Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultancy to draft a national policy on e-Participation
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 28 April 2023 - 28 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-207776-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

- The total number of pages of the report prepared should be at least 30 pages, in Arabic language.
- A 2 to 4-page executive summary of the report.

The completed parts should be edited and saved in MS-Word (*.docx file) or an alternate compatible format. Note that PDF format will not be accepted. It should include a table of contents to be automatically updated followed by a list of all tables and figures. The various parts should be submitted in electronic form and sent to the email of the designated focal point.

Attention is kindly drawn to the need to ensure that the final draft of the outputs be thoroughly reviewed prior to submission and to indicate the sources of tables and diagrams. References to reports and other substantive material should be clearly indicated within the text and noted at the end. It is also essential to send, with the completed output, photocopies or scans of at least the first page of books, reports and bulletins, used as reference material as well as copies of the pages quoted. The content of the generated document shall be the sole property of ESCWA.

The consultant shall keep in mind that UN-ESCWA routinely checks all deliverables for plagiarism using readily available electronic tools. All previously published content, even if written by the selected consultant, must be clearly referenced where required within the text and end-noted at the end of the study. The report submitted by the consultant must not contain quoted, previously published text equalling more than 20 per cent of the total number of pages.

The consultant shall not publish or announce or reveal the content of the report, partly or entirely, on social media or any other public channel, without ESCWA and Ministry permission.

Work Location


Expected duration

4 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant shall propose to the designated ESCWA focal point a detailed version of the report’s outline. The proposed draft version should include the following sections:
(1) Identification of main national stakeholders involved in e-participation policy: Collect information about the already developed e-Gov and digital transformation related docs in Mauritania and identify the main national stakeholders to meet with them.
(2) Outputs of the conducted meetings with the main stakeholders mentioned in (1): Conduct one-to-one meeting (physically or remotely) with the main national stakeholders and report on principal discussed issues.
(3) Develop at least 3 regional cases and 3 international cases on e-participation policies.
(4) Contribute to prepare the draft policy of e-Participation in Mauritania based on the outputs captured from the previous steps, and on best regional and international practices.
(5) Present the draft policy in a national meeting/workshop (physically or remotely) and capture the main comments and discussions.
Update the draft proposal according to all received feedback and comments during the reviewing process by ESCWA and MoDTIMA team.

Qualifications/special skills

A master's degree in technology field is required.
Ph.D is an advantage.

All candidates must submit a copy of the required educational degree. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
A minimum of five years of professional experience in research and planning is required.
Experience in the field of e-participation is desirable.
Previous experience in working with international organizations is desirable.


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 of Arabic is required, and knowledge of French is desirable.

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


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