Accord Worldwide, is submitting a proposal for the subject project. It is a UN project in Lebanon and requires the following team of experts. You can apply for any of the positions that meet your qualification. Applicants can update their profile on consultortrain.com and send a message to @admin with details of which position they are interested in.


• One (1) Mediation expert/trainer(s):

  • 5 years’ experience in the areas of mediation/negotiation/peacebuilding;
  • 3 years training experience in mediation, negotiation and peacebuilding;
  • Experience in working with municipalities;
  • Experience in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders at the local level;
  • Fluency in Arabic and English.

Three (3) Area/Field Coordinators:

2 years’ experience in peace building related field including mediation;

Good knowledge of the Lebanese context and the context of the impact of the Syrian crisis on
Lebanon in general and on the targeted community specifically;

Proven knowledge in planning and coordination of a program and its activities;

Excellent communication and organizational skills.

• One (1) Support staff for Administrative and Financial issues:

4 years of Experience in maintaining budget and tracking expenditures/transactions;
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4 years of Experience in procurement and administrative issues.

Duty Station


a) Al Fayhaa Union of Municipalities (4 municipalities);
b) Metn El Chemali Union of Municipalities (32 municipalities);
c) Tyre Union of Municipalities (63 municipalities).
d) The contractor shall be required to meet with the project team regularly or on demand during the work. Meetings will take place in Beirut (Riyad EL Solh) or at the regional level.

Scope of the Project

Specific Objectives
The main objective of the proposed intervention is to develop the capacity of three (3) selected Unions of municipalities on mediation skills and support in establishing mediation units at the unions’ level.

Target areas and beneficiaries
• The Proposed initiative targets three unions of municipalities: Al Fayhaa (4 municipalities), Metn El Chemali (32 municipalities), and Tyre Caza (63 municipalities).
• Members of the Unions and municipal council members including technical and administrative staff at the union levels.


Scope
The team of professional trainers will complete the following activities, but not be limited to:
• Conduct a quick capacity assessment for the targeted areas involving municipal staff, employees at the level of the Governors’ offices and the Union offices level. The aim is to identify the existing
gaps and challenges within the targeted Unions of Municipalities when it comes to the priority
(core) topics: mediation, conflict prevention, and resolution, communications and negotiations.
Other topics might also be identified.
• Develop the criteria for selecting members from the Unions of Municipalities as well as their
respective municipalities who will undertake the training program and select them in coordination with UNDP.
• Based on the capacity needs assessment, develop one (1) training program including training curriculum and material, on mediation, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, communications, and negotiations (other topics can be included if available). The training program shall be adopting a participatory approach and employing active learning methods.
• Deliver the training program for the selected participants from the Unions of Municipalities
(separate training for each Union).
• Support each Union of municipalities establishing 1 mediation unit inside the Union which can be used to apply the skills gained during the training phase.
• Evaluate the progress of these mediation units.
• Provide logistics support for all the above-mentioned tasks and responsibilities.

Approach and Methodology
This assignment will be done through a participatory approach by targeting the municipal board members and administrative staff and provide them with tools and knowledge as to how better manage the impact of the crisis and promote state-society relations.
While preparing the technical offers, bidders are requested to propose a more detailed methodology in line with the prescribed scope and objectives. This methodology shall be submitted with the offer and shall be part of the evaluation of the offer.


Deliverables and Schedules/Expected Outputs
The following sections detail the expected outputs from the company for each required activity. They are intended as guidelines. The company’s team is expected to provide input based on their own knowledge and experience.
All deliverables shall be delivered as per the following schedule, in one original hard copy, two hard copies and one electronic soft copy, preferably in Microsoft Word format, where applicable.

While preparing the technical offers, bidders are requested to propose a more detailed methodology in line with the prescribed scope and objectives. This methodology shall be submitted with the offer and shall be part of the evaluation of the offer.
e. Deliverables and Schedules/Expected Outputs
The following sections detail the expected outputs from the company for each required activity. They are intended as guidelines. The company’s team is expected to provide input based on their own knowledge and experience.
All deliverables shall be delivered as per the following schedule, in one original hard copy, two hard copies and one electronic soft copy, preferably in Microsoft Word format, where applicable.

Key Performance Indicators and Service Level
a) The Contractor shall perform the required services and carry out all obligations under this ToR and the related signed contract and all its attachments with all due diligence, efficiency and economy, in accordance with generally accepted techniques and practices used in performing such types of activities and with professional contracting standards recognised, and shall observe sound management, and employ appropriate materials and methods.
b) The following course of actions will be taken if the required service level is not met by the
contractor:
Liquidated Damages shall apply in case of delays:
Two percent (2%) of the total contract amount shall be deducted per week when delays result and up to five (5) weeks. Once a deduction of ten percent (10%) has been obtained, UNDP may consider termination of the contract.


Governance and Accountability


a) The contractor will be directly supervised by the Project’s Manager and Local Coordinators
to whom the contractor will be directly responsible to, reporting to, seeking
approval/acceptance of output from.
b) The contractor is responsible of providing progress reports on a monthly basis, as well as
any need to present report results/outputs to any audience or body.
c) The contractor is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the 3 Unions of
Municipalities [Al Fayhaa (4 municipalities), Metn El Chemali (32 municipalities), and Tyre
Caza (63 municipalities)] in the course of performing the work.
d) UNDP has full ownership of the activity and of its final product. Thus, any public mention
(including through social media) about the activity should state clearly that ownership. In
addition, any public appearance or related published work related to the activity should
be coordinated and approved by UNDP in advance.
e) Any visibility material or product produced for this assignment must be in the name of the
local communities. Local communities have the ownership of the visibility material and
product.
f) The roles and responsibilities of the contractor are:

  • Allocate the proper and needed skilled personnel to carry out the project’s activities;
  • Ensure proper reach out to beneficiaries;
  • Appoint 1 focal point to coordinate with the UNDP team;
  • Be responsible of all logistics related to the completion of this assignment including Remuneration
    of company Staff / Trainers / Experts / cost of equipment to be procured, installation and
    maintenance fees of different equipment; all materials and tools required for activities
    completion; all logistical fees for trainings and sessions of Unions of Municipalities and
    Municipalities participants, including transportation fees for the participants and their
    accommodation; venues fees during trainings and food and beverages; transportation and
    communication for company staff; management fees; rental; venues; communication; food and
    beverages; accommodation; allowances; etc.
  • Implement and constantly monitor the activities;
  • Provide required and comprehensive reports on a timely manner (focusing as well on the impact),
  • Provide technical expertise;
  • Provide the needed resources with staff able to be working with flexible working hours, including
    daytime and evening meetings and weekends (depending on the beneficiaries; i.e. local
    authorities and local actors’ timings);
  • Monitor the expenditure of all activities’ related budget;
  • Provide the UNDP team with high resolution pictures, quotes and figures
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