National Wastewater Expert

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :02-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :30 work-days spread over a maximum of 4 calendar months
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 work-days spread over a maximum of 4 calendar 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 project aims to enable Lebanon to prepare, produce and disseminate its Third Biennial Update Report (BUR) and Fourth National Communication to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to fulfill Lebanon’s commitments as a Non-Annex 1 Party to the Convention. The reports present the country’s GHG inventory, implemented sectoral mitigation actions that are contributing in reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, in addition to the main barriers for fulfilling Lebanon’s reporting requirements.

In 2019, Lebanon’s 3BUR was submitted to UNFCCC, reporting the national Greenhouse gas emissions from the period 1994-2015. The inventory was prepared using for the first time the 2006 IPCC guidelines, which included changes in some emission factors and parameters. The 3BUR also updated the wastewater mitigation actions implemented in Lebanon, the support received and needed as well as the main gaps and constraints for capacity building needs. Lebanon is currently preparing its Fourth National Communication (4NC) to be submitted in October 2021.

The purpose of this consultancy is to 1) review and update the GHG inventory for the wastewater sector for the years 2016-2019 taking into consideration the methodological changes of the IPCC guidelines and the new activity data available; 2) update the list of mitigation actions and plans for the wastewater sector for the period 2016-2019 and 3) develop/update emission reduction scenarios for 2030 and 2050, in line with Lebanon’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Duties and Responsibilities

General tasks

The tasks mentioned below shall be performed in close cooperation with the UNDP climate change team and the Ministry of Environment. The Consultant should perform the below-mentioned tasks.

  • Task 1: Preparation of the GHG emission inventory for wastewater treatment and discharge (period 2016-2019)
  • Task 2: Compilation of information related to mitigation action from wastewater treatment (period 2016-2019)
  • Task 3: Preparation of the mitigation options analysis for wastewater treatment and discharge


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


Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English and Arabic languages.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrable analytical skills, such as an extensive list of publications, etc.;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as ability to establish and maintain good relationship with stakeholders;
  • Excellent facilitation skills; and
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications

  • University degree (at the Masters level) in environment or civil, industrial engineering or closely related fields. PhD will be considered as an asset.

Years of Experience:

  • Local relevant experience of not less than 10 years;

Technical Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in wastewater management in Lebanon and national related policies
  • Previous experience in preparation of studies, reviews, sectoral recommendations
  • Knowledge of IPCC GHG calculations model and guidelines is a plus


How 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

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link: ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
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