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Cesvi (Head of Program)

Cesvi works in Libya since 2011. Following the turmoil of mid 2014 the expatriate staff has been temporarily evacuated, guaranteeing the management by remote. From 2016 the remote management is done from Tunisia and based on evaluation of existing situation Cesvi plans to return with key expatriate staff to Tripoli with key initial staff , based on on-going security assessment.

Cesvi provide a strength and enhanced integrated service in order to address the specific needs in term of protection of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Mixed Migrant Communities affected by the ongoing unstable situation in Libya. Ongoing emergency projects ( cash transfer and protection ) are implemented in Benghazi and Tripoli.

Due to the current situation in Libya, the Coordination office is based in Tunis in order to keep the coordination with the international partners and donor.

The Head of Program has to coordinate the expatriate staff (up to 6 persons). Total estimative yearly budget 3ML.


The collaboration will start in August 2017.
The main duty station will be Tunis with remote control in Libya and short missions to Tripoli.
The Head of Program will respond to the Head of Mission. S/he will refer to the Country Administrator on admin and finance issues and financial reporting.
The Head of Program will work in collaboration with local and expatriate staff working in Libya and Tunisia.

Main tasks and duties:

Directly manage and coordinate project managers and ensure relevant technical support is provided in the dedicated working groups.

Support the Head of Mission on active development of country programme strategy through needs assessment, coordination, proposal development and training, in coordination with Project managers;

Oversee the proposal development and reporting process and ensure timeliness and quality

Lead coordination and compiling of cross sectoral data and information

Ensure that all projects are implemented in adherence to donors framework

Participate actively in the relevant technical country coordination mechanisms

Support Head of Mission in representation and coordination efforts


University or postgraduate degree

Minimum 7-8 years’ experience program field management in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), mix migrants preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Cesvi projects in Libya: protection, psychosocial and cash assistance.

Experience of working in remote management

Extensive experience of working within a senior management role, within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state

Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale emergency response is essential

Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site program

Familiarity with cash and protection cluster

Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners.

Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, review and evaluation

Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme and emergency priorities that may arise

Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently

Willingness to undertake missions to Tripoli / work from Tripoli

High level of IT skills (Windows, Office package) and ability to produce timely project proposals and high quality narrative reports

Fluency in English (written and spoken)


Demonstrable experience in similar position

Prior experience in Middle East – Northern African countries and/or other complex areas

Prior experience in remote management

Previous experience with the management of Programme based Mission

Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively

Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members

Effective team membership integration ability

Highly flexible and leadership skills

Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

Knowledge of French

Knowledge of Arabic

Unfortunately, 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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