Job Opening

Posting Title: Renewable Energy and Policy Expert
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 08 March 2023 - 17 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-203611-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Final updated versions (2022 and 2023) of the Impact Assessment Report for Lebanon.
Final version of the toolkit (details will be reflected in the Terms of Reference).

Work Location

Remotely

Expected duration

9 months

Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy position is located in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in the Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster. The Renewable Energy and Policy Expert works under the overall supervision of the Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability Cluster Leader and reports directly to a Senior
Economics Affairs Officer.

Within the scope of the project on “Climate Resilience through Regional Cooperation for Inclusive Sustainable Development”, the consultant duties will include:
*Monitoring and supporting sustainability of field projects for Lebanon and its activities:
• Collected data on social, economic, and environmental impacts covering 2022 and then covering 2023.
• Updated versions of the social, economic, and environmental impact assessment report, 2022 and 2023, for Lebanon.
*Preparing and disseminating operational toolkits and its activities:
• Toolkit: to be developed based on the conducted interviews and research, the findings from the field, and the outcome of the regional workshop. The Toolkit shall include a background on the project and its various outcomes and achievements; the findings from the field covering the challenges, barriers, solutions, and standards; the case studies from the Arab region and regions with similar contexts; and finally, the recommendations in terms of best practices and lessons learned.
• Booklet: to be developed based on the main outcomes of the toolkit and written in a simple language with infographics and descriptions.
• PowerPoint presentation on the main findings of the toolkit and an updated version of the toolkit based on the feedback received during the regional workshop and its outcomes. The consultant shall also support in drafting the outcome document of the regional workshop.
All submitted documents and deliverables should be produced in the English (or Arabic for training material) language on a software compatible with that of the United Nations (MS. Word, Times New Roman, Font 12, Single-spaced).

Qualifications/special skills

A Master's degree or equivalent in engineering or any other related field to sustainable energy and/or economics is required.

All candidates must submit a copy of the required educational degree. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

A Minimum of seven years of relevant experience in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy economics, and/or rural development is required.

Proven experience of at least one publication in report writing related to the topics of renewable energy in the rural context is required.

Experience in conducting assessment reports is required.

Languages

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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