National LED Lighting Inspection and Retrofit Consultant

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :22-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :35 working days spread over 5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :35 working days spread over 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 COVID-19 pandemic came at a time when Lebanon was already under an unprecedented shock due to the socio-economic-financial crisis and the Syrian refugee crisis. This pandemic is a health, humanitarian and development crisis that is threatening to leave deep social, economic and political scars for years to come, particularly in countries such as Lebanon already weighed down by fragility, poverty and conflict. UNDP is responding to a growing volume of requests from countries to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable, and Lebanon is one of them.

It is also imperative to assist Lebanese public health care institutions that are tasked to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic to become more cost-effective, more comfort-related, environmentally responsible, especially with respect to energy-use. Interventions that ease the cost pressures, increase reliability, and improve the environmental performance of energy provision will impact positively on the health of the Lebanese and refugee population in which they provide health care services for.

Funded by KfW Bankengruppe and in coordination with the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, the Response to the impact of COVID-19 in Lebanon will work on several activities, including Activity 1.3 “Implementing solar for health initiatives”. Sustainable energy interventions will be designed and implemented to target 10 public sector hospitals that were selected in different regions of Lebanon under the Ministry of Public Health Phase 1 plan for COVID-19 response.

Duties and Responsibilities

As part of the Solar for Health project, 3 of the shortlisted hospitals will require LED lighting inspection and the 7 remaining hospitals will require a complete LED lighting retrofit. The LED lighting retrofit shall comply with the ANSI/IES RP-29-16 (Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities) recommendations.

The tasks that are to be expected from the consultant are:

  • Task 1. Collect needed data and information on the ten (10) sites, including thorough site visits to each of the ten selected public hospitals that are spread across the Lebanese territory in order to form a preliminary outlook on the status of the existing LED lighting, the required LED retrofit (quantity, lamps per fixture, type of lamps, wattage, location of fixtures) and the circuitry quality (namely voltage and frequency).
  • Task 2. Complete detailed lighting design (using lighting design software such as DIALux / RELUX) per type of areas (patient room, circulation areas, emergency rooms, ICUs, surgery rooms, etc…) clearly showing the type, capacity, illuminance etc… of the LED lighting. Draft the full detailed bidding documents complete with schedule, Bill of Quantities and technical specifications (for replacement / maintenance or retrofit), evaluation criteria, and disposal plan for existing lamps/fixtures.
  • Task 3. Assist the UNDP team in the evaluation of all the offers submitted in accordance with the criteria and evaluation form set in Task 2.


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


Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English language.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Good analytical and report-writing skills
  • Commitment to team and cross-disciplinary work
  • Emphasis on delivery of results and reacts well to constructive criticism

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in Lighting design, Energy studies or related field is a plus.
  • Professional certification in Lighting design / Lighting calculations is a plus.


Years of Experience:

  • Overall relevant experience in lighting design and installation of at least 5 years*


Technical Experience:

  • Overall relevant experience in lighting design and installation of at least 5 years*
  • Technical experience in lighting design and supply in hospitals
  • Experience in software related to engineering and lighting design (e.g. AutoCAD, Dialux…)
  • Experience in preparation of tender document and elaboration of technical specifications*
  • Experience in working with UNDP or other local or international non-governmental organizations on lighting design and/or implementation*.


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.

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.

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