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Local Governance and Decentralization (LGD) Advisor

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

Position:   Local Governance and Decentralization (LGD) 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.

02

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 in selected municipalities.

 

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 LGD Advisor

In collaboration with a diverse and specialized team of experts, as well as with local partners the LGD Advisor will:

·          Provide sound technical advice and input in preparing a comprehensive assessment of the contextual facts and situation of decentralization and local governance in Libya with focus on intergovernmental, administrative, and planning arrangements including capacities, resources, roles, and responsibilities for local service delivery.

·         Provide sound technical advice and input in assisting of the design of a responsive and realistic Decentralization Strategy and Action Plans to achieve improved democratic local governance in Libya.

·         Provide sound technical advice and input in implementing selected priority reforms based on the Strategy and Action Plans.

·         Advise and coordinate with, the project partners (both; local and national) as well as with the team members in the design and implementation of the priority reform measures.

·         Provide capacity development measures to national and local partners as necessary.

·         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 technical and financial reports on the progress and achievements.

·         Ensure proper coordination, communication, consultation, and cooperation with key partners.

·         Build trust, confidence and 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 LGD Advisor shall have the following key qualifications:

·         Masters Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, International Development, Political or Social Sciences, Urban Planning, or similar.

·         At least 7 years of professional experience in local governance, decentralization, democratization, municipal development, and modernization of municipal services.

·         Excellent knowledge of the Libyan local governance context, government and municipal structures, and relations.

·         Experience in capacity development strategies and methodologies for public sector. Knowledge of GIZ Capacity Works model is an asset.

·         Excellent abilities and skills in conceptualization, contextual analysis, and quality 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.

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

·         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.

·         have to  regularly travel to Tunis and 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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