available languages: english July 20, 2021

Type of the contract: Short-term consultancy   

Starting date:26 July 2021 

Duration: up to 10 (ten) days The total assignment duration is spread over the period from 26 July to 30 August 

Location:Maradah 

Closing of applications: 21 July 2021 

Background:  

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) has been supporting the constitution-drafting process, community engagement in governance, civil society strengthening, the democratic transition, and women’s participation in public life.  

Under the ISAL project (Improved Service Delivery and Accountability at Local Level) which is implemented by a consortium of CILG, VNG International and DRI and funded by the European Union, DRI aims to contribute to the consolidation of the democratic transition and stabilisation process in Libya by ensuring Libyan citizens and their representative networks and organizations are more involved in local public life, municipal action, and local policymaking.  

ISAL focuses on bilateral work with municipal officials and community and civil society representatives to build trust and provide targeted capacity building on participative approaches in local governance. We engage in activities that aim to achieve a wider shift in mentality, toward municipalities, civil society and other community actors acknowledging the benefits of participative local governance and fostering sustainable cooperation. As part of ISAL, the consortium will be designing and constructing an urban park in the Eastern municipality of Maradah. Throughout the process, the consortium will work closely with the municipal council and the local CSOs, representative groups and networks to ensure a truly participatory and inclusive co-ownership process, enhancing transparency and reinforcing the trust between the council and the citizens.   

In line with the objectives of the above-mentioned project, DRI Libya is recruiting two experienced facilitators to coach and support the municipal council in Maradah in executing 3 (three) community consultative sessions. The Facilitator will also mentor and support local CSOs and citizen representative groups to facilitate a conversation with the officials at the council regarding the needs of their communities related to the urban park.   The Facilitators will work with a Senior Expert who will develop the methodology for the consultative sessions. The facilitator is expected to report back the outputs of the consultative sessions to the Senior Expert. 

The desired result of this activity is increased community engagement within the municipality and increased trust-building between the municipal council and the residents. It aims to ensure co-ownership of the process of constructing the urban park and to ensure cooperation between the council and residents/CSOs in the maintenance and sustainability of both projects 

Your tasks: 

  • Coach the targeted municipal councillors and staff on mobilising CSOs and community groups and their involvement in municipal planning  
  • Build bridges with CSOs and citizen representative groups and networks to facilitate their active engagement with the municipal council  
  • Support the municipal council in holding three consultative sessions with the targeted CSOs and citizen representative groups  
  • Conduct a pre-coaching assessment and a post-coaching assessment 
  • Write up a report which summarises the output of the three consultative meetings and forward it to the Senior Expert, which also entails concrete recommendations and next steps for the municipalities following the interaction with them 

 

Deliverables: 

  • Attend training on the methodology set up by the Senior Expert  
  • Provide short coaching sessions to the members of the council in Maradah, as provided in the methodology of the Senior Expert 
  • Provide short mentoring sessions to targeted local CSOs and representative groups, as provided in the methodology of the Senior Expert 
  • Support the council in facilitating the 3 (three) community consultative meetings  
  • Conduct a pre- and post-training assessment, analyse the results and share reflections in the final activity report 
  • Submit a final activity report including the output of the consultations, material and content used, reflections on the work conducted and observations throughout, results from the pre- and post-assessment and recommendations for the municipal councils on the next steps after the training. 

 

Activity  Working days  Due Date 
Attend Training (Online & Offline)  2  Last week  of July 
Municipal Council Coaching Sessions  3  Last week of July  
Support in facilitating the 3 (three) Community Consultative Meetings  3  First and second weeks of August  
Pre and Post Training Assessment   1  First and second weeks of August 
Submit a Final Activity Report  1  Third week of August 

Qualification  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences or other relevant fields. 
  • At least five years of successive experience in the field of facilitation with at least 3 years of experience in the field of local governance or local community engagement 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Attentiveness to gender and diversity issues, including gender-sensitive communication. 
  • Must be a resident of the mentioned municipality and have excellent relations with the stakeholders in the municipality  
  • Ability to work closely with the municipal council and the stakeholders in the municipality.  
  • Excellent reporting skills.  
  • Excellent command of Arabic.

The expert must be based in Maradah.

The level of effort for this assignment is ten expert days. 

Interested candidates should send their applications, consisting of (1) a cover letter, (2) their CV (3) daily rate to [email protected].

Please include “Facilitator for Community Consultative Sessions” in the subject line and refer to the source where you have found this opportunity. Kindly note whether you are residing in Maradah.

The closing date for applications is 21 July 2021, 12:00 PM Libya time. The assignment may start before the end of the deadline so early proposals are encouraged. 

DRI is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. We strongly encourage qualified females to apply for this position. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy: 

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH 

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Tel +49 30 27877300 

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