Livelihoods Project Advisor, Libya

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Organization: Peaceful Change Initiative
Closing date: 20 Nov 2020

BASED IN: Flexible: UK, Italy or Tunisia - home-based or from PCi offices if COVID-19 conditions permit

FULL/PART-TIME: Full time, fixed-term employee until April 2022

REPORTS TO: Peacebuilding Senior Advisor

REMUNERATION: £36967-40,015 gross per annum, depending on experience


Peaceful Change initiative (PCi) is a not-for-profit network, registered in the UK, with operations in North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the South Caucasus region. PCi was founded in 2012, with the aim to break cycles of violent conflict and build the mechanisms and relationships that support long-term peace.

To that end, we:

· Work to support more effective management of conflict in societies undergoing significant change, by increasing skills and opportunities for dialogue, inclusion and collaboration.

· Work at the local, national, and international levels to mitigate the effects of violence on people’s lives, while laying the foundations for long-term peace and stability.

· Empower local peacebuilding practitioners and community leaders, we support their work through a network of international staff and consultants with expertise in a range of disciplines, including mediation and reconciliation, change management, community safety, and psychology.

More information on our work can be found at


Position Summary

PCi has recently secured additional funding to integrate a project component focusing on the nexus between livelihoods and peace into its 3-year peacebuilding programme in Libya. This new project component aims to better capture and address the economic challenges faced by communities in target areas as a result of conflict and displacement and exacerbated further by COVID-19. Project activities will look to strengthen livelihood opportunities where the economic crisis is having - or is likely to have - a negative impact on community relations, gender equality and social inclusion.

PCi is therefore looking to recruit a livelihoods specialist to advise on the development of its integrated programming approach to livelihoods and peace in Libya, and to manage the inception and rollout of this new project component. The Livelihoods Project Advisor will work as part of PCi’s Libya Team and lead on activity design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting, including to produce a set of Local Economy Assessments that will inform tailored interventions to support livelihoods in target areas. The Livelihoods Project Advisor will also facilitate learning, contribute to capacity building of PCi’s Team and local partners in the subject matter, and occasionally work with PCi’s College of Advisors and other geographic teams on the development of PCi’s overall strategy on livelihoods and peace.

Strategic Planning and Leadership

· Advises on PCi’s new approach to integrated programming on Livelihoods and Peace in Libya, including leading on designing, testing and adapting new methodologies and project activities

· Leads on economic research and analysis in target areas, working closely with the Libya-based team to map relevant stakeholders, design data collection methodologies, test and analyse findings, and draft reports with recommendations

· Designs and manages the implementation of effective and relevant livelihoods interventions informed by research and analysis

· Leads on and facilitates learning opportunities for PCi’s team to develop its approach to Livelihoods and Peace in Libya

· Works closely with PCi’s other geographic teams and the College of Advisors to present findings and learning that can inform the development of PCi’s overall strategy on Livelihoods and Peace

· Maintains regular communication and excellent relations with donors and project partners, leading on briefings and updates on PCi’s progress and learning on implementing Livelihoods and Peace activities in Libya

· Leads on and facilitates opportunities for capacity building of PCi Team on Livelihoods and Peace

· Pursues opportunities to expand PCi’s work on Livelihoods and Peace, including through new partnerships and fundraising

· Acts as PCi’s focal point / representative at external events and coordination meetings with international partners and donors

Project Management

· Working closely with the Libya Team, leads on the rollout of new project activities, ensuring that these are well integrated into the existing programme

· Leads on tracking project activities and deliverables, ensuring they remain on schedule

· Convenes regular project coordination, review and planning meetings

· Leads on producing donor reports and responds to donor requests for information

· Ensures that PCi is in compliance with PCi’s policies and donor regulations

· Maintains appropriate filing and records of project documents on PCi’s shared drive

· Maintains regular communication and excellent working relationships with Team members based in Libya and headquarters’ offices, convening and facilitating meetings as appropriate

· Supports ongoing capacity building of PCi staff and local partners, as necessary

· Contributes to regular reviews of project impact

Other Duties

· Additional duties as may be reasonably required by the post holder’s line manager or by the CEO (or designee)


The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter professional with excellent analytical skills, knowledge of economic development, and experience in designing and implementing effective livelihood interventions in conflict-affected countries.


  • Postgraduate Degree in a relevant subject or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • At least 7 years’ experience in the peacebuilding, development, or humanitarian sectors
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the nexus between livelihoods and peace, and proven experience in designing and implementing impactful livelihood interventions in fragile contexts
  • Proven experience in livelihoods programming
  • Proven experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning, including experience of designing M&E frameworks, processes and tools
  • Excellent analytical and English writing skills, with proven experience of producing high-quality donor reports and research/policy publications for external audiences
  • Demonstrable experience of leading on conceptualising and testing new approaches to programming
  • Proven experience of designing participatory research methodologies, analysing findings, and producing recommendations
  • Experience working with diverse teams; experience living/working in challenging environments
  • Experience in developing creative and agile solutions to challenges that occur due to insecurity and conflict
  • Willing to model values of inclusion, dialogue, and collaboration
  • Knowledge of the Libyan context and experience of implementing programmes in Libya
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Interest in the field of peacebuilding and conflict management

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter (max 2 pages) describing your relevant experience and skills for the role to Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the ideal candidate is appointed.

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