The Institute for the University Co-operation (ICU) is an Italian NGO working in development co-operation since 1966. Our aim is to encourage a widespread adoption of culture and science at the service of human development. Capacity building is the core of our activities. Since its establishment, ICU realized more than 500 projects in 44 countries around the globe, with a cumulative budget of over 170 million euros. From 2018 on, we have been implementing health and emergency projects in Libya, with a special focus on strengthening the competencies on maternal health and birth assistance for Libyan health personnel. In early 2021 we started the Formal registration procedure in Libya to work continuously and more systematic in the Country. Objectives and plans of ICU Libya.
ICU envisage to focus its activities in Libya in the following areas:
- Sanitation and Hygiene
- Water use for agriculture, rural development, livelihood
- Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency
- PMI development and job creation
ICU plans to directly implement the programmes and projects with dedicated Libyan and International staff and will also establish partnerships with local internally vetted CSOs to operate
in area where a direct implementation approach won’t be applicable. ICU’s operations will target primarily Libyan population (IDPs, vulnerable Libyans), but this will not preclude the possibility to operate in favour of non-Libyans (i.e. refugees, DP, migrants).
The duty of this position is mainly divided in the below main activities:
- Help ICU Libya understanding and navigating the various government bodies and regulatory requirements such as visas, registration, taxes, access permissions, and reports to security bodies.
- Support the identification of local partners and the elaboration of project proposals.
- Support the quality implementation of all programs, through engagement with communities, community members, local and national government stakeholders.
- Support the start-up of the ICU project.
- In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
- Together with the Libya ICU Legal Representative, represent ICU interest during meetings with Libyan authorities, host-country government officials and local communities.
- Conduct visits to, and keep updated different authorities in Libya and introduce ICU Libya activities;
- Liaise with all relevant bodies in order to build, consolidate and expand ICU operational capacity in the country including, regular reporting when required and any other related activity;
- Liaise with any appropriate body in place, in charge of granting access and authorization necessary to activities’ implementation, assessment or any other action required and in line with the scope of ICU presence in Libya;
- Under the guidance of the Programmes Coordinator (set in Tunisia) and in collaboration with the HQ, provide continued support to the organisation and implementation of activities, facilitating access and guaranteeing local acceptance;
- Under the guidance of the Programmes Coordinator (set in Tunisia) and in collaboration with the HQ, provide continued support on the identification and development of projects that meet ICU funding criteria, by facilitating the collection of information, organize field visit and related assessment.
- In collaboration with the legal advisor, lead on the organisation and submission of all necessary documents for visa issues, flight organisation and security clearance of staff traveling in and out of Libya.
- Perform other related duties as determined by the Organization to ensure successful ICU program implementation.
· Master degree in social or Political Science or related field from an accredited university or institute.
Experience and Skills:
- Minimum 4 years of experience working in the humanitarian or development sector, of which at least 2 year involves in program coordination.
- Experience in communicating and working with Local Stakeholders and communities including people of culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Have experience in field supervision and monitoring.
- Appropriate field experiences, with excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of MS Office.
· Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
- Outstanding communication skills.
- Work prioritization and ability to multitask.
- Shares knowledge and experience.
- Positive, constructive attitude.
- Ability to work and act under pressure with discretion in politically sensitive environment with a minimum of comfort.
- Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
- Ready to work independently, under tight deadlines.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude.
- Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
- Strives for supportive working environment and positive working relationship.
- Creates a respectful office environment free of harassment, retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).
How to apply:
Visit our website Liaisons Officer – Libya and click the “Apply for the position” button at the bottom of the page, attaching the following documents in PDF format:
- Updated CV (PDF) in English, renamed “Liaison Officer Libya – First Name Last Name_CV”;
- Explanatory letter (PDF) in English, covering at least the following topics: any prior knowledge of ICU or its staff, how your personal and professional experience can be useful and valued for this position especially with regard to the basic requirements, monthly salary expected (specify if net/gross), date of first availability. Rename the file “Liaison Officer Libya – First Name Last Name_Motivation Letter”;
The deadline for applications is 22 July 2023. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.