Libya – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Program

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Job title

Libya – A Deputy Field Coordinator for Program



Place (town/region)


Employee status


Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

6 months (renewable)

Position summary


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 2017, 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.

By today, the whole population is affected by the armed conflict and the lack of a functioning government, and 1.1 million people in Libya will still need humanitarian assistance in 2018. 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.

In late 2017, suffering from armed combats for several years, Benghazi area was hosting about 45.000 internally displaced people (IDP) coming from different areas in Libya, and 147.000 returnees. Benghazi appears to be, with Tripoli, one of the two main cities to host the more IDPs. Otherwise, while the political situation in Libya remains tumultuous, new patterns of displacement are occurring, with a growing trend of returns reported in the East, and especially in Benghazi. Benghazi and its surroundings appear to be particularly vulnerable locations due to the high damage inflicted by three years of heavy clashes.

The violation of human rights and humanitarian law, including violations of the right to life, and of children and women’s rights, are widespread, including of Gender-based Violence. There are alarming levels of gender-based violence and grave violations of child and women’s rights in the current context.

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 kufra’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.


The Deputy Field Coordinator ensures at base-level the smooth implementation of PUI’s programs in Benghazi area. She/He is also responsible to provide necessary support to the program managers for representation on technical topics. He/She will support the program managers in the elaboration of project proposal and in the proper reporting to donors supporting the Program.

He/she ensures a strong focus on the capacity building on his base.

Main activities

Under the supervision and line management of the Field Coordinator, the Deputy Field Coordinator is responsible at base level for the direct supervision of the Programs managers in the base, more specifically, Health and WASH infrastructure.

Programmes: He/She supervise the program managers (PMs) and ensures the operational and qualitative aspects of the programs are put into practice properly (monitoring of objectives, respecting due dates and budgetary provisions, quality control, synergy of the teams) according to the contractual documents and in line with PUI policies and procedures. He/She focuses on the capacity building of the program managers.

Representation: He/She will support the PMs in participating in the technical forums (Working Groups) at local level

Human Resources: He/She will be the direct line manager of the PMs in this base and will ensure that appropriate support and capacity building is brought to them.

Logistics and Administration: He/She will supervise the PMs in overseeing the logistic and administrative duties of the projects with the support of the Logistic Department

Strategy: He/She will ensure that the programs developed are in line with PUI mandate and strategy, and will propose new interventions according to the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the region.

Required profile


Bachelor’s or Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences


Minimum of 2 years in the areas of program development, project management, donor reporting and grant compliance;

Successful experience in consequent

Team management (at least 10 staffs).

At least 2 years experience as a Humanitarian Project Manager


English mandatory

Arabic desirable

Proposed terms


Monthly Gross Income: from 1 980 Euros up to 2 310 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 in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)


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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Julien Dondenne, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates

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