About UNDP in Libya

UNDP has been active in Libya since 2006. During the revolution and overthrow of the previous regime the former UNDP offices were in May 2011 ransacked, and all international staff was evacuated.

UNDP operations including a new office were quickly re-established. In support of the post-revolution UNSMIL/UNCT UN Agency programming many new UNDP projects were set-up to support the transition including with focus on elections and civic education. Old projects were put on hold, closed or or re-oriented. As a result of the surge in UNDP activities there has been an increase in staffing levels, both national and international, from 15 to almost 40.

The activities are mostly supported with donor funding, and execution modalities shifted from NIM to DEX (with many projects from before the revolution still from NIM).

The focus of UNDP in Libya is to translate its Strategic Plan into a new CPD with concrete programming with sufficient staffing. National staff is seen as a key strength of office. In addition further focus will be on resource mobilization in collaboration with the Government of Libya and donors.

>> See also UNDP in Libya past programming

What do we want to accomplish?

UNDP Libya has defined five main outcomes in its Country Programme Document (CPD):

  • Libyans participate actively in the democratic transition of their nation
  • Central and local government authorities are strengthened to provided better services
  • Libya successfully manages its transition to a state founded on Rule of Law
  • Livelihoods opportunities and economic recovery enhanced
  • National environmental management systems strengthened

How do we work?

UNDP in Libya partners with various governmental actors, non-governmentals organizations, civil societies, the private sector, UN agencies and other organizations. The decision makers vary according to the projects and the efforts it entails.

The Resident Representative and the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Libya collaborate with these following actors in the decision making processes:

National institutions:

  • High National Electoral Commission
  • General National Congress
  • National Transitional Council
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Planning
  • Ministry of Interior
  • Ministry of Culture and Civil Society
  • High Judicial Council
  • High Judicial Institute
  • Judicial Police
  • Fact-finding and Reconciliation Commission

International institutions:

Current Staff Count for Libya

Contract TypeSub Total
Service Contract 13
UN Volunteers 1
UNDP Staff 19
Total 33

The UNDP Libya Country Office are the following team:

UNDP senior Management

Ali H. Al-Zatari - DSRSG/RC/RR/HC

Noura Hamladji - Country Director

Operations and Programme 

Ermira Basha, HR/Operations Specialist

Momenat Alkhateeb, Programme Finance Specialist

Saqib Aziz, Procurement Analyst

Dinesh Divkota, Finance Analyst  

UNDP Programme Team
Amal El Moghrabi - Programme Analyst

Project Team

Aleksandar Mihajlov, Operations Manager, LEAP project  
Shuhub Najib, Training Specialist, LEAP project  

Linda Al-Bairmani, Interpret/translation specialist, LEAP project  

Osama Mansour, Finance Assistant, LEAP project

Nora Ellafi,  Admin Assistant, LEAP project  

Alla Almasri, Admin Assistant, CSI project  

Hanin Elhamdi, project office, Assistance to Building Constitution (ABC)

Adel Ghandor, Project Assistant, Assistance to Building Constitution (ABC)

Abdoulmoniem Eshaafi, Project assistant, Support to Civic Engagement in Libya’s Transition (SCELT)

Mohammed Salih. Project Coordination Specilaist, Political Dialogue

UNDP Operations Team
Ghada Zeineddine - Operations Manager
Sabah Gebali - Finance Associate
Hussam Baggar - Procurement Assistant
Mounia Saleh - HR Associate
Mustafa Azzabi - ICT Assistant
Eman Esgheir Jalal - Finance Assistant

Mohammed Ben Taleb, Security Officer

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