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An Individual Consultant for Conducting Needs Assessment and Mapping Study on Iraqi Migrants and Refugees in Amman for Mobilising Project Implementation
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :01-Aug-20
Posted on :21-Jul-20
Reference Number :68059
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
Terms of reference
procurement notice
Letter of interest - financial template
Terms and conditions of Individual contract
Personal History Form
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 1 August 2020  at 18:00 HRS. (Jordan time) with subject "Conducting Needs Assessment and Mapping Study on Iraqi Migrants and Refugees in Amman for Mobilising Project Implementation". 

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP Jordan] will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an upper middle-income country with a population of 10.5 million, approximately 70% of which are under 30 years of age . Despite unprecedented stresses caused by regional volatility, Jordan has demonstrated effective resilience capacities in maintaining stability and responding to crises, including the Syria crisis. Nevertheless, the Kingdom is vulnerable to socio-economic and political exclusionary challenges and factors including high population growth, rising cost of living, high unemployment, low economic growth, and low confidence in governmental institutions, and additional challenges caused by the impact of overspill from regional instability.

Given Jordan’s geopolitical location, sharing its borders with Syria, Iraq, and Palestine, the Kingdom has been accepting large number of refugees from neighbouring conflict countries. As a safe haven in a highly volatile region, Jordan has welcomed many affected populations to move inwards to the cities and urban centers like Amman. UNHCR  reported that 657,445 registered Syrian refugees and around 1.2 million displaced Syrians, in addition to 67,652 registered Iraqi refugees and 140,000  displaced Iraqis, leaving the country with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world .

Jordan is experiencing major demographic shifts with young people between 15 and 29 years, making 28.5% of the population . This offers both unique opportunities and huge challenges. Urban youth-centric development hinging on opportunities for economic growth and personal development can be instrumental in creating more prosperous, inclusive, and progressive future. In contrast, absence of youth focused socio-economic perspectives increase young people’s vulnerability, especially among refugees, with youth unemployment rate almost three times as high as the total unemployment rate contributing to the build-up of deep frustrations. Where the target areas of the capital city of Amman, has the highest rate of unemployment of Amman: 19.0% and 17.9%, and 23.4% among men and women respectively .   In addition to gender gap that is standing out, as the Jordan is ranking 138 out 144 in terms of women workforce participation, even though 95.2% of females in Jordan are literate .

These challenges are intensified by; ineffective access to information, quality services and opportunities for sustainable employment; limited participation of private sector, specifically the employers, in the design of livelihoods and employment creation interventions and; challenging investment climate and business environment narrow the economic growth opportunities and hampering jobs creation for youth and women.

Iraqi refugees and migrants in Jordan 67,000 Iraqi refugees are officially registered with UNHCR in Jordan, 30 per cent of whom are under the age of 17, whereas 58 per cent are between the ages of 18 and 59 (economically active age) with 11 per cent of Iraqi refugees being older than 60 . Unlike Syrians who are able to obtain work permits under the Jordan Compact (Syrian issued work permits reached 153000), Iraqi non-registered refugees, asylum seekers and other People of Concern have no opportunities for legal employment under the Jordan Compact. Iraqi and other asylum-seekers (not refugees), who constitute almost half of all Iraqis, have only limited access to UNHCR assistance. Since Iraqis have little access to assistance outside of UNHCR, Iraqi and other asylum-seekers constitute a vulnerable community with almost no access to humanitarian assistance. Iraqi refugees, vulnerable migrants and people of concern who are not registered with UNHCR are considered restricted nationalities by which they cannot have work permits under the Compact or any other forms. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), recently stated, that the humanitarian community distinguishes between Iraqi and Syrian refugees, giving the Syrians financial support. Work permits, he pointed out, are given to Syrians in Jordan, “but not to Iraqis unless they do a formal residence in Jordan, and it costs about $30,000. The Iraqis, those who receive salaries from the UNHCR, are very few .

According to the 2018 Jordan Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment , Iraqi refugees have some of the highest education levels among non-Syrian refugees and people of concern in Jordan, with 57 per cent of heads of households having completed secondary or university, while Iraqi refugees also have the highest proportion of cases of people who struggle with a disability and mental health in the assessment. According to the Assessment, 32,000 Iraqi refugees arrived in Jordan between 2014 - 2017 following the regional instability; 50 per cent of Iraqi refugees living in Jordan originally came from Baghdad and central governorates, with close to 90 per cent of Iraqi refugees currently residing in Amman. The assessment finding noted that more than half of Iraqi, Somali and Yemeni cases were vulnerable to food insecurity. For number of households with people of disabilities it was found that Iraqi refugees reported the highest proportion of cases with disabled members (12 percent), among which the most common type of disability was mobility (68 percent). This also applied to prevalence of chronic diseases; four in ten Iraqis (42 percent) reported having at least one member with a chronic illness.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

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.