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National Consultant - Digital Skills and E-learning Portal Web Development and Admin Expert: The National Portal for Skills Employment and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Digital Livelihoods
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :12-Oct-21
Posted on :14-Sep-21
Reference Number :83269
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
procurement notice &TOR
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
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 12 October 2021 with subject: “ Digital Skills and E-learning Portal Web Development and Admin Expert".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the above e-mail address 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 Training6 (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 document7, 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 socioeconomic integration. Digital skill building among women will also support female labor force participation, reduce gender gaps, and promote women’s digital access.

The Ministry of Digitial Economy and Entrepreneruship has produced “Jordan Digital Transformation Strategy” in 2020) that represents a strategic framework for Jordan's digital transformation that outlines the changes and strategic requirements needed to keep pace with the progress of digital transformation globally, create jobs and increase job seekers employabiilty in alignment with the evolving labour market trends, improve the delivery of government services, and enhance the efficiency of government performance. The Strategy builds on REACH 2025: Jordan Digital Economy Action Plan vistion to have a digital economy that empowers people, sectors and businesses to raise productivity and ensure growth and prosperity, creating a highly attractive business destination for investments and international partnerships.

Encompassing the findings from a series of assessments, UNDP Jordan aims to facilitate broader, inclusive, and equitable access to job opportunities, upskilling courses, and employability skills, especially to Syrian refugees, migrants, vulnerable Jordanians’ young men and women, and gig economy contractors towards bridging the gap between job seekers skills and labour market demands. 

Through several programs, including the 'Heart of Amman programme', UNDP supports the Government of Jordan’s efforts to foster inclusive and decent livelihood pathways for vulnerable Jordanians, Refugees and migrants alike.

As part of UNDP's “Future of Work Lab” initiative and in partnership with key stakeholders, the first National Digital-Skills Portal is being developed: an online skills platform to digitally enable livelihoods for disadvantaged and marginalized communities in Jordan.

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 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.