LIF Localization Coordinator

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

The Libya INGO Forum (LIF) is an independent network of over 30 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) implementing humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding programs to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable population living in Libya. LIF provides a platform to facilitate the work of its members and support them to address key issues of common interest efficiently and effectively. While LIF is hosted by IRC, it maintains its independence allowing it to effectively represent the perspective of all its members equally.

LIF is seeking Localization Coordinator to play a crucial role in strengthening local capacity. The role aligns with Global Compact commitments to support and champion the improvement of partnerships with, and capacities of, National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs) and formal Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The Localization Coordinator will ensure the inclusion of NNGOs and local CSOs in existing international coordination fora and chair the CSO Coordination Group. The ongoing localization pilot project and the development of a coordinated localization roadmap will further support the involvement and capacity strengthening of local organizations.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Localization Coordinator is responsible for leading and coordinating localization activities and projects. This includes promoting the inclusion of NNGOs and CSOs in existing international coordination fora, chairing the CSO Coordination Group, and building upon the localization pilot project throughout 2023 and 2024.

Major Responsibilities:

Localization Initiatives

• Develop a timeline and work plan, including setting targets for milestones and accountability measures.

• Continue the mentorship program for selected local CSOs, assist these CSOs in operationalizing the knowledge and skills acquired during the pilot project’s training sessions.

• Oversee LIF’s localization portfolio including continuing relevant efforts from LIF’s pilot initiative. This could include organizing a Training of Trainers for selected individuals from both CSOs and INGOs staff.

• Engage in a series of meetings and workshops with both CSOs and INGOs to develop a comprehensive Libya localization roadmap for 2024-2025 based on the inputs from the consultations.

• Coordinate between LIF Secretariat, LIF members, and other key stakeholders.

• Adhere to LIF policies, guidance, and procedures regarding its members, partners, and beneficiaries.


• Provide support to the CSO Coordination Group by chairing and/or advising the group.

• Understand existing information, tools, best practices, and guidelines, harmonize efforts, and address challenges faced by local CSOs in Libya’s fragmented context.

• Facilitate regular meetings with the CSO Coordination Group members to share knowledge and experiences, foster connections between the members and other relevant stakeholders.

• Analyze the specific challenges faced by local CSOs in Libya’s fragmented context to understand barriers or/and obstacles influencing their operations and adapt strategies accordingly.

• Share regular status updates with the LIF Director, LIF members, the CSO Coordination Group, and other key stakeholders.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: LIF Director

Position directly supervises: N/A

Essential Skills:

• Master’s degree in international relations, political science, development, or another relevant field preferred.

• 5+ years of experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO in a coordination or project management role.

• 2+ years working on localization, or related efforts, or with local NGOs. Experience of working in complex humanitarian situations is preferred.

• Excellent analytical and presentation skills, and fluency and strong writing skills in English. Knowledge of Arabic is a major plus.

• Proven ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

• The ability to set realistic goals, independently identify solutions, and be accountable, dependable, and self-driven.

• Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation, and diplomatic skills.

• Strong computer competency with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other IT skills (at minimum, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

Desired Skills:

• Excellent problem solving, planning, organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

• Works well independently and under limited supervision.

• Innovative and resourceful, with an ability to make solutions work in adverse conditions with limited resources.

• Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection.

• Knowledge of the Libya context or previous experience working in Libya, North Africa, or Middle East.

• Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection.

• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

• Ability to facilitate meetings and trainings.

Standard of Professional Conduct: The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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