Duty Station [Tripoli,Libya]
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home. The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
Who are we?
Danish refugee council has been operating in Libya and Tunisia since 2011 focusing on protection of the displaced and conflict affected population. These include refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants in Tripoli area and in the south west of the country, the population in and around Sirte affected by unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and to an increasing extent on the legal and illegal migrants and stateless populations in Libya. DRC/DDG has its head office in Tripoli and a field office in Sabha and Benghazi.
About the Job:
The Liaison Coordinator is responsible for ensuring a coordinated and principled approach in engaging and liaising with external stakeholders (community leaders, local or national authority, NSAs etc). This includes supporting SMT and wider team in the development and implementation of a principled access and engagement strategy. The Liaison Coordinator will also participate and represent DRC in coordination meetings, in line with agreed DRC advocacy and programming strategy.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Develop and implement humanitarian access strategies, approaches and tools tailored and responsive to local contexts in field sites throughout Libya; with overarching community engagement components
• Identify, analyse and manage key relationships in Libya that will facilitate access for DRC programming
• Maintain an overview of all agreements, MoUs and past discussions with authorities and relevant stakeholders;
• Maintain and keep an updated register of key stakeholders
• Lead on the development of an engagement strategy/plan; maintaining positive relationship with key stakeholders identified, encouraging stakeholders to work with DRC to ensure that staff and programmes are safe and allowed to continue in a principled manner
• Together with SMT and other senior staff, carry out principled and sustainable negotiations with relevant actors in Libya in line with humanitarian principles, humanitarian needs, duty of care principles and DRC strategy
• Together with the wider team, work to ensure that DRC, its mission and work in the areas of operations is known and accepted.
• Together with the Conflict Analyst & the Safety Advisor, contribute to contextual analysis, keeping abreast of the situation in country
• Provide technical input and participate in assessments to consider new DRC programmes in new geographic areas, and regular assessment reviews for existing locations
• Together with the Safety Advisor, HOP and AM, input and work on the implementation and review of tailored acceptance strategies
• Maintain a high level of preparedness vis-a-vis predicted contextual fluctuations operationally and programmatically
• Enhance DRC image and acceptance within the community and amongst stakeholders by providing guidance on inclusive visibility strategies
• Work with appropriate DRC units, including HR, to ensure timely and appropriate follow-up to violations of DRC’s Code of Conduct, in addition to operational breaches to humanitarian principles
• Ensure all staff are aware of humanitarian principals and DRC’s mandate, mission and code of conduct
• Together with the Head of Programme, support in the development of emergency preparedness and response capacity; facilitating capacity building for team members/partners to develop stronger understanding and application of humanitarian principles
• Any other tasks as delegated by SMT
About you :
• At least 3-5years’ experience in the fields of working for international humanitarian organizations in complex conflict settings in Libya, including in a managerial or coordination capacity
• Previous experience working with and negotiating with communities, local leaders, authorities and NSA’s
• Demonstrable experience in carrying out rapid needs assessment and starting up, implementing and monitoring programming
• Demonstrate ability in conceptual, analytical and critical thinking with the ability to develop programmatic or advocacy strategies towards greater quality and impact
• Strong capacity in influencing, negotiating and engaging a range of stakeholders; with proven representational skills and the ability to advocate in line with humanitarian principles
• Demonstrate ability in thinking creatively and practically to improve the quality of programming and achieve greater impact
• Strong capacity building, facilitation, and presentation skills
• Ability to work flexibly in a diverse team; with proven leadership skills
• Commitment to integrate gender, protection, conflict sensitivity and accountability
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- Degree in a relevant subject, such as community development, international law, etc
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
We offer :
- Type of Contract: National Contract
- Contract length: 12 months
- Designation of Duty Station: Tripoli
- Start Date: 01 September , 2019
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 29 Aug , 2019