Libya – A Field Coordinator in Benghazi
Titre du poste
Libya – A Field Coordinator in Benghazi
Type de collaboration
Type de contrat
Date de prise de poste
Dès que possible
Durée du poste
Résumé du poste
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 field coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the project site, and proper implementation of programmes developed on that site.
Safety and Security: In collaboration with the head of mission and with the support of both the Deputy Head of Mission and the base security manager, s/he is responsible for the safety of the staff and mission assets, and also monitors humanitarian access constraints.
Programmes: S/he is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S/he ensures the coordination between the support teams (administration, information management and log), the implementation teams and the coordinators in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of the projects are reached. S/He preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM.
Human Resources: S/he supervises all the teams at the site, composed of national and international staff. S/he is responsible for the capacity building and the development of the staff.
Logistical, administrative and financial support: S/he oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the base for the purpose of programme implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the logistics coordinator, the human resources coordinator and the administrative coordinator of the mission.
Representation: S/he represents PUI towards the stakeholders of the area (such as donors, authorities, international/local NGOs).
Coordination: S/he centralises and disseminates information from/to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the head of mission.
Assessment/ Strategy/development: S/he participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations. S/he actively contributes to seek funding opportunities and leads the proposal development process at base level, in close cooperation with coordination.
Audit: S/he is responsible for the compliance with internal procedures of PUI, external donors’s rules, as well as the national law.
MA/S or equivalent in social science, programme management, international development preferred
Humanitarian: At least 1 year experience in a similar Field Co Position
Project Management skills
French and Arabic desirable
Fixed-Term Contract: 6 months
Starting date: As Soon as possible
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Prises en charge
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
Personne chargée de l'offre
Julien DONDENNE , Human Resources Officer for expatriates