Interpreter Security Sector

Emloyer: CTG Global
Location: Libya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2016

Overview of CTG Global

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position

Strengthening the security sector in fragile and conflict-affected settings is a cornerstone of UNDP’s efforts to achieve sustainable human development, and eradicate poverty. The UNDP Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes this engagement by stressing that the rule of law, justice and security are key for sustainable
development, peace building and state building, especially in settings affected by crisis, conflict, or political transition. Five years after the 17 February 2011 revolution, Libya continues to experience significant political instability, insecurity, and economic disruption.
The Libyan Political Agreement provides the overall framework for the reform of the security sector. The Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord has recognized the importance of security and safety to establish stability in the country. In its Vision and National Program of the Government of National Accord (May 2016) security sector reform emerges as a top priority, i.e. ensuring that security apparatus (army, police, and affiliated security agencies) function in accordance to the law and the best interest of the public. Other related priorities include supporting demobilization and rehabilitation of armed groups, removal of armed groups from residential, civilian, military areas, restoring security particularly over towns and cities as well as pubic structures (airports, water sources, borders, ports, oil field, etc.), plan for disarmament and addressing counter terrorism and illegal immigration.
Establishing a basic degree of security is necessary for the GNA to plan for and implement its overall vision of reducing conflict and achieving prosperity for the population in Libya.

Role objectives

In close collaboration with UNSMIL Security Institutions Division, UNDP Libya has contracted a security sector/core government functions specialist to undertake an assessment that will include:
Phase I
An initial scoping of the security context in Libya, which builds on data collected by UNSMIL with emphasis on highlighting the main political economy challenges, including a mapping of security sector institutions/actors and their formal or informal roles in addressing the challenges
Phase II
An in-depth assessment of security sector actors in Libya as a key component of restoring the basic functionality of core governance institutions in Libya.
The strong emphasis on data gathering and analysis in the assessments make it necessary for the Consultant to have access to high quality interpretation and translation support to complete the assessments with adequate quality.

Expected output

The interpreter will be recruited to assist the consultant complete the Security Sector Assessment. The responsibility of the interpreter will be to:

Collect and translate primary data analysis with formulation of policy recommendations. Specifically, the researcher will provide day to day support to the CGF assessment project with regards to.
Assist in sourcing documents and monitoring reports of program's and projects implemented by other international development partners/with local government agencies
Provide the security sector expert with interpretation and translation service as and when required during the course of the assignment.
Liaison and the conducting of discussion meetings with government and security sector stakeholders.
Organizing and translate focus group discussions with enhanced information gathering to add analytical depth of the assessments.
Deliverable's:
Support the Security Sector Consultant to conduct primary data gathering and translation with formulation of draft policy recommendations completed.
Support the Security Sector Consultant in the coordination and translation/interpretation of focus groups and discussion meetings with relevant security sector stakeholders.
Support the Security Sector Consultant to provide any translation and interpretation services as required for the security sector expert to complete the assessment
Project reporting

This role report to the Security Sector Consultant in consultation with the Project Manager.

Key competencies

A university degree in the English language, linguistics, or other related field of relevance to the assignment.
A minimum of 5 years work experience with translation and interpretation, preferably in post conflict settings.
Experience providing translation and interpretation services related to governance, justice sector, human rights and the security sector in Libya.
Operational implementation experience from bi-lateral and multilateral donor projects
Fluency in Arabic and English.
Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information

To be advised.

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