The UNDP Lebanon Host Communities Support Program, was launched in 2013 in response to the Syria crisis and its implications in Lebanon, with the objective of bringing the gap between humanitarian and development work by supporting the most vulnerable host communities across the country. The program is designing interventions aimed at improving access to jobs for Lebanese workers and employment for Syrian refugees, within Lebanese laws and regulations.
The objective of the required services is to support the economic public infrastructure projects identified by UNDP to have adequate strategies, system & skilled staff in order to optimize the performance of the infrastructure, its access to markets, and its capacity to create jobs. It is also expected that this infrastructure plays a facilitation role for local economic development and contribute to the development of the sector of its intervention. The budget of each economic public infrastructure varies between 1 million USD and 1.5 million USD.
The business development services that will be provided could vary from strategic services to more operational services through different approaches such training, coaching, mentoring or advisory role depending on the needs of each public infrastructure project and the priorities agreed upon with the stakeholders involved such municipalities, union of municipalities, local non-governmental organization, cooperatives, chamber of commerce and others
The consultancy firm will be responsible for: Carrying out an assessment for each of the economic public infrastructure initiatives and projects identified by UNDP, define an action plan of support based on the priorities agreed on with the stakeholders involved in the project. Once agreed on the action priorities the firm should provide the business development services accordingly within the agreed time frame.
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