National Occupational Therapist

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :01-Jul-19 (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.


The Lebanon Mine Action Center of the Lebanese Army and UNDP are interested in providing socio-economical support to mine survivors and their families who have been identified to be in need of such services. UNDP project will be providing extensive Job Seekers training for affected mine victims, and assisting them in finding jobs/employment opportunities, as well as following up with them in their workplace, home as well as their daily life activities. Objectives include providing social intervention, evaluating their needs and capacities, capacity building, training, employment opportunities, and follow up so that they are equipped with: • Better living conditions • Understanding of personal needs
• Enhanced capacities • Enhanced social skills • Confidence to apply for a job and execute a job interview • Adapted environment and living space • Better understanding from their families and live in partners • Relevant Job opportunities • Determination to excel in what they do and aim to do
In this context, UNDP is requiring the services of an Occupational Therapist to provide capacity building sessions to 25 mine survivors and their families in order to be employed and included in work fields.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will implement the following tasks, but not be limited to: ? Conduct meetings with 25 identified beneficiaries (mines survivors and their families) to brief them about the intervention; ? Conduct individual interviews with all beneficiaries (mines survivors and their families) to assess (1) their physical and health situations, (2) their technical, educational and qualifications capacities, and (3) identify their capacity needs to be enrolled in the workplace environment; ? Develop the needs assessment report and the capacity building plan including objectives, tools, topics, activities and sessions’ schedule; the capacity building sessions should be 2 full days’ sessions per week and for 4 consecutive weeks; the sessions should also include parental communication, reorganizing relationship, stabilize emotional environment, etc. ? Implement the capacity building sessions as per the approved plan; the sessions will be provided in Mount Lebanon area. (The location of the sessions will be provided by UNDP on a later stage. The consultant will be responsible for delivering the sessions only and all costs related to the implementation other than the venue costs and transportation of beneficiaries participating in these sessions.). The consultant shall ensure the engagement of persons with physical and functional limitations and their families in the identification and analysis of barriers to Inclusion; ? Develop a Training module and provide 2 full days training for selected companies’ personnel after completion of the direct intervention with beneficiaries. The objectives of these trainings are to engage these companies to employ the beneficiaries and train them for a smoother inclusion; ? Monitor and evaluate the employment of beneficiaries with selected companies and the outcome of the intervention; Produce a final report including full process, challenges faced, lessons learned, suggestions and recommendations for future direction.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent written communication skills. • Command of Arabic and English languages.

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:

  • Advanced University degree in Occupational Therapy.

Years of experience:

  • 5 years of proven experience in the field of occupational therapy in general, disability and inclusion specifically.
  • Cross-cultural working experience and direct contact, working one on one sessions with individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting capacity building trainings.
  • Proven experience in direct intervention with companies regarding adaptation and accessibility.
  • Previous experience in conducting inclusion training for public and private sector.

ow to apply:
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 all of the following documents:

1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all four (4) documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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