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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT ON POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :23-Sep-18
Posted on :09-Sep-18
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :49669
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
procurement notice
offeror letter
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of Individual contract
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:  ic.jo@undp.org

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2.  Offeror’s letter, as per the attached form;
  3. Technical proposal (proposed methodology describing the actions to be taken for successfully completing the assignment); 
  4.  Financial proposal as per attached template; and
  5. Personal History Form.

no later than 23 September 2018.

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to ic.jo@undp.org  UNDP will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

In line with its Country Programme Document for the period 2018-2022, the United Nations Development Programme in Jordan supports activities to address poverty and inequality; achieve resilience and inclusion, by supporting initiatives that foster an enabling environment for livelihoods and job creation, especially among vulnerable youth, women, and host communities in crisis-affected areas. These activities include the emergency employment, skills development, and microbusinesses and employment facilitation. These aim to design and apply resilience-based development solutions for local economic recovery and enabling equitable access to financial solutions to ensure no one is left behind in Jordan.

In February 2016, the Government of Jordan launched the Jordan Compact to support Jordan’s growth while maintaining its resilience and economic stability by highlighting the below three interlinked pillars:

  1. Turning the Syrian refugee crisis into development opportunities that attracts new investments and opens the EU market with simplified rules of origin, creating jobs for Jordanians and Syrian refugees whilst supporting the post-conflict Syrian economy;
  2. Rebuilding Jordanian host communities by adequately financing through grans the Jordan Response Plan 2016-2018, in particular the resilience of host communities; and
  3. Mobilizing sufficient grants and concessionary financing to support to the macroeconomic framework and address Jordan’s financing needs over the next three years, as part of Jordan entering into a new Extended Fund Facility Program with the IMF.

With the development of the Compact, Jordan envisaged that a large number of jobs to both Jordanians and Syrian refugees. However, although Ministry of Labor issued more than 108,000 work permits to Syrian refugees as of July 2018, it is estimated that more than 300,000 Syrians work in the informal economy. Thus, UNDP continues supporting the Government of Jordan through the project “Support to Prevention of Violent Extremism and Social stabilization in Jordan,” with an aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of Ministry of Labor on the management of work permits application. Particularly, the current economic situation and labor related issues need to be assessed and reviewed so that the Ministry of Labor can have an up-to-date information of the status and the existing bottlenecks to achieve the goals indicated in the Jordan Compact. Further, the current employment situation in the informal sector should be researched to update the previous assessment undertaken in 2010, before the Syrian crisis started. By drawing policy recommendations and/or guidance notes on the key economic- and employment-related principles, better and decent work conditions for both Jordanians and Syrian refugees will be ensured.  

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered. 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted).

UNDP  is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.