LTA - National GIS Specialist for the Integrated Solid Waste Management Project (ISWM). LBN/CO/IC/68/19

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :05-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :9 months (but no later than 31 March 2020) with a maximum of 135 working-days.
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 months (but no later than 31 March 2020) with a maximum of 135 working-days.


The Energy and Environment Programme of UNDP in Lebanon works on different types of environmental and renewable energy projects with national counterparts and local communities. Work is also underway in support of host communities as a result of the Syrian displaced. Of particular relevance to this TORs are the projects on solid waste management (funded by various donors), construction of irrigation projects, implementation of decentralized renewable energy projects and others.
UNDP also provides support to the Ministry of Environment (MoE) in coordinating the work on solid waste under the social stability component of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) for 2017-2020. This includes updating of information on projects under implementation in the Solid Waste sector, and coordinating amongst the various NGOs, national and international agencies, and the national partners working in the sector.
UNDP is seeking to procure the services of a GIS Specialist to work under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager (PM) on a long-term agreement basis for specific deliverables. The Specialist would provide support in the compilation and analysis of GIS data for the various needs of the projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.1. Compiling data and database set-up

  • Undertaking analysis of data and geographic information as needed to show progress of Energy and Environment projects in various sectors;
  • Provide recommendations to the Project Team on GIS database(s) needs;
  • Creation of information databases (in excel or other existing software) as per the requirements of the project;
  • Cross check data collected in the field and developing dynamic links between Database(s) and GIS data and ensuring regular updates and solving eventual discrepancies;
  • Provide recommendations as to the type, number and needs of each GIS-related activity depending on the type of project.

1.2. Production of maps

  • Ensuring that the produced reports/maps meet the requirements of the Project;
  • Identifying map information needs and accessing map information sources;
  • Preparation, conception and production of maps, including the supervision and monitoring of mapping-related data collection undertaken by the experts/Consultants.


Functional Competencies:

  • Language skills: Proficiency in English and Arabic languages. French is an asset;
  • Good proven command of Database and GIS software (especially ArcGIS, QGIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, Databases and Spreadsheets).

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in, GIS, Management Information Sciences, topography, geography or related field;

Years of experience:

  • 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in environment, development or related fields;

Technical experience:

  • Experience in cartography, spatial analysis;
  • Experience in setting and operating Collector for ArcGIS;
  • Experience with UN or international donor project(s) is an asset;
  • Experience in projects implemented in Lebanon;
  • Experience in environmental, social, development, agriculture or related projects.

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.

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