SECURITY ADVISOR - LIBYA

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 03 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

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CONTEXT :

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ».
HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

For more information, please visit: www.hi.org

The Libyan uprising eight years ago left the country in a state of turmoil. Since 2011, continued conflict in many parts of the country and political instability have resulted in a vacuum of effective governance and caused significant collapse in the country’s political-institutional system. Security, rule of law and social and economic well-being of the Libyan population have all been severely affected.

The healthcare system in Libya is one of the hardest hit by the protracted instability, having deteriorated to the point of collapse. Ongoing challenges include increased rates of chronic illness and disability and impeded access to essential services such as medicine and rehabilitation. Hospitals struggle to absorb the number of patients and to cope with a lack of resources, including a shortage of staff and essential medicines and supplies. According to the World Health Organization, around 1.3 million people have no access to life-saving health care services. In addition, the number of victims from accidents caused by conventional weapons (CW) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) continues to grow. In contaminated areas, local populations, internally displaced persons and returning populations are all at risk of death and injury.

The identification of the most vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities or injuries, and the rapid response to essential needs is a priority for the humanitarian community working throughout Libya. The political conflict and humanitarian crisis is likely to continue well into 2019; whilst at the same time continue to hamper the delivery of primarily medical and socio-economic services, complicating access and increasing the vulnerability of the general population

JOB DESCRIPTION :

HI is implementing a humanitarian programme in Libya through a team of seven international staff and 63 national staff, with operational bases in Tripoli, Misrata and Benghazi. Key programme activities include:

• Provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services including physical therapy and psychosocial support for internally displaced persons with disabilities and injuries, along with distribution of assistive devices;
• Capacity building, technical support and donations of assistive devices and/or materials and equipment to health partners (hospitals, rehabilitation centres and local NGOs);
• Training on inclusion principles to other humanitarian actors and health workers;
• Support to the Ministry of Health in a long-term capacity building partnership in mental health together with a Tunisian partner.

Since 2014, HI’s Libya programme has been managed remotely from neighboring Tunisia, where all international staff is temporarily based. Prior to the most recent conflict in western Libya that began in April 2019, five international staff were permanently based in Misrata.

HI is planning to implement a phased return of expatriates into the country this year and in order to facilitate this; the post holder will be expected to spend at least 80% of their time in Libya, initially Tripoli and Misrata, along with other international staff. Visits to Benghazi will be expected dependent on the acquisition of the relevant clearances. The remaining time will be spent at the coordination office in Tunis, Tunisia in order to prepare and evaluate the mission of the incumbent. Since April 2019, every international staff is based in Tunis so one of the main role of the security advisor will be conduct in-depth analysis of access route and explore any possible ways to conduct external mission in Libya and, depending on the context evolution, to relocate our staff in either Tripoli, Misrata and/or Benghazi..

The primary objective of the role is to contribute to ensuring the safety and security of HI’s programme staff in Libya at all times and to support the feasibility and achievement of planned activities through ensuring robust risk analysis, security frameworks and tools and protocols are in place and effectively implemented. The secondary key objective is to build capacity in safety and security management across the programme team at all levels.

Under the responsibility of the Country Manager and in close coordination with project and support staff, the incumbent will be in responsible to:

• Ensure follow-up and analysis of the political, military and security context and trends in Libya;
• Lead on a comprehensive security assessment and formulate recommendations designed to facilitate international staff visits to Libya on a short and long term basis;
• Support the regular analysis and formulisation of risks and threats for the overall programme and the implementation of mitigation measures;
• Lead the review and implementation of adapted security procedures to ensure programme continuity, project monitoring and increased international staff presence;
• Design and deliver a series of capacity building initiatives to ensure sound understanding amongst teams on the programme’s security framework and processes;
• Maintain and expand HI’s external relationships with relevant security, context and access referents of other international agencies.

PROFILE SOUGHT :

Qualifications:
• Formal education/training in political studies, conflict, security or humanitarian studies

Expériences:
• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience with humanitarian missions, preferable in a contemporary conflict context in the Arab world
• Proven experience in developing and implementing analysis and reporting tools
• Proven experience in working or opening access in sensitive conflict areas
• Experience in providing training and capacity building with international and national staff
• Experience living and working in Libya would be an asset

Skills:
• Highly developed analytical, reporting, interpersonal and communication skills including influencing and negotiation
• Demonstrated training and mentoring skills
• Professional proficiency in English
• Strong IT skills, including the use of GPS and mapping software
• Arabic language (written & verbal) would be an asset

CONDITIONS:
• Starting date : 15/01/2020
• Length of the contract: 4 months
• Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 704 € net/month in Libya
  • Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month in Libya
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks
  • Status : unaccompanied position
  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

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