Long Term Agreement - National Communication Consultant to support in the implementation of the LEPAP communication plan.

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :29-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months.
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 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.


As a follow-up to the Country Environment Analysis completed in June 2011, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the World Bank have initiated the development of “Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project (LEPAP)” which aims at reducing pollution generated by point-source/industrial entities, mainly from effluent discharge and air emissions.
LEPAP will be providing technical assistance and financial facilities, through selected commercial banks, to public and private enterprises to bring their effluent discharges or their air emissions towards compliance with the Environment Protection Law 444. This programme will support enterprises to meet
national environmental standards in a cost-effective manner, including Decree No. 8471/2012 on “Environmental Compliance for Establishments”.
In order to manage the project implementation, the Ministry of Environment has requested the assistance of UNDP to set-up a project that would support the LEPAP programme and work towards strengthening the management of the Environmental Compliance System at the Ministry. The Support to the LEPAP project will be responsible to coordinate the different components and donors of the LEPAP, liaise with the Ministry of Environment and other national stakeholders and move the financial funds forward.
The Project Management Unit (PMU) will be responsible for the technical and day-to-day management of the project, in close collaboration with UNDP and the Ministry of Environment. The PMU will oversee the implantation of project activities on-the-ground, provide technical support to the establishments and ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNDP is seeking a National Communication Consultant (referred to as “Consultant” in the ToR) to support in the implementation of the previously developed LEPAP communication plan under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager. The Consultant will support the LEPAP project to achieve its objectives through raising awareness regarding the project and engaging effectively with the industrial sector and other concerned stakeholders.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Advanced writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic;
  • Computer literacy for Microsoft Office Package or equivalent;
  • Good knowledge and command of social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, etc.);
  • Demonstrated skills in editing news articles, press releases, success stories, newsletters, etc.
  • Communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner;
  • Client oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic; Arabic is a must;
  • Good command of French is an asset.

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:

  • Bachelor degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other closely related field. Master’s degree is an asset;

Years of experience:

  • At least 5 years expertise in communication, journalism, Public Relations or related field;

Technical experience:

  • Experience in implementing communication strategies at a national level is an asset;
  • Experience in working on sustainable/development/environmen.

How to Apply:

1. Read the additional information and annexes on teh UNDP lebanon website at http://www.lb.undp.org/content/lebanon/en/home/operations/procurement/

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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