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Senior Economist 30 September 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Lebanon
Open

Senior Economist

National Specialist
UNDP
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic
10 October 2020
6 months with possibility of extension
30 September 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

In the aftermath of Beirut explosion and in response to COVID19 outbreak, the UNDP office in Lebanon is providing support the Lebanese people to recover the multi-levelled economic, social, environmental, and financial shocks. Towards this end, the UNDP team is working on several tracks to: i) mitigate the immediate implications of the crises, ii) manage the recovery phase; iii) and provide the Lebanese society with better tools, mechanisms and policies to strengthen the country’s resilience to shocks and crises. UNDP support spans wide area of initiatives including carrying out relevant impact assessments, providing implementation support, performing advocacy, connecting with donors, and supporting central and local governments to respond to and sustain shocks.

One of the core aspects to be addressed, within the context of the multi-layered crisis, is the economic and social fragility of Lebanon, and the inability of the fragmented social protection systems and policies to properly respond to the crisis and mitigate its implication.

Towards this end, a senior economist is needed to support the UNDP Country Office and to be part of the economic support team guiding UNDP’s programmes and interventions.

The UNV shall have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain macro-economic, social, fiscal and financial datasets
  • Perform data crunching and data analysis in variety of socio-economic domains
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy briefs, background papers, concept notes, reports, proposals and factsheets.
  • Prepare minutes of meetings and briefings whenever needed
  • Carry out research in various economic areas including poverty, productive sectors, social protection, public finance, funding flows, etc.
  • Review documents and papers and provide comments
  • Initiate and maintain links with partners including Government agencies, NGOs, and programmes.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests forwarded by UNDP higher management
Master degree or equivalent
  • Master's degree in Economics, Social Studies, Finance or closely relevant subject.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years (up to 15 years) of high-quality applied research and experience in the macroeconomic field – including social protection, poverty reduction, international trade and fiscal and monetary
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Familiarity with processes of UN agencies and/or IFIs an asset;
  • Work individually as well as part of a team towards common goals;
  • Good knowledge of the public sector is a plus
  • Familiar with the work of donors and international organizations
  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis tools is preferable such as Stata, SPSS, or others.
  • Excellent team player and proactive contributor.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Resourceful and well connected
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Macroeconomics and public finance

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of macro and micro economics – including multi poverty reduction, social protection, macroeconomic modelling international trade - concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations;
  • Understanding of poverty dynamics, social protection principles and their application to current national economic and development issues; proven capacity to deal with policy analyses and poverty research;
  • Knowledge of global macroeconomic trends and ability to collect and analyse macro and micro economic data at country level; Knowledge of impact assessment methodologies;
  • Knowledge of Economic Planning and Recovery concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations;
  • Knowledge of data and statistics analysis for 2030 Agenda for development and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations;
  • Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions.
No

Accountability, Ethics and Values, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in the Lebanon with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Candidates with long-term experience are encouraged to apply. Provided that the respective requirements are met, the assignment might be considered as UN Volunteer expert, including 40% additional VLA or as UN Volunteer Senior Expert (15 years of experience incl. international experience), including 100% additional VLA.

Application deadline: 30 September 2020

External Relations Assistant 05 October 2020 Nat. Specialist WFP Lebanon
WFP
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
05 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of External Partnership Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV External Relations Assistant will:

  • Support in implementing the work plan for an assigned area to enable WFP to identify, develop and strengthen quality partnerships in support of WFP strategic objectives;
  • Under the supervision of the External Partnerships Officer, proactively contribute to a partnerships portfolio, including partner profiling and outreach activities, with the aim to maximize resources and leverage policy and technical support for WFP’s work;
  • Compile partner’s required visibility and ensure partner conditions are met;
  • Support the preparation of funding outlooks for programmatic activities, in close coordination with Budgeting and Programming unit, and flag any imminent pipeline breaks and grant expirations;
  • Gather up-to-date partner information including funding opportunities and ensure Salesforce is continuously updated;
  • Draft meeting minutes and ensure they are shared with relevant units and uploaded on Salesforce;
  • Support in the preparation and organising of partners’ field missions, in close coordination with relevant field offices, security, admin and drivers;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Development, Development Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Communications, Business or other relevant field;

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in donor relations, communication, reporting, proposal drafting, or other relevant programmes. Experience with budgeting and programming, and resource management is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent follow-up and deadline management;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in Lebanon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 05-October-2020.

Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) Officer 05 October 2020 Nat. Specialist WFP Lebanon
WFP
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
05 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head of Reporting & Data Analysis or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Operational Information Management and Performance Reporting (OIM & PR) Officer will:

  1. Liaise with Country Office (CO) units, including Programme, VAM, Monitoring & Evaluation, Logistics, External Relations, Communications, and Resource Management, to collate information for corporate reports including Situation Reports (internal and external), Country Briefs, etc.
  2. Support the unit to ensure that standard OIM & PR procedures and templates are followed to drive the quality, consistency and standardization of information management and performance reporting across WFP.
  3. Collate, review and analyze the ‘Essential Elements of Information’, pertaining to the operational environment and available human, financial and physical assets in order to facilitate access to timely and accurate information used at country, regional and corporate level.
  4. Collate and assist in the dissemination of political and humanitarian analysis pertaining to WFP current or future responses and donor policies, trends and preferences to ensure country specific input to WFP’s operational reporting.
  5. Support the preparation and coordination of the Annual Country Report (ACR) for the Annual Reporting Exercise in collaboration with the country office programme, monitoring & evaluation, logistics and resource management functions to ensure consistency and overall quality of information.
  6. Collaborate with counterparts internally and with other UN agencies to ensure consistency in humanitarian information and to complement WFP analysis and information.
  7. Support the CO in emergencies by preparing, organizing and providing secretarial support to Operational Task Forces (OTFs).
  8. Contribute to initiatives for developing robust information-sharing and knowledge management systems within the CO, including supporting the drafting of any OIM & PR related guidance and improvements to Corporate Performance Reporting.
  9. Support in liaising with HQ divisions to submit corporate reports and storage of reports and briefing documents on corporate repositories and archives.
  10. Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced University degree in Political Science, Economics, Statistics, Information Management or Journalism, Business Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

36 Months
  • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent follow-up and deadline management;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet;
  • Self-motivated and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Lebanon and legal residents in Lebanon with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 05-October-2020.

Administrative Assistant 08 October 2020 Nat. Specialist OHCHR Lebanon
OHCHR
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English
Immediate
6 months
08 October 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Administrative Assistant will:

  • General Administration:
    • Draft routine correspondence;
    • Maintain files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation;
    • Maintain up-to-date work unit files (both paper and electronic);
    • Coordinate extensively with programme units and liaise frequently with internal team members in the field and at headquarters;
  • Budget and Finance
    • Review status of relevant expenditures and compares with approved budget;
    • Review requisitions for goods and services to ensure that correct objects of expenditure have been charged and availability of funds;
    • Assist in the preparation of budget performance submissions;
  • Human Resources
    • Initiate, process, monitor, review and follow-up on actions related to the administration of the office’s human resource activities (e.g., recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training, etc.), ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures;
    • Maintains and reviews organizational staffing tables;
  • Contract Administration
    • Assist with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services;
    • Audits the contractors’ invoices against the goods and services provided by the contractor and approved by the UN;
    • Process the payment of contractor invoices and monitor payments;
    • Prepare and process all UN forms and permissions for contractual and programme unit, section or service UN staff including UN grounds passes, property passes, swipe card access and door keys;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Secondary education
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required; experience with the UN’s administrative system, budgetary system and financial reporting is a significant asset;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; experience with Inspira and Umoja an asset;
  • Have affinity with or interest in human rights and volunteerism, and the UN System.
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Administration and administrative assistance
No

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.
b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail
c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address
d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments
f. Click “Submit my profile”
g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Administrative Assistant (LBNR000346) click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.
b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Administrative Assistant (LBNR000346)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.