Lebanon nationals: Expert for developing a tender document for planning and implementing an Environmental Training Programme for municipalities under LCRP 2017-2020

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Beirut, , LB

Background

This assignment builds upon a key initiatives supported by the different Governmental institutions in Lebanon as well as the international agencies supporting Lebanon’s efforts under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP).
More specifically, it responds to Lebanon’s environmental situation which is showing alarming degradation trends and which are aggravated by the Syrian conflict.
The ToRs build upon the initial support of the European Union and UNDP to MoE which conducted an “Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict (EASC)” in 2014 and identified the incremental impacts of the Syrian crisis. The EASC provided a baseline of the incremental impacts of the Syrian
conflict on the environment, and assessed 4 main sectors, namely solid wastes, water and wastewater, air quality in addition to land use and ecosystems.
This EASC has also confirmed that municipalities and unions of municipalities are bearing a large responsibility in addressing the consequences of hosting Syrian refugees in their cities and villages. Meetings conducted with unions of municipalities and municipalities unanimously validated that hosting an additional population in their localities has led to expending almost 70% of the municipal budget to address public services, including O&M, while the remaining budget is spent on security issues.
The ToRs build upon on-going efforts within the frameworks of the Lebanese Host Communities Support Project (LHSP) conducted by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) to implement activities aiming at building the capacities of the communities affected by the Syrian Crisis, increasing stability, alleviating tension and preventing conflict through the creation of job opportunities and the provision of basic services.
In order to translate the recommendation of the EASC report into local action, and ensure an active role of the concerned municipalities and unions of municipalities in addressing the environmental pressure caused by the Syrian conflict, the MoE, with the support of the EU has developed a “ Practical Guide for Municipalities to Enhance Environmental Management” and which provides technical recommendations to municipalities for responding to key environmental challenges at the local level, including those caused by the Syrian crisis.
The Guide follows the structure of the EASC and covers 6 sectors namely:

  • Solid waste management;
  • Water management;
  • Wastewater management;
  • Air quality;
  • Land use and ecosystem management;
  • Environmental Governance.

It should be noted that throughout this ToRs, the reference to municipalities should cover both municipalities as well as unions of municipalities.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop a detailed tender document for planning and implementing an environmental training programme for 300 municipalities under LCRP 2017-2020.
The expert should take into account the technical background with regards to the environmental situation at local level in Lebanon in light of the Syrian crisis as well as on-going planning process for responding to the Syrian crisis under the LCRP 2017-2020.
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference

 
Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Communication: proven communication skills (written and spoken) and ability to prepare clear reports and technical assessments;
  • Computer literacy: Word processing, spreadsheets.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Kindly refer to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice and all related Annexes by visiting the below link:

http://www.lb.undp.org/content/lebanon/en/home/operations/procurement/

Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete

 
Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Education: Master degree in public administration or related fields.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in development and administration or related fields (knowledge in environmental management is a plus);
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of training programmes for municipalities based on in-depth institutional and capacity assessments;
  • Demonstrated expertise in organizing consultation meetings and events;
  • Proven experience of working in Lebanon with municipalities and central Governments as well as donors.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English.

Kindly refer to the Individual Consultant Procurement Notice and all related Annexes by visiting the below link:

http://www.lb.undp.org/content/lebanon/en/home/operations/procurement/

Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete


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