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Needed International Consultant

International Consultant –Livelihoods Pilot Project

Closing date: 08 Dec 2019

Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 173 member states and offices in more than 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM participates in inter-agency coordinated humanitarian and resilience responses to the diverse impacts of the Syria crisis. Now in its ninth year, the crisis inside Syria has resulted in humanitarian and development impacts well beyond Syrian borders. Over 5.5 million Syrians have taken refuge in neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Jordan has hosted Syrian refugees since the outbreak of the conflict. As of October 2019, nearly 655,000 Syrian refugees, primarily from Southern Syria, have fled to safety and are currently registered with UNHCR. Of this total, 81% is located outside of camps.

Though legal employment opportunities for Syrian refugees have expanded following the launch of the Jordan Compact in 2016, challenges to economic engagement remain, particularly for women. Rates of economic participation for Jordanian women are also among the lowest globally, with less than one-fifth of women engaged in the workforce. Women’s economic empowerment has been identified as a key national priority for Jordan, highlighted in prominent development and planning frameworks including the Jordan Vision 2025, Jordan Economic Growth Plan (2018-22), National Employment Strategy and the 2019 Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis (JRP). It is also at the core of the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for Jordan, anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Sub-Working Group in Jordan has highlighted safe and effective livelihoods opportunities – including tailored vocational training and economic empowerment activities linked to established referral mechanisms – as a priority gap to better address the needs of survivors and groups at heightened risk of GBV.



The successful candidate will be responsible for providing recommendations to inform design of a pilot intervention focused on women’s economic empowerment, as outlined below. The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator and overall supervision of the Chief of Mission.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Purpose and objective:

The main objective of this exercise is to provide practical recommendations and inputs to inform IOM’s activities in relation to women’s economic empowerment in Jordan. This will contribute to a better understanding of needs, gaps and opportunities in relation to economic empowerment for target beneficiaries, including Syrian refugees outside camps and Jordanian women in host communities. Using various methods to collect and review information, this exercise will identify and explore: gender- and age-related barriers and opportunities related to economic participation, social and cultural norms impacting the viability of potential employment opportunities and perceptions of economic empowerment among target beneficiaries. Recommendations will consider related initiatives by other actors, existing documentation on challenges and best practices, and protection- and gender-sensitive approaches.

Scope and focus:

The consultant will be responsible to:

  1. Review available resources on challenges and barriers that women and youth face in accessing economic opportunities, and map recent/ongoing initiatives by other partners in close coordination with the Livelihoods Working Group, SGBV Sub-Working Group and Women’s Economic Empowerment Platform in Jordan.
  2. Identify relevant stakeholders to engage through consultations, key informant interviews and/or focus group discussions to better understand complementary activities, lessons learned, gaps and opportunities for pilot programming.
  3. Identify sectors and businesses that allow for women’s effective participation, including Syrian refugees, Jordanian women and women with specific needs.
  4. Identify successful examples and opportunities for income generating activities and employment integration of vulnerable women and adolescent girls.
  5. Scope feasible activities for a pilot intervention focusing on women’s economic empowerment in coordination with IOM’s programme team and implementing partner.

Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment:

  1. Present key findings from desk review and initial consultations to IOM programme staff.
  2. Conduct a brainstorming workshop with IOM’s implementing partner to discuss initial findings, recommendations, areas of focus, feasibility and timelines.
  3. The exercise will culminate in a set of concrete, clear and forward-looking recommendations to inform the design and roll-out of a pilot livelihoods intervention in Jordan that responds to the specific objectives and outcomes elaborated in the project document.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

The detailed work plan, delivery dates and format of deliverables will be confirmed directly with the successful candidate. Indicative timelines:

  1. Presentation of key findings from desk review and initial consultations after 1 month. The consultant will keep the IOM programme team regularly informed of progress on key issues requiring additional direction or suggestions throughout the assignment.
  2. Brainstorming workshop with IOM’s implementing partner after 2 months.
  3. Final report summarizing findings and recommendations for a pilot livelihoods intervention outlining proposed activities/parameters after 3 months.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results:

· Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this ToR.

· Timely submission of quality deliverables.

· Effective coordination with programme team and external stakeholders to revise and finalize deliverables as needed in relation to feedback received.

· Initiative, planning and flexibility in supporting programme activities.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

· Master’s degree in development studies, political sciences, social sciences, gender studies or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience; or

· University degree in the above fields with 7 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

· Previous experience working one or more of the following areas: socio-economic and/or household economy assessments, risks and vulnerability assessments, market assessments and gender analysis;

· Experience and knowledge in livelihoods programming;

· Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments for planning and/or evaluation purposes;

· Familiarity with established assessment and analytical tools is desirable (e.g. Household economy approach; Sustainable livelihoods framework; Market analysis; Minimum economic and recovery standards, etc.);

· Experience in conducting in depth market survey and livelihood assessment in protracted conflict situations with a gender lens;

· Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills;

· Extensive computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point);

· Familiarity with the Syria refugee crisis and understanding of issues related to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan.

Languages

Required

Advantageous

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.

Notes[1]**

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

· Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications plus a cover letter via Akhtaboot website and IOM colleagues need to submit their application through [email protected] by 08 Dec 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement and CFA JOR/058/2019

· Notes

ü In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed in Akhtaboot website, or [email protected] with mentioning the vacancy code CFA JOR/058/2019

ü Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the Akhtaboot website.

Posting period:

From 24 Nov 2019 – 08 Dec 2019

Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 173 member states and offices in more than 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM participates in inter-agency coordinated humanitarian and resilience responses to the diverse impacts of the Syria crisis. Now in its ninth year, the crisis inside Syria has resulted in humanitarian and development impacts well beyond Syrian borders. Over 5.5 million Syrians have taken refuge in neighboring countries, including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Jordan has hosted Syrian refugees since the outbreak of the conflict. As of October 2019, nearly 655,000 Syrian refugees, primarily from Southern Syria, have fled to safety and are currently registered with UNHCR. Of this total, 81% is located outside of camps.

Though legal employment opportunities for Syrian refugees have expanded following the launch of the Jordan Compact in 2016, challenges to economic engagement remain, particularly for women. Rates of economic participation for Jordanian women are also among the lowest globally, with less than one-fifth of women engaged in the workforce. Women’s economic empowerment has been identified as a key national priority for Jordan, highlighted in prominent development and planning frameworks including the Jordan Vision 2025, Jordan Economic Growth Plan (2018-22), National Employment Strategy and the 2019 Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis (JRP). It is also at the core of the United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for Jordan, anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Sub-Working Group in Jordan has highlighted safe and effective livelihoods opportunities – including tailored vocational training and economic empowerment activities linked to established referral mechanisms – as a priority gap to better address the needs of survivors and groups at heightened risk of GBV.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing recommendations to inform design of a pilot intervention focused on women’s economic empowerment, as outlined below. The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Emergency Coordinator and overall supervision of the Chief of Mission.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Purpose and objective:

The main objective of this exercise is to provide practical recommendations and inputs to inform IOM’s activities in relation to women’s economic empowerment in Jordan. This will contribute to a better understanding of needs, gaps and opportunities in relation to economic empowerment for target beneficiaries, including Syrian refugees outside camps and Jordanian women in host communities. Using various methods to collect and review information, this exercise will identify and explore: gender- and age-related barriers and opportunities related to economic participation, social and cultural norms impacting the viability of potential employment opportunities and perceptions of economic empowerment among target beneficiaries. Recommendations will consider related initiatives by other actors, existing documentation on challenges and best practices, and protection- and gender-sensitive approaches.

Scope and focus:

The consultant will be responsible to:

  1. Review available resources on challenges and barriers that women and youth face in accessing economic opportunities, and map recent/ongoing initiatives by other partners in close coordination with the Livelihoods Working Group, SGBV Sub-Working Group and Women’s Economic Empowerment Platform in Jordan.
  2. Identify relevant stakeholders to engage through consultations, key informant interviews and/or focus group discussions to better understand complementary activities, lessons learned, gaps and opportunities for pilot programming.
  3. Identify sectors and businesses that allow for women’s effective participation, including Syrian refugees, Jordanian women and women with specific needs.
  4. Identify successful examples and opportunities for income generating activities and employment integration of vulnerable women and adolescent girls.
  5. Scope feasible activities for a pilot intervention focusing on women’s economic empowerment in coordination with IOM’s programme team and implementing partner.

Tangible and measurable outputs of the work assignment:

  1. Present key findings from desk review and initial consultations to IOM programme staff.
  2. Conduct a brainstorming workshop with IOM’s implementing partner to discuss initial findings, recommendations, areas of focus, feasibility and timelines.
  3. The exercise will culminate in a set of concrete, clear and forward-looking recommendations to inform the design and roll-out of a pilot livelihoods intervention in Jordan that responds to the specific objectives and outcomes elaborated in the project document.

Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered:

The detailed work plan, delivery dates and format of deliverables will be confirmed directly with the successful candidate. Indicative timelines:

  1. Presentation of key findings from desk review and initial consultations after 1 month. The consultant will keep the IOM programme team regularly informed of progress on key issues requiring additional direction or suggestions throughout the assignment.
  2. Brainstorming workshop with IOM’s implementing partner after 2 months.
  3. Final report summarizing findings and recommendations for a pilot livelihoods intervention outlining proposed activities/parameters after 3 months.

Performance indicators for evaluation of results:

· Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this ToR.

· Timely submission of quality deliverables.

· Effective coordination with programme team and external stakeholders to revise and finalize deliverables as needed in relation to feedback received.

· Initiative, planning and flexibility in supporting programme activities.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

· Master’s degree in development studies, political sciences, social sciences, gender studies or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution with 5 years of relevant professional experience; or

· University degree in the above fields with 7 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

· Previous experience working one or more of the following areas: socio-economic and/or household economy assessments, risks and vulnerability assessments, market assessments and gender analysis;

· Experience and knowledge in livelihoods programming;

· Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments for planning and/or evaluation purposes;

· Familiarity with established assessment and analytical tools is desirable (e.g. Household economy approach; Sustainable livelihoods framework; Market analysis; Minimum economic and recovery standards, etc.);

· Experience in conducting in depth market survey and livelihood assessment in protracted conflict situations with a gender lens;

· Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills;

· Extensive computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point);

· Familiarity with the Syria refugee crisis and understanding of issues related to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan.

Languages

Required

Advantageous

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Knowledge of Arabic is considered an asset.

Notes[1]**

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

· Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications plus a cover letter via Akhtaboot website and IOM colleagues need to submit their application through [email protected] by 08 Dec 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement and CFA JOR/058/2019

· Notes

ü In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed in Akhtaboot website, or [email protected] with mentioning the vacancy code CFA JOR/058/2019

ü Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the Akhtaboot website.

Posting period:

From 24 Nov 2019 – 08 Dec 2019

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply:

  • Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications plus a cover letter via Akhtaboot website and IOM colleagues need to submit their application through [email protected] by 08 Dec 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement and CFA JOR/058/2019
  • Notes
  • In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed in Akhtaboot website, or [email protected] with mentioning the vacancy code CFA JOR/058/2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the Akhtaboot website.

Posting period:

From 24 Nov 2019 – 08 Dec 2019

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