available languages: englishdeutsch December 4, 2020

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: 1 February 2021
Duration: One year, with the possibility of extension
Location: Tripoli, Libya

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes 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. We are currently implementing three projects focusing on civil society strengthening and democratic discourse, women’s empowerment, and participatory sub-national governance.

DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Project Coordinator for the QUDRA Project of its Libya Office in Tripoli, Libya. In collaboration with, and under the supervision of the QUDRA Project Manager, you will be responsible for planning and implementing project activities and effectively coordinating with project partners and relevant project stakeholders in Libya (and Tunisia, if necessary).


Your tasks

  • Assist with capacity assessments for organisations and recommend 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.
  • 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.
  • Support and monitor project partners who are part of Communities of Practice and ensure smooth collaboration and proper implementation.
  • Monitor the political and security situation, particularly in view of Libya’s political transition including elections and constitutional matters, as well as civil society activities in Libya and regularly update the DRI Libya 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.
  • 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.
  • Translate internal DRI documents from English to Arabic and vice versa.
  • Lead on the selection and management of translators and ensure that translations are of the required quality.
  • Provide informal translation and interpretation during events upon request.
  • Act as the focal point for the project partner in Libya and work in close coordination and collaboration with project partners and the Capacity-Building Specialist.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other Libya-based international organisations, particularly those with focus on women’s rights.
  • In close coordination with DRI Libya Communications Officer, ensure the visibility and outreach of DRI Libya and the relevant project activities.
  • Closely coordinate and share information, when needed, with Libya-based DRI staff who work on other DRI projects.
  • Other relevant duties, as required.


Your skills and experience

  • At least five years of relevant/progressive professional experience working on projects related to democracy, human rights and governance, or civil society support, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to effectively coordinate with Libyan civil society organisations and decision-makers.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills (written and oral).
  • Willingness and capacity to work with a high level of autonomy and travel within Libya, security situation allowing.
  • A strong administrative track record.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Libyan political scene, Libya’s transition and at least one of the following topics: elections, constitutions, Communities of Practice, support to civil society organisations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a culturally diverse team are expected.
  • Proven fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English with the ability to translate and interpret informally.
  • A Libyan work permit.


What we offer

DRI offers you flexible working hours, travel health 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 (cover letter and CV) here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 31 December 2020. 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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