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Head of Programme


Position: Head of Program  

Code: 30_2017 Head of Program

Work Context

Cesvi works in Libya since 2011. Following the turmoil of mid 2014 the expatriate staff has been temporarily evacuated, guaranteeing the management by remote. From 2016 the remote management is done from Tunisia and based on evaluation of existing situation Cesvi plans to return with key expatriate staff to Tripoli with key initial staff , based on on-going security assessment.

Cesvi provide a strength and enhanced  integrated service in order to address the specific needs in term of protection of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Mixed Migrant Communities affected by the ongoing unstable situation in Libya.  Ongoing emergency projects ( cash transfer and protection ) are implemented in Benghazi and Tripoli.

Due to the current situation in Libya, the  Coordination office is based in Tunis in order to keep the coordination with the international partners and donor.

The Head of Program has to coordinate the expatriate staff (up to 6 persons). Total estimative yearly budget 3ML.

Job Description

The collaboration will start in August 2017.

The main duty station will be Tunis with remote control in Libya and short missions to Tripoli.

The Head of Program will respond to the Head of Mission. S/he will refer to the Country Administrator on admin and finance issues and financial reporting.

The Head of Program will work in collaboration with local and expatriate staff working in Libya and Tunisia.

Main tasks and duties:

-         Directly manage and coordinate project managers and ensure relevant technical support is provided in the dedicated working groups.

-         Support the Head of Mission on active development of country programme strategy through needs assessment, coordination, proposal development and training, in coordination with Project managers;

-         Oversee the proposal development and reporting process and ensure timeliness and quality

-         Lead coordination and compiling of cross sectoral data and information

-         Ensure that all projects are implemented in adherence to donors framework

-         Participate actively in the relevant technical country coordination mechanisms

-         Support Head of Mission in representation and coordination efforts

Salary range: 3500 – 4000 € gross salary

Required Competencies

-         University or postgraduate degree

-         Minimum 7-8 years’ experience program field management  in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), mix migrants  preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Cesvi projects in Libya: protection, psychosocial and cash assistance.

-         Experience of working in remote management  

-         Extensive experience of working within a senior management role, within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state

-         Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale emergency response is essential

-         Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site program

-         Familiarity with cash and protection cluster

-         Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners.

-         Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, review and evaluation

-         Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme and emergency priorities that may arise

-         Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently

-         Willingness to undertake missions to Tripoli / work from Tripoli

-         High level of IT skills (Windows, Office package) and ability to produce timely project proposals and high quality narrative reports

-         Fluency in English (written and spoken)

Desirable Competencies


-         Demonstrable experience in similar position

-         Prior experience in Middle East – Northern African countries and/or other complex area

-         Prior experience in remote management

-         Previous experience with the management of Programme based Mission

-         Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively

-         Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members

-         Effective team membership integration ability

-         Highly flexible and leadership skills

-         Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

-         Knowledge of French

-         Knowledge of Arabic


Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.


To apply: https://www.cesvi.org/jobs/head-of-program-tunisia-libya/



Banca Popolare Etica
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
IBAN IT70F0501803200000000520000

Conto Corrente Postale
VIS - Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo
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