LIBYA - A Deputy Field Coordinator - Support in Benghazi
Starting date : ASAP
Duration of Mission: 6 months (renewable upon funding)
Location: Benghazi, Libya
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe. PUI Libya mission started implementing operations in East (Benghazi and Alkufra) of Libya in 2017. The organization develop a lifesaving response that provides primary health care services to the most vulnerable population (internal displaced populations and their host communities, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) combined with an integrated basic needs response to address the overall health situation of the PoC in detention centers and in urban settings.
Humanitarian situation and needs :
In late 2017, suffering from armed combats for several years, Benghazi area was hosting about 45.000 internally displaced people (IDP) coming from different areas in Libya, and 147.000 returnees. Benghazi appears to be, with Tripoli, one of the two main cities to host the more IDPs. Otherwise, while the political situation in Libya remains tumultuous, new patterns of displacement are occurring, with a growing trend of returns reported in the East, and especially in Benghazi. Benghazi and its surroundings appear to be particularly vulnerable locations due to the high damage inflicted by three years of heavy clashes. The tensions between the Tebu and the Zway tribes seriously affects the health system and the access to basic services. Tribe communities, when they are a minority in the area, are suffering from segregation in most of Al kufra’s institutions, including health care facilities. This occurs in a context of underdevelopment and poverty that exacerbates the impact of the conflict on the population in the region. Indeed, this area has been suffering, even before the conflict, from a poor investment from the central government. However, few information are available on this area and its humanitarian needs due to a poor, if not almost inexistent, presence of NGOs.
Our actions in the Field:
Since May 2016 and the beginning of the exploratory mission, PUI is developing an emergency health and psychosocial response that aims to meet the most urgent needs in health care of the most vulnerable populations in Benghazi area. So far, PUI has been focusing on the health care issue, by providing medical treatments and primary health care to internal displaced populations and their host communities in Benghazi city. PUI is recreating an access to health care, via Mobile Health Teams and psychosocial support intervention. Finally, PUI is working on the reinforcement of the local emergency response capacity through the participation in the development and the implementation of a Health Rapid Response Capacities in Benghazi city, including passive monitoring (EWARS) and deployment of PUI teams for rapid assessments and to support the national emergency response in case of confirmed alert.
Thus, PUI has been implementing three Mobile Health Teams providing primary health care and psychosocial support in Benghazi city and performed rehabilitation and restoration of 1 health care clinic. PUI is now scaling up its intervention with the deployment of a new MHT in Great Benghazi. PUI will also start an exploratory mission (multi sectorial assessment) in Southeast of Libya where only few humanitarian actors are present while serious humanitarian needs remain uncovered. In addition, PUI is starting to intervene in Migrant’s Detention Center where Rehabilitation (WASH) and health activities will be implemented. Finally, PUI planned 10 small rehabilitation projects in Benghazi area in 2018.
As part of our actions in Libya, we are looking for a Deputy Field Coordinator Support in Benghazy
The Deputy Field Coordinator - Support is in charge to oversee the quality and efficiency of the support services at Benghazi base level. In coordination with FC he/she will ensure:
The implementation of the logistics strategy in accordance with PUI procedures and tools in order to provide optimum program support.
The enforcement of all PUI administrative and finance procedures and policies at the field level, to provide optimum program support.
The development of a mentoring, guidance and capacities building plan in order to improve the Bengazhi national logistic and administrative and finance teams skills to be autonomous and fully in charge of the departments after her/his departure
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Support departments oversight: He/she provides oversight of all PUI Benghazi base support functions (Logistics, Administration, Finance, Human Resources) and ensures smooth, coordinated operations, finding synergies and improvements where possible.
- Logistic monitoring: He/she ensures that current logistics procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations, overseeing and implementing an effective and efficient supply chain. He/She guarantees that PUI’s procedures and logistical tools are in place and are respected.
- Administrative and financial monitoring: He/she ensures that current administrative and financial procedures follow PUI standards and formats, and are in accordance with donor rules and regulations; and ensures compliance with relevant procedures, with substantive support from the national coordination. Additionally, he/she support in overseeing all aspects related to finance and cash flow management in the bases, including budgetary and accounting elements.
- Human resources: He/She supervises in coordination with FC and HR Officer the on-site activities related to administrative and human resource management, ensure the respect of the procedures and HR management tools in the bases in accordance with labor law regulations in Libya and HR policies of PUI.
- Coordination: He/she compile, centralizes and report, in coordination with Finance & Admin Manager to FC and Admin Coordination team regarding all financial, administrative, legal and human resources matters on the base in Libya. Additionally, ensures the consolidation, in coordination with Logistic Base Manager (LBM), of all logistics information to share it with FC and at coordination level.
- Capacity building: He/she ensures a technical support to Admin/Fin/HR/LOG teams in the base. He/she provides on regular basis technical trainings, and technical advises on their daily management in order to increase capacities of the teams.
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Trainings and Experiences
- Financial/accounting management
- Human Resources Management
- Logistics and security
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position
Knowledge and skills:
- Leadership and ability to make decisions and ability to be assertive, if necessary
- Ability to analyze (judgment, practicality) and to synthesize
- Ability to adapt
- Organization, discipline, and compliance with deadlines
Languages: Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English. Arabic Mandatory
- Fixed Term Contract : 6 months
- Monthly gross income: from 1 980 Euros up to 2 310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI.
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing in collective accommodation
- Daily living Expenses « Per diem »
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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