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Project Technical 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
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-13

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Background

  • Reports to: Project Manager
  • Project reference: 00122350
  • Budgeted Level: SC9
UNDP Lebanon is seeking to recruit a project technical 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 Technical Officer will be responsible for the functions and key results outlined below:
 
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and present information on global and regional trends, related data and indicators, and emerging issues in the field of anti-corruption and more broadly related governance areas, such as public administration, justice, and human rights.
  • Review, monitor, and analyze governance and anti-corruption policies and programs in Lebanon and related reform efforts including but not limited to legislative and executive actions
  • Identify issues and good practices, and align them to propose corrective actions and reform recommendations in different areas and sectors 
  • Draft and review technical and concept notes, policy reports, background papers, and other written outputs as requested 
  • Review, edit and translate technical content necessary for successful project implementation
  • Coordinate and follow-up with resource persons and project stakeholders to ensure their timely inputs to project activities and the establishment of networks that support the achievement of project results
  • Coordinate with the Regional Programme and other CO related outputs on different aspects of project implementation 
  • Undertake and coordinate all technical aspects, as applicable, for the successful organization of project activities in an efficient and effective manner
  • Gather and disseminate all related information from different channels and sources to relevant parties 
  • Strengthen the incorporation of gender and youth lenses in the design and implementation of project knowledge outputs and activities
  • Fulfill any other related task as requested and guided by the Project Manager

 

Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of Lebanese political, social, and economic contexts, as well as current challenges
  • Solid 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 policy papers and technical briefs 
  • Displays cultural, gender, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational 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 Masters Degree in Law, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, or any other related field.
Experience:
  • At least six years of relevant professional experience with a Bachelor’s degree or four years with a Masters 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 policy analysis and drafting 
  • Proven experience in planning, teamwork, and 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 is required. Knowledge of French is an asset. 
Nationality:
  • Lebanese
 

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Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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