Since 2011, Cesvi operates in Libya, being the first Italian NGO to act by providing humanitarian aid facing up to the emergency and to the needs arising from the conflict. Following the turmoil of mid 2014 the expatriate staff was temporarily evacuated, guaranteeing the management by remote that was lately settled in Tunisia. In 2018, following the improvement of security situation, the managerial staff resumed its presence in the country with regular visits to Cesvi premises and ensuring monitoring of the ongoing activities.
Cesvi works in two geographical areas: Tripoli (with very likely expansion to Zwara) and Misrata.
Cesvi sectors of intervention are: Protection (CP, GBV, PSS), Education and Cash

Current projects:

  • UNHCR –> Donor: Protection and life saving assistance to refugees and asylum seekers; Target: Refugees
  • UNICEF –> Psychosocial support and remedial education for children of IDPs and refugees?; Target: Refugee children Tawergha IDP children
  • UNFPA –> Increasing the capacity of women, men, boys and girls to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
  • EUTF –> Strengthening protection and resilience of displaced populations; Target: Mix migrants
  • EIDHR –> Enhancing Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Libya; Target: Mix migrants, Host community.


The GBV Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Protection Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Programme Manager (PrM) Misrata and will support the GBV components of projects in Lybia, in particular the setting up phase of EU project in Misrata.

Main tasks:

  • S/He will provide technical support and guidance to field staff and quality oversight during implementation of the MHPSS/GBV project and on GBV data collection, ensuring that all activities are in line with international standards and global guiding principles;
  • S/He will contribute to continuous analysis of the achievements of the project and undertake field monitoring visits to identify technical quality of services, evaluate gaps in performance of team and amend/adjust work plan accordingly and inform and update staff through regular project reporting and weekly staff meetings;
  • S/He will develop and ensure the correct use of the GBV tools relevant to the project management, monitoring and proposal writing;
  • S/He will support the MEAL manager and the Protection advisor to conduct continuous lesson learn activity to identify needs and gaps in programming and proactively suggest new activities to enhance protection activities
  • S/He conduct a vulnerability assessment and will contribute to develop new proposals related to GBV sector
  • S/He will attend and represent Cesvi on different coordination forums, and lead the creation and reach out to external stakeholders to improve referral pathway and services mapping for survivors of GBV
  • S/He will support the team in the identification of suitable advocacy messages and tools.
  • S/He will plan, in close collaboration with the PrM, GBV program activities
  • S/He will coordinate, in close collaboration with the PrM, the intervention with the other INGOs/NGO partners
  • S/He will coordinate with MEAL staff for the monitoring of GBV activities in Misrata, including the designing and collection of quantitative and quality data
  • S/He will support, in accordance with the deadlines, the PrM in project reporting (activities planning, monthly program progress and project final report)
  • S/He will support in potential project amendment or extension within the due times
  • S/He will directly responsible for GBV field staff recruitment and coordination in Misrata
  • S/He will conduct training /mentoring /coaching of project staff (including other projects) on an ongoing basis on GBV and MHPSS
  • S/He will guarantee that all the activities are in line with Donors’ and Cesvi procedures and rules
  • S/He will actively participate to the Sector Working Group.
  • S/He will liaise with relevant stakeholders


  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Gender/ Women Studies, or another appropriate field;
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, preferably working with refugees or internally displaced populations; of which at least 2 years must be in the field of MHPSS projects and GBV prevention and response;
  • In-depth understanding of GBV prevention and response, related international standards, and guidelines;
  • Proven experience in using GBVIMS and GBVIMS tools, and knowledge of GBVIMS standardized GBV types;
  • Proven program and staff management skills and capacity building;
  • At least 3 years’ experience providing case management and psychosocial support, directly or in a supervisory role and at least 2 years’ experience supervising caseworkers
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in conducting field level assessments including developing tools, e.g. questionnaires, referrals template and modalities, focus group discussions and M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of multi-sectorial response to GBV including health, PSS, and legal response;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with local NGOs, local authorities and institutions;
  • Strong diplomatic skills, and demonstrated experience in networking and building effective partnerships;
  • Proven experience in conducted training for both program staff and local organizations/authorities;
  • Strategic thinking and innovation;
  • Fluency in English (written and oral);
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.

Behavioural Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Adapts and copes with pressure;
  • Respectful and culturally sensitive;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work effectively with others within a multicultural team context.


  • Experience in working with the European Union funds
  • Knowledge of Libya and MENA region
  • Knowledge of main donors’ procedures and regulation and previous experience in human rights
  • Knowledge of Arabic

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Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.

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