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ACTED Libya (Project Officer – Social Entrepreneurship/Tripoli)





Project Officer – Social Entrepreneurship

Place of performance

Tripoli, with missions to Tunis 

Contract duration

7 months

Starting date

September 2017

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 490 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Background of the mission

ACTED/CIL has developed a project to support Libyan youth as actors of positive change through the promotion of social entrepreneurship, funded by DIFD. This project starts in September 2017 and aims at:

  1. Promoting social entrepreneurship culture among Libyan youth
  2. Training aspiring young social entrepreneurs 
  3. Supporting youth-led social enterprises or entrepreneurship projects with social impact
  4. Encouraging regional networking of social entrepreneurs


Under the direct supervision of the Projects Coordination team, the Project Officer will be involved in the management and implementation of the social entrepreneurship project. He/She will be responsible for identifying potential for-profit projects with a social impact, managing the sub-grants for these projects, conducting capacity-building training for the selected youth and providing overall support to the beneficiaries. Tasks also include assisting the Appraisals, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (AMEU) in conducting assessments throughout the implementation phase of the grants, ensuring compliance during the grant implementation and following up with the selected projects for reporting.


Direct: Deputy Projects Coordinator Local Governance

Line manager +1: Projects Coordinator Local Governance,

Overall: CIL Director


Internal Relations:

- Country Director

- Country Finance Manager / officers

- Country FLAT officer

- Office managers

- Area Logistician and finance officer

- Other project officers

- Communication Department

External Relations:

- Relevant national and local authorities

- National and international partner organisations

- National Media


For the activities he/she is in charge of the social entrepreneurship project:

  1. Ensure external representation of ACTED in relevant sectors

- Representation vis-à-vis National partners in Libya for activities related to the project

More generally, the project officer is expected to contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organisation, notably through the application of ACTED’s mandate, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to other actors.

  1. Project Cycle Management

- Support implementation of activities related social entrepreneurship project:

- Project reporting requirements:

Support draft of PMF/narrative reports and contribute to the development of financial reports through regular budgetary follow up;

Ensure adherence to FLAT procedures.

More generally, communicate systematically to the Deputy Projects Coordinator on project progress and planning. 

  1. Provide Relevant Technical Expertise

- Support implementation of the grants for social enterprises:

Coaching on planning the various stages of activities implementation;

Guide the implementation of the activities and the methods of follow-up

Coaching on management of project finances, logistics and materials;

Follow-up and support the social enterprises in producing the different reports (narrative, financial, …)

- Ensure that technical quality and standards are considered during project implementation:

Collect technical information and analyse associated opportunities and risks;

Identify relevant technical authorities and partners, and propose formal partnership and/or contracts

- Undertake quality control, along with AMEU team:

Follow-up assessments by the AMEU team;

Analyse technical added-value and project impact;

Set up technical evaluation exercises during and following implementation.

  1. Identify Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Collect information and tools employed for project implementation;

Draft memos detailing lessons learned and best practices identified during the project, especially in the CSO’s activities;


 Education: Bachelor in finance and management, and/or economic development

 At least 2 years of field experience in program management and grants management

 Familiarity with the aid system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirement

 Excellent communication and drafting skills;

 Able to coordinate and manage staff and project activities;

 Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;

 Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit;

 Ability to organize and plan effectively;

 Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

 Ability to travel and work in difficult conditions and under pressure;

 Working knowledge of English is required


Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

Submission of applications

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