Job Vacancy UK in Libya

View Vacancy - Economic Programme Officer

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The Libya Office of the British Embassy in Tunis has a vacancy for the
 of Economic Programme Officer in the Libya Programme Team to 
as soon as possible.
Main Purpose of the Job:
The main purpose of the role is to provide support to the Head of Economic Programmes 
and Policy and the rest of the Programme Team, primarily in Tunis, but also in Libya when 
the situation allows and occasionally in London. The role will assist in running the UK’s
 portfolio of programmes in Libya under the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF),
 in particular leading on day-to-day management of specific projects in the economic space. 
There may also be opportunities to support the Head of Economic Programmes and Policy or
 other Embassy staff with wider policy and crosscutting work, such as economic issues in Libya. 
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The Libya Programme Team is responsible for delivering UK assistance to Libya through the
 Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), which is a core component of the UK’s strategy
 in Libya. The CSSF provides development and security support to countries at risk of conflict
 or instability. In Libya, our CSSF support includes a range of political, stabilisation, economic
 and governance projects – with areas of focus such as mine action, women’s empowerment,
 private sector development, and conflict resolution and mediation. The Libya CSSF allocation 
for this financial year is £16 million.
The Libya Programme Team is based in the British Embassy Tunis, where our Libya Office is
 currently formally located. Our Embassy in Tripoli remains officially closed due to the conflict,
 though the UK continues to maintain full diplomatic relations with Libya. HMA Tripoli and the 
Senior Management Team oversee staff, operations and activities and we work as One Team
 to deliver UK objectives in Libya.
We are seeking a motivated, flexible and organised individual who can contribute their project 
and programme management skills in a fast-paced environment and in the context of an 
ever-changing set of economic circumstances in Libya, with a view to tackling both immediate 
and long-term challenges. The job provides an excellent opportunity for someone with good
 project and programme management skills and a keen interest in Libya, economics, politics,
 government and international relations.
Key responsibilities will include: 
  • Lead project manager for at least two economic projects, ensuring that the projects
  •  deliver expected results and Embassy ambitions on value for money, gender and 
  • conflict sensitivity, working closely and collaboratively with the project implementers
  •  and partners. There may also be opportunities to lead on other CSSF projects in Libya.
  • Early identification, and resolution, of any problems or queries that arise with projects,
  •  including through regular communication with implementing partners and stakeholders 
  • and monitoring progress.
  • Lead on any formal monthly or quarterly reporting to London on economic projects, and
  •  the provision of regular updates to the Head of Economic Programmes and Policy and 
  • the wider Programme team.
  • General programme support to the Head of Economic Programmes and Policy and other
  •  team members, such as: representing the UK at implementer and international donor 
  • meetings, and reporting back as needed; commissioning, collating and quality assuring
  •  project reporting/data, for example on value for money; ad hoc team support tasks, etc.
  • Wider support to Head of Economic Programmes and Policy and other embassy staff on 
  • policy issues, such as economic reforms in Libya, or crosscutting UK in Libya programme
  •  issues, such as conflict and gender sensitivity and value for money.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive network of contacts with all those involved in economic
  •  development projects and related issues in Libya, including within the Embassy, London
  •  colleagues, implementing partners, and economic project leads in other embassies and
  •  counterparts in Libya.
  • Contributing to wider Embassy corporate life and making the Libya Office a great place
  •  to work, such as supporting work to ensure all staff have access to learning and 
  • development opportunities.  
Key attributes sought:
  • Strong programme management and development skills – ability to run new and 
  • challenging projects, delivering on objectives, providing high-quality reporting and
  •  working closely to identify new projects/partnerships/areas of work in support of UK
  •  objectives.
  • Good stakeholder management – to build and maintain a strong network of contacts
  •  within the Embassy, other UK government departments in London, other embassies
  •  and international partners, Libyan counterparts and implementing partners.
  • Team player – to work collaboratively with staff across the Embassy and support other 
  • team members.
Key Competencies:
  • Delivering Value for Money – Involves the efficient, effective and economic use of
  •  taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services.  It means seeking out and 
  • implementing solutions which achieve the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the
  •  least outlay.
  • Collaborating and Partnering - People skilled in this area create and maintain positive,
  •  professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people within and 
  • outside the Civil Service to help get business done.
  • Delivering at Pace - Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely 
  • performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes
  • .
  • Making Effective Decisions - Effectiveness in this area is about being objective; using 
  • sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to provide accurate, expert and professional
  •  advice.

  • Fluent in English and Arabic both written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of project and programme management.
  • Experience of working on economic development/related projects or economic issues. 
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Ability to be a team player, flexible, and work at pace to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build a good network of contacts both inside and outside of the Embassy.

  • Fluent in French is desirable
  • Knowledge of Libya, the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • Experience working in or on fragile stages.
  • Knowledge of the FCO systems.
  • Experience of working with the international community.
  • Experience of working with the Libyan government at the national and municipal level

Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money,
 Delivering at Pace

1 July 2019

B3 (L)

Fixed Term, Full-time


12 months

Middle East & North Africa



British Embassy



22 July 2019

Working Hours and Remuneration:
Conditioned working hours are 40 hours gross per week. Standard working hours are from
 08:00 am to 16:30 pm from Monday to Thursday and 08:00 – 13:00 on Fridays. A flexible 
working pattern may be possible by agreement with the line manager but it would be dependent
 on business requirements and in line with current terms and conditions of service.
The Embassy offers a starting salary of TND 3,052 rising to TND 3,776 after successful 
completion of 3-month probation. This is for a full-time employment, on a fixed term basis for
 one-year (extendable in principle).
The Embassy is committed to ensuring that you are able to maintain a suitable work-life balance.
The appointment will be subject to satisfactory local and UK security clearances.

The successful candidate will need to be cleared for security purposes by the UK Government 
and must have the right to work and live in Tunisia.
Application Process:
Interested candidates must attach the following documents in English when applying online.
1.     An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2.     A completely filled out online application form. Kindly ensure that concrete examples of 
each competence will be provided on the application summary section of the form.
3.     A covering letter stating why you feel you have the necessary skills and competences to
 apply for the role.
**Your application must include examples in your cover letter of when you have demonstrated
the competencies outlined above. Applications that do not include this information will be rejected
Closing date for applications is at 23:55 (local time) 01 July 2019. Applications received after
 the stated deadline will not be considered. 
Due to the large amount of job applications, the Embassy receives, only those shortlisted for 
interview will be contacted.
The recruitment process, including security clearance, is expected to take around two months.
The start date mentioned is a tentative start date and the successful candidate will be required
 to undergo security-vetting procedures. Any offer of employment will be subject to the candidate
 achieving suitable clearances.
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