Libya: Resident Coordinator’s Office, Coordination and Media Consultant

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 16 Oct 2016


CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


The United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC), who is also the UNSMIL Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and the Resident Representative (RR), leads the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the humanitarian Country Team (HCT). S/He plays a central role in the coordination of UN operational activities for development in order to ensure alignment of UN assistance with national development priorities, plans and capacity building in the context of internationally agreed obligations and development goals, and placing the UN centrally in development and international cooperation in the country.

Communications is an essential component of successful coordination – to ensure that the United Nations in Libya communicates as “One UN” and that its work in Libya is visible and well understood by all stakeholders and partners. Advocacy is an important part of communications for the United Nations to create awareness around critical issues and initiatives related to development, such as the introduction of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, and other areas related to the work of the United Nations in Libya. To this end, the UNCT established a United Nations Communications Group (UNCG), which consists of communications officers and focal points from across the membership of the UNCT. The UNCG aims to promote the impact of UN programmes in the areas of development, peace-building, and humanitarian assistance in Libya, in response to national needs and priorities. Libya being a complex and rapidly changing context, demands for the RC and the UNCT/HCT increased efforts to respond to these circumstances and to bolster a positive constructive communications strategy aiding in transforming a usually negative image of the UN in Libya.

The RC/UNCT supported by the Coordination Support Office (CSO), which the consultant will be part of CSO. The CSO headed by a Chief, who will be the direct supervisor of the consultant. The Consultant will play a leading role in supporting UNCT print and electronic social media presence on a wide range of platforms and guiding wider digital editorial processes. In addition, the incumbent will support – and in some cases lead on – the creation and coordination of public information reporting.


Role objective:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Head of the Coordination Support Office (CSO), the Consultant provides support to the office for functioning of the office for effective communication, specifically relating to the following:

Supports the identification of UN-wide priority issues and the development of joint advocacy and communication strategy and key messages, specifically with the PC and GNA.

§ Develops and maintain excellent relationships with key national and international journalists.

§ Acquires detailed knowledge of Libyan media laws and related regulations and legislation.

§ Support UNCT/HCT to conducts regular field visits to interview staff and beneficiaries, write human-interest stories and take photos and video.

§ Creates and monitors UNCT exposure in the main electronic and print media.

§ Monitors whether the media, in particular the state/public media, meet their ethical responsibilities; and analyze the impartiality, fairness, accuracy and effectiveness of the media’s coverage of UNCT activities.

§ Supports coordinating campaigns and outreach activities.

§ Supports editing and posting of media information on UN/Libya website platforms.

§ Coordinates any other related activities, as requested.

Expected output:

§ Daily news summary/includes Monitor UNCT exposure daily – throughout the duration of the contract. Products and summary report of Consultant’s activities to be approved by RC office

§ Quantitative results of the media monitoring on a monthly basis i.e.(31 Dec 2016, 31 Jan 2017, 28 Feb 2017, 31 Mar 2017, 30 Apr 2017, 31 May 2017). Products and summary report of Consultant’s activities to be approved by RC office

§ Provide a report on the UN-wide priority issues and the development of joint advocacy and communication strategy and key messages, specifically with the PC and GNA on 31st Jan 2017.Products and summary report of Consultant’s activities to be approved by RC office

§ End of assignment report, including the submission of reports on all meetings held by 30 September 2016 . Delivery target date will be 31 May 2017. End of assignment report, including the submission of reports on all activities undertaken by 30 June 2016

§ Daily news summary/includes Monitor UNCT exposure, Daily – throughout the duration of the contract, Products and summary report of Consultant’s activities to be approved by RC office

Project reporting:

§ This position reports to the Coordination Support Office (CSO

Team management:

§ This position does not have team management responsibilities.



§ Bachelor’s degree in University degree in Communications, Media, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Administration experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Tripoli is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English and Arabic are essential.

Key competencies:

Core Values / Guiding Principles:

§ Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;

§ Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

§ Ethics and Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity;

§ Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;

§ Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;

§ Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;

§ Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control;

§ Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements: Managing conflict;

§ Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of other.

Other relevant information:

§ At least 5 years of work experience in the area of communication, public and media relations.

§ Ability to work in a multi-task and multi-deadline environment.

§ Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.

§ Ability to set goals and timelines and work on deadlines.

§ Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of people and organizations, both internally and externally.

§ Experience on advocacy activities and has be familiar with the Libyan media, governments, NGOs, CSOs, research institutions.

§ Experience with UN and/or other international agencies and knowledge of international communications/Media/journalism.

§ An understanding of and ability to abide by the values of the United Nations.

§ Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here**). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0263.** Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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