2019 UNESCO Cairo Office – LIBYA National Project Coordinator Vacancy
Deadline: January 10, 2019.
UNESCO’s Project entitled “Preventing Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia” constitutes an effort to respond to an emerging global issue, and is part of international actions to strengthen the positive role of young women and men in preventing and countering violent extremism and building lasting peace and intercultural dialogue. The Project (2018-2019) aims to empower young women and men at multiple levels with the values, knowledge, capacities and skills to hold exchanges, communicate online/offline and cooperate across social and cultural boundaries. Furthermore, the Project aims to enable young women and men to become responsible citizens, resilient to any form of abuse or manipulation, including radicalization and violent extremism, and to mobilize critical thinking to counter radicalization and recruitment. The Project is funded by the United Nations-Counter Terrorism Center (UNCCT) and the government of Canada, and contributes to the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.
1. Provide technical and country expertise related to the thematic areas covered by the Project, and ensure effective planning, coordination and close supervision of activities in Libya, with specific regard to their timely and effective roll-out;
2. Facilitate and contribute to the development and implementation of national work plan for the Project, following a participatory approach, engaging all concerned stakeholders – particularly youth organizations – and on the basis of a contextual analysis identifying national and local needs and priorities;
3. Monitor and report on the Project’s implementation, including regular monitoring and reporting through SISTER (UNESCO’s online results-based management system), donor-requested reporting, and other ad-hoc reporting; Prepare Project briefs as required; Contribute to the Project’s mid-term and final evaluations;
4. Liaise with key stakeholders in Libya (youth-led and/or youth-focused and other civil society organizations, national and local authorities, UN system agencies, donors, media, etc.), as well as with concerned UNESCO staff in the field and at Headquarters, to ensure coordinated and effective planning, implementation and monitoring, and enhance the visibility of the Project;
5. Ensure Project outreach and the participation of young women and men in all regions of Libya, especially among disadvantaged groups (e.g.: youth living in rural areas, youth with disabilities, youth who are part of displaced populations, etc.); seek to ensure that the Project contribute to the empowerment of young women;
6. Contribute to the documentation and exchange of good practices, tools and approaches foreseen under the Project, at the national, regional and global levels; foster inter-sectorality and ensure strategic coherence, synergies and complementarity with other UNESCO youth programmes; support related policy, advocacy and clearinghouse functions of UNESCO;
7. Participate in technical and working groups and meetings related to the Project and its themes, as and when delegated by the Director of UNESCO Cairo Office;
8. Identify potential partners within the UN family, CSOs, and private sector for joint programming, and expand/strengthen partnerships with line ministries, institutes, universities and NGOs for the effective implementation of the Project; Identify prospective resource mobilization opportunities;
9. Produce content to populate the Project website and to feature in social media linked to the Project, and provide feedback regarding the Project’s overall communication and visibility action plan and other strategic documents as needed; ensure timely availability and access to all key Project documentation;
10. Travel on ad-hoc missions related to the Project as may be needed and when delegated by the Director of UNESCO Cairo Office. On such occasions, the consultant shall take care of own participation arrangements (travel and accommodation) and, upon submission of mission report and relevant air ticket and travel and accommodation invoices, he/she will receive a reimbursement as per UNESCO’s rules and regulations by bank transfer. The amount initially foreseen for the mission might need to be amended based on the invoice(s) provided;
11. Assist in other duties as requested by the supervisors.
University degree (preferably at the Masters level or equivalent) in social, political, communication, information, or education sciences, gender studies, international development or in other fields closely related to the focus of the Project.
2. Work Experience
Two to four years of relevant professional experience focused on one or more of the three areas cited below:
Preventing violent extremism among youth (including PVE-specific and PVE-related projects, notably using education and/or media);
Youth civic engagement and capacity-development (e.g.: development of life skills; youth engagement in safeguarding cultural heritage; etc.);
Youth and media issues (e.g.: media and information literacy; countering hatred speech; conflict-sensitive reporting; training of young journalists; etc.).
Professional knowledge about, and direct experience in, results-based programme planning and management in development and/or emergency contexts;
Strong strategic and analytical skills;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Excellent organizational, networking, partnership building and interpersonal skills;
Good computer and other IT skills, including social media;
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a multicultural team;
Willingness to travel on project-related missions as needed.
Fluency (oral and written) in both English and Arabic is required.
5. Work Experience
Experience in partnership‐building with specialized bodies in Libya, UN Agencies, civil society and the private sector;
Experience in the implementation and reporting of international donor-funded projects, including by the UN;
Experience on projects seeking to advance gender equality and women´s empowerment, and fostering social and political inclusion of disadvantaged groups;
Knowledge about the UN and/or UNESCO´s actions in the area of PVE;
Experience in or knowledge of qualitative, quantitative and/or participatory evaluation methodologies.
Good/fair knowledge of French is an asset.
1. Candidates should submit their CV (in the UNESCO CV standard format attached), accompanied by a motivation letter, to the address [email protected].
2. The post title should be indicated clearly in the subject line of your application message.
3. Application with no such indication in the subject line, or missing the motivation letter or CV (in the attached UNESCO CV standard form), will not be considered.