International Individual Consultant to support in exploring treatment options and alternative usages of rendering end-products of a poultry slaughterhouse and processing industry in Lebanon.


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :29-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working days spread over a period of 3 months.
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 working days spread over a period of 3 months.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

In order to ensure a smooth transition for Lebanon towards environmental sustainability, the Government of Lebanon, through the Ministry of Environment (MoE) has requested the support of the World Bank (WB) and the Italian Government to establish the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP) as a national initiative to respond to the challenges for promoting the financial and environmental sustainability of the industrial sector in Lebanon.
The LEPAP was initiated by the MoE in 2014 and consists of two main components: (A) Technical
Assistance Component funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and (B)
Investment Component funded by the WB. LEPAP is being implemented by the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) in close partnership with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Banque du
Liban (BDL). The LEPAP aims at reducing industrial pollution in targeted industrial enterprises and will
contribute to strengthening the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the MoE.
Under the technical assistance component, the AICS has approved the allocation of a financial
contribution to UNDP to provide technical assistance to the project’s beneficiaries mainly the MoE and
the concerned industries and to support in the overall management of the project’s activities. These ToRs
relate to the technical assistance component of the project.
UNDP is seeking to recruit an International Expert (referred to as “Individual Consultant (IC)”) to support
the LEPAP in exploring treatment options and alternative usages of rendering end-products of a poultry
slaughterhouse and processing plant in Lebanon (referred to as “Industry”).


Duties and Responsibilities

The scope of work is to provide technical and financial recommendations for the management of the industrial waste described in the previous sector.
The Consultant will have the following responsibilities:
- Review the available documentation related to the Industry’s rendering plant including the environmental and social impact assessment report, the technical design, the testing results, etc.;
- Conduct virtual meetings with the industry’s team and other relevant stakeholders for a good understanding of the challenges currently faced and their needs in terms of technical support;
- Conduct a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the rendering plant operation and more specifically the rendering end-products based on existing laboratory tests and request additional testing, if deemed necessary;
- If additional tests are being requested, provide extensive list of parameters and methodology that needs to be followed;
- Assess the various acceptable usages of poultry rendering end-products in line with international guidelines and best available techniques;
- Advise the Industry on treatment changes and improvements needed to enhance the quality of the rendering end-products in such a way that ensures wider marketing potentials while minimizing investment costs;
- Provide an analysis of the most suitable options for marketing the rendering end-products of the Industry;
- Provide a short feasibility study for each of the explored options, accounting for associated cost estimates and revenues for the industry;
- Draft a list of potential clients and markets of the rendering end-products with a description of their requirements in terms of products quality and quantity;
- Support the industry in negotiating and establishing agreements with at least three national and/or international markets for the rendering end-products.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional competencies:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent analytical, organization and report-writing skills.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agro-Processing Technology, Marketing, Sales or other closely related field.
• PhD degree is an asset.
Years of experience:
• The required minimum years of relevant experience is 15 years.
Technical experience:
- Previous experience in the animal feed processing and pet food manufacturing technologies sectors;
- Good knowledge of the quality and safety guidelines of slaughtering, meat processing and rendering activities;
- Proven experience in conducting feasibility studies;
- Previous experience in marketing/sales of meat and rendering products.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
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