LTA National Communications & Outreach 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   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :24 months with a maximum of 200 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :24 months with a maximum of 200 working days

Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in support of the Ministry of Energy and Water, has initiated the implementation of the CEDRO 5 project, funded by the European Union (EU). The CEDRO 5 project is implemented in partnership with the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), The Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), and the Internatioanal Renewable Energy Credits (I-REC) Institution.

The European Commission (EC) is encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Lebanon to support a clean energy transition. The overall aim of the EC is to address job creation and growth in support of Lebanon's economy, in line with the first priority sector of the Single Support Framework for EU Support to Lebanon (2017-2020), while supporting Climate Change Mitigation in Lebanon. The specific objective is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation in support of Lebanon's clean energy transition and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the energy sector. The EC proposes the gradual shift towards a clean energy transition (gradual phasing out from fossil fuels by switching to renewable energy sources) and circular economy principles, paving the way for (1) tapping into the potential for green jobs and growth (in particular in the energy sector), (2) alleviating financial and economic burden of the current energy system on the various sectors and sub-sectors of Lebanon, (3) facilitating access to financing, and (4) improving the linkages amongst green entrepreneurship, small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), industries and research/technology centers. 

The UNDP in Lebanon is seeking to recruit a National Communication and Outreach Consultant for CEDRO 5 project to ensure proper communication of the project’s activities in line with the project objectives and communication plan agreed with the EU and in full coordination with the EU.


Duties and Responsibilities

UNDP is seeking a National Communication and Outreach Consultant to support in the improvement and implementation of the previously developed CEDRO 5 communication plan under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Manager. A summary of the CEDRO 5 communication plan can be found in Annex 1. The Consultant will support the CEDRO project to achieve its objectives through raising awareness regarding the project and engaging effectively with the project partners (ALI, LGBC, and I-REC), the EU Delegation to Lebanon’s communication team, the hired consultants of the EU on all EU project related communication activities, other EU funded projects in climate change and energy, in addition to different commercial and industrial sector institutions, and other concerned stakeholders..

The Consultant will have but will not be limited to the following responsibilities:

  1. Update the communication and outreach strategy of CEDRO 5
  2. Design and Dissemination of Outreach material
  3. Assistance with Visual Media

 

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


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Advanced writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic; French is an asset

Corporate Competencies:

  • Computer literacy for Microsoft Office Package or equivalent.
  • Good knowledge and command of social media tools and platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.);
  • Demonstrated skills in editing and writing news articles, press releases, success stories, newsletters, etc.
  • Basic or intermediate knowledge of design applications such as Adobe or, In-Design, Photoshop.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

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

II. Years of experience:

  • At least 8 years’ expertise in communication, journalism, Public Relations or related field;

III. Technical experience:

  • Experience in designing implementing and monitoring communication strategies at a national level; as well as scoping key messages and target audiences.
  • Experience in working on sustainable development, environmental, energy or climate change projects.
  • Experience and good network with national media and social media

 

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: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65814 ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
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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