International Industrial Wastewater Sludge Expert

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Beirut, Lebanon 🇱🇧


In order to ensure a smooth transition for Lebanon towards environmental sustainability, the Government
of Lebanon, through the Ministry of Environment (MoE) has requested the support of the World Bank
(WB) and the Italian Government to establish the Lebanon Environmental Pollution Abatement Project
(LEPAP) as a national initiative to respond to the challenges for promoting the financial and environmental
sustainability of the industrial sector in Lebanon.
The LEPAP was initiated by the MoE in 2014 and consists of two main components: (A) Technical
Assistance Component funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), and (B)
Investment Component funded by the WB. LEPAP is being implemented by the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) in close partnership with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and Banque du
Liban (BDL). The LEPAP aims at reducing industrial pollution in targeted industrial enterprises and will
contribute to strengthening the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the MoE.
Under the technical assistance component, the AICS has approved the allocation of a financial contribution to UNDP to provide technical assistance to the project’s beneficiaries mainly the MoE and the concerned industries and to support in the overall management of the project’s activities. These ToRs relate to the technical assistance component of the project.
UNDP is seeking to recruit an International Expert (referred to as “Individual Consultant (IC)”) to develop guidelines for the management of sludge resulting from the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) implemented in small and medium industrial enterprises. The objective of this assignment is to ensure that human health and the environment are strictly protected from any negative impacts of industrial sludge management. The outcomes of this assignment shall be used by the MoE as a reference document to regulate the treatment, reuse and disposal of industrial sludge.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the UNDP LEPAP/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer. During the fulfilment of the tasks under this agreement, the Consultant will ensure regular communication with UNDP and will ensure a timely delivery of the expected outputs and will regularly inform the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the progress as well as any obstacles that might occur.

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


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent analytical, organization and report-writing skills.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering or other closely related field.
• PhD degree is an asset.
Years of experience:
• The required minimum years of relevant experience is 15 years.
Technical experience:
– A minimum of 15 years in the design, operation and management of sanitation and wastewater treatment projects;
– A minimum of 7 years of experience in the management of industrial wastewater treatment;
– A minimum of 10 years of experience in sludge management including treatment, reuse and disposal, preferably sludge resulting from industrial facilities;
– Proven experience in resources recovery and reuse.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all international 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. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
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 documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.