National Legal and Policy Expert to develop rangelands management regulations in Lebanon.

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :28-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :45 working-days over a period of 5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :45 working-days over a period of 5 months


The Global Environment Facility (GEF) – UNDP Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment (SLMQ) Project aims at embedding sustainability considerations in land use planning and development activities in the Qaraoun Catchment. Throughout its components, the project is intended to reshape land and natural resource management to (i) alleviate land degradation, maintain existing ecosystem services and (iii) improve livelihoods in the Qaraoun Catchment.
The project objectives will be achieved by developing institutional tools upstream at national level which will provide the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture as well as related agencies such as the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the Bekaa Governorate, and District Administrations and Municipalities in the districts of Zahle, Rachaya,
and West Bekaa with the know-how, means and mechanisms for promoting sustainable land use as in the best interest of the land owners, farmers and communities as well as the nation.
The implementation of the proposed project will have an immediate environmental benefit, through the increased management efficiency of arable land and rangelands and the expansion of the area under forests through land use plans, buffer zones, and riparian strips. It will also contribute to the restoration of natural productivity and conservation of the habitats of a number of plant and animal species and valuable ecosystems and will secure migratory bird pathways.
Under the above-mentioned project, sustainable grazing management (within and outside forests) will be promoted through improved legislation on the management including monitoring and enforcement.
Within the framework of this project, the UNDP is seeking the services of a legal and policy expert to advise and support the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment in the development of legislation on sustainable rangelands management.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this consultancy is to assess the existing legal framework, propose amendments or further develop it for improved rangelands management in Lebanon.
It is expected that the assignment be executed in close coordination with the Ministries of Agriculture and Environment to incorporate the latest approaches/agendas on natural resources management and legislation in the sector.
This consultancy is divided into the following tasks:

  • Task 1: Desk review of existing legislation and regulatory texts on rangelands management and gap analysis in line with international best practices;
  • Task 2: Policy Brief of legal best practice for rangeland management;
  • Task 3: Drafting of relevant legal articles/sections for incorporation in the Draft Forest Law.


Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic languages. French is an asset;
  • Proven knowledge of the related policies, legal and regulatory frameworks;
  • Excellent communication skills.

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:

  • Law degree in environmental Law or public administration Law or other related fields.


  • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Proven experience in the field of environmental law.
  • Experience in providing quality comprehensive analytical reports.
  • Proven experience working with the public sector.
  • Experience working with multilateral organizations and the UN system preferred.

Language requirements:

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic languages. French 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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