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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Local Mediator

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  10:46 PM

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.
In support of the LPA and reviewing UN Security Council Resolution 2323, UNSMIL has continued to advise the PC of the GNA in regards to security sector reform. One key aspect of this advice is to provide support to Libyan mediation efforts in different regions of the country, namely in the cities of Derna and Benghazi in the east, in Jufra, Tamanhint and Sebha in the south and in Tripoli.
Role objective:
UNSMIL has difficulties in accessing many areas of Libya due to the security situation and issues of transport and had to rely on local mediator different areas to provide rapid responses before tensions escalate. A national messenger is therefore required with the flexibility to access the right Libyans interlocutors in a timely manner when and where UNSMIL staff cannot reach in a timely manner. Focusing efforts on the three potential conflict areas (east, south and west), this liaison agent must have access to the influential actors in those areas, (mainly the security sector), in particular the LNA, the BRSC, SMD and PFG.
Expected output:
Reach out to influential actors (mainly within the security sector) to engage with them and build trust in order to deescalate tensions in the areas where tensions arise in a timely and efficient manner.
Establish an engagement plan with these actors to deescalate the tensions in those areas in full coordination with SID/UNSMIL.
Ensure that international humanitarian laws are respected in peace agreements and local ceasefires and treatment of civilians is according to these laws.
Liaise with UNSMIL and relevant parties, keeping UNSMIL informed and updated.
Conduct timely negotiations between relevant parties in order to deescalate tensions and propose mediation if needed.
Prepare reports regarding contacts and negotiations done.
Project reporting:
Immediate supervision and management of the consultants will be conducted by the UNSMIL PAD under the guidance of the PAD Director, in consultation with the Project Manager of the UNDP Libya Political Dialogue project.
Team management:
This role does not have team management responsibility.
§ Bachelor's degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economics, Security Studies, International Relations..
Work experience:
§ Minimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Conflict Analysis experience.
Geographical experience:
§ Minimum of 7 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Tripoli is an advantage.
§ Fluency in Arabic (essential) and English (desirable).
Key competencies:
Required Skills and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in Political Sciences, Social sciences, Economics, security studies, international relations, or a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in lieu of a university degree
A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience, preferably in post conflict settings.
Fluency in Arabic is a necessary requirement.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Previous experience working with the UN or an international organization an advantage.
Previous experience from negotiation and mediation in the Libyan development context.
Other relevant information:
Duration of Work
The contract will be for a period of 3 months, starting from around 10 August 2017. The consultant is expected to spend 65.25 days.
Travel arrangement:
The consultant is expected to make a range of travels inside and outside Libya:
6 Trips to Tunisia | 4 days DSA
6 Trips to Benghazi | 4 days DSA

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link

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