LTA National GIS Specialist - LBN/CO/IC/107/20

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :17-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :150 workdays spread over three years
Expected Duration of Assignment :150 workdays spread over three years


The project seeks land degradation neutrality (LDN) in mountain lands by rehabilitating degraded land and preventing further degradation.  It will do this initially at the pilot scale to gain the necessary skills and know-how as well as confidence, before it can be up-scaled and replicated post-project comprehensively.  The pilot areas will be the mountain ranges in the Cazas of Jbeil and Akkar. The project duration is five years.

Rehabilitation practices will be tested for technical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and benefits in the agriculture, mountain pastures and forestry sectors, the quarrying sector, and the eco-tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.  Prevention will be achieved through comprehensive land use planning and the monitoring for compliance with set conditions and their enforcement.  

There will be clarification of roles and enhancement of capacities particularly at local government level. The institutional and regulatory context will be reviewed, updated and strengthened so as to prevent new degradation of forests, rangelands and agricultural lands.  The project will aim for a robust, comprehensive and appropriate legal framework which will assess biodiversity and key ecosystem goods and services to inform permitting decisions.

Ultimately, the key to achieving LDN is in making the most effective land use planning decisions and in implementing and upscaling these together with appropriate restoration measures – which is reflected in the three Outcomes of the project which are:

Outcome 1: Degraded mountain land in selected mountain districts of northern Lebanon identified, rehabilitated and restored

Outcome 2: Mountain lands managed sustainably to prevent degradation

Outcome 3:  Project monitoring and evaluation, communication, knowledge management and financial mechanisms for the dissemination and replication of the results of the project with the aim of achieving land degradation neutrality 

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 GIS Specialist would provide support in the compilation and analysis of GIS data for the various needs of the project

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  1. Compiling data and database set-up
  2. Production of maps



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


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic languages. French is an asset

Corporate Competencies:

  • Good proven command of Database and GIS software (especially ArcGIS, QGIS, GPS, Remote Sensing, Databases and Spreadsheets)

Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in, GIS in addition to a background in agriculture, forestry, land use planning or related field;


II. Years of experience:

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


III. 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 monitoring of forest and rangeland management;
  • Experience in environmental, agriculture forest and rangeland or similar projects


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 
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.

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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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