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وظائف شاغرة لدى برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي (UNDP): مطلوب أخصائيين/ت في العقود (Contract Specialist)

وظائف شاغرة لدى برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي (UNDP): مطلوب أخصائيين/ت في العقود (Contract Specialist)

معلومات الوظيفة:

المنظمة: برنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي – UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
الموقع: بيروت
الدرجة: المستوى غير محدد – المستوى غير محدد
المجموعات المهنية:
آخر مهلة للتقديم: 2024-04-14

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Job Description

Background 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.
 
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.
 

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Lebanon continues to confront an unprecedented financial and economic crisis facilitated by a history of violence, volatility, and social inequality that has undermined the subsistence capacity of already vulnerable populations. The country continues hosting the largest numbers of refugees per capita in the world (almost 1 in 3), estimated at 1.5 million displaced Syrians along with 31,400 Palestine refugees from Syria, 35,000 Lebanese returnees, and a pre-existing population of more than 174,422 Palestine refugees, and risks for new displacement waves are rising with a deteriorating geopolitical environment. This multi-layered crisis has devastating impacts on the social, economic and environmental capital of the country and, increasingly, on its social cohesion and stability as well.

Communities hosting large numbers of displaced populations have to face, with inadequate institutional capacities, fast-dwindling resources, and insufficient collective approach, the lingering consequences of the Syrian displacement crisis, exacerbated since 2019 by a severe economic, fiscal and governance meltdown, while pressure from climate change keeps increasing. This state-of-affairs undermines their capacity to cope with the immediate impacts of the compounded crisis – including breakdowns in essential services, rising poverty and the stiffening of inter- and intra-community tensions – and curtails their ability to overcome systemic challenges through a development approach, including, but not limited to, the protracted presence of displaced populations with no durable solutions in sight.

The Lebanon Host Community Support Project – Phase 2 (LHSP 2.0) Project builds upon the long accumulated experience and lessons learnt of implementing the LHSP since 2014. LHSP 2.0 proposes to anchor more firmly stabilization activities into an integrated local development paradigm, to work more at an area-based level in clusters and unions and to strengthen its support to municipal capacity development, in order to increase impact and sustainability of stabilization support. 

At the local level, the LHSP 2.0 aims to help increase coping and sustainable development capacities in host communities and create a more enabling environment for mitigating and preventing tensions by:

  1. reducing perceived competition between different population groups over public services, livelihood and economic opportunities by helping to maintain and increase service outputs and create economic opportunities, in a context of acute incapacitation of the public and private sectors to maintain their levels of operations and to mitigate negative crisis impacts over populations, Lebanese, displaced or refugees; and 
  2. providing conflict-sensitive and inclusive dialogue and decision-making spaces where different components of local communities can explore and agree peacefully on their common interests and build their own pathway to a more sustainable future. 

The Project has four outputs:

Output 1 Local governance for stabilization Mechanisms and capacities built in hosting areas for generating and implementing in a conflict-sensitive and gender-transformative manner local plans that can help prevent and respond to tensions and sustainably reduce multi-dimensional vulnerabilities.
Output 2 Essential services & infrastructure Physical infrastructure, including for energy supply, enhanced and more sustainable service delivery models promoted to secure affordable access to basic and social services, including energy supply, for vulnerable groups and hosting communities.
Output 3 Livelihoods & local economic recovery Decent livelihoods opportunities paying living income increased for vulnerable groups, including women, youth and people with disabilities, and opportunities for low-carbon and inclusive economic recovery generated, including through the social enterprise sector.
Output 4 Social peace & social capital Community-based peacebuilding initiatives, including in schools and media space, supported to help reduce tensions, prevent violence, including against women, and create an enabling environment for collective action for the public good.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of LHSP CTA and the overall supervision of the CPCR Programme Specialist, and in close coordination with the LHSP Head of Engineering Unit, Project Officer, and Area Managers, the Contract Specialist is responsible for conducting reviews and overseeing contracts award and administration:

  • Review and evaluate tender documents;
  • Administer the awarded contracts and contract amendments;
  • Serve as the liaison between contractors and senior engineers, site engineers, CPCR programme, and procurement Unit;
  • For any contract amendment, facilitate the negotiations, recommendations, and keep records of discussions with contractors;
  • Prepare guidelines related to contract management for the engineers in the Areas and National offices according to the standards and best practices;
  • Develop and implement best practices procedures and ensure that UNDP’s vision is carried out every day through its projects implemented in the four areas;
  • Develop procedures that deal with contractors, local authorities, and LHSP staff that helps maintain best practices, provide a baseline for accountability expectations, and protect against legal, regulatory, and liability issues;
  • Establish and Maintain templates and approval workflows to solidify and simplify processes across the different LHSP Units and procurement Unit;
  • Enhance the workflows, reduce manual tasks, and automate processes to work as effectively as possible,
  • Review and amend standard contract documentation as required;
  • Provides general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters;
  • Execute spot-checks to ensure that works are implemented as per the approved design, and that the contractor is respecting the contract terms;
  • Assist in the evaluation of the performance of the engineering unit, draft lessons learned, and propose a strategy for the next year;
  • Ensure that consultants are respecting the terms of contracts and providing quality design with minimal errors

Institutional Arrangement

The selected incumbent will be working will work under the direct supervision of the CTA and will coordinate closely with all LHSP colleagues.

Competencies
Core
Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact 
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems 
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands 
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity
 
 
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Management Project Management Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
Business Direction & Strategy System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
Business Direction & Strategy Effective Decision Making Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources
Business Management Risk Management Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks
Business Management Operations Management Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organizations business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.  Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms
External Relations & Advocacy Public relations Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organization, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public
External Relations & Advocacy Resource mobilization Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements
 
Required Skills and Experience
 
Min. Education requirements
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Engineering Sciences or Engineering Project or other related fields is required; or 
  • A first level University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the related fields with additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree. 
Min. years of relevant work experience 
  • Minimum 5 years (with a Master’s degree) or 7 years (with a Bachelor’s degree) of progressive relevant experience in Contracting and Contract Management. 
Required  skills 
  • Experience in managing engineering contracts, contractors claims and reviewing variation orders. 
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Prior experience working in international and/or local NGOs/agencies is an asset.
  • Prior experience with UN Agencies is an asset.
  • Prior experience in engineering offers evaluations.
Required Language(s)  Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. French is a plus.
 
Disclaimer 
 
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
 
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
 
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.
 
Non-discrimination 
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
 UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
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