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Community Participation and Social (CPS) Advisor

Job Type: Full time | Company: GIZ | Location: Tripoli, Libya | Date posted: 15-05-2016

Position:   Community Participation and Social (CPS) Advisor

Project:     Decentralization and Local Governance for

                  Enhancement of Service Delivery in Municipalities and

Stabilization in Libya

 

 

Commissioning party

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5

D-65760 Eschborn;Germany

Tel. ++49-(0)6196-79-0

Internet: www.giz.de

Brief project title

Decentralization and local governance for enhancement of service delivery in municipalities and Stabilization in Libya

Project processing no.

PN: 2015.9063.7

Contract no.

06

Country of assignment

Libya.

However, at the moment, the project and GIZ operations in Libya will be managed in the remote mode from the Libyan hub in Tunis/Tunisia. It is envisaged that the project office and GIZ office functions will be transferred to Tripoli as soon as the framework and security conditions in Libya are improved.

Period of assignment

06/2016 – 05/2018

Project description  

Sector: Decentralisation and Development of Municipalities

 

The GIZ, commissioned by the German Ministry of Federal Affairs (AA), supports the Government of the Republic of Libya to decentralise functions to local governments, enhance local governance and improve local service delivery at municipal level.

 

The new programme running from May 2016 until April 2018 supports the elaboration and implementation of a national decentralization policy and thereby enhances the role of Libyan municipal councils in development and service delivery. Following a multi-level approach, at the national level the framework conditions for the overall decentralization process as well as steering capacities for the devolution of functions are improved. Capacity development of all relevant actors in the institutions at central, regional and local level is paramount for a functioning decentralized governance system. Decision makers and administrators at all levels need to understand their roles and responsibilities and hence, need to be trained systematically for managing additional and new functions effectively.

 

To achieve the project goals, the programme works at national level with the relevant Ministries and institutions responsible for designing the decentralized governance system in Libya as well as in selected municipalities. Additionally, the programme will be prepared to provide advisory services in well-defined thematic Action Areas e.g. for political, administrative and fiscal decentralization, intergovernmental relations and conflict resolution, capacity and human resource development participatory planning and decentralization of public service delivery,  etc.  

  Tasks of the CPS Advisor

In collaboration with a diverse and specialized team of experts, the CPS Advisor will advise the project team and partners in assessing and designing socially responsive capacity development measures for improved democratic local governance in Libya.

More specifically, the CPS Advisor will:

 

·          Provide advice and input to the process of assessing the decentralization situation in terms of societal and cultural context, norms, values, and heritage.

·         Provide advice and input to the process of designing a responsive decentralization strategy and action plans in terms of considering and integrating proper societal and cultural values and norms.

·         Provide advice and input to the process of elaborating responsive capacity development measures to partner municipalities and institutions in terms of proper integration of social safeguards and governance related concepts (e.g. participation, transparency, gender, youth, etc.).  

·         Provide advice and inputs in the process of identifying selected pilot small-scale investment projects at the local level. Ensure that such projects are designed and executed in a manner that engages partner organizations and the wider spectrum of local stakeholders and citizens throughout the process.

·         Provide sound advice and input in implementing selected priority reform initiatives and small-scale investments based on the Strategy and Action Plans in terms of ensuring the integration proper social safeguards and participation measures.

·         Identify the need for external consultancy support, prepare necessary TORs, specifications, budget estimations, and/or support concepts, and manage such consultancy services accordingly.

·         Prepare regular and sound reports on the progress and achievements.

·         Ensure proper coordination, communication, consultation, and cooperation with key partners. Build trust and, if necessary, contribute in resolving potential disputes.

·         Document and promote successes and lessons learned locally and among the team.

·         Perform other tasks as necessary and as requested by the Deputy and/or Head of the Project.

 

Professional Experience

 

  The CPS Advisor shall have the following key qualifications:

·         At least Bachelors Degree in Social Studies, Psychological Studies, Community Studies, or similar.

·         At least 8 years of professional experience in social and community work at the local level including proven experience in governance reform initiatives.

·         Experience in involving citizens and Civil Society Organizations into local governance and planning processes

·         Excellent knowledge of the Libyan Societal and cultural context, values, norms, and heritage. 

·         Previous experience in capacity development strategies and methodologies is an asset.

·         Excellent abilities contextual analysis and report writing;

·         Proven ability to build solid and trustworthy relationships with partners accompanied with very good abilities in moderation, facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution

·         High team spirit accompanied with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

·         Excellent verbal and written English and Arabic languages. German is an asset.

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences

 

§  Extensive ability to conceptualize, analyzing context, identification of key players, and draw conclusions;

§  Team player and high communication skills;

§  Proven ability to build solid and trustworthy relationships with partners;

§  Excellent working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)

§  Managerial and organisational competences; and

§  Excellent verbal and written English and Arabic languages. German is an asset.

 

 

The expert will

·         actually be based in the office premises of the project in Tripoli and partly in the ‘Libyan hub’ in Tunis.

·         have to  regularly travel to the selected municipalities for the development and implementation of the HRD Strategy. 

·         have to engage with stakeholders on international, national and municipal level.

 

If you are interested in the position in the above mentioned project please send the your application and accompanying documents no later than 31th May 2016  to the above mentioned contact person

 

 

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