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CESVI – Program Coordinator – Tunisia/Libia

Cesvi Fondazione sta selezionando un/a Program Coordinator da inserire nella sua operatività in Tunisia/Libia. Durata 6 mesi, rinnovabili. Scadenza candidature 31/01/2022

Program Coordinator – Tunisia/Libia


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 and 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 populations.

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 and non-formal education, CSO organizational development and local actors- capacity building


The collaboration will start in March 2022.

The main duty station will be the Country Office in Tunis, with at least 50% of the contract duration in the relevant Cesvi field offices in Libya (Zwara, Misrata and Tripoli), when security conditions allow it.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation of projects in Libya.

Line Manager: Head of Mission (HoM)

In direct cooperation with: Senior Management team

This position supervises: Project Managers

The Program Coordinator works in close coordination with the Senior Management Team composed by the Head of Mission, the Strategic Development and Quality Coordinator, the Operations Coordinator, the Finance Coordinator and the HR Coordinator.

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 assessments, drafting new proposals and amendments
  • Ensuring a strong and consistent Cesvi representation in Cluster, Working Group (WG), Area Coordination and donors meeting in Libya.

Main activities:

  • Constant supervision of projects and project managers, to monitor qualitative implementation as well as sound budget spending of projects and coordinating project managers in direct implementation, ensuring full procedural compliance
  • Review of any variations / amendments for the extension or revision of the projects
  • Active participation in the new donors’ acquisition: identification of new projects within Cesvi’s sector, support the entire process of finalizing new proposals in collaboration with the senior management team
  • Coordinate assessments in the country in coordination with the Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Give inputs to the SMT in the revision of the internal procedures manual and guidelines related to effective Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  • Give inputs to HoM and Support service staff for office management and resource planning, including ensuring compliance in financial operations, budgeting and administration
  • Contribute to ensure an effective security management system in Libya
  • Participate to Cluster, Area Coordination and WGs meetings in Libya
  • Coordinate missions to Libya


  • Consistent experience in program management (more than 5 years), including project cycle management, proposal writing, budget development and management, internal and external reporting
  • More than 5 years of 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
  • Knowledge of finance monitoring and follow up tools
  • Experience in Protection and Cash 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, mainly the EU and UN
  • HR staff management of both expats and national staff in challenging environments
  • Experience in training and coaching
  • Sound experience in delivering outputs under tight deadlines
  • Ability for rapid analysis of very complex issues, strong decision-making, and translation of programmatic learning and priorities into operational strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-cultural communication and ease in managing a multi-ethnic team
  • Good team leadership and conflict resolution skills, consensus team building, and adaptability
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated locations with ever changing security scenarios
  • Good computer and IT skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills in EnglisH


  • Prior experience in Libya
  • Experience in promotion of CSO organizational development, local actors- capacity building also through third party financing
  • Certified attendance to personal security training such as HEAT
  • Knowledge of Arabic and/or French







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.


Cesvi pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.

Please note: 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.


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