Head of Program - Tunisia/Libya

  • Location
    Tunis, Tunisia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 27

Position description

The Head of Program will respond to the Head of Mission. S/he will refer to the Country Administrator on admin and finance issues and financial reporting.

The Head of Program will work in collaboration with local and expatriate staff working in Libya and Tunisia.

Main tasks and duties:

  • Directly manage and coordinate project managers and ensure relevant technical support is provided in the dedicated working groups
  • Support the Head of Mission on active development of country programme strategy through needs assessment, coordination, proposal development and training, in coordination with Project managers
  • Oversee the proposal development and reporting process and ensure timeliness and quality
  • Lead coordination and compiling of cross sectoral data and information
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in adherence to donors framework
  • Participate actively in the relevant technical country coordination mechanisms
  • Support Head of Mission in representation and coordination efforts



  • University or postgraduate degree
  • Minimum 7-8 years’ experience program field management in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), mix migrants preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Cesvi projects in Libya: protection, psychosocial and cash assistance
  • Experience of working in remote management
  • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role, within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale emergency response is essential
  • Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site program
  • Familiarity with cash and protection cluster
  • Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners
  • Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, review and evaluation
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently
  • Willingness to undertake missions to Tripoli/work from Tripoli
  • High level of IT skills (Windows, Office package) and ability to produce timely project proposals and high quality narrative reports
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)


  • Demonstrable experience in similar position
  • Prior experience in Middle East – Northern African countries and/or other complex areas
  • Prior experience in remote management
  • Previous experience with the management of Programme based Mission
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members
  • Effective team membership integration ability
  • Highly flexible and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of French
  • Knowledge of Arabic

Application instructions

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