Community Engagement Assistant- Misrata
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and regain control over their lives. Working in more than 40 countries, the IRC is helping to restore hope and opportunity to millions of people. The IRC has been one of the largest providers of aid in Libya since 2016. The IRC continues to provide lifesaving support to vulnerable Libyans and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. As Libya struggles to build a lasting peace, we are focusing our efforts in Tripoli and Misrata with a presence in Sirte, Bani Walid, and Tawergha.
IRC is recruiting for Community Engagement Assistants for a project designed to promote peace and reconciliation. The project will incorporate a people-to-people approach and empower youth to advance peace, stability, and dialogue through organized groups, civic participation, positive media, and localized peace projects. The project will enable youth groups of each city to work with municipal councils and other relevant actors to promote peace processes, reconciliation, and peaceful co-existence. Activities will mitigate conflicts from escalating by providing targeted support to peace actors, community-level leaders/groups and influencers, and constituent-responsive authorities who are engaged in, or wish to be engaged in, peace-building, conflict mitigation, and reconciliation.
The IRC is seeking qualified Community Engagement Assistants that will support the implementation of project activities at the community level, with an emphasis on social cohesion, peacebuilding, and capacity-building activities. The Assistants will help establish and maintain strong relationships with project stakeholders for the fulfillment of project objectives. S/he is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of project (s) in assigned city in accordance with IRC and donor requirements.
This position reports to the Project Officer.
·Oversee the successful delivery of the project within one specific city.
·Liaise with Governance and Rights Coordinator and Project Officer to ensure relevant support, tools and resources are being provided and integrated into project activities.
·Serve as the main point of contact for one city, collecting their feedback, reporting back to them on progress, and ensuring that all members of the community are able to freely and safely voice their needs and preferences.
·Design and implement a youth community engagement strategy in partnership with the Coordinator, Officer, and project partner.
·Liaise directly with the city authorities on behalf of your representative community and the project.
·Regularly communicate with internal program and operational partners, the Protection/Rule of Law, Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Children’s Protection, and other IRC colleagues.
·Support Community Member Recruiters during Year 1 of the project