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Energy Innovation Analyst

  • Added Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 27 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Lebanon
  • City: Beirut
  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
  • Post Level: SB3
    • DUTY STATION: Beirut, with travel to various regions of Lebanon 
    • REPORTS TO: Project Manager 
    • PROJECT REFERENCE: CEDRO 5 – 0118152
    • PAY LEVEL: SC7
    • SOURCE OF FUNDING: European Union
    • START DATE: Immediate


    • Assist the PM in coordinating with existing institutions and/or incubators to enhance energy innovation, entrepreneurships, scale-up activities, and women empowerment  
    • Research the appropriateness of existing innovative business models – internationally – for implementation into the Lebanese EE and RE sectors;
    • Assist in drafting the call for proposals for incubators to coordinate and team up with for the delivery of the training programs and the ‘Energy Hub’;
    • Assist in reaching out to institutions (academic, financial, development, etc…), Energy-Innovation-SMEs and entities to build-up (or support existing) an ‘Energy Hub’ network and partners;
    • Assist in the selection of beneficiaries through the review of the beneficiary application process, evaluation of the applications, and on-site validation of data and information. 
    • Assist in the preparation of technical specifications for international and local consultants and consultancies related to innovation and job creation 
    • Research and maintain an updated database on energy data generated and analyse the information in order to propose innovative approaches, report back on impact and assess potential upscaling and economic development
    • Draft reports on the above-mentioned topics and assist in policy recommendations and papers based on lessons learnt and research
    • Assist PM in liaising with project partners, counterparts, beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries for the proper implementation of the tasks related to innovation, gender and data collection (M&E); 
    • Assist in the monitoring and data collection from the various sites including data management and analysis;
    • Assist in the review of studies and assessments in relation to the project deliverables
    • Support in the training and capacity building workshops that are organized by the project to transfer technology to beneficiaries and counterparts.
    • Ability to interface and maintain a positive relationship with others (team work);
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Good research skills; 
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately; 
    • Knowledge of the entrepreneurship landscape and business development particularly in energy applications
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in energy, environment or energy economics or closely related field
    • Certificates from reputable entities / universities in innovation and entrepreneurship is a plus.
    • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience with a bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience with a master’s degree
    • Knowledge of sustainable energy and renewable energy systems is required 
    • Experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, business development or product design is a plus. 
    • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office applications and relevant computer application is required. 
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. 
    • French is a plus.

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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    Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

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