Project Manager CASH – Tunisia/Libya At CESVI – Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus


Cesvi has been operating in Libya since 2011 as the first Italian NGO to take action, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, through humanitarian projects in Cyrenaica and Tripolitania. Nowadays Cesvi is one of best positioned NGOs in Libya, active in the coordination of various sector working groups – in particular protection – with a diverse donors’ portfolio, serving all vulnerable target populations.

In detail, Cesvi has been implementing programs supporting mixed migrants, IDPs and vulnerable host communities through service provision and support to CSO. This includes center-based and outreach protection activities (including child protection and GBV), warehouse management, non-food distributions, awareness-raising activities, psychosocial support, referrals to external services, cash assistance and non-formal education, community development and social inclusion at local level.

Current staff: 18 staff in Tunis, 170 staff in Libya.

Current projects:

– UNHCR: Protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees and asylum seekers (Tripoli)

– ECW: Education Cannot wait consortium providing education for children in Libya (Tripoli)

– EU-DG NEAR: PEERS II: Protection Enabling Environment and Resilience Services (Misrata)

– EU-DG NEAR CSO: Strengthen the capacity of CSOs and informal groups in the South and East of Libya (East and South)

– EU-DG NEAR: Youth centred dialogue for promoting peace and justice in Libya (national)

– AICS: Al Saha: Improving health services and psychosocial support for children in Libya (Sebha and Kufra)

CESVI is also one of the main actors responding to the Derna flood crisis; more specifically, CESVI has recently established a base in Shahat, in the Mantika of Derna, to implement:


2) child protection activities

3) CVA (cash and vouchers assistance)


The collaboration will start in November 2023.

The primary duty station will be the Country Office in Tunis, with regular missions to Derna/East Libya (50% of the time), visa allowing.

Under the supervision of the Emergency Coordinator, the Project Manager CASH is responsible for the overall management of the cash component of CESVI Derna response, in close coordination with transversal roles supporting this project: Technical Unit, Area Administration, Operations, Security and MEAL staff.

· Ensure that project activities are implemented on time and according to the approved project documentation

o Definition and implementation of project activities, ensuring that project activities are implemented on time and according to the approved project document

o Monitoring of project activities and identification of necessary amendment.

o Coordination with Emergency Coordination, for projects implemented in the same area to avoid duplication and overlapping and promote synergy of intervention

o Ensuring the correct filing of project documentation

o Financial management, procurement procedures and purchases related to the assigned projects, in collaboration with the local administrator and under the supervision of the HQ accountants for the correct allocation of costs.

o Management of project donors’ relations, in coordination with the HoM

o Drafting of reports and submission of documentation to the donor (through the HQ when necessary) ensuring the achievement of the expected results foreseen in the project document for the related period

o Ensure proper filling of project documents

o Management of the relation with project’s stakeholders, involving the SMT when strategic for Cesvi work in the country

o Contribute to the definition of the internal procedures manual

o Efficient management of the office, goods and means

o Coordination with HQ and SMT for visibility activities related to the assigned projects

· Human Resources management

o Coordination of Cesvi staff assigning specific tasks and objectives to ensure the achievement of the goal of the project, according to MoU provisions.

o Local staff selection and training according to the project’s activities and in compliance with applicable procedures and safe recruitment procedure

o Direct coordination of project’s staff in agreement with the HoM recommendations, ensuring alignment with administrative and security matters

· Implementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA

o Ensuring compliance with Cesvi Safeguarding Policies and full implementation of Safeguarding measures within his/her area of responsibility throughout the projects activities

o Local mapping on legal, social welfare and safeguarding/child protection arrangements and local pathways for referral

o Preliminary assessment of potential safeguarding risks and periodical review

o Development of project complaints and feedback mechanisms (PCFM) in accordance with Cesvi PCFM Guidelines

o Development of adequate tools for communicating with children/adults at risk and communities on safeguarding risks and safeguarding concerns reporting mechanisms

o Organization of adequate capacity building, training, mentoring and advice to project staff, partners, volunteers and other associates

o Local staff performance appraisal with relation to ethical and relevant standards

· Development of Cesvi presence in the country

o Participation in sectorial clusters, CVA

o Support in analysis and needs assessments for new projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Postgraduate degree preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of program management experience.
  • Prior work in Libya or security-sensitive environments.
  • Willingness to work in remote, changing security conditions.
  • Commitment to gender equality and mainstreaming.
  • Proficient in project cycle management.
  • Skilled in report writing and proposal contributions.
  • Experienced in community engagement and program design.
  • Proficient in remote management and training.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, and diplomatic skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and adaptable.
  • Networking and partnership-building capabilities.
  • Ability to handle pressure and promote collaboration.
  • High IT proficiency (Office package).
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).


  • Expertise in protection integrated cash assistance and mentoring.
  • Collaboration with CSOs and local NGOs.
  • Arabic language skills.


CESVI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.

CESVI commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.


CESVI pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure. Such assessment is done by the Occupational Doctor of the Organisation, who will also examine the vaccination coverage, including the anti-Covid19 vaccination.

Please note: due to the high number of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their applications.


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