Project Director - Libya

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

07/20/2018

Start Date

08/14/2018

Application Deadline

08/06/2018

Address

Tunis
Tunis
Tunisia

Description

Background


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights and local governance. Under this project, DRI will be working with its local partners and networks to create a conducive environment for the next steps of the political transition. To do so, DRI, in close cooperation with its local partners, will raise awareness among citizens (online and offline) on the relevance of democratic milestones of the transition and facilitate exchange between citizens and relevant political and institutional actors (such as representatives of the National Election Commission, the Constitution Drafting Assembly and others).


Form of Employment: Full-time


Starting Date: 15 August 2018


Duration: Until December 2019, with the possibility of extension


Location: Tunis, Tunisia (with regular travels to Libya if the security situation allows)


Your Duties and Responsibilities


Under the overall supervision of DRI’s Director of Programmes, the Project Director will be responsible for overseeing the entire portfolio of work of the DRI Libya country office. This entails the design, implementation and evaluation/reporting on DRI Libya’s projects, and the management of the DRI Libya office.

More specifically, the Project Director will be responsible for the following tasks:


  • Ensuring that the projects’ outputs and activities are responsive to the political and security context and project goals, as well as delivered in an effective, timely and efficient manner;
  • Identifying significant developments (political, security, etc.) and their impact on the projects’ activities or entry points for engagement;
  • Drafting, reviewing or contributing to reports, briefing papers and other knowledge products;
  • Developing a visibility and outreach strategy for the projects;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the projects and proposing any modifications to the projects’ work plans;
  • Ensuring a continuous and effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning process throughout the project management cycle;
  • Ensuring that gender mainstreaming is applied throughout the project management cycle and within the country office;
  • Overseeing the recruitment and work undertaken by local and international experts;
  • Overseeing project budgets and financial reporting, in cooperation with the Finance Manager and DRI HQ Finance Unit, as well as ensuring that procurement is carried out in accordance with DRI standard practices and donor regulations;
  • Ensuring the safety and security of all DRI operations and persons contractually affiliated to DRI;
  • Managing the DRI team in Tunis, supervising staff and experts;
  • Ensuring effective coordination with and reporting to DRI’s Director of Programmes, DRI Representative for North Africa, and other relevant staff at DRI Headquarters;
  • Providing advice and briefings to key stakeholders on relevant issues of democracy (including elections and parliament), constitutional reform and human rights implementation;
  • Other relevant duties, as required.


Your Education and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in, law, political or social science or a related field;
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience managing projects related to democracy assistance, human rights or governance reform. Experience with international non-profit organisations is preferred;
  • Proven experience in supervising and managing staff; experience in heading a project office in Libya is an asset;
  • At least three years of experience in managing projects in Libya;
  • Strong networks with relevant stakeholders in the governance field in Libya;
  • Sound knowledge of international democracy and human rights standards;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • The ability to travel inside Libya is a requirement;
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both spoken and written is required;
  • Strong presentation skills (written and oral);
  • Excellent interpersonal, managerial and communication skills, and a strong administrative track record, including proven leadership, staff and financial management;
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team.

DRI values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply!

DRI offers a competitive salary according to donor regulations and incumbent experience. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

This position is subject to funding.


For interested applicants, please send your application (cover letter, CV and three references) in one PDF document to mena@democracy-reporting.org. Please include “Project Director – Libya” in the subject line and also inform us about your earliest possible starting date.


Closing date for applications: 7 August 2018. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.


Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Prinzessinnenstraße 30

10969 Berlin, Germany

Tel +49 30 27877300

Fax +49 30 27877300-10


Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.


Benefits

DRI offers a competitive salary according to donor regulations and incumbent experience. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours, training opportunities and working as part of an international and multicultural team.

This position is subject to funding.


Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Arabic, both spoken and written is required.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

mena@democracy-reporting.org
https://democracy-reporting.org/recruitment-for-libya-project/

Please send your application (cover letter, CV and three references) in one PDF document to mena@democracy-reporting.org. Please include “Project Director – Libya” in the subject line and also inform us about your earliest possible starting date.



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