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VAC-6740 Conflict Prevention Advisor & Local Governance Advisor

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conflict prevention
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Peace and Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-18

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Job description

CTG overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Following the revolution in 2011 that led to the overthrow of 40 years of authoritarian rule, the clashes have severely impacted both the political and economic conditions affecting the macro-stability of the country, and the lives and livelihood of the Libyan people. Since the country’s first free elections on 7 July 2012 for the General National Congress (GNC), two subsequent electoral events took place: the Constitutional Drafting Assembly election on 20 February 2014 amidst violence and boycott by some minority groups, and the election of a new legislative body, the House of Representatives (HoR) in July 2014. In addition, Libya conducted 92 municipal council elections during 2014 and 2016, and over 40 council elections between 2018 and 2021. .

With an overall goal of building the capacity of Libya’s transitional governance structures and facilitating citizens’ participation in political processes, this initiative is designed to support Libya in holding credible and inclusive municipal council elections. Through support to the Central Committee for Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE), the designated body responsible for Local Elections, the project contributes to the planning, preparation and conduct of the remaining second round municipal elections after those conducted between 2019 and 2021. The project focuses on support to and capacity building of the CCMCE to prepare and run credible and peaceful elections in a challenging post-conflict / conflict environment.


Role objectives

UNDP seeks to support CCMCE and newly elected Councils by engaging an international Conflict Prevention Advisor (CP&LGA). His/her mandate is to support CCMCE and the newly elected Municipal Councils in addressing tensions and preventing pre-or post electoral violence. The international advisor will work under the overall supervision of the UNDP CTA and in close collaboration with the national CPA as well with the municipal council team.

3. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

The incumbent will contribute to UNDP’s support (1) local elections in Libya by advising and assisting the CCMCE through the CTA by applying a conflict sensitive approach in its election preparations to prepare the ground for peaceful and inclusive electoral processes, (2) promote and support national reconciliation efforts by engaging national and sub-national governance structures into a national municipal dialogue aimed at addressing local grievances and promoting cooperation and(3) advance efforts to progress the reunification process of Libyan institutions. The incumbent will work closely with the Municipal Council Support team of the project to assist newly elected councils in the post-electoral environment for addressing tensions / potential conflicts in the municipalities and organize dialogue activities in line with the above-mentioned objectives.

Main Activities:

The incumbent will contribute to:

Advisory support to CCMCE and elected councils in conflict sensitivity and conflict prevention

  • Support the CCMCE by providing advisory services in conflict prevention and management to key electoral stakeholders as applicable (field offices / CCMCE subcommittees) and respond to conflict situations, as required;
  • Inform, and where necessary guide, key project partners in potential or active disputes about informal conflict resolution processes and assist them to initiate those;
  • Facilitate informal dialogue activities helping municipalities and all other parties to explore opinions and engage in a voluntary and confidential process, acting as a neutral third-party, facilitate and help conflicting parties discuss issues and negotiate an agreement;
  • Maintain impartiality towards all parties and confidentiality during electoral processes, gather information as appropriate, and help parties identify and understand conflict related issues, and explore options to generate solutions to which stakeholders agree, as well as draft agreements when applicable;
  • Perform research and analysis and prepare opinions, studies, briefs, reports and correspondence;
  • Participate in developing and delivering outreach, learning and capacity building activities on conflict prevention and management to help all stakeholders at the national and sub national levels to efficiently utilize services of the LEP project;
  • On conflict prevention/management work collaboratively with relevant security planning stakeholders in various locations and governmental agencies to achieve informal resolution to regional related problems raised by the parties when requested;

On matters of National and Local Governance Support

  • Provide inputs and assist with coordination efforts under the UNDP Governance Pillar and work closely with International partners to ensure and increase synergies and collaborations to support municipalities and avoid overlaps.
  • Contribute to the coordination efforts between the three main thematic UNDP pillars, the governance, the resilience / peace building and the environmental / energy pillar;
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with all key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders including the Ministry of Local Government, the High Council for Local Administration and the Association of Libyan Municipalities to ensure good collaboration and coordination, working closely with the municipal council team;
  • Closely work with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and the municipal council team on policy matters regarding the decentralisation process;

·Support the implementation and maintenance of the longer-term peace-building initiatives together with other UNDP projects and other international partners and promote synergies in the collaboration; specifically the work with the National Planning Council regarding the topic reunification of institutions;

·Support and carry out field activities as necessary to ensure the successful coordination of the project’s activities;

·Undertake other relevant formally delegated tasks.


5. Deliverables:

The following are the new key deliverable expected during and towards the end of the assignment


Work days

1.International CPA&LGA will be leading, in close cooperation with the national CPA the drafting of security assessments in the preparation ofmore than 50 council elections and advise on pre-and post-electoral conflict prevention situations to assist the CCMCE and its sub-committees and other partners to prepare and conduct peaceful elections. S/he will support the coordination of inputs and provide (varying levels of) analysis for the 50 municipalities and produce reports for the LEP, CTA and the CCMCE.

2.Support the project support training / capacity building plan and curriculum for conflict sensitivity / electoral security training and coordination for the CCMCE and its sub-committees as well as with the MoI.

3.S/he will also support technical discussions and written inputs for the Electoral Security Task Force meetings with the CCMCE, and other meetings as required

45 (over the period)

4.Lead the implementation of dialogue/peace building activities at local governance level including the municipal dialogue across Libya; as well as in those municipalities identified as critical in the aforementioned assessments; as part these activities, contribute to the project’s post-election initiatives, in relation to the peace-building activities and in the context of the capacity building and training efforts with the elected councils.

45 (over the period)


5.Contribute to strengthening the local governance component of the project / local governance componenttogether with the project CTA including liaising with the Ministry of Local Governance on policy issues regarding the advancement of the decentralization process;

30 (over the period)


6.Coordination of activities and approaches within the pillar, and with other two UNDP pillars;

10,5 (over the period)


7.Regular reporting as required, final report to be provided

Monthly payments upon submission of timesheets



130,5 work days

Project reporting

to the Project Manager

Key competencies


·Master Degree (minimum 11 years of relevant work experience); Political/International Relations/Economics/Social Science/Law related education field.



·The appointee must be customer focused and highly motivated with good time management and interpersonal skills. She/he must have excellent communication and organization skills and with a high level of accuracy and reliability. S/he must have a well-established methodology for addressing local, domestic issues & problems. Five years of experience in conflict prevention and management in Libya is the preferred profile. The candidate shall has experience in working at local governance level, but is equally familiar with working at national level with key stakeholders including with national institutions. The candidate has excellent project management skills. Candidates with fewer years of experience will have to demonstrate a strong academic background and strong interpersonal skills.

Language requirements:

·Fluency in English and in Arabic





Max. Point

Technical Competency


Master’s Degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, or related field.



At least 11 years of work experience is required, with at least 5 years in the area of conflict prevention & management including in relation to Libya’s political & security situation;

Excellent experience in project management, field coordination planning & activities;

Work experience with diverse Libyan stakeholders including civil society organizations, as well as municipal and government counterparts in Libya is a requirement;







Very good level of English and Arabic and excellent writing skills



Total Technical Score




Team management

this role does not require management field

Further information


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