donors and media and other relevant stakeholders.
Responsibility 3: Lead, manage and motivate national and international staff
Objective: Ensure a safe, efficient and cost-effective management of the programme; and contribute to an atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development.
Responsibility 4: Build and manage an adequate support services department
Objective:Guarantee the overall well-functioning of HI Libya, and coordinate adequately with HI Tunisia support services department.
Support the redeployment of the Support Services Coordination into Libya.
Responsibility 5: Security
• Develop a security plan for allowing punctual expatriate staff missions to Libya, then for supporting the permanent redeployment of the Coordination team in Tripoli
• Monitor closely the security situation in Libya through collecting information from a variety of sources, compiling monthly incident reports to guide programme security management
• Ensure adequate adherence to HI’s security policy by all project personnel and contribute to the revision of the security policy on a regular basis.
• Provide security briefings to new staff in Tunisia and Lybia
PROFIL ATTENDU :
– Higher education in Humanitarian environment, social sciences, management or other discipline related to the profile
– -At least 5 years international field experience of programme management and implementation
– Experience of team management and project engineering-related issues (financial and budgetary procedures, organisation, planning, reporting, and implementation of the project cycle…)
– Proven working experience in unsecure / conflict affected environments
– Demonstrated experience in writing proposals and obtaining funding for these proposals
– Working knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage
– Experience working in the field of Humanitarian Mine Action would be a +
– Experience working in the field of humanitarian assistance in the health sector would be a +
4. Relationship management
5. Mentoring and capacity development
LANGUE(S) DE TRAVAIL :
SPECIFICITES/PARTICULARITES DU POSTE :
Context/Security: Although Tunisia is considered as a safe country to work in, the risk of terrorist attacks is real (last incidents in 2015: Bardo National Museum attack; Sousse attack; Tunis bombing on Presidential guards). Risk mitigation measures are in place within the mission. Tunis remains a place where a good standard of living can be expected.
Travel: Roads are in good conditions however are often overcrowded and car accidents are a regular occurrence because of this.
Living conditions: He/she will share accommodation with between 1 – 2 other expatriates, unless they choose to rent their own apartment.
Libya can be a highly stressful environment with fluctuant security. International staff should to be aware that Libya is in a state of conflict in many areas of the country, most significantly now in Sirte in north-central Libya where former opposing armed factions are coordinating to expel the Islamic State group from the city.
Security: Level 3 for Tripoli (unstable and tense). When visits to Libya are required, a curfew would be imposed and movement restrictions applied.
Travel: Roads are in good state; nevertheless, traffic can be pretty hazardous. traffic can be pretty hazardous. Check-points are set up in cities and on highways. Movement by road would be with a HI driver at all times.
• Salary from 3200 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem: 394€ in Tunis, perdiem to be confirmed in Tripoli
• Hardship allowance: to be confirmed in Tripoli
• Starting date : 10/07/2017
• Contract duration: 2 months
• Paid holiday : 25 days per year + R&R (1 day per month in tunis / to be confirmed for Tripoli)
• Medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation insurance
• Unaccompagnied position