Knowledge Management Specialist / Environmental Reporter - LBN/CO/IC/262/21


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :18-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :35 work-days spread over 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.

In this context, UNDP is seeking the services of a National Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist / Environmental Reporter (referred to as “Individual Consultant (IC)”) to support the LEPAP in identifying, analyzing and disseminating the Project’s lessons learned in a strategic and creative way. The outcomes of this assignment shall be used as a reference by UNDP, MoE and any other funding agency interested in supporting the private sector in reaching environmental compliance, relaunching the lending mechanisms and processing of environmental investments especially compliance related ones.

More specifically, the Consultant will be responsible for determining the main challenges and success stories and developing  knowledge management materials in view of influencing the needed changes and providing the practitioners with the tools they need to conduct better financing and development work.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant(s) will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP LEPAP/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer. During the fulfilment of the tasks under this agreement, the Consultant will ensure regular communication with UNDP and will ensure a timely delivery of the expected outputs and will regularly inform the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the progress as well as any obstacles that might occur.

Under this consultancy, the Consultant(s) is requested to complete the following tasks:

  • Task 1. Assessment of the LEPAP arrangements  
  • Task 2. Preparation of a report on LEPAP experience
  • Task 3. Development and Dissemination of Knowledge Management Materials  

 

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic languages.

Corporate Competencies:

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills

  •  Ability to work under tight deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, economics, knowledge management, organizational learning, or a closely related degree. Master’s is an asset.

II. Years of experience:

At least 12 years of relevant work experience.

III. Technical experience:

 Previous experience in covering topics related to industrial processes, environmental management and pollution abatement or closely related fields;

 Previous experience in covering topics related to private sector financing mechanisms/programmes funded by national and/or international donors and institutions;

 

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all national 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. Technical Proposal,

3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and

4. Financial proposal

 

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=83787  ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.

It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all four (4) documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 



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