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Country: Libya
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

CTG Overview

CTG 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

OUR CLIENT in Libya is seeking the services of a professional reporter/photographer with experience in writing stories and taking photographs to showcase project results. The position is to support the implementation of OUR CLIENT 's Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) in Sirt. The SFL is a multi-country initiative which started to operate in April 2016. The Facility aims to support Libyans through the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure, boosting the capacity of local authorities and helping communities monitor and manage conflict.
Programme Outputs
Output 1. Light infrastructure destroyed by conflict rehabilitated and recovery of critical businesses supported
The direct infrastructure damages caused by the conflict in Libya have led to destruction of water facilities, roads, police stations, clinics and schools in Libya, negatively affecting basic service delivery and in some instances causing a dire situation where no functioning school or hospital is available to citizens. The project will finance undertaking of light repairs of key public infrastructure including clinics, police stations, water facilities, power grids, government buildings and access roads. It will also be used to finance rubble removal and waste collection. Finally, key equipment will be provided to municipalities and critical businesses to enable the proper recovery of the services (for example generators in cases of lack of power supply).
Output 2. Immediate capacity boost to municipalities provided
The mounting needs for rehabilitation and recovery of critical infrastructure in the conflict affected areas of Libya, combined with the limited ability for municipalities to take charge of stabilization of their municipalities due to budgetary, human resource and other constraints, calls for immediate support to municipalities. This requires improved interaction between the central government and the Libyan municipalities and local authorities. It also calls for strengthening the municipality technical capacity to follow and monitor the stabilization activities within the quick implementation period.
This output will be used to finance technical support to municipalities, boosting their capacity to cope with the challenges arising during stabilization period. The intention is to recruit and deploy technical experts to support local authorities to monitor the stabilization activities, as well as supporting inclusive and participatory prioritization processes, related coordination, planning, implementation, and monitoring jointly with the relevant line ministries. It will also mean deploying engineers to monitor the infrastructure works taking place in the municipality.
Output 3. Local conflict analysis, facilitation and mediation capacity strengthened
The conflict in Libya has had a destructive impact on social cohesion within the Libyan society, and the localized fighting is leading to an ever deepening disintegration of the society. At the time of transition, dialogue between the central government and local authorities will be crucial. In the past, conflict resolution in Libya was largely retroactive mitigation of escalation of conflicts by tribal and other traditional leaders. Moving towards a modern state, municipal and other local authorities will need to learn to play a key role in mediation and more preventative conflict resolution.
The activities under this output will contribute to the initial stabilization efforts at the community level and will start paving the way for a new culture wherein conflicts are negotiated more peacefully bringing together the new and old local authorities as well as civil society actors. Efforts to resolve conflicts at the local level will require locally led processes to undertake conflict analysis to better understand the causes of tension. The conflict analysis undertaken will help ensure the conflict-sensitivity of the stabilization interventions.

Role objectives

Purpose and Objective of the Consultancy
The objective of the stories and photos are to tell stories, from the angle of the beneficiaries, about how the SFL has made a difference in the lives of people in Libya. These stories and pictures will be used for outreach and advocacy purposes.
Under the guidance of the project manager and in coordination with the OUR CLIENT Country Office communications team, a field writer is required to produce a series of human interest stories on SFL projects underway in Sirt. The writer is expected to visit each site where work is underway, or completed to document (written and visually) stories on the ground and deliver stories and high resolution photographs at regular intervals to the team.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Write 500 to 800-word human interest stories on the impact of SFL initiatives in the selected municipality. This will require travel to the project sites and interviews with a range of stakeholders – municipal authorities; project partners; beneficiaries of these activities etc.
  • Ensure high-quality (high resolution) professionally shot photographs to accompany each story. These photographs must depict locations and people who have benefitted from our work. Each photograph must include a caption with specific details such as the location, name of any persons, activity and any other relevant information. In addition, each photograph should be accompanied by a written description (What, Where, When, Who, How, Why).
  • Capture information about SFL projects and take photographs for donor reports.
  • The Field Writer is expected to work in close collaboration with OUR CLIENT Project Manager and Communications Team. The number of days per assignment will be as agreed with the Project Manager/ communications team.
  • Revise/ edit stories as per feedback received and finalize keeping in mind, global audiences for the stories.
  • Draft press releases related to SFL events.
  • Upload all content as requested within states deadlines and on the online platforms used by OUR CLIENT's Communications Unit.
  • Other related duties as needed by your supervisor(s).

Project reporting

Reports to the Project Manager.

Key competencies

  1. Competencies

6.1. Functional Competencies: -
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Preparing information for advocacy
 Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating SFL work in Libya, project led by GNA and implemented by OUR CLIENT.
 Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of SFL work and to support advocacy efforts.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining a network of contacts
 Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
 Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;
 Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
 Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
 Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
 Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
 Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
 Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Creating Visibility for SFL/Supporting SFL’s Capacity to Advocate
Research and data analysis
 Promotes awareness of SFL work through dissemination of information and materials;
 Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities.
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Research and analysis
 Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise;
 Identifies opportunities for conceptual innovation.
Client Orientation
Establishing effective client relationships
 Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
 Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
 Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.
6.2. Core Competencies:
 Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
 Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
 Self-development, initiative-taking;
 Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
 Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
 Creating synergies through self-control;
 Managing conflict;
 Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
 Informed and transparent decision making.

  1. Qualifications
    • Candidates with no university degree should have at least 5 years of experience working in the areas of journalism, communications, social media or in the field of advocacy / lobbying.
    • Candidates with Masters degree in journalism, communications, social media or other related fields should have at least 1-4 years of experience or those with Bachelor Degree in relevant field at least 2-6 years of experience.
    • Two years progressive experience as a reporter and photographer.
    • Experience in Communications for the government or other public-sector entity or experience as a journalist.
    • Experience taking photographs for development related agencies and projects.
    • Proven extensive experience in producing photo stories and reportages, in particular on development issues.
    • Excellent technical capacities to ensure smooth and high-quality production.
    • Working experience with UN Agencies and other international organizations is an asset.
    • Understanding of UN, including OUR CLIENT, development issues will be considered an asset.
    • Ownership or possession of a high-resolution state of the art digital camera/equipment is a MUST.

Language Requirements
• Fluency in Arabic is required with working knowledge of English an advantage.

How to apply:


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