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International Consultant for Provision of services for the assessment of the potential for local fodder production and market opportunities
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days spread over a period of 6.5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days spread over a period of 6.5 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 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. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon. The project is intended to reshape land and natural resource management to (i) alleviate land degradation, (ii) 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 (MoE) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) 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.
It is in this context that the SLMQ project is seeking the services of an international agricultural economist to assess the current local production landscape and market opportunities for fodder for small ruminants.
This consultancy is divided into the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
The tasks mentioned below shall be performed in close cooperation with the UNDP/SLMQ team.It is understood that the Consultant shall perform all the services/work as necessary to fulfill the objectives of the Consultancy Contract.
The agricultural economist is expected to undertake the analysis of current feed industry and draw conclusions on the potential for local manufacturing, investment needs and most adapted practices for the case of Lebanon while identifying legal/regulatory, technical, and financial bottlenecks.
The Consultant is expected to complete the following tasks:
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
How to apply:
Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link:https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65688; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal.