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Enhancing opportunities for inclusive labour market integration in the digital sector
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :25-Sep-21
Posted on :11-Jul-21
Reference Number :80659
Link to Atlas Project :
00115191 - Prevention Platform For PVE
Documents :
Terms of reference
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
procurement notice
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 25 September 2021 with subject: “ Enhancing opportunities for inclusive labour market integration in the  digital sector".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. The procuring UNDP entity 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.

Following the COVID-19 crisis, remote work modalities became more prevalent around the world. The crisis also accelerated the shift towards digital transformation of the labour market. Digital transformation is affecting the nature of work and the type of available opportunities. While many workers lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, many new jobs are also being created as part of the digital transformation.

According to a report by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training1 (cedefop), the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital skills demand in many occupations, and that the effective use of digital skills has proven to be a driver of resilience, helping workers and organisations adapt to the new realities shaped by the pandemic. Moreover, according to a World Bank document2 , one in five jobs in the Arab world will require digital skills that are not widely available today (World Bank , 2020).

Accordingly, shifting to digital modalities and tools for more flexible training modalities and technologydriven learning environments that support the constant acquisition and updating of digital skills will be necessary to support inclusive social and economic participation. Digital skills building will also allow refugees to overcome structural, regulatory and market barriers which hinder their full and effective socio-economic integration. Digital skill building among women will also support female labor force participation, reduce gender gaps, and promote women’s digital access.

Moreover, according to a report by UNDP3 , the government of Jordan reported that 48.5 percent of young adults aged 15 to 24 years possess basic ICT skills, but that the same can only be said for 4.8 percent of the total working age populationi . Furthermore, there remain significant gaps at the vocational and professional level that constitute a manpower bottleneck to Jordan’s hopes for developing and operating a digital economy.

Through the “Enhancing opportunities for inclusive labour market integration in the digital sector”, UNDP will work with its partners on addressing the gaps in the supply of digital skills and to support refugees to fully integrate into the labour market through flexible work arrangements that transcend market and regulatory barriers. The project is envisaged to improve social cohesion, community security, digital literacy, and livelihoods of vulnerable communities in Jordan. UNDP will leverage and promote digitalization to strengthen social relations and cohesion among members of the community.

As part of the project, UNDP aims to improve digital literacy among 100 beneficiaries including youth, women and refugees through digital skills capacity building and training programmes. Examples of such trainings include tailored skills (self-) assessment, bootcamps and intensive training on web development, frontend web design, web and applications content development, coding and digital marketing.

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.