ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) is an international NGO founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris. Its activities range from emergency relief to development projects. In 2006, ACTED implemented 160 projects in 18 countries spread over Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
§ Position: Senior assessment and Local Development Strategy assistant
§ Department: Programme.
§ Gender: Any.
§ Contract duration: 4 months.
§ Location: Benghazi.
§ Starting date: ASAP
§ Closing date: 31st, Dec-2015.
§ Civil Initiatives Libya is a programme funded by the European Union and other European donors (SIDA) and implemented by ACTED, NGO based in France. The program aims to strengthen the capacity of emerging civil society organisations (CSOs) and to support local development and local development planning initiatives. All activities are implemented in close cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union in Tunis.
§ “Local partnerships and international cooperation for improved local governance and social dialogue in Benghazi Municipality”, also called “Benghazi a New Vision” is a project funded by the European Union (DG Development and Cooperation Neighbourhood) and implemented by ACTED (Lead partner), the Local Council of Benghazi and the Research Centre of the University of Benghazi (Partners), under the umbrella of CIL programme.
§ The project started in June 2013. Due to the security situation in Benghazi and political crisis in Libya it has been interrupted from November 2014. The EU and ACTED decided to restart the project on 1st June 2015. The new ending date is 5th march 2016.
§ The initial objectives of the project were to contribute to establishment of a new and effective local governance system in Benghazi Municipality by strengthening the technical capacities and partnership between the key stakeholders - Local Council, municipal services, CSO networks and University of Benghazi.
When restarting the project, the partners and the EU decided to modify the work packages, which are now:
§ WP1: support to the international cooperation of Benghazi municipality
§ WP2: capacity building to la local stakeholders in the field of local governance and territorial management.
§ WP3: Damage assessment in the neighbourhoods affected by the fighting and bombing from May 2014 up to date, and identification of community projects.
This job description concerns specifically the WP3 and other assessment and LDS activities of CIL. In relation to the Deputy Program Manager, the Senior assessment and LDS assistant is in charge of supporting coordination and implementation of all activities in Benghazi related to the assessments conducted by ACTED (damage assessment, baseline assessment, ...) and then, based on the assessments results, to the formulation of a local development strategy (LDS).
The Senior assessment and Local Development Strategy (LDS) assistant role is to provide assistance to the coordination and implementation of assessments and LDS in Benghazi:
Ø He/she will be primarily responsible for organizing 4 to 7 workshops in order to gather stakeholders (CSO’s, municipality, state departments, private sector...) in at least 2 priority sectors (education, waste management). The objectives of the workshops are:
o Assess the sectors and identify specific emergency needs (SWOT analysis, participatory mapping)
o Identify and plan priority recovery projects for the community
Ø He/she will be responsible for supporting CSO’s and LA’s to:
o Develop identified projects (project proposal, logical framework, budget,...)
o Raise funds to launch the identified project
o Monitor the implementation of the identified projects
Adding to the above responsibilities, the Senior assessment and LDS assistant shall cover the following:
Ø If required, He/she will assist the deputy program manager in organizing and monitoring the assessment teams which will collect all the datas for the future territorial analysis (damage assessment, baseline assessment...), first step of a Local Development Strategy process.
Ø If required, he/she will assist the Territorial Management/LDS experts in organizing relevant trainings/workshops for the setting up of a territorial management system and the formulation of the LDS.
Ø He/she will report frequently his/her job state of progress to the Deputy Program Manager in Benghazi and to the Program Manager Local Governance based in Tunis
To that end, the Senior assessment and LDS assistant will work under the overall supervision of the Country Director and the direct supervision of the Programme Manager Local Governance based in Tunis and its deputy in Benghazi. He will also establish permanent communication with Country Financial Manager.
§ University degree in engineering or international development or management
§ At least 1 previous experience in EU-funded project related to needs assessment and local or regional development, and/or support to local administration
§ Good writing skills
§ Excellent spoken and written English
- § TO APPLY: we look forward to receiving your CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- § Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
- § Closing date: 31st of Dec-2015