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Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :19-Sep-20
Posted on :08-Sep-20
Reference Number :69873
Link to Atlas Project :
00020342 - Security
Documents :
Terms of reference
Letter of interest - financial template
Terms and conditions of IC
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 19 Sptember 2020 with subject " Human Security and Democracy Consultant ".

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to the above e-mail address. 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


Established in 1976, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the United Nations Agencies working in Jordan and is the main convener of sustainable human development.

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society (government, NGOs, private sector and communities) to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. In more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to empower lives and build resilient nations. As partner countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our range of partners.

UNDP is guided by its strategic plan and moving away from implementing stand-alone projects to a programme based approach. By using the programme approach, UNDP country office will: a) promote a holistic and comprehensive method for dealing with development challenges; b) participate in a more meaningful policy dialogue with the national actors; c) ensure better focus in supporting national development objectives; d) enhance its support for aid coordination by working with other development partners within the national planning documents; e) in the context of the new programming arrangements, achieve greater impact in the focus areas than would be possible under the project-by-project approach; and f) empowered to strengthen programme design, as well as implementation, monitoring and evaluation arrangements for successful implementation of its new Country Programme Document (CPD), its support to national priorities, and the 2030 development


The concept of human security has evolved since the landmark 1994 report. General Assembly resolution 66/290 of 2012 was an important milestone as it described human security as, “the right of people to live in freedom and dignity, free from poverty and despair”. Democratic practice is key to the attainment of 21st century because well-designed and inclusive political institutions and processes are the key to both preventing violence and managing conflict constructively, and because respect for human rights and public participation are essential for meeting human development objectives. Human security relates to much more than security from violence and crime. Human security can also be used to look into personal, community and political security.

In Jordan, Vulnerability to socioeconomic challenges and political exclusionary factors, coupled with the impact of overspill from regional instability, has exacerbated risks to social cohesion and citizenstate relations and intensified concerns over the threat to Jordan’s sustained peace and human security.

The Country Programme Document 2018-2022 states that to achieve the development outcomes of inclusion and resilience, UNDP will implement a programme of three priority areas: inclusive participation and social cohesion; resilient communities, livelihoods and environment; and enabling an institutional framework for the realization of the 2030 Agenda. In the meanwhile, three joint outcomes fall under The United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF)( 2018-2022): (a) institutions in Jordan at national and local levels are more responsive, inclusive, accountable, transparent, and resilient; (b) people, especially the most excluded and vulnerable, proactively claim their rights and fulfil their responsibilities for improved human security and resilience; and (c) enhanced opportunities for inclusive engagement of people living in Jordan in the social, economic and political spheres.

UNDP holds an integrated programme to promote and enhance inclusive and participatory political processes in Jordan in line with Sustainable Development Goal 16. With an overall objective of strengthening the effectiveness and transparency of Jordan’s democratic governance institutions to be more responsive to the needs of citizens and to promote participation and inclusion in political processes, the programme supports democratic governance institutions including Parliament and electoral processes , to achieve both specific and crosscutting institutional objectives, and also to engage on traversal issues related to building inclusive political processes that facilitate dialogue, consultation and the effective participation of women and youth.

Also, complementary to SDG 16 and inclusive, participatory and representative institutions, UNDP supports Goal 5 of the SDGs which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, including, as Target 5.5, to “ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life” and, as Target 5.9, to “adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels.” To that end, a joint UNDP UN Women programme has been launched recently entitled: “Enhancing women’s Political Participation and Representation in leadership Positions”.

UNDP has provided comprehensive electoral assistance in Jordan for the 2013 and 2016 parliamentary elections and the 2017 local elections. It has agreed with the Independent Election Commission on a set of activities to support inclusive participation of CSOs, women, youth, political parties in elections. It has also offered to support eco-friendly elections and support effective coordination providing specialized assistance to IEC on setting up a national coordination mechanism and reporting system.

In line with Goals 5 and 16, UNDP and UN-Women will jointly programme initiatives in partnership with the Ministry of Political and Parliamentary Affairs (MOPPA) and the Jordanian National Commission for Women to address exclusion of women from political and decision-making processes and promote inclusive participation in responsive, representative decision-making at all levels. UNDP will also work with Parliament and elected subnational bodies in enhancing democratic oversight and improved legislation relevant to the achievement of the Goals and in facilitating opportunities for committees to consult with citizens, especially youth, including through South-South and triangular cooperation. UNDP will also engage with relevant stakeholders to mobilize efforts to improve citizens’ participation in the legislative elections scheduled to take place in 2020.

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.