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CESVI – Area Program Manager – Tunisia/Libia

Cesvi sta selezionando un/a Area Program Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Tunisia/Libia. Durata 5 mesi. Scadenza candidature 16/08/2020

Area Program Manager Tripoli – Tunsia/Libya (Temporary position)

Work Context

Cesvi is operating in Libya since 2011 as the first Italian NGO to take action, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, through humanitarian projects in Cyrenaica sand Tripolitania. Nowadays Cesvi is one of leading NGOs in Libya, very active in the coordination of various sector working groups – in particular protection ones – with a diverse donors’ portfolio and serving all vulnerable target population. In detail, Cesvi has been implementing programs supporting mixed migrants, IDPs and vulnerable host communities through service provision. This include center-based and outreach protection activities (including child protection and GBV), warehouse management, non-food distributions, awareness-raising activities, psychosocial support, referrals to external services, cash assistance, non-formal education

Following the registration obtained in January 2019, Cesvi is now expanding its action in Tunisia. New operations in the country are expected by the end of 2019.

Job Description

The collaboration will start by the end of August 2020.

The main duty station will be the Country Office in Tunis, with regular short missions to Tripoli – Libya (up to 75% of time). When security conditions do not allow it, the work will be implemented remotely from Tunis.

The Area Program Manager Tripoli is responsible to support the implementation of Cesvi program in Libya (Tripoli) and Tunisia.

S/he works in close coordination with the Senior Management Team composed by the Head of Mission, the Technical Unit Coordinator, the Program Manager Misrata, the Operations Manager and the Area Administrator.

In particular, s/he will contribute to:

  • Ensuring that Cesvi Country programme portfolio is executed on time, on budget and delivers the expected outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Ensuring strategic coherence and vision of the newly defined country strategy and programming, based on active participation in the conduction of assessment, drafting new proposals and amendments
  • Ensuring a strong and consistent Cesvi representation in Cluster, Working group and donors meeting in Libya.

Main activities:

  • Constant supervision of projects to monitor qualitative implementation as well as sound budget spending in each projects ensuring full procedural compliance
  • Review of any variations / amendments for the extension or revision of the projects
  • Directly support the entire process of assessment and of finalizing new proposals in collaboration with the senior management team
  • Give inputs to HoM and Area Administrator for office management and resource planning, including ensuring compliance in financial operation, budgeting and administration
  • Contribute to ensure an effective security management system
  • Participate to cluster meetings and Working group

Essential Requirements

  • Consistent experience in program management (at least 3 years), including project cycle management, proposal writing, budget development and management, internal and external reporting
  • Knowledge of finance monitoring and follow up tools
  • Field experience and broad knowledge of characteristics relevant to conflict-affected or post- conflict contexts, and specific operational experience with refugee, emergency and recovery programming
  • Experience of coordinating activities across locations, including remote management
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting high, evidence-based monitoring and evaluation standards
  • Experience with different donors, including UNHCR and EU
  • HR staff management of both expats and national staff in challenging environments
  • Experience delivering programs to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi
  • ethnic team
  • Good conflict resolution skills, consensus team building, and adaptability
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated location with ever changing security scenarios
  • Good computer and IT skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English and French

Desirable Requirements

  • Prior experience in Libya and/or Tunisia
  • Experience working in security-sensitive environments and enforcement of team security Protocols
  • Knowledge of Arabic


Cesvi has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.
Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.


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