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Project Officer

  • 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: SB4
    • DUTY STATION: Beirut, with frequent travel to north eastern border area
    • REPORTS TO: Project Manager 
    • PROJECT REFERENCE: SE4S – 00156354
    • PAY LEVEL: SC9
    • SOURCE OF FUNDING: European Union
    • START DATE: Immediate


    • Prepare technical specifications for the LAF building envelop retrofits to enhance their respective thermal insulation properties 
    • Review EE/RE technical specifications and check compatibility of the proposed EE/RE measures with site characteristics;   
    • Review and approve submitted shop drawings, work schedules and material specifications; and ensure conformity with the design specifications; 
    • Prepare, in collaboration with the various contractors, the time schedules for the execution works and the arrangements regarding the proper delivery of equipment to the installation sites; and ensure information is communicated to the site engineers; 
    • Supervise the performance testing of installations and coordinate hand-over arrangements;
    • Supervise the monitoring and data collection from the various sites; 
    • Research and maintain an updated database on relevant EE/RE products and prices
    • Consolidate the various technical reports from the field and support in the preparation of progress reports accordingly. 
    • Support the Project Manager to supervise the work of site engineers to ensure the proper supervision of works including: ensuring the provision of complete listings of installed equipment per site; the preparation of site logs, acceptance reports, quality control procedures; change orders; documentation of site condition; etc.
    • Inspect works for conformity to specifications and design instructions; and ensure work compliance with relevant engineering standards and codes; 
    • Identify, evaluate and provide solutions to field problems, and coordinate the implementation of solutions by collaborating with contractors, site engineers, project management, and beneficiaries;
    • Consolidate the various technical reports from the field and support in the preparation of progress reports accordingly.
    • Support in liaising with project partners, counterparts, beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries for the proper implementation of the EE/RE projects; 
    • Liaise with relevant public, private (e.g. Education) and non-governmental sector institutions for the coordination of specifications and technology transfer; 
    • Support in the design and implementation of the various trainings and capacity building workshops that are organized by the project to transfer technology to beneficiaries and counterparts.
    • Ability to assume responsibility and to supervise the work of others;
    • Ability to interface and maintain a positive relationship with others (teamwork);
    • Good organizational and coordination skills,
    • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as research skills; 
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately; 
    • Flexible (willing to travel regularly to the project sites)


    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in energy, mechanical or electrical Engineering or closely related field, with emphasis on sustainable energy
    • Minimum 6 years of relevant work experience with bachelors’ Degree or 4 years with masters’ degree in designing and implementing renewable energy applications
    • Proficiency in renewable engineering design software, such as Homer Pro, PVsyst, AutoCad is required.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. 
    • Knowledge of 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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