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  • Organization: IRC
  • Location: Libya
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job title: Country Director Libya
  • Close on:  23 Mar 2023

About Organization

IRC stands for International Rescue Committee, which is a global humanitarian organization that provides assistance to refugees, displaced persons, and vulnerable communities affected by conflicts and disasters around the world.

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The IRC was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein to help refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Since then, it has expanded its reach to provide aid in more than 40 countries worldwide. Its work includes providing emergency assistance such as shelter, food, and water; delivering healthcare services; promoting education; and supporting economic recovery and development.

The organization is headquartered in New York City and has offices and operations in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Uganda, among others. The IRC is funded by governments, private donors, and institutions, and is led by President and CEO David Miliband.

About UN Jobs-Country Director Libya

The IRC Country Director sets the vision and strategic direction for operations in Libya and oversees all programs under development in Tunisia. The Country Director will maintain the continuity of humanitarian, development, stabilization, and peacebuilding support in Libya in alignment with relevant Libyan government authorities, and Libyan civil society, and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Libya and IRC’s Strategy 100, our organization’s strategic plan to guide our work as we approach the 100th anniversary of IRC’s founding in 1933.

The Country Director is responsible for the overall leadership and supervisory management of IRC’s 200 staff as well as all programming, and operations, including program quality and accountability, stewardship of resources, staff safety and security, performance management, and external representation. The Country Director is IRC’s principal representative on behalf of the Libya country program to government officials, non-governmental actors, Libya civil society, donors, international organizations, and the media.

Success in this position requires an individual with exemplary, demonstrated leadership abilities who deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will enjoy contextual analytical skills with an ability to translate the impact of geopolitical events to our day-to-day operations. They will build a network of partnerships and diversify program resources. They will be directly responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the country program; providing oversight and coaching for directly supervised senior managers; leading country program teams to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-quality programs; ensuring efficient management of public grants and private funds for results, compliance, and focused, timely reporting; and oversight of financial management and compliance systems.

UN Jobs-Country Director Libya Requirments


  • A university degree in a relevant field and/or 12 years of progressively responsible international work experience, including leadership at the Country Director level of multi-site, multi-sectoral operations in a complex operating environment.


  • Experience working in conflict/post-conflict or disaster response situations.


Professional fluency in written and spoken English.

• Arabic language skills are a definite advantage.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

• Working knowledge of file sharing protocols such as Dropbox, SharePoint, etc., an advantage.


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