Project Coordinator- NPSA 8

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    2 weeks ago
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    Programme and Project Management
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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. 
The GEF Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support (GBF EAS) Project supports developing, middle income, and small island nations in their commitments to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): early action on the post-2020 global biodiversity Framework (GBF), National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), National Reporting. This project connects biodiversity policymakers, change-makers, and on-the-ground subject matter experts to facilitate the delivery of the CBD’s GBF and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
CBD Parties are currently being mobilized to take early action on the GBF by focusing on four components: national biodiversity planning and alignment, policy frameworks, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and biodiversity finance. These components, among others that may emerge, are aimed at ensuring that CBD Parties have the technical and financial support they require to work towards a robust, fully resourced, NBSAP, including a strong monitoring system, that is fully aligned with the GBF.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting and coordinating activities of the project and liaising with the national focal point and national stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of project activities.   

The specific functions/responsibilities include:

A. Coordination Responsibilities

  • Develop an action plan for the completion of all commitments of the GEF GBF EAS global project for Lebanon  and all other environmental requirements including national requirements of the Ministry of Environment
  •  Prepare the needed Terms of Reference (TORs) for the consultancy companies and individuals needed for the completion of the technical activities related to the project, including the update of the NBSAP.
  • Follow-up closely on the selection and hiring process of environmental consultants (individuals and/or firms)
  • Coordination project activities with the national focal point at the Ministry of Environment and liaise with all national and international stakeholders
  • Revise all the consultants’ deliverables and review reports to ensure alignment with the project needs and technical scope of the global project

B. Project Administration and Financial Management

  • Provide input to ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place to review the impact of activities and progress against plans;
  • Monitor the project progress against the initial criteria and ensure all quality control;
  • Prepare needed project progress reports to donors and to UNDP
  • Support in financial management and processing of payments related to the project
  • Manage contract delivery scheduled and dates to ensure timely contract management for the project

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Coordinator will be working under the overall guidance of the E&E Programme Manager. The incumbent will be based in Beirut.


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination ​​​​​​​

Cross-Functional & Technical competencie:

Thematic Area



2030 Agenda: Planet

Nature, Climate and Energy

Ecosystems and Biodiversity

2030 Agenda: Prosperity

Nature, Climate and Energy

Conservation and Sustainable use of biodiversity, land, forests and oceans

2030 Agenda: Prosperity

Nature, Climate and Energy

Socio-environmental impacts of natural resource extraction

2030 ASgenda: Prosperity

Nature, Climate and Energy

Access and benefit sharing of biodiversity, land, forests and oceans

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

  • Master’s degree in biodiversity, agricultural engineering, environmental science, or other related fields; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in the related fields with additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Min. years of relevant work experience

  • Minimum 2 years (Bachelor’s degree) of progressive relevant experience in coordinating biodiversity or agriculture or scientific project.

Required  skills

  • Ability to interface and maintain a positive relationship with others (teamwork);
  • Good organizational and planning skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as research skills;
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Previous experience with the UN or World Bank-funded projects is desirable;
  • Knowledge of Lebanese biodiversity issues;
  • Experience in coordination with various stakeholders;
  • Experience in the preparation of national reports.

Required Language(s)

Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.

Professional Certificates

Not Applicable

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