National Consultant to provide technical support in Human Rights issues to the Ministry of Human Rights.

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :13-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months.
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 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.


OHCHR and the European Union Delegation in Lebanon have signed an agreement to implement a project entitled “Assisting Lebanon in Implementing UPR and Recommendations Made by Other International Human Rights Mechanisms” aiming at assisting Lebanon in improving its implementation rate of accepted UPR recommendations and enhancing its record in providing timely reports to the treaty bodies. The project seeks to address longstanding gaps within the national legislative and policy framework on human rights protection, the low implementation rate of existing human rights laws and policies and delays in establishing human rights structure.
On 18 December 2016, a new State Minster for Human Rights (MoHR) was appointed within the new cabinet formed under Prime Minister El Hariri. In light of this, OHCHR embraces the cooperation with the MoHR and the important role that it would play in developing and protecting human rights in Lebanon).

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
OHCHR is seeking the services of a national consultant to provide technical support related to human rights to the Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR). The consultant will be based at the MoHR where he/she will provide 4/5 full working days at the MoHR and 1/5 full working day at OHCHR office.
Scope of Work

  • Researches, extracts and compiles basic information and technical data on specific human rights issues relevant to Lebanon;
  • Assists in monitoring human rights developments/issues by collecting, analyzing and compiling materials from multiple sources, e.g., relevant databases, the library and the Internet;
  • Assist in coordinating the establishment and operations of the national mechanism for reporting and follow up and the structuring of the MoHR;
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of relevant computerized databases relevant for the work of MoHR;
  • Prepares a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or diagrams for information and review by senior officers within MoHR;
  • Drafts letters, agenda for meetings, minutes of meetings and information notes in both Arabic and English;
  • Co-ordinates and sets up press briefings, press statements, pamphlets or other public awareness campaigns to educate public on any specific issue;
  • Performs the full range of office management and administrative support functions;
  • Processes all incoming and outgoing correspondence, including highly confidential documents, tracks correspondence and maintains files and records (both paper and electronic);
  • Attends meetings, and monitors follow-up activities;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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


Functional competencies:

  • fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Kindly refer to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice and all related Annexes by visiting the below link:

Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • A first university degree (Bachelor) in law, human rights, social sciences or any related field.

Years of experience:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in research, coordination, and administrative services.

Technical experience:

  • Experience in human rights work in Lebanon is an asset. Experience in working with senior officials is desirable. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations international mechanisms as well as administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations is an asset.

How to Apply:

1. Read the additional information and annexes on teh UNDP lebanon website at

2. 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 the P11, technical proposal, Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and the financial proposal in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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