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Job titleCommunication and Media Advisor
Place of performanceTripoli, Libya
Close date8/2/2018
Start date8/10/2018
Durationup to 6 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or related field.
Sector experienceMinimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Media & Communications experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 10 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English and Arabic are essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of position
    The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) works to bridge the critical period of transition from initial period of humanitarian relief towards mid- and long-term structural and sector-specific support. It includes interventions at the municipal level that seek to strengthen national unity and reinforce state authorities for all Libyans through support for local stability.  The SFL is Libyan-led, with the Chair of the Presidency Council or his representative chairing the Board jointly with the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, and the activities being implemented in cooperation with Libyan local authorities. The SFL is limited to specific localities depending on available funding, but must be scalable to reach across the entire state territory.
    The SFL supports three activity sets, each with a dedicated output:
    • Output 1: Light Infrastructure Rehabilitation;
    • Output 2: Capacity Boost; and
    • Output 3: Local Peace Structures and Conflict Management Capacity.
    At the municipal level, these outputs support the overarching SFL strategy by working toward agreed local stabilisation goals, whose achievement will be supported through the provision of peace dividends for communities through the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, building the capacity of local authorities to address the needs of their population, and enhancing local mediation and conflict resolution capacities.
    In each municipality which the SFL works, it has, or will have, a partner organisation which conducts and updates conflict analyses, enables the formation of a local peace structure and helps to strengthen it, facilitates agreement on a local stabilisation goal and continued review of progress towards it, and builds local capacity to monitor conflict risks and manage those that arise. 

    Role objectives

    Under the direct supervision of the Stabilization Facility for Libya project manager and in close cooperation with our client's Communications Team, the Communication & Media Advisor will work directly with the Ministry of Planning (MoP) to design, manage and implement a communications strategy for  that aims to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize support for SFL. The Communication & Media Advisor also advises MoP colleagues, particularly within the technical cooperation office, on the development of publications, and the production and dissemination of communication products to inform key audiences on the progress made by the Facility. In this context, the incumbent is responsible for identifying MoP staff, who will maintain a close collaboration with communications focal points in municipalities involved in the SFL, and ensuring harmonization between and incorporation within the MoP overall communications strategy. The Communication & Media Advisor will create a plan to support advocacy and outreach through more intensive media/press coverage by building effective relationships with the media to promote and manage the coverage of the SFL as a key practice area within MoP. The incumbent also supports outreach campaigns that promote cooperation at the national and international levels.


    Project reporting
    Reporting to the project manager.
    Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of United Nations in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

    Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options.A team player with good interpersonal skillsAbility to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high rank officials.Time management skills.Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environmentPromoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedentsBuilding support and political acumenCreating and promoting enabling environment for open communicationSharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learningFair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

    10 years’ work experience in communication activities. The experience should include at least 5 years’ experience in formulating and drafting communication strategies, and planning media work, including experience in media relations.Demonstrated ability to draft concise, analytical and high-quality reports, knowledge management products and presentations in Arabic & English.  Knowledge of best practice in website design, search engine optimization techniques and a good understanding of emerging digital trends in Libya.A strong track record of effectively utilizing and developing a presence on, key social media platforms – mainly Facebook and Twitter– to build relationships and share information.Experience of measuring the performance of websites and digital channels, establishing/reporting against performance indicators.Demonstrable experience of transferring online and traditional communication skills.Fluency in English and Arabic required.
    Team management
    This role doesn't require management field
    Further information
    The Consultants will be based in Tripoli, Libya, with the possibility to travel to Tunis, Tunisia for short missions (based on approval by supervisor)
    • An understanding of and ability to abide by the values of the United Nations.
    • Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds.
    Payment to the consultant will be made upon satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables.
    The consultant’s proposal will be evaluated based on the technically compliant offer and price.
    Technical Competencies 70 
    Relevant degree10 
    Relevant work experience in project coordination20 
    Experience in infrastructure related work15 
    Relevant experience of working closely with local authorities and NGOs15 
    Fluency in English and Arabic10 
    The Level will be adjusted in accordance with the demonstrated level of the selected candidate. The selected candidate could be a Specialist or  Senior Specialist (Level B or Level C).