Output Lead – Local Economic Recovery

Location : Tunis, TUNISIA
Application Deadline :21-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-10
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself to be suitable for the position.

One sample of research produced, report written, knowledge product, publication(s) and/ or other relevant materials.


UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.

Office/Unit/Project Description  

UNDP is working rapidly to respond to the crisis in Libya by undertaking projects to help stabilize the country and instill trust and confidence amongst communities, and between communities and the government. The UNDP Libya Country Office (CO) has made strong commitments to international donors and its Libyan counterparts to help restore and improve public services; enhance the effectiveness and reach of existing public institutions; expand civic engagement and participation in political and development processes; increase economic opportunities in a more diversified economy; strengthen social cohesion, reconciliation and transitional justice initiatives; and contribute to stability throughout the country to ensure development gains.

“Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery” (SLCRR) is a multi-year and multi- phase action aiming at supporting local authorities in Libya to respond to the many conflict and human mobility induced challenges that impact negatively people’s access to essential services, sustainable livelihoods, social cohesion and community security.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the living conditions and resilience of vulnerable populations (including migrants, refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities) in selected municipalities and communities across Libya. 

The project is built around three specific objectives: 

1. Strengthening responsiveness of local institutions in delivering essential public services to crisis-affected populations and in leading recovery processes; 

2. Enhancing communities and local stakeholders’ capacity to improve social cohesion and community security; 

3. Strengthening economic opportunities for youth and vulnerable groups (including women) through inclusive and participatory local economic recovery.

SLCRR encompasses large and complex project implementation arrangements and it requires additional support to kick-start/implement activities as well as expand partnership/engagements with implementing partners. The project inspected to further expand in the Fezzan Region.

Under the overall supervision of the SLCRR Project Manager, the Output Lead – Local Economic Recovery will support the management of the local economic output, including by developing and implementing strategies, plans and activities, developing and maintaining partnerships and knowledge management. 

Institutional Arrangement

The Output Lead – Local Economic Recovery will report to SLCRR Project Manager. She/he will work closely with the Project Specialist and regional coordinators as well as with the Programme Management and Support Unit (PMSU) and the CO Operations units.

S/he will provide bi-weekly status reports summarizing all aspects of the project as well as insight into potential challenges.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

1. Facilitates identification and implementation of strategies and activities on emergency and long-term employment and local economic recovery by carrying out the following tasks:

  •  Contribute to design of programme strategies to guide the project work on livelihoods and local economic recovery in line with the local context in target areas.
  • Ensure synergies of the livelihood interventions of SLCRR with other UNDP programmes in order to optimize positive impact of UNDP’s interventions;
  • Provide technical advice to implementation partners to ensure their activities are in line with the planned objectives of UNDP.
  • Develop detailed annual work plans for the Local Economic Recovery Output, including assurance plans in accordance with UNDP’s rules and regulations.

2. Supports day-to-day management of Local Economic Recovery Output in line with the results-based-management approach and the Programme Operations, Policies and Procedures (POPP) guidelines through the following tasks:

  • Coordinate processes to sub-contract responsible parties/implementing partners for implementation of the output activities, including by designing TORs, Request for Proposals, capacity assessment of parties, evaluation of bids, preparation of procurement packages and issuing of contracts.
  • Day-to-day monitoring to ensure the project activities are implemented in line with the planned schedule and agreed targets.
  •  Keep regular track of budget, expenditures, and balances to identify any financial issues and address them in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with the M&E staff to set-up a system to gather, collate and analyze data.
  • Provide inputs for result-oriented progress reports, information materials, and publications on the output activities in line with UNDP and donor requirements.

3. Contribute to facilitating partnerships with key actors, including government counterparts, civil society, academia and the private sector, for successful implementation of the project activities, policy advocacy and resource mobilization:

  • Analyze donor priorities to identify resource mobilization opportunities for livelihood activities and prepares substantive concept notes and project proposals as required.
  •  Identify opportunities to promote innovative partnerships with non­traditional donors, private sector and academic institutions to promote objectives of the project livelihoods work.
  •  Establishes and maintains partnerships with private sector, national and international organizations to build synergies and achieve greater impact of the UNDP interventions.
  • Participate in UNDP and UN wide task forces and working groups on cross-cutting themes as requested.

4. Support the coordination of the Livelihoods Working Group and any other tasks as required by the SLCRR Project Manager.



Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, business management, international development, social sciences or other related field.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

5 years prior working experience in design and implementation of livelihood, economic recovery or poverty reduction projects, of which  minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience in employment creation/job placement and/or small and medium enterprise promotion (SMEs), and/or vocational training and private sector development.

Required  skills and competencies

At least 2 years experience in crisis and post-conflict environment is required in the Middle East/North Africa region.

Proven experience in result-based management.


Desired additional skills and competencies

Past experience of working with UN/UNDP is a strong advantage.

Experience and knowledge of development issues and challenges in Libya is an asset.

Competence of mainstreaming gender into project implementation is an asset.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Fluency in English

Professional Certificates


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