Project: Support to Host Communities in the WASH Sector
Title: Project Coordinator Associate
Classified Level: NPSA 6
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Expected Duration: 12 Months
The Energy and Environment Programme is one of the main areas of focus in UNDP Lebanon; currently implements numerous projects in Lebanon that range in thematic areas from climate change, biodiversity conservation, institutional support, industrial depollution, decentralized renewable energy projects and solid waste management. The programme also works on the support of host-communities in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and is the Social and Environmental Safeguards focal point for the office; therefore, the team also ensures the integration of environmental best-practices into the overall implementation strategy of UNDP.
Following the Syrian Crisis, the majority of refugees are being hosted in communities that are among the poorest in the country, including the North of Lebanon and the Bekaa. These communities suffer from poor water services due to lack of adequate infrastructure and have limited means to expand local infrastructure.
As such under the umbrella of the support to the host-communities programme of UNDP and in coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Water, UNDP is implementing several projects on water (domestic water supply and irrigation canal construction) as well as waste water across Lebanon. It is also working on several Syria-crisis response related projects in other sectors such as solid waste and renewable energy applications.
Accordingly, UNDP Energy and Environment Programme is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator Associate to support the project team and the programme on all internal UNDP processes and in liaising between the project and programme on operational, administrative, communication, reporting activities.
Scope of Work:
The Project Coordinator Associate will be working under the overall guidance of the Project Manager and the Programme Manager. The Project Coordinator Associate will be located at UNDP Country Office and should be willing to commute regularly to various meetings in ministries and on-site.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Administration & Operations
Events management (including retreats, trainings and meetings): Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.
Administration & Operations
Documents and records management: Overall document (hard or electronic) management;
registry and retention policy including storing and archiving
Financial planning and budgeting: Ability to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP’s long and short-term financial goals, including through planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysing and reporting
Contract management: Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations
Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
Monitoring: Ability to effectively plan, organise, and oversee the organisations business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner; Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms
Business Direction & Strategy
Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience; Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
Minimum 6 years with secondary education or 3 years with a Bachelor’s degree or progressive relevant experience in administrative, financial and/or operational support
Required skills and competencies:
Desired additional skills and competencies:
Fluency in English and Arabic.