Technical Cooperation Expert for Assistance to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) (UNDP 34457)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 19 February 2019
  • Tripoli, Libya
  • Closing on 28 February 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

Field mission- short term

Reference to be quoted in all your communications: FWC UNDP - 34457 Libya - Technical Cooperation Expert for Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL)

Context Project Description
Libya is experiencing significant political conflict, insecurity and economic challenges five years after the 17 February 2011 Revolution. The overall environment is characterized by deep political polarization, increased institutional uncertainty, continuous violence and growing threat of terrorism.
In accordance with its mandate, UNSMIL has been actively engaged in efforts to mediate a peaceful resolution to Libya’s political and institutional crisis and bring an end to the armed conflict. After the 17 December signature of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) is an important step towards restoring state institutions in Libya and create the environment and opportunity to reinvigorate the process of Libya’s democratic transition.
UNDP is providing substantive and logistical support to the LPA and provide technical assistance to the GNA.
The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) is an immediate stabilization initiative that aims to enhance approval of the Government of National Accord (GNA) through quick rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, and enhances the engagement between the central government and municipalities. The Stabilization Facility will repair light infrastructure within the conflict affected areas to reverse the physical disruption caused by the conflict, and enable the reopening of key services at the municipal level. The Facility communications plan focus on raise awareness on the role that GNA and municipalities play in restoring peace and stabilization in Libya.
The Ministry of Planning under the GNA, in its capacity as the main government agency responsible, for the coordination of development cooperation as well as the coordination of international cooperation, and as the key SFL’s interlocutor, needs considerable expertise and support in the coordination of development programming. To that effect the Ministry of Planning has requested UNDP to recruit a Technical Cooperation Expert. The support covers the following areas:

Title Assistance to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Date of issue 19/02/2019 Date of expiry 28/02/2019 Country Libya Location Tripoli (Ministry of Planning) Position Technical Cooperation Expert Probable starting date Duration 6 months (126 working days) Project Manager Simon Jacob Contact We invite consultants that meet the listed criteria to register their profile in our database of experts - if not already done - via our website www.transtec.be. TO APPLY email your updated CV via: sjacob@transtec.be CV language EN Annex Download

Mission Terms of Reference:

Scope of work

The overall objective of the consultancy will be to support the Ministry of Planning, particularly the technical cooperation office, and SFL beneficiary municipalities. This support includes:

  1. Support the Ministry of Planning, especially the Technical Cooperation Office , and the SFL beneficiary municipalities to identify their needs and prioritize them.
  2. Play the role of facilitator between UNDP, the Technical Cooperation Office, and municipalities to ensure better implementation of project activities, understanding of procurement procedures, and better project visibility
  3. Work closely with project managers and other relevant TCO and Municipalities staff to ensure skills development and training in needs assessment, project formulation, implementation and monitoring ;
  4. Aiding in longer term organizational change to improve capacity within the TCO and the beneficiary Municipalities by:
    1. Enhancing the capacity of relevant TCO and the Municipalities staff members to develop and maintain a well-functioning project management monitoring system, including logical framework, monitoring data and project evaluation reports such as Gaiasoft installed system where applicable
    2. Supporting capacity development of Ministry of Planning to lead Municipalities needs assessment such as consultative groups/round tables and to conduct expert negotiations to support national ownership.
    3. Promoting, engaging, advising and providing technical backstopping in implementing needs assessment, project implementation, and monitoring tools.
  5. Accomplish additional analytical responsibilities and any other duties reflecting the overall purpose of supporting the Ministry of Planning.

Duration of Work

The contract will be for a period of 6 months, starting on 10 March 2019 and expiring on 9 September 2019.

The consultant is anticipated to spend 110 days in Tripoli, 5 days in Sabah, 5 days in Benghazi, and 6 days in Tunis, Tunisia.

Travel:

1 trip from home base – Tripoli -home base.

1 trip from home base to Tunis and return.

The consultant will have one unpaid 2-week break during the assignment. The timing will be determined in consultation with the Director, Technical Cooperation, MoP.

Duty Station and management arrangements

The consultant will be based at the Ministry of Planning in Tripoli for the duration of the assignment. He/she will move to the SFL beneficiary municipalities as needed.

The expert will work under the overall guidance of the Director, Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Planning, and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL and will submit end of month progress reports with detailed timesheets to the Director, Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Planning.

Deliverables and Payments

Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, provide needs assessment and prioritization Month 1, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, facilitate accelerated implementation of SFL activities Month 2, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, ensure skills development and training Month 3, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, Enhance the capacity of relevant TCO and the Municipalities staff members in project life cycle management Month 4, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, support to capacity development of TCO to support Municipality needs assessment Month 5, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work Under the overall guidance of the Director Technical Cooperation, MoP and in close consultation with UNDP/SFL, advise and provide technical backstopping in implementing needs assessment, project implementation, and monitoring tools Month 6, 21 working days Payment will be made upon submission and approval of report, time sheet, and delivered product as per ToR and scope of work

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in development, economics, political science, international relations or related field with specialization in international aid and cooperation;
  • At least 11 years’ experience in the area of aid coordination and project management;
  • Extensive understanding of the issues related to development projects in post-conflict settings;
  • Extensive experience working with the international development community;
  • Experience of working in the MENA region, preferably in Libya; and
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic a necessary requirement

Evaluation Criteria

Technical Proposal:

Criteria Weight/th> Max Point/th> Technical Competencies 70 Master’s Degree, relevance of educational requirements 15 Minimum 11 years’ experience, working with aid policy development and implementation of aid effectiveness projects in the MENA region and, in particular, in Libya 25 Experience with aid management related knowledge transfer and capacity development in developing country settings 15 Experience liaising with and coordinating with international development work among bi lateral and multilateral donors 15 Total Score Technical Score 70

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About the Organization

Transtec is a Belgian certified international development company active for more than 35 years in the implementation of projects and programmes funded under the Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Transtec provides a full range of technical and consulting services on projects and programmes funded by the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank, the African Development Bank, Bilateral Agencies including the UK Department for International Development (DfID), the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC), the French Agency for Development (AFD), Global Affairs Canada, the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the aid and development agency of the government of Luxembourg (Luxdev), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCA), and others.

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