National Research Assistant (2 candidates will be selected).

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :12-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :4 Months.
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 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.


The Arab Development Portal (ADP) is an initiative of the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions (CG) to create a knowledge platform, which promotes timely and high quality knowledge sharing and cooperation, to generate opportunities for development and stimulate informed discussion on development issues among stakeholders, practitioners and citizens. By having access to and effectively using knowledge resources, individuals, firms and communities can improve their individual and collective well-being, thereby contributing to overall economic development. However, data and resources on development issues in the Arab World can be out of date, of irregular reliability, and are often fragmented across multiple international, regional and local sources. In addition, there are significant opportunities for enhancing the transfer of global and regional knowledge to and within the Arab World on development issues, including best practices. To address these gaps, the Heads of Institutions of the Coordination Group launched the Arab Development Portal (ADP) initiative to
improve the scope, depth, reliability, availability and use of high quality development information to support development progress in the Arab World. The primary target audiences for the ADP include decision-makers in the public sector, private sector, academia, media and civil society with an active interest in development efforts in the Arab World. The ADP aims to (1) provide access to credible data produced by international and regional organizations as well as national statistical offices, (2) serve as a research and knowledge repository for knowledge producers and users, and (3) act as an interactive platform for communities and interest groups. Besides data, users have access to a large library of publications by different publishers and blogs written by experts on different topics.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) has launched the ADP online on 25 April 2016. Within the scope of this project, UNDP-RBAS is seeking to engage the services of a qualified research assistant to contribute to the background research and the regular process of updating the ADP database.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will report directly to the Project Manager and is required to exhibit his or her full-time commitment to the ADP Project:

  • Contribute to the background research and writing of brief thematic and country reports in English and Arabic;
  • Edit required research documentation in both English and Arabic;
  • Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results;
  • Update ADP national and international datasets;
  • Verify and contribute to the well-functioning of the backend of the data portal;
  • Perform descriptive statistical analyses of data;
  • Review translated material (En-Ar and Ar-En);
  • Assist in organizing thematic focus groups, workshops and trainings;
  • Develop new social media content and check content for accuracy, ensuring that it complies with copyright and privacy regulations;
  • Perform any other substantive task that might be requested by the Project manager.

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


Functional Competencies:

  • Proven ability to multi-task and to deliver qualitative input under high pressure; 
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team; 
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a multicultural environment.

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 minimum of 6 months of relevant work experience.

Years of experience:

  • Experience in analytical work related to socio-economic development of Arab countries;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Experience with statistical analysis and development indicator.

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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