Libya: Senior Technical Cooperation Officer

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Libya
Closing date: 31 Jan 2017

Overview of CTG Global:

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.

Overview of position:

Libya is experiencing significant political conflict, insecurity and economic challenges five years after the 17 February 2011 Revolution. The overall environment is characterized by deep political polarization, increased institutional uncertainty, continuous violence and growing threat of terrorism.
In accordance with its mandate, UNSMIL has been actively engaged in efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution to Libya’s political and institutional crisis and bring an end to the armed conflict. After the 17 December signature of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) is an important step towards restoring state institutions in Libya and create the environment and opportunity to reinvigorate the process of Libya’s democratic transition.

UNDP is providing substantive and logistical support to UNSMIL to widen the support to the LPA and provide technical assistance to the GNA.

Libya is at a critical junction in its development process. International technical support and development funds have been secured from multiple countries, and a variety of development projects have been proposed at all administrative levels. The Ministry of Planning is working to identify projects that will be most effective in addressing the immediate needs of the Libyan people.

To that effect the Ministry of Planning has requested UNDP to recruit a Technical Cooperation Officer who will be responsible for supporting the Technical Cooperation Expert to provide expert advice and conduct research into aid management and coordination, with the overall aim to support the GNA to more effectively align and implement international and national development resources in support of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

Role objectives:

The overall objective of the assignment of the Technical Cooperation Officer is to assist the Technical Cooperation Expert to support the Ministry of Planning with international community supported project planning. This includes:

Technical Cooperation Matrix:

  • Support the strengthening of aid effectiveness by developing a matrix for technical cooperation which contains, amongst other, a mapping of international donor organizations active in Libya; their financial level of support; thematic support areas; geographical focus, etc.

Technical Cooperation Manual:

  • Assist the development of a manual that enhances the effectiveness of international development assistance by providing guidelines and standardization for the management and implementation of international aid provided to Libya.
  • Assist the improvement of country systems for tracking aid resources and results, promoting accountability and promoting integration of international aid within national budget frameworks.
  • Support in-country learning by providing information on alignment, donor harmonization and managing for results, drawing on knowledge of Libyan experiences as well as experiences from within the MENA region.
  • Support the use and development of country systems, including systems to track aid resources and results, aid coordination dialogue mechanisms, and public financial management systems.
  • Provide practical recommendations for action concerning aid predictability and increasing the alignment of international financial and technical assistance with Libyan priorities.

Aid Coordination and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Assist in the promotion and conduct of Government-donor dialogue at all levels to achieve mutual understanding on aid coordination issues.
  • Support the development of a mechanism for sharing knowledge and lessons learnt on aid effectiveness.

Technical Cooperation Capacity Development:

  • Support the provision of inputs and guidance on how to develop and build the Technical Cooperation function within the MoP to make it a well-functioning, effective aid management institution.
  • Assist in the formulation and oversee the implementation of a technical cooperation management staff capacity development strategy that stimulates a learning culture through systematic analysis of project data.
  • Support capacity building of relevant MoP staff members to develop and maintain a well-functioning technical cooperation management system, including regular analysis of project monitoring data.
  • Assist Project Managers and other relevant MoP staff to ensure skills development and training of responsible government officials in technical cooperation, aid tracking and analysis.

Perform other tasks or any other duties reflecting the overall purpose of supporting the Technical Cooperation Function in the Libyan Ministry of Planning.

Expected output:

Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP, the Technical Cooperation Expert and in close consultation with UNDP, support in the following:

  • Developing a Technical Cooperation Matrix.

  • Developing a Technical Cooperation Manual.

  • Support the promotion, aid coordination and knowledge sharing by supporting government-donor/UN dialogue at all levels to achieve mutual understanding on aid coordination issues, as well as develop a mechanism for sharing knowledge and lessons learnt on aid effectiveness.

  • Assist in conducting extensive technical cooperation capacity development of MoP and other public sector employees as required.

Project reporting:

The expert will work under the overall guidance of the Director, Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Planning, and the Technical Cooperation Expert.

Key competencies:

  • University degree in international development, political science, international relations or related field.

  • At least 11 years’ experience in the area of public sector related development work.

  • Extensive experience from working with public administration and development in a post conflict administrative setting.

  • Experience of working in the MENA region, preferably in Libya.

  • Fluency in Arabic and a necessary requirement.

Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:

To be advised.

How to apply:

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