Deadline: 29 August 2019
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Liaison Coordinator in Tripoli, Libya. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The Liaison Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring a coordinated and principled approach in engaging and liaising with external stakeholders (community leaders, local or national authority, NSAs etc).
DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Liaison Coordinator will perform the following functions:
- 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.
- 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.
Applicants must have:
- Degree in a relevant subject, such as community development, international law, etc.
- At least 3-5 year’s 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.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
- Nationality of Libya.
How to Apply
Applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English through online process.
For more information, please visit DRC.