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Project Coordination Officer

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-24

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Background

  • Reports to: Project Manager
  • Project reference: 00122350
  • Budgeted Level: SC9
 
UNDP Lebanon is seeking to recruit a project coordination officer to support the implementation of the “Anti-Corruption for Trust in Lebanon” (ACT Lebanon) project, which is starting as of June 2020.
 
The objective of the project is to engage with all stakeholders (incl. OMSAR, the Ministry of Justice, the Higher Judicial Council, Parliament, the Lebanese Parliamentarians against Corruption, as well as the National Anti-Corruption Institution once operationalized) towards the adoption and measurable progress in the implementation of an integrated and targeted approach to preventing and combating corruption aligned with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) and Lebanon’s commitments under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), to which Lebanon is a State Party since 2009. This project will also proactively seek to engage concerned non-governmental organizations networks, including youth and women groups and organizations, as well as individual experts. 
 
The project will serve four specific outputs as follows: 

Output 1: Capacity to oversee and monitor national anti-corruption strategy institutionalized and supported; 
Output 2: Specialized anti-corruption legislations enacted and supported for effective implementation;
Output 3: National Anti-Corruption Institution (NACI) operationalized and strengthened; and
Output 4: Corruption risk management processes institutionalized in key vulnerable sectors.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the Project Coordination Officer will be responsible for functions and key results outlined below.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the annual workplans, as well as quarterly workplans, and corresponding budget plans contributing to the achievement of targeted outputs specified in the project document
  • Monitor project progress against work plans and budget plans and prepare project progress reports (quarterly, annual, risk log, and substantive) to UNDP
  • Prepare terms of reference for required inputs (individual and institutional consultancy services, procurement of goods, organization of training, seminars, etc.) with expert technical support as required
  • Coordinate closely with relevant parties to ensure that the procurement of services for project implementation is processed in timely and transparent manner
  • Undertake and coordinate, as applicable, all operational aspects for the successful organization of project activities in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ensures timely communication and visibility of project activities and outputs 
  • Coordinate with resource persons and project stakeholders to ensure their timely inputs to project activities 
  • Coordinate with the Regional Programme and other CO related outputs on different aspects of project implementation 
  • Gather and disseminate all related information from different channels and sources to relevant parties 
  • Fulfill any other related task as requested and guided by the Project Manager
 

Competencies

  • Knowledge of Lebanese political, social, and economic contexts, as well as current challenges
  • Knowledge of anti-corruption concepts, standards and practices, including the UN Convention against Corruption, as well as the related institutional and legislative landscape in Lebanon
  • Strong ability to draft, edit, and produce results-focused reports meeting UNDP standard
  • Displays cultural, gender, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, as well as teamwork
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Proven versatility and ability to adapt to complex, volatile and demanding working environment.
  • Dedication to the principles of UNDP, especially of its mission, vision, values, and working in a culture of neutrality
  • Fluent in the use of computers, MS Office (namely, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and online research facilities
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in business administration, political and social sciences or any other related field.
Experience:
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree, or 4 years with a Master’s degree. 
  • Proven experience in the area of anti-corruption, and more broadly governance. 
  • Experience with UN agencies, and/or Lebanese public administration is required. 
  • Solid experience in project coordination 
  • Proven experience in working with a wide range of partners (public institutions, private sector, donors, civil society)
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English. Knowledge of French is an asset. 
Nationality:
  • Lebanese
 

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