The outbreak of the Libyan revolution in February 2011 has been followed by accusations of human rights violations by involved parties. This has added to the 42 years heritage of human rights violations committed by the previous regime. As a common feature of the Arab Spring Revolution, the huge accumulation of violations and imposed rights restrictions was one of the main drivers for Libya’s uprising.

In September 2011, United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) was established by the Security Council resolution (2009), to assist and support Libyan national efforts during the transition.

Libya’s Interim authorities, the National Transitional Council have repeatedly expressed their high commitment to human rights beginning with the Constitutional Declaration issued on 3 August 2011, as well as in the declaration of liberation in 23 October 2011, the 2012 elections moved the responsibilities of maintaining this commitment to the National General Congress.

In May 2012, the National Transitional Council adopted Law 38 requiring all detainees held outside of state control to be transferred to the Ministries of Interior or Defense, or to be prosecuted or released within 60 days. The Libyan authorities have taken steps to implement this law, but progress has been slow and many detention centers are still operated by militias outside of full government control.   The way of treatment of detainees who are held in these facilities is still a point of concern.

As of December 2012, thousands of people are held in illegal detention facilities without any judicial process. Ill treatment, torture, and even killings in custody are a sad reality. Tens of thousands of displaced Libyans languish in camps around the country, many of whom have been unlawfully forcibly displaced from their homes.

In accordance to the security council resolution (2009) for 2011, UNSMIL’s was mandated to lead the coordinated UN efforts in promoting and protecting human rights, particularly for those belonging to vulnerable groups, and supporting transitional justice, for this a special unit was established in UNSMIL that is dedicate to provide support in “Human rights, Transitional Justice, & Rule of Law” country needs.

The overarching aim of UNDP in regard to Human Rights is to contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for democratic governance and sustainable human development by linking human rights and human development and applying a human rights-based approach in its development work

Devoirs et responsabilités

Support to UNDP Country Office in:

  • Reviewing related documents and Preparation of situation analysis with regards to the structure and status of National Council for Human Rights & public liberties, as well as national Human Rights CSOs, other Human rights Institutions;
  • Identify capacities and gaps and review existing institutional arrangements by the National Council for Human Rights & public liberties;
  • Assess UNDP CO response capacity, and identify capacity development needs;
  • Identify UNDP entry points, UNDP’s added value and recommended positioning in Human Rights in the current Libyan context;
  • Consult with other multilaterals and bilateral support stakeholders to the National Council for Human Rights & public liberties;
  • Ensure the participation of relevant stakeholders in the development and endorsement of the framework of support;
  • Facilitate organizing roundtable discussions between the National Council for Human Rights & Public Liberties, UNDP, UNSMIL and other institutions as appropriate, with the main aim to identify cooperation framework and areas where the council needs support In terms of capacity building, and how UNDP, & UNSMIL can better support;
  • Develop UNDP framework of support to National Council for Human Rights & public liberties and other national stakeholders relevant to Human Rights issues.
  • Advise the National Council for Human Rights & public liberties on its institutional development strategy;
  • Engage in donor awareness and resource mobilization as appropriate and in close coordination with the UNDP Libya, and UNSMIL;
  • Advise country office on mainstreaming HR into current programme and projects;
  • Draft a project document proposal for UNDP based on the developed Framework.


  • Strong inter-personal and intercultural communication, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and as part of a multi-cultural team;
  • Strong, research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work in stringent security conditions;
  • Results-oriented and able to perform under pressure in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications et expériences requises

Academic Qualification:
  • An advanced degree in Human Rights, Legal Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of working experience on issues related to Human Rights and development of national human rights institution’s capacities;
  • Relevant work experience in post-conflict contexts is an-asset;
  • Work experience in a development context is essential;
  • Experience in working for an international organizations and/or knowledge of the UN.


  • Fluent knowledge of English & Arabic is required.

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Curriculum Vitae and Personal History Form (P11) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Financial Proposal Form, providing a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems) is to be provided by the offeror.

Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form and Financial Proposal Form can be found in the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=13598

Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following e-mail address no later than 09th December, 2013. Email:  procurement.ly@undp.org.