Libya – A Compliance Officer based in Tunis

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Job title

Libya – A Compliance Officer based in Tunis

Country

Libya

Place (town/region)

Based in Tunis

Employee status

Employee

Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

6 months

Position summary

Context

After an armed and civil uprising ended Muammar al Gadhafi’s regime in late 2011, the authorities have had difficulties to address pressing security issues, reshape the country’s public finances, or create a viable framework for post-conflict justice and reconciliation. Thus, since 2014, non-state armed groups have disrupted Libya’s political transition. In 2018, continued political instability, ongoing-armed conflict in Libya, particularly internal struggles between local militias, and the collapse of economy, have led to deteriorating living conditions and reduced access to essential services in most of the country. Civilians continue to suffer from unsafe living conditions, with little or no access to health care services, essential medicines, safe drinking water, shelter and education.

In 2019, the whole population is still affected by the armed conflict and the lack of a functioning government, and 823 000 people will still need humanitarian assistance (including 554,000 people in need of health care services) throughout the whole assessed territory in Libya. The complex humanitarian crisis is primarily driven by the absence of the rule of law, lack of access to basic services, displacement of population, the collapse of the economic system and the financial crisis.

Throughout 2018, in Benghazi and its surroundings, the situation remains calm even though heavy fighting took place in other towns of the country (Darnah, Ajdabiya, Tripoli, and Sabha). After two year of siege, the LNA launched an attack on Darnah in May 2018. Then, Haftar announced the capture of the city in June; however, clashes were still ongoing in a small part of the town in November 2018. Near to Ajdabiya, fights erupted in June 2018, when the forces conducted by Ibrahim Jadhran attacked the oil facilities in the oil crescent, under the LNA forces. These fights conducted to some population movements in eastern Libya. However, the overall number of IDPs did not change significantly throughout the year – increasing and decreasing at times – while the total number of returnees has progressively increased. Late in 2018, Benghazi is still the town hosting the highest number of IDPs (25,665 individuals), as well as knowing the highest number of returnees (188,625 individuals) in Libya. Thus, Benghazi appears to be, with Tripoli, one of the two main cities to host the more IDPs. The area appears to be particularly vulnerable locations due to the high damage inflicted by three years of heavy clashes. Among the IDPs population, the Tawergha community living in the camps in Benghazi and its surroundings, is entering its 8th year of displacement with few real chances to return their areas of origin soon. Darnah is the fifth town of returns with 23,863 individuals.

In the Southeast of the country, the tensions between the Tebu and the Zway tribes seriously affects the health system and the access to basic services. Tribe communities, when they are a minority in the area, are suffering from segregation in most of Al Kufrah’s institutions, including health care facilities. This occurs in a context of underdevelopment and poverty that exacerbates the impact of the conflict on the population in the region. Indeed, this area has been suffering, even before the conflict, from a poor investment from the central government. However, few information are available on this area and its humanitarian needs due to a poor, if not almost inexistent, presence of NGOs.

Besides, in the Libyan context, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers leaving outside and within the detention centres (DCs) represents another significant vulnerable group in Libya. Estimated to be around 700,000 to 1 million, they are among the most vulnerable population in the country and are currently facing acute needs. This includes an estimated number of migrants in 55 DCs of 5,000 to 7,000 people at the end of 2018. These persons, including both asylum seekers and refugees, have been consistently identified as being the most vulnerable individuals throughout Libya for several reasons. In particular, they are identified as having reduced access to, and availability of life-saving assistance. Additionally, various report show that refugees and asylum seekers in Libya face significant protection concerns, with their status making them particularly vulnerable to abuse, marginalisation, and exploitation. Those who move through the country are exposed to widespread abuses and human’s rights violation along the route. Due to their irregular status, lack of domestic support networks, impunity for crimes committed against foreign nationals, racism, xenophobia and policies linked to the control of mixed migrations flows in Europe, they are highly vulnerable and in need of humanitarian assistance.

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

Responsabilities

The Compliance Officer’s objective is to initiate, coordinate and follow-up on risk reducing measures linked to the non-compliance with PUI’s internal procedures and donor guidelines, to make sure that quality standards are met in the implementation of humanitarian intervention;

The Compliance Officer (CO) will work closely with all Mission Support departments (Logistics, Administration and Finances, Human Resources and cross cutting coordination) for the identifications of gaps, corrective measures to be taken to upgrade the standards in terms of internal processes, also basing on the existing recommendations from external sources (external audits, grants requirements, partners’ best practices);

As such, He/She is responsible for creating an environment of continuous learning and improvement by providing recommendations based on assessments and evaluations of PUI’s documentation and internal processes, as well as monitoring the quality and timely implementation of those recommendations;

He/she will also be the technical referent for the two bases in Libya (Benghazi and al Kufra) about standards to be reached in terms of controls, processes, compliance to PUI procedures and donor procedures and good practices.

Main activities

Compliance

Makes sure that all organization and missions standards are implemented. Where donor regulations are more stringent than internal regulations, compliance with donor regulations have to be monitored as well.

Centralizing recommendations of external partners on process improvements

Monitoring action plans implementations along with coordinators in order for relevant recommendations to be implemented in a realistic timeframe.

Generally ensure that accountability and transparency are at the heart of Mission spirit and practices.

Audit

Leading internal audit : coordinates the monthly check as part of the HQ internal audit system. Reviews the documents and offers recommendation based on the quality of the document, and for mitigation processes in case file is not complete.

Internal Audit follow-up : on a formal and regular process, He/She will ensure that HQ recommendations are implemented, and will report to HoM and HQ compliance and audit manager;

Preparation of external audits: liaising with Admin Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, and Deputy Head of Mission for Programs, He/She prepares external audit and is the focal point of the mission for auditors.

Anti-fraud & Corruption

He/she is the mission focal point for fraud and corruption prevention and early detection. At such he/she receives formal complaints and convenes the Anti-fraud and anti-corruption committee in order to treat cases.

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Required profile

Training

University degree in Audit, Finance/Accounting Or another relevant field

Professional
experience

Minimum 2-year experience in a similar management position (in expatriation/ humanitarian environment)

Experience of working in emergency context and through remote management mechanism would be an asset

Nowledge
and skills

Good writing communication skills

Knowledge of procedures of institutional donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, etc.)

Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility

Accountability and timely delivery

Ability to understand functioning of a humanitarian organization

Resilience to stress

Diplomacy and open-mindedness

Good analytical skills

Organisation and ability to manage priorities

Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions

Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely

Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristic

Good social skills

Languages

English mandatory

Other

Interested candidates should submit their applications by EMAIL ONLY

  • with the subject: LBY BGZ CO + your FULL NAME
  • to [email protected]
  • with letter of motivation, resume, diplomas and any relevant certificates, contact (phone/email)

Applications not respecting these instructions may not be considered (please don’t use the form below)

Proposed terms

Compensation

Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months

Starting date: December 2019

Monthly Gross Income: from 1 815 to 2 145 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

Benefits

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 accomodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)

Holidays

Break Policy  : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy  : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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Elie Gonfrier, Human Resources Officer for expatriates


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