Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
The 18-month Libyan Electoral Security Planning and Implementation (LESPI) project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, will provide skills building, mentoring, and public outreach with the goal of strengthening the ability of security actors to effectively prevent, mitigate, or de-escalate electoral security threats at both the national and local levels.
Creative Associates seeks Electoral Security Facilitators to support the LESPI project in Libya on a part-time basis. The Electoral Security Facilitators will lead trainings for electoral security stakeholders. They will consult with and provide a broad range of technical assistance to the project s stakeholders. The Electoral Security Facilitators will be based in Tripoli and will travel to Tunisia and other regions of Libya as needed to conduct trainings and provide technical assistance.
Reporting & Supervision:
This position will report to the Chief of Party (COP).
• Assess the electoral security environment in Libya.
• Build key electoral stakeholders capacity to provide and oversee national and local election security mechanisms and support monitor and track incidents throughout the electoral process.
• Support the development and implementation of national and local electoral security plans and the establishment of a joint election operations center for upcoming electoral events.
• Participate in training workshops on electoral security in Tunisia.
• Conduct electoral security assessments in collaboration with electoral security stakeholders.
• Support the COP and the Senior Electoral Security Advisor in the development of training curricula and materials for use in Libya;
• With support from the COP and the Senior Electoral Security Advisor, lead a series of trainings on electoral security administration and analysis, and the use of mapping and media monitoring platforms for national and regional electoral security stakeholders;
• Assist electoral security actors in formulating and refining protocols and standard operating procedures, national and local security plans and strategies, and a strategic communications plan;
• Provide day-to-day technical assistance and mentoring to national and local electoral security actors to support the establishment of a joint election operations center and the implementation of electoral security plans and strategic communications plans; and
• Review incident reports and other data and assist with the drafting of electoral risk advisories and weekly incident reports.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Bachelor s degree in a relevant field;
• A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience including work experience related to electoral processes and/or the security sector;
• In depth understanding of the role and mandate of government stakeholders and nonstate groups in Libya;
• Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance, including designing and leading trainings;
• Ability to work effectively and professionally with high-level government and security sector officials, civil society organizations, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
• Experience with coalition building and collaboration with multiple stakeholders;
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills;
• Fluency in Arabic;
• Willingness and ability to travel to Tunisia and throughout Libya as needed for project activities; and
• Work eligibility in Libya required.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
• Proficiency in English;
• Experience engaging women, youth, and minority groups to ensure their inclusion; and
• Experience with technology, including mapping platforms such as Ushahidi.