Job Opening

Posting Title: National Consultant for the Jordanian National Action Plan Phase III
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 25 November 2021 - 01 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-169450-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The main objectives of the assignment are to: 1) evaluate progress made towards implementing JONAP-I (2018-2021) highlighting challenges and identifying opportunities and lessons learned; 2) identify challenges made during COVID-19 pandemic and associated measures including closures on progress towards achieving the four strategic goals of JONAP-I; 3) design and facilitate a number of interviews and national consultation sessions in preparation for JONAP-II on the Women, Peace and Security agenda (2022-2025) through a participatory approach and inclusive process; 4) design and develop a matrix to summarize findings made on priorities, initiatives and related measures identified during national consultations, which will act as the base for developing JONAP-II (2022-2025) in alignment with the National Strategy for Women in Jordan (2020-2025), Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals; and 5) to determine the broad thematic priorities of JONAP phase II.

Work Location


Expected duration

The duration of the current contract is for 2 months, starting from 29 November 2021 (or upon signature date of the contract) until 29 January 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of JNCW and in close collaboration with ESCWA, the national consultant will be hired to perform the following tasks under phase 3 of JONAP implementation:

Phase Three: validation of report, address comments and share with international consultant assigned to develop JONAP-II
- Engage in a maximum of 4 on-line validation session to share the report and seek stakeholder's views on the report's findings and recommendations.
- Address comments received and incorporate relevant and approved comments.
- Upon completion of the assignment and given lessons learnt from this exercise, hold meetings and share documents knowledge accessed and acquired during the course of this assessment to support the international consultant role in drafting JONAP-II

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: First level university degree (bachelor's degree or equivalent) in social sciences, public administration, education or related area is required.
Experience: At least 7 years of relevant experience in development and gender equality issues with experience in strategic planning, national action plans, assessment studies, preparation of national and international reports and gender integration in national policies and plans is required;

The following are desirable:
Practical experience and deep knowledge in the areas of sustainable national development and WPS agenda;
Previous monitoring and evaluation and assessing projects related to strategies for achieving gender equality, gender and women's rights;
Previous experience in managing and facilitating national consultation workshops;
Previous knowledge of gender integration into government plans, budgeting, programmes and institutional action;
Ability to conduct seminars and dialogue effectively and analyze the roles of stakeholders in various sectors, whether governmental, international or community, in order to serve the goals and document and determine the results;
Experience in working with the team within different specialties and completion of work in a timely manner;
High communication and networking skills, writing skills and presentation of visual presentations to the concerned stakeholders;
Computer skills and illustrations to accomplish the task.
Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

Additional Information

The Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) is the leading national organization responsible for all issues related to women's advancement in Jordan. Established by Cabinet Decree in 1992 and chaired by HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal. The JNCW seeks to instill gender equity in Jordan through the implementation of a wide range of projects, often partnering with leading international organizations such as the United Nations.

Gender mainstreaming and incorporating gender sensitivity into policy-making, national planning, action plans and legislations; is one of the JNCW's key priorities and main target areas for gender mainstreaming within Women, Peace and Security agenda in Jordan. In cooperation with the Jordanian Government, the JNCW has drafted a National Action Plan (NAP) to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), on women, peace and security and its subsequent resolutions.

The Government of Jordan adopted the JONAP 1325 in December 2017 and formally launched it in a ceremony in March 2018, this was accomplished through the continuous participatory approach and consultation with the national stakeholders when drafting the Jordanian National Action Plan, in order to build national relationships and achieve national consensus to ensure the NAP national ownership and commitment.

Cabinet decision in 2017, tasked the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for Women's Empowerment, with the political responsibility to ensure the implementation of the JONAP as well as to provide leadership, coordination and accountability for action across the government on achieving commitments related to WPS agenda in Jordan. The Jordanian National Commission for Women through 1325 secretariat is responsible for the monitoring of implementation and reporting to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on progress of the implementation.

JONAP-I (2018- 2021) is based around four strategic goals, aiming to increase; (1) gender responsiveness and meaningful participation and leadership of women in the security sector and in peace operations, (2) participation of women in Prevention of Violent Extremism and in peacemaking, (3) gender sensitive services to refugee and Jordanian women, and (4) recognition of the benefits of gender equality and the role of women in Peace and Security. furthermore, a log frame was designed with measurable indicators. (the applicant can refer to JONAP document -www.

As a continuation of JONAP-I (2018-2021), JNCW and as a part of its mandate intends to continue the support of gender equality and address gender- specific needs through drafting JONAP Phase II that will continue to expand the enabling environment for the implementation of WPS commitments by leveraging strategic partnerships and national ownerships and build on the strategic and programmatic accomplishments and challenges of Phase I.

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