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IC-UNDP-21-029-Business Development Advisor (National) Individual Consultant

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-14

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Through the Stabilization to Recovery Transition (START) project UNDP aims to enhance stabilization, resilience, and peace in/for the Libyan society by providing livelihood opportunities through a holistic, comprehensive approach provided by the Triple Nexus (HDP). The project targets youth and women in particular, including vulnerable host communities and internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as returnees, refugees, and migrants living among host communities. This approach will link development with major challenges in the country to prevent a return to conditions that foster violence and extremism. UNDP aims to support skills development and employment of youth and women through apprenticeship and vocational training programmes and the development of job placement schemes to build more resilient communities in Libya.

Particularly, the continued conflict has in part been fuelled by high unemployment rates, and most of the southern part of Tripoli, such as Sidi Sayah, Asabya, Abu Salim, Ain Zara, Alsawani and Qaser ben Gashir municipalities are heavily affected by the recent conflict, and many local markets and entrepreneurs’ assets were damaged or destroyed. This project proposes to target some of these challenges through re-establishing business and capacity-building support. In the same manner, as other UNDP projects in Libya, the mainstreaming of gender, environmental, peace and social cohesion considerations is critical to increasing the project’s impact, sustainability and value for money.

UNDP Libya holds an Innovation Challenge project called Re-Start-up Marathon in October 2020. Based on the presented business ideas, UNDP selected around 40 business ideas in Tripoli, Benghazi, Tawergha, and Sabha. The overall objective of this project is to support entrepreneurs to re-establish businesses, increase employment, and promote social peace, stability, and sustainable economic recovery in Libya. The project provides innovation challenge grants to the winners of the Re-Start-Up event to rebuild their businesses, which were destroyed or affected by the conflict.

For this purpose, UNDP Libya is seeking a Business Development Advisor for the Re-Start Up project to provide guidance and develop a Guideline for the business grant implementation and conduct the financial management training for the selected Start-ups.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is expected to provide services as follows:

Develop Guideline for the business grant implementation

Develop financial management training agenda and conduct the training for the START-ups

Provide strategic guidance to the UNDP START project team to implement business grant activities

Main Activities:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Management Specialist, the Business Development Advisor will also be responsible for the following:

Make all the necessary arrangements for the training\workshops, which include but are not limited to:

Develop the detailed financial management training agenda and agree on it with the Project Manager;

Develop training curriculums, handout materials, and manuals related to the financial training;

Guide the participants to understand the importance of financial management, and monitor and review their financial and narrative reports;

Conduct a post-training evaluation for 100% of participants and submit the results to UNDP;

Develop Guideline for the business grant management project (START-up's project) and approved by the UNDP;

Provide strategic guidance to the UNDP START project team to implement business grant activities;

Prepare and submit a Final Report, including the results of the post-training evaluation, agenda and materials of the financial management training, the impact of the project, lesson learned, and recommendation;

Participate in the coordination meeting with UNDP and provide inputs and lessons learned;

Undertake any other relevant tasks, as requested by the Project Management Specialist.


Corporate Competencies:

Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity.

Functional Competencies:

Ability to think conceptually and flexibly, capacity to adapt, innovate, and propose multiple options.

A team player with good interpersonal skills

Ability to practice courtesy and diplomacy with high-rank officials.

Time management skills.

Enjoy sensitivity for research and academic integrity.

Ability to work well under pressure and stressful environment

Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents

Building support and political acumen

Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication

Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning

Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualification:

At least a Master’s degree (Ph.D.’s degree is preferable) in Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Design or Business Management, Philosophy or other relevant related fields.


Proven experience in teaching MBA at the university level or providing MBA training;

Proven experience (at least 10 years) in working in the field of business development, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, project management, MSME activity, and administration

Proved experience in working with the international organization in the area of capacity building, preferrable working with UNDP;

Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and liaison with authorities


Strong written and spoken English. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Documents to be included when submitting the proposal:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

Motivation Letter describing their interest in the assignment and why they are the most suitable for the work;

Curriculum Vitae and Personal History Form (P11) including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

Financial Proposal Form, providing a breakdown of this lump sum amount is to be provided by the offeror;

Detail Terms of Reference, P11 Form, Financial Proposal Form, and other relevant documentation can be found in the following link:  

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