PROJECT MANAGER CONSTITUTIONAL DIALOGUE
|Application Deadline :||16-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||
Arabic English |
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 months|
After several months of armed conflict in Libya, the National Transitional Council (NTC) issued the Constitutional Declaration on 3 August 2011 which serves as an interim constitution and commits to: (1) establish an interim government; (2) adopt electoral legislation and establish an electoral management body; and to (3) hold elections for a National Congress within 240 days, to give democratic legitimacy to a new government and the body which will draft a permanent constitution.
On 7 July, the National Congress will be elected, the first free elections in four decades. The National Congress will appoint a Constitutional Commission to draft the constitution for the new Libya. An inclusive and extensive consultation process with civil society, academics and Libyans at large will be important in order to reach consensus on the draft text of the constitution, under Libyan leadership.
The UNDP constitutional dialogue project has been designed to promote citizen’s participation in the constitution making process through well-coordinated initiatives that support Libyan civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, active citizens including women and youth, political decision-makers, parliamentarians and the Constitutional Committee. The project supports the United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) mandate under Security Council Resolution 2009 to “lead inclusive political dialogue, promote national reconciliation, and determine the constitution making and electoral processes.” UNSMIL’s activities in the constitution making process are supported by UNDP through complementary programming and projects that facilitate and promote public dialogue and debate on all aspects of the constitution making process and throughout the referendum. Three substantive areas of support are targeted: public outreach, procedural assistance and substantive technical advice to the drafting committee.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the CD and overall guidance of the DCD and in coordination with the Governance cluster in Libya CO, the Constitution Project Manager will implement the project's activities and ensure its objectives are reached as per the project document. The Project Manager will also be integrated within the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL), headed by the SRSG and DSRSG/RC/HC/RR. An overall constitutional support coordinator from the Political Division of UNSMIL will oversee the UN interventions, in particular the political dimension. The UNDP constitution project manager will be responsible for providing the following:
- Manage the constitution making process that includes: design, development and implementation of the project in an efficient and effective manner.
- Provide overall guidance and management support to UNDP senior management; constitutional team and project implementation sub-groups.
- Day-to-day management of the project;
- Ensure quality control and timely delivery of outputs one to three
- Accountable for proper application of UNDP rules and regulations in the management of the project resources;
- Help mobilize resources by working with UNDP senior management and UNSMIL colleagues
- Manage project budget and provide accurate and timely reports to project the Executive Board.
- Manage project staff that includes: media/communications team; support to the constitutional committee; and public outreach.
- Take responsibility to ensure that adequate and skilled staff are recruited to the project in a timely and expeditious manner.
- Team with SCELT and LEAP programmes and establish synergies between the three UNDP programmes
- Provide backstopping support to media/communications; public outreach; and constitutional committee teams
- Organize project communication mechanisms to ensure coherence and team work among all the segments, including UNDP, UNSMIL and others. Ensure overall team dynamics and take responsibility for service quality.
- Ensure that Monitoring and Evaluation support is provided in a time and effective manner.
- Provide final budget and programme evaluation report to UNDP and UNSMIL.
- Ensure that staff and project team uphold the highest service delivery standards and ensure that procurement and project contracting are conducted in an ethical manner.
- Manage the project procurement and contract management in an ethical manner and ensure that UNDP’s procurement policies and standards are adhered to and are implemented.
Provide project backstopping support to: Public Outreach for Constitutional Dialogue:
- Work with the SCELT team to identify opportunities to support Libya CSOs on constitution, including small grants programme.
- Support the identification and development of new opportunities to help CSOs/NGOs throughout the country participate in the constitutional making process.
- Help with the preparation of the RFP process to commission public outreach activities through Libyan CSOs/NGOs.
- Develop educational outreach programmes on specific topics: citizen’s participation, human rights, women’s rights, etc. and support the production of educational materials by working with subject-matter experts.
- Assist national CSOs and NGOs to develop a concept for public debate and discussion on social-economic and development issues that can feed into the constitution drafting process.
- Provide support to UNDP’s media information programme by working with SCELT and media team.
- Develop a constitution-building research programme with the participation of Libyan academics, legal scholars, and international organizations and academic institutions.
- Compile and analyze information on UNDP constitutional development activities and prepare reports as required.
- Train national staff and advice on the incorporation of capacity building initiatives in projects.
Support to Constitutional committee, if requested:
- Support UNSMIL’s efforts to assist CC members and the Committee secretariat.
- Develop capacity building programme for senior staff of the CC secretariat.
- Develop programme and train CC staff to compile, analyse and report on constitutional activities of the Committee and sub-committees.
- Help develop a Terms of Reference for an assessment of the public outreach and media-related needs of the Constitutional Committee.
- Work with media and communications team to ensure that educational and publicity messages are communicated efficiently and effectively.
- Support CC and sub-committees – as per their request.
- Any other task as requested by the UNDP Country Director.
- Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of UNDP.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Leadership and Management:
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills required.
- Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities, report on work progress and deliver outputs in a punctual manner.
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
- Sets clear performance goals and standards; executes responsibilities accordingly.
- Strong communication (spoken and written) skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style.
Results-Orientation and Development Effectiveness:
Innovation & Judgement:
- Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals.
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
- Ability to effectively interact and coordinate with donors and senior government officials.
- Ability to lead implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
- Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage transactions, financial analysis and reporting.
- Conceptualizes and analyses problems to identify issues, underlying problems and how they relate.
- Contributes creative, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situation.
- Strives for quality client-centered services (internal/external) when making decisions and taking action.
Job Knowledge & Expertise:
- Demonstrates substantive and technical knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence.
- Uses ICT and web-based management systems effectively as a tool and resource.
- Is motivated & demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development & learn.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, international development, economics or related fields.
Knowledge and Experience:
- 7 years of relevant work experience in project management in the field of governance.
- Experience in constitution making an asset.
- Proven management capabilities.
- Experience of sustaining high level professional relations with leading Government officials in sensitive political environments.
- Substantive project management experience, including RBM and other project management tools.
- A sound track record of experience in an international setting with the UN or with international organisations.
- Experience of resource mobilization and partnership development.
- Working experience of transitional and emerging democracies, including and post-conflict environments.
- Experience of the Arab region an advantage.
- Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Practical familiarity with UNDP project management principles and practices.
- Knowledge of Atlas an asset.
- Fluency in English.
- Arabic highly desirable.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.