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Position titleProtection Officer
Place of performanceTripoli, Libya
Apply by15/05/2019
Start date01/06/2019
Durationup to 6 months (@30days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in preferably in Law, Political or Social Sciences, or Social Work, or competencies equivalent to a combination of training & experience..
Sector experienceMinimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Human Rights experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Migration experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English (essential) , Arabic (desirable) and French (desirable).
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CTG OverviewCTG 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
  • Migration is part of the fabric of Libya. In December 2018, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix assesses the number of migrants in Libya to be 663,445. UNHCR reports of 57,000 registered refugees in the country. The socio demographic profile of migrants in Libya is varied, but with a majority of single male adults. 9% of the assessed migrants are children (both accompanied & unaccompanied). Migrants’ stay in Libya ranges from few days to few years & is mostly irregular (without the required documentation), though a minority of mostly Bangladeshis reside &work regularly in the country. 
  • Libya is part of the Central Mediterranean migratory route, which starts in West & Central Africa & through Libya reaches the Italian shores & the rest of Europe. This is the most risky migratory route as Libya represents a bottleneck where migrants increasingly fall prey of all forms of exploitation due to the weak/no existing rule of law of the country. The main nationalities of migrants present in Libya are Egyptians, Nigerians & Chadians with other nationalities mostly from West & Central Africa. Migrants leave for a complex mix of economic reasons, socio ethnic divisions, war & violence & instability back home. They tend to face various risks of exploitation, including GBV, forced labor, physical & psychological abuses, beatings & ultimately trafficking along their migratory routes. 
  • 6000 migrants are estimated to be residing in the detention centers where IOM & partners have access to (as of March 2019, 19 detention centers are active). These detention centers are used to contain an average of 200 to 400 migrants (female, male, adult & children) who are arbitrarily detained indefinitely.  All humanitarian actors are currently ramping up to provide all basic assistance services to migrants & refugees detained or residing in urban settings in Libya. 
  • Assistance ranges from improvement of the detention facilities to ensure basic & humane conditions, provision of non food items & cash based assistance to health & food assistance. Simultaneously efforts are on going to ensure most at risk individuals are released from detention & advocacy efforts to promote alternatives to detention run in parallel to the piloting of migrants’ placement in alternative facilities (host families & safe shelters). 
  • IOM has been the lead actor on rolling out alternatives to detention in Libya through a series of workshops for NGOs, Libyan authorities & embassy officials since 2016 & by establishing a community hosting program & piloting safe shelters in 2018 - 2019. Based on the identification of small scale, ad hoc alternatives to detention initiated to date, IOM is currently working on developing a national strategy & advocacy plan on Alternatives to Detention (ATD) including the drafting of standard operating procedures that will encompass an early identification system of eligible cases for alternatives. The process of developing these systems will improve & promote the implementation of ATDs by engaging govt. & civil society stakeholders & encourage cooperation & collaboration between them.  
  • Against this backdrop, IOM is looking to strengthen its protection workforce in Tripoli with a Protection Officer dedicated to Alternatives to Detention. The ATD Protection Officer will be managing the ATD components of the mission’s protection projects. This will include provide technical guidance to the mission’s overall strategy on alternatives to detention including advocacy messaging & capacity building of the Libyan authorities, provide operational support to the ATD case workers & ensure service delivery under partnership agreements with specialized actors on ATD.
Role objectives
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Protection Unit & the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, the incumbent will:
  • Support in building capacities or enhance existing ones among Libya based protection colleagues & Libyan governmental & nongovernmental counterparts on IOM protection standards, internal guidelines & practices as well as international protection standards with a focus on standards & guidelines related to alternatives to detention. 
  • Provide technical & strategic guidance to IOM Libya mission on the continuation of the ATD program & expand the program to new thematic areas including (but not limited to) legal review & labor market integration.  
  • Ensure continuation of the community hosting program in Tripoli & expand the program to other geographical areas. This includes close liaison with embassy representatives in finding suitable host families & with the IOM legal department on issuance of relevant documentation. 
  • Oversee the establishment & management of the safe shelter in Tripoli & progressive expansion to other geographical areas. Establish relevant agreements for partnership for the running & management of the community hosting program & safe shelter(s).  
  • Liaise with relevant governmental counterparts including Ministry of Interior & Ministry of Social Affairs & other stakeholders that are involved in the running of the shelter(s). 
  • Provide technical guidance & supervision of the IOM ATD case workers & project assistants & address all punctual & relevant issues that might emerge during the exercise of their functions. 
  • Ensure coordination with other UN agencies & humanitarian actors in Libya on ATD to share best practices & avoid overlapping on implementation of ATD solutions as well as to refer individuals eligible for alternatives to detention.
  • Prepare reports on ATD related activities; prepare briefing, statistical/narrative reports & background notes including specific information requested by IOM, govt's. & other entities. 
  • Participate in donor briefings to provide technical inputs on the ATD programming & contribute with inputs to project proposals/funding opportunities for the expansion of IOM Libya ATD program. 
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Project reporting
This role will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Protection Unit & the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission.
Key competenciesEducation & Experience:
- University Degree, preferably in Law, Political or Social Sciences, or Social Work, or competencies equivalent to a combination of training & experience.
- A minimum of 3 years experience in the field of migration, IDP & refugee assistance & protection, experience of working in detention settings & on alternatives to detention is an asset.
- Experience in emergency operations & liaison with other UN & non UN humanitarian actors. 

- Fluent in English (essential) & knowledge of Arabic & French (desirable).

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical & behavioral competencies:
- Accepts & gives constructive criticism.
- Follows all relevant procedures, processes & policies.
- Meets deadline, cost & quality requirements for outputs.
- Monitors own work to correct errors.
- Takes responsibility for meeting commitments & for any shortcomings.

Continuous Learning:
- Contributes to colleagues' learning.
- Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills.
- Demonstrates interest in acquiring skills relevant to other functional areas.
- Keeps abreast of developments in own professional area.

- Actively shares relevant information.
- Clearly communicates & listens to feedback on, changing priorities & procedures.
- Writes clearly & effectively, adapting wording & style to the intended audience.
- Listens effectively & communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.

Creativity & Initiative:
- Actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services.
- Expands responsibilities while maintaining existing ones.
- Persuades others to consider new ideas.
- Proactively develops new ways to resolve problems.

Planning & Organizing:
- Sets clear & achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self & others.
- Identifies priority activities & assignments for self & others.
- Organizes & documents work to allow for planned & unplanned handovers.
- Identifies risks & makes contingency plans.
- Adjusts priorities & plans to achieve goals.
- Allocates appropriate times & resources for own work & that of team members.

- Masters subject matter related to responsibilities.
- Identifies issues, opportunities & risks central to responsibilities.
- Incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns & promotes equal gender participation.
- Persistent, calm & polite in the face of challenges & stress.
- Treats all colleagues with respect & dignity.
- Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts.
- Knowledgeable about & promotes IOM core mandate & migration solutions.

- Actively contributes to an effective, collegial & agreeable team environment.
- Contributes to & follows team objectives.
- Gives credit where credit is due.
- Seeks input & feedback from others.
- Actively supports & implements final group decisions.
- Takes joint responsibility for team's work.

Technological Awareness:
- Learns about developments in available technology.
- Proactively identifies & advocates for cost efficient technology solutions.
- Understands applicability & limitation of technology & seeks to apply it to appropriate work.

- Knowledge of foundational concepts in relation to protection & protection mainstreaming (IASC Protection Policy, Sphere Standards, Child Protection Minimum Standards, ICRC Professional Protection Standards, GBV SOP's; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; WHO Ethical & Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting & Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; Camp Management Toolkit etc.)
- Knowledge of IASC cluster system & inter agency work in crisis response. 
- Candidate must be familiar with the UN system.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.