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Project Coordinator (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Libya

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: ​As soon as possible
Duration: 1 year with the possibility of extension
Location: Libya ​        


Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes the political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In Libya, DRI has been supporting the constitution-drafting process and the work of Libyan civil society organisations on topics related to the constitution, human rights and local governance since 2012. Currently, DRI is preparing to start a new, EU funded project entitled ‘Fa’ela: Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State Building Efforts’. This project aims to contribute to an enhanced engagement of women CSOs, community leaders and politicians (men and women) in advocating for women to have more access to decision-making and leadership positions in political, social and economic life. The Project Coordinator, under the supervision of the Fa’ela Project Manager, will be responsible for planning and implementing project activities and effectively coordinating with the project partner and relevant project stakeholders in Libya (and Tunisia, if necessary).

Your tasks
  • Conduct capacity assessments for organisations and select the ones that the project will work with and/or support.
  • Co-design, deliver, facilitate and/or lead on project activities, such as workshops, trainings, consultation sessions, briefings, and publications.
  • Co-design partner-related project activities, such as events, workshops, and trainings.
  • Technical lead on the implementation of partner-related project activities, such as events, workshops, and trainings.
  • Lead on the communication, and follow-up with project partners to ensure smooth project implementation and a smooth cooperation.
  • Support and monitor project partners who receive a sub-grant from DRI and ensure proper reporting.
  • Monitor legal, political, security or cultural developments at the national and local levels that affect women’s lives and their ability to actively participate in public life in Libya and regularly update the Project Manager about project relevant developments.
  • In consultation with the Project Manager and according to the Project’s Action Plan, create and maintain a monthly calendar of planned activities in Libya.
  • Prepare, organise and report on project events held in Libya and ensure proper documentation of all DRI activities in Libya.
  • In cooperation with the Gender and Diversity focal point, ensure gender and diversity are considered in all aspects of work in the project. 
  • Act as the focal point for project partner in Libya work in close coordination and collaboration with the partner’s Fa’ela project staff. 
  • Ensure regular and effective communication and coordination with project partners inside Libya.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other Libya-based international organisations, particularly those working on democracy and civil society support.
  • In close coordination with DRI Libya Communications Officer, ensure the visibility and outreach of DRI Libya and the relevant project activities.
  • Lead on the coordination with project experts and consultants who conduct in-country trainings/sessions and assessments.
  • Co-draft Terms of Reference for local experts and consultants.
  • Contribute to the drafting of narrative, financial and MEL reports as requested by the Project Manager.
  • Closely coordinate and share information, when needed, with Libya-based DRI staff who work on other DRI projects.
  • Perform any other related duties, as agreed with the Project Director and DRI HQ.
Your skills and experience
  • Libyan professional who is fluent in Arabic and English with analytical skills and have a proven track record of working with Libyan civil society and women organisations in specific.
  • Proven fluency in spoken and written English.
  • At least five years of relevant/progressive professional experience working on projects related to women empowerment and participation in public life.
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with civil society organisations and women organisations in specific.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills (written and oral).
  • Willingness and capacity to work with a high level of autonomy and travel within Libya.
  • A strong administrative track record.
  • In-depth knowledge of women’s rights and the challenges facing women to participate in public life in specific, is a strong asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team are expected.
  • Strong networks with relevant stakeholders in the field in Libya (CSOs representatives, officials, international stakeholders).
  • Experience with international non-profit organisations.
What we offer
DRI offers you flexible working hours, travel insurance, training options, and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team.
Application Instructions
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application, consisting of:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 1 October 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

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About us
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English.

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