|VAC-10674 Public Relations & Technical Cooperation Consultant - Benghazi
|Number of vacancies
Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Management, International Relations, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related discipline. Advanced degrees (e.g., Master's) are preferable and may be considered an advantage (essential).
Minimum of A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of public relations, international cooperation, or related areas. year/s of demonstrable relevant Public Relation experience (essential).
Minimum of 7 year/s of experience in MENA (essential).
Fluent in Arabic (essential).
Fluent in English (essential).
CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
|Overview of position
On September 12, 2023, a state of emergency was declared by the Libyan government, in response to the floods that followed the Mediterranean Storm Daniel. The floods have had a devastating impact on Libya. Thousands of people have been killed, injured, or displaced. The damage to infrastructure is extensive, and the economic and social costs of the floods will be felt for years to come. The heavy rains caused two dams upstream from Derna to burst, releasing a torrent of water that swept away entire neighborhoods. Other areas that have been affected by the floods include the cities of Benghazi, Bayda, and Al Marj. The floods have also caused damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and power lines. The floods have been caused by a combination of factors, including heavy rainfall, poor infrastructure, and climate change. The country has been experiencing a drought for several years, which has made the ground more susceptible to flooding.
The government has established an Emergency and Rapid Response Committee chaired by MoLG, at the deputy ministerial level to coordinate the response efforts with the local authorities in the affected areas on needs assessment and recovery plans. The government-led crisis response committee has expressed a strong willingness to collaborate with UN agencies in order to enhance and support their response efforts. This collaboration aims to leverage the expertise and resources of the UN to address the challenges at hand effectively. By working together, the government and UN agencies can ensure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to crisis response, leading to more efficient and impactful outcomes.
The primary objective of this consultancy is to oversee and manage the Office of the General Manager, focusing on public relations, technical cooperation, and efficient office operations. The expert will actively engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
Under the guidance of the General Manager of the Fund and in coordination with relevant departments, the consultant will:
• Prepare and monitor the implementation of agreements and memoranda of understanding with government and non-governmental sectors, as well as international and regional organizations, in coordination with relevant parties inside and outside the Fund. Prepare analytical and comparative reports related to the results of implementation.
• Monitor all updates of local legislation, developments of international organizations, their procedures, resulting commitments, analyze and prepare economic outlooks, in addition to studies related to technical cooperation aspects of the Fund.
• Supervise the coordination of preparatory meetings for visiting delegations to the Fund, in coordination with the General Manager, to agree on proposed topics/agenda for meetings, monitor the participation of relevant parties and entities and provide the necessary facilitation for successful meetings.
• Prepare explanatory notes about the activities and areas of competence of local or international organizations, countries targeted for visits, or the signing of agreements or memoranda of understanding with them.
• Review the agenda meetings sent by international organizations, identify the required preparation and representation aspects at the level of the Fund, and coordinate with the relevant government entities within the country.
• Participate in issuing publications and events aimed at introducing the activities and competencies of the Fund, monitor what is published in various media outlets, and prepare summary reports to be shared with the General Manager.
• Supervise travel, hospitality, and accommodation arrangements for senior guests, delegations, and visitors to the Fund, in coordination with the relevant administration.
• Participate in the classification and archiving of documents and agreements and carry out translation work into Arabic.
• Perform any other tasks within the above scope of the job description.
• Carry out any additional tasks requested, or decisions issued by the General Manager.
• Provide knowledge and training to Fund employees and work as a team to enhance work efficiency.
• Make proposals for development, performance improvement, and efficiency increase within the Fund.
• Excellent computer and internet skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
• Ability to compile and analyze data and present it in info graphical form.
• Full proficiency in communication in both Arabic and English.
• Strategic thinking and effective communication skills.
• Writing technical reports, correspondence, and minutes in both Arabic and English, with translation capabilities between the two languages with precision.
This experience should include tasks such as preparing and monitoring the implementation of agreements and memoranda of understanding, analyzing and preparing reports related to the results of implementation, and coordinating with government, non-governmental sectors, and international organizations.
At least two years of this experience should involve working with government agencies and/or international organizations, demonstrating an understanding of the dynamics of such institutions.
Proficiency in both Arabic and English, with the ability to write technical reports, correspondence, and minutes in both languages and provide accurate translations.
Duty station is Benghazi – Libya, with the possibility to travel to municipalities in the east based on the project's needs and on approval by the supervisor.
· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.