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Project Manager and Energy Advisor

  • 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: SB5
    • DUTY STATION: Beirut, with frequent travel to the various regions in Lebanon
    • REPORTS TO: Energy & Environment Programme Manager
    • PROJECT REFERENCE: CEDRO 5 (00118152) and SE4S (00116354) 
    • PAY LEVEL: SC-11
    • SOURCE OF FUNDING: European Union
    • START DATE: Immediate

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Lebanon, with funding from the European Union (EU), has initiated the the CEDRO 5 project, in partnership with the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), the Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), and the Internatioanal Renewable Energy Credits (I-REC) Institution. 

    • Responsible for the overall management of the project activities and staff, including international and local consultants and contractors, to ensure the delivery of quality outputs.
    • Develop detailed projects’ work plans, budget breakdowns and schedules on an annual and quarterly basis;
    • Manage local project teams and resources;
    • Coordinate all project activities with relevant stakeholders and partners including the Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanese Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Industry and others as needed; 
    • Draft technical and financial progress reports to the project board including UNDP, the donor and national government as requirement.
    • Provide adhoc support services and manage any issues that may arise during the project, flagging this to the project board as needed.
    • Draft terms of reference for local short-term and long-term consultants and consultancies on projects’ needs with the guidance of UNDP and assist in the recruitment and evaluations processes based on UNDP procedures;
    • Supervise and follow-up on all projects’ deliveries and executions at the different sites;
    • Ensure smooth and successful implementation of the various projects’ activities 
    • Review and approve all technical needs assessment and national/international bidding documents in close coordination with UNDP;
    • Assist in the entire procurement process for the services / equipment;
    • Proactively inform the project board of projects’ risks along with mitigation measures;
    • Integrate the projects’ results and findings, with the assistance of the technical backstopping agencies procured for each project into the national sustainable energy strategies and policies
    • Provide upstream policy and technical advice to the Ministry of Energy and Water, Industry and LAF and UNDP on sustainable energy (RE and EE) issues
    • Integrate the project results and findings within other ministerial strategies and policies;
    • Identify and link to related ongoing activities within other institutions and encourage collaboration and synergies.
    • Foster strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to move the renewable energy programme forward;
    • Prepare any follow-on project proposals as per the needs identified by UNDP/donor;
    • Mobilise resources for the climate change portfolio through funding agencies and the government
    • Represent UNDP as requested in relevant national seminars, meetings of work groups and panels, and project periodic evaluation and review meetings in this thematic area.
    • Liaise with project partners, counterparts, beneficiaries, and potential beneficiaries to ensure proper dissemination of project outcomes and results 
    • Lead in various communication and networking activities to highlight project outcomes and ensure donor and UNDP visibility 
    • Ability to assume responsibility and to lead the work of others;
    • Ability to interface and maintain a positive relationship with others;
    • Ability to motivate team members;
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as research skills; 
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately; 
    • Willing to travel regularly to the project sites across the various Lebanese regions; 


    • Bachelor or Masters  degree in sustainable energy, energy policy and/or technology and or economics, energy engineer or any other related field. PhD is a plus.
    • Minimum 11 years of relevant work experience in similar context with a bachelor’s degree or 8 years with a master’s degree. 
    • Project management experience is required.
    • Experience in development projects and prior experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy is necessary.  
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.

    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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