Provision of Individual Contractor for Mine Action Standards Expert LBN/CO/IC/245/22


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :10-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Crisis Response
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
10-Oct-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :20 working days for a duration of 8 weeks from Contract signature
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 working days for a duration of 8 weeks from Contract signature

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

Since 1998, the Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC) has been managing Humanitarian mine action (HMA) program in Lebanon. Through the year and with the proper dedication it has become one of the best managed mine action centers in the world.

This was a result of contiuous improvement and reassessment in the aim of rendering the program more effective efficient while addressing humanitarian and socio-ecomomic issues.

UNDP has been the lead agency for supporting the Lebanon mine action authority LMAC since February 2010. UNDP Lebanon aims to assist the LMAC to be a national institution that effectively leads and manages mine action functions and responsibilities

UNDP supported LMAC in developing a new strategy for the years 2020-2025.

Despite considerable achievement through the years, LMAC faced equivalently significant challenges that put the Mine Action Community through some trials.

It is evident that the closer Lebanon comes to achieving an Explosive Ordnance (EO) free status, the more important it will be for international donors and the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to define and agree on an end state (end of international financial and technical support). While the end state for Mines is expected to take up to 10 years, LMAC requested an extension of 5 years to the Convention of Cluster Munitions (CCM) thereby setting a deadline for obligations to 2026.

UNDP LMAC project request the support of an HMA expert to develop the exit strategy, which should  define and formulate the desired end state. This desired situation should be articulated with clear outputs and indicators, as the achievements of these agreed outputs will serve as preconditions for when international support should end. Accordingly, a joint exit strategy needs to be agreed upon to ensure a smooth transition to a fully sustainable and nationally owned, managed, and executed HMA program.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will develop an exit strategy that will integrate the next 5 years involvement of all stakeholders. In order to achieve that, the international consultant will undertake the following tasks and activities:

•Present work plan and methodology for the Strategy development

•Conduct a desk review including (at minimum) the following:

-Current strategy 2020-2026

-Exiting strategies of the implementing partners and key donors to HMA in Lebanon,

-Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) database for Lebanon

•Continuously engage with LMAC section heads and senior LMAC staff while working on the strategy.

•Meet all the key HMA actors in Lebanon including but not limited to UN agencies, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and donors.

•Host meetings with relevant stakeholders on core topics; such as residual risk, exit, , CCM completion plan, Landmine survey/clearance, completion plan, and fundraising and encourage the various actors to suggest and formulate outcomes, outputs and activities for the strategy with corresponding indicators, means of verification and assumptions/risks.

•This paper will discuss the different options that the Government of Lebanon has regarding developing a sustainable national capacity (and recommend a solution).

•Prepare a first draft of an exit strategy, including a Logical Framework Matrix (LFA) matrix, incorporating inputs from all the key stakeholders.

•Present the draft Strategy at a workshop and make changes with a view to achieving consensus;

•Finalize the strategy and submit it for validation by LMAC and UNDP.

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


Competencies

Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Cross-cultural working experience;
  • Military background is an asset;
  • Proven knowledge of the HMA programme in Lebanon
  • Prior understanding of the key Mine Action Stakeholders in Lebanon and the context in which they operate.


Required Skills and Experience

The Individual Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications:

Academic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business management, administration or any related field

Years of experience:

  • At least 10 years of proven international experience in Mine Action on an operational, strategic and programming level;
  • At least 3 years of experience in drafting strategies
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in moderating and organizing workshops and seeking consensus;

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 https://jobs.undp.org/.

(i) Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment

(ii) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work

(iii) P11 (Personal History Form) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references, mentioning the references’ e-mails addresses.

(iv)Annex 3 Offeror's Letter

Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm.

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 Three documents.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

ANNEXES

ANNEX I - TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

ANNEX II - INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT AND GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ANNEX III - OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT

 



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