The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. UNDP and through its project aims to strengthen the capacity of the LPDC to implement its strategic Plan (2015-2020) that enables the GoL to set up a comprehensive policy on the Palestinian Refugees issues, on improving their living conditions. UNDP project’s phase 1 components include the following Outputs: 1. Institutional Capacity of the LPDC Office for Policy Reforms Enhanced; 2. Support to LPDC to Establish the National Observatory for Palestinian Affairs provided; 3. Capacity of line ministries mandated with Palestine Refugees strengthened; 4. Capacity of LPDC to act as the focal point for national and international partners, on issues regarding Palestinian Refugees in camps and surrounding communities strengthened; 5. Capacity of LPDC to facilitate multiple forums and platforms of Dialogue and consensus building enhanced. In 2017, and in close coordination with CAS (Central Administration of Statistics) and PCBS (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics), LPDC conducted the National Population and Housing Census of Palestinian Camps and Gatherings in Lebanon. In this context, UNDP requires the services of a “Data Management Expert” to conduct an assessment and finalize the analysis of the needs of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon.Apply Now
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Data Management Expert is required to conduct an assessment of the needs of Palestinian in Lebanon, compared to the other population groups, in light of the data and knowledge acquired by LPDC through the Housing and Population Census in Palestinian camps and gatherings, 2017, and the Labor Force and Household Living Conditions , 2019. In this context, the Consultant will perform the following tasks: • Create a central database integrating data collected from Census 2017 and LFHLCS 2019 in one platform; • Consolidate LPDC’s Data, with various set of demographical, spatial, socio-economical, data and layers available through third parties (UNRWA, UNHCR, etc.…); • Develop a GIS application that link global overview of the needs, to urban detailed view; • Develop online visualization tools for Census data portal; • Draft in-depth analysis of selected areas (camps and surrounding gatherings), with the support of daily news analysis and field information. For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference
- Advanced knowledge of combined GIS technologies; geographical data management and utilization, data conversion and validation, spatial analysis and visualization;
- Detail-oriented ability to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines;
- Fluency in English and Arabic are a must, French is a plus.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Knowledge of the UN preferable.
Required Skills and ExperienceAcademic Qualifications:
- University degree in Geography, Data Management or other closely related field with technical specialization in Geo-spatial technology, cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- 5 years of relevant professional experience in GIS-data management;
- 2 years of quantitative research experience, with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis
- and detailed report preparation;
- Previous experience in working on Palestinian Refugees Camps and Gatherings is a plus;
- Previous experience in database design, database analysis and data management;
- Previous experience with UNDP or other UN Agencies or National and International NGOs is a plus;
- Experience in web technologies and programming (J2EE, php, VBA, Java...).