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If you have any questions or need further information about UNDP, please contact:

Arab African International Bank Bldg,
Riad El Solh Street, 
Nejmeh, Beirut 2011 5211
Lebanon

Working Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 
P.O.Box: 11-3216, beirut, Lebanon
Telephone: + 961-1-962500
Fax: + 961-1-962491 
E-mail: registry.lb@undp.org 

Meet the Office

MANAGEMENT

Mr. Ross Mountain , UN Resident Coordinator; UNDP Resident Representative
The Resident Representative, officially accredited to Lebanon, is the senior most manager of UNDP, and is accountable for the effective delivery of the organization's projects and programmes.  He provides leadership to the strategic direction of UNDP, and ensures that its programmes are coordinated with those of the other UN funds and programmes in Lebanon, a function that is fulfilled through his parallel role as UN Resident Coordinator. 

Mr. Luca Renda, Country Director 
The UNDP Country Director assumes the overall management of the UNDP programme.  He has delegated financial authority from the Resident Representative, including for project approval.  He assumes the overall responsibility for, and coordination of, the operational and programmatic activities of UNDP including the internal control mechanisms.  He furthermore represents UNDP at fora where the Resident Representative acts as UN Resident Coordinator.

Mr. Shombi Sharp, Deputy Country Director
The Deputy Country Director (DCD) for Programme and Operations supports the tasks of the Programme Managers and the Operations Unit through, inter alia, facilitation of the delivery of development results by improving office effectiveness, and chairmanship of the Contracts, Asset, and Procurement Committee (CAP) in support of efficient procurement and recruitment.  The DCD supports the Resident Representative and Country Director in ensuring that decisions taken are executed in a timely and efficient manner, and acts as UNDP Officer-in-Charge in their absence.

Mr. Edgard Chehab, Assistant Resident Representative – Head of Resource Mobilization Unit 
The ARR acts as an advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of the CO programme in identifying new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/ CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities and ensuring continued monitoring of the programme implementation. He as well plays a leadership and coordination role as regards the resource mobilization needs of the office, and collaborates closely with management and the programme portfolios to ensure that the resource mobilization targets are met. 

Mrs. Rita Faddoul, Executive Associate to RR/RC and CD 
The Executive Associate to the Resident Representative and Country Director supports the effective functioning of the RR and CD ’s offices, maintains protocol procedures, efficient management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.  The Executive Associate liaises with senior government officials and donors, as well as Chiefs of UN Missions and UN Officials in Headquarters. 

PROGRAMME

 Democratic Governance

Mr. Hassan Krayem, Programme Manager - Governance 
The Programme Manager is responsible for the management of  UNDP’s Governance Programme. The Specialist analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads the formulation, management and evaluation of the programme activities within this portfolio.  Another critical function is the provision of policy advice services to development clients and to management.

Ms. Gaelle Kibranian , Programme Officer 
The Programme Officer Ensures administration and implementation of  programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures, effective quality control over the on-going projects, as well as being to responsible for all donor-related requirements in terms of reporting and financial management. Finally provides support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.

Ms. Kareen Baydoun , Programme Assistant 
The Programme Assistant provides support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan as well as support to resource mobilization. She also provides effective support services to the CO’s programme and assists in all technical issues as requested by the management of the portfolio.

 Social and Local Development

Mr. Raghed Assi, Programme Manager – Social Development 
The Programme Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Poverty and Social Development Programme. The Specialist analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads the formulation, management and evaluation of the programme activities within this portfolio. Another critical function is the provision of policy advice services to development clients and to management.

Ms. Nada Sweidan, Programme Officer
The Programme Officer Ensures administration and implementation of  programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures, effective quality control over the on-going projects, as well as being to responsible for all donor-related requirements in terms of reporting and financial management. Finally provides support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.

 Energy & Environment

Ms. Jihan Seoud – Programme Analyst
The Programme Coordinator is responsible for the overall management of the UNDP Energy & Environment (E&E) Programme. She analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads the formulation, management and evaluation of the programme activities within the portfolio. She provides policy advice services to development clients and to management.

Ms. Joelle Salameh – Programme Officer
The Programme Assistant provides support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan as well as support to resource mobilization. She also provides effective support services to the CO’s programme and assists in all technical issues as requested by the management of the portfolio.

Ms. Yendi Ghossein - Programme Assistant
The Administrative and Resource Mobilization Assistant provides support to the implementation of all energy and environment related projects. She supports in project implementation and coordination, including the follow-up of financial, technical and administrative issues. She also supports in resource mobilization for the Country Office.

 Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Mr. Fadi Abilmona, Programme  Analyst 
The Programme Analyst is responsible for the overall management of the UNDP Crisis Prevention & Recovery (CPR) Programme. He analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads the formulation, management and evaluation of the programme activities within the portfolio. He provides policy advice services to development clients and to management.

Mr. Wassim El Chami, Programme Assistant
The Programme Assistant provides support to formulation of programme strategies and the Country Programme Action Plan as well as support to resource mobilization. He also provides effective support services to the CO’s programme and assists in all technical issues as requested by the management of the portfolio.

Ms. Sahar Zahr, Junior Programme Assistant
The Junior Programme Assistant provides administrative and financial support to the implementation of all Crisis Prevention and Recovery related projects. She supports in project implementation and coordination, including the follow-up of financial, technical and administrative issues.

COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH

Ms. Mona El-Yassir, Head of Communication 
The Head of Communications collaborates closely with the Country Office, staff, other UN Agencies, Government officials, the media, multilateral and bilateral donors, as well as and civil society. In association with these stakeholders and the Regional Communications Advisor, the Associate formulates and implements the internal, external, and advocacy communications strategies. She elaborates and implements the Publications Plan, and update UNDP Front Page, Communication & Outreach section, and provide overall comments covering the design and different inputs.

Ms. Manal Aoun , Communication Assistant
The Communication Assistant assists in the follow up and update of UNDP Website and UNDP Portal (press clippings and media institutions section). The Assistant also updates and follows up database applications (promotion materials, hotels, media, translators & interpreters). The communication Assistant acts as the NGOs Focal Point and manages the NGOs directory on UNDP’s Website.  

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Mr. Chahid Sokhen, ICT Officer
The ICT officer supervises ICT support personnel and  works in close collaboration with the Management Support and Business Development, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex ICT-related issues, collaborates with Regional ICT Officers (RIO), Regional Bureau ICT Managers (RBIM), ICT Managers and other ICT Staff.

Mr. Firas Kaedbey, ICT Support Assistant
The ICT Support Assistant provides ICT and administrative support services to the ICT unit, provides daily technical support to users of information management tools and technology infrastructure.

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Laurette Said, Operations Manager
The Operations Manager acts as an advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of CO management. She is responsible for strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, and ICT and consistency with UNDP rules and regulations. The OM sets policies and methods to maximize the CO performance in operations.

Ms. Elham Barakat , Travel and Administrative Assistant
The Administrative Assistant provides logistics and administrative support for travel and payments services in UNDP.

Ms. Souraya El Yafi, Head of Registry and Administrative Assistant 
The Head of Registry and Administrative Assistant manages registry activities and provides administrative and logistical services to the CO and other UN Agencies. Coordinates with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the High Commission for Customs. The assistant also provides support to security management.

Mr. Alexan Djerdjian, Facilities and Bldg Management Supervisor
The Facilities and Bldg Management Supervisor provides support to administrative services ensuring high quality of work, ensures accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery, ensures that UNDP building is maintained as per existing framework

Mr. Asaad Kayyal, Driver
Mr. Rabih Okeily
, Driver
The driver provides reliable and safe driving services, including the transport of authorized personnel, the delivery and collection of mail and documents.  The driver is also accountable for the regular maintenance of the assigned vehicle.

FINANCE

Mr. Elie Tawil, Head of Finance 
The Head of Finance provides leadership in the execution of financial services in the Country Office, ensuring the effective and transparent utilization and integrity of financial resources and services.

Ms. Ghina Arslan, Finance Associate
The Finance Associate provides effective accounting and financial services to the Finance Unit including cost-recovery optimization and Country Office cash management systems.

Mr. Hassan Jaber, Finance Assistant
The Finance Assistant provides accounting and financial support to the Finance Unit, and supports the functioning of the cost-recovery and Country Office cash management systems.

Mr. Khalil Nseir, Finance Clerk

 

PROCUREMENT

Ms. Mirvat Hammoud, Head of Procurement 
The Head of Procurement provides leadership in the execution of effective procurement services in the Country Office. She also provides the support to the Programmes and Projects to ensure compliance with UNDP rules and international best practice in procurement, and liaises with external stakeholders and bidders to ensure a fair, transparent, and compliant procurement service.

Ms. Mervat Abdel-Fattah, Procurement Associate
The Programme Finance Associate provides accounting and financial support services to the Programmes, in addition to the maintenance and monitoring all the Project contracts, including their payments and salary.

Ms. Rana El Jordi, Procurement Officer
The Procurement Officer provides procurement services in the UNDP Country Office (CO) and ensures effectiveness, transparency and integrity in the office procurement process. The Procurement Officer carries out procurement operations for services and supplies in accordance with UNDP’s rules and regulations and in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the Country Office.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Ms. Rowaida Khalife , Head of Human Resources 
The Head of HR provides leadership in the execution of the full range of  Human Resources services in the Country Office.  She leads the the Human Resources (HR) Unit and is responsible for recruitment, the internal Review & Competencies Assessment (RCA) (performance review system of staff) and the benefits & compensation programs. Doubling as the Learning Manager in the office, she spearheads development of the annual “Whole Office Learning Plan” which sets out the learning objectives for staff and identifies the resources necessary to achieve them.

Ms. Janine Dagher, Recruitment officer
The Recruitment officer manages the recruitment process and ensures consistent implementation of the UNDP “Staffing Plan”, and provides support to the enrollment process of new hires.

Ms. Diana Bassil, Human Resources Development Assistant
The HRD Assistant assists in the execution of the full range of Human Resources services in the Country Office. She contributes to staff career development plan and  “Whole Office Learning Plan”

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS (UNV)

Ms. Yeranouhi Kejijian, UNV Programme Associate
The UNV Programme Associate is responsible for the day-to-day management of UN volunteers, UNV-managed programmes, responding to appropriate local demands and seeking out new opportunities for UNV. Mainly responsible for personnel and administrative requirements related to the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers to serve in Lebanon and abroad. The Programme Associate promotes Volunteerism for Peace and Development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world.

Find Us On
Contact UNDP in Lebanon:

Arab African International Bank Bldg,
Riad El Solh Street,
Nejmeh, Beirut 2011 5211
Lebanon

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
P.O.Box: 11-3216, beirut, Lebanon
Telephone: + 961-1-962500
Fax: + 961-1-962491
E-mail: registry.lb@undp.org