LTA National Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist - LBN/CO/IC/110/21
Single-use plastic bags (SUPB) rank among the most commonly found marine litter items in the Mediterranean Sea. In Lebanon, there is neither national measures for controlling plastic waste nor reliable data and its monitoring mechanism. While plastic accounts for 11.5% of total MSW, their composition by type (e.g. PET, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PE, PS, PVC etc.), current states and practices for recycling and mass-balance are not known very well. Some firms recycle plastics such as PET, HDPE, PP and PE, but the extent of this recycling activity varies according to the market condition due to lack of supportive incentives, regulations and adequate or comprehensive sorting infrastructure. Also, informal, and semi-formal private sector, including some NGOs, plays an important role in waste collection and recycling throughout Lebanon. Recycling networks are created through a system of waste pickers and materials traders operating to recover materials before they are collected from points of generation or storage, and after disposal in a waste disposal facility. It is estimated that recycling market provides a means of livelihood for at least thousands of people along the value chain (collection, soring, recycling).
In order to improve the plastic circularity and reduce marine littering in Lebanon, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated a solid waste Management project called “Promoting Waste Management Practices and 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by Utilizing New Technologies and Circular Economy Approach”, funded by the Government of Japan in line with its “MARINE Initiative”. This project specifically targets the recycling and reuse of plastic waste.
In addition, UNDP initiated another project, also funded by the Government of Japan, that aim to improve the management and treatment of electronic and electric waste (e-waste). Given the very weak infrastructure/institutional capacity of e-waste in Lebanon, it is very critical to support the national e-waste management. In addition, successful and effective e-waste management has a potential to significantly improve the livelihoods of vulnerable population working in e-waste market while recovering the economic value of e-waste, where it is currently estimated that around 64 million USD per year is lost in material loss from e- waste in Lebanon.
It is in this context the project is seeking the services of a Knowledge Management (KM) and Communications Specialist to develop innovative, creative, and effective ways to strategically capture and share knowledge, leverage good practices, and improve the effectiveness of knowledge sharing and prepare related communication material that is accessible to the public.
Duties and Responsibilities
The KM Specialist will be responsible for identifying, managing, packaging, and disseminating key information and provide practitioners with the tools they need to conduct better development work in each of the thematic areas of the project.
Specifically, the KM Specialist will conduct research, produce resources and guidance, and facilitate ongoing content development and engagement.
This consultancy is divided into the following tasks:
- Task 1 – Identify technical areas of success/value
- Task 2 – Develop a dissemination and outreach plan
- Task 3 – Elaborate knowledge material and tools
For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference
- Advanced writing and editing skills in English; French is an asset
- Computer literacy for Microsoft Office Package or equivalent.
- Good knowledge and command of social media tools and platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.);
- Demonstrated skills in editing and writing news articles, press releases, success stories, newsletters, etc.
- Basic or intermediate knowledge of design applications such as Adobe or, In-Design, Photoshop.
Required Skills and Experience
I- Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or other closely related field. Master’s degree is an asset.
II- Years of experience:
At least 8 years expertise in communication, journalism, with experience in the field of environment, industrial practices and/or development.
III- Technical experience
- Experience in designing, implementing and monitoring communication strategies at a national level; as well as scoping key messages and target audiences.
- Experience in working on sustainable development, environmental, energy or climate change projects
- Experience and good network with national media and social media
How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal
Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78166 ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all four (4) documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.