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National Consultant on Gender and Curriculum
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||20-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 0h 28m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security;
The UN Women Jordan Country Office leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. Mainstreaming gender in the education system is a growing area for UN Women’s work in Jordan. UN Women in Jordan provides strategic policy advice and technical assistance to national partners to ensure gender-responsive services, including a gender-responsive education system free from stereotypes and harmful norms. UN Women has been implementing comprehensive programming on second chance education in order to promote equal access to education and services to women and girls, especially those in vulnerable communities throughout Jordan;
Over the past year, UN Women has worked with the Ministry of Education (MoE) on gender mainstreaming of the Jordan education system. UN Women first provided technical support during consultations to draft the MoE’s Gender Action Plan as part of the Ministry’s Education Strategic Plan 2018-2022. The MoE called for partners to assist in implementing the Gender Action Plan, under which UN Women committed to providing support for ensuring that “learning materials are free from gender bias,” a key priority of the MoE. UN Women aims to provide the technical assistance and policy advice to the MoE and National Center for Curriculum Development (NCCD) in order to strengthen their institutional capacity on gender mainstreaming in the education system and more specifically to integrate gender issues into the curriculum frameworks and text books.
The Gender and Curriculum National Consultant will be responsible for supporting this work, through strengthening institutional capacity to enhance gender mainstreaming in the national curriculum at the MoE. This will include providing capacity building to the respective Directorates of the MoE and NCCD, as well as to assist the MoE and NCCD to develop tool(s) for a gender-sensitive curriculum, which will later be applied by curriculum developers. The role of the national consultant will be to provide technical support including: conducting an institutional assessment to identify the gaps and institutional training needs on gender mainstreaming in the curricula at both the MoE and NCCD; institutionalize the role of the task force for gender mainstreaming in curricula; provide institutional capacity building workshops and trainings; and conduct the review of the curriculum frameworks from a gender perspective;
The national consultant will provide technical assistance to the newly created Gender and Curriculum Task Force at the MoE, which will lead on developing the tool for gender mainstreaming to ensure minimum gender equality standards are met in all new curricula and textbooks. The Consultant will work closely with the Gender Division of the MoE, liaising closely among the MoE, UN Women and the National Center for Curriculum Development;
In this regard UN Women Jordan seeks to hire a national consultant to support gender mainstreaming efforts of the Jordanian national curriculum.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the assignment:
The main objectives of this assignment are to support strengthening institutional capacity to enhance gender mainstreaming in the national curriculum at the Ministry of Education. .
Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Gender and Curriculum National Consultant is responsible for supporting strengthening institutional capacity to enhance gender mainstreaming in the national curriculum at the MoE, including:
Support the Gender Division of the MoE in activities related to gender mainstreaming of the national curriculum, including but not limited to:
All monthly reports and final report should be submitted in English. The Consultant is expected to work and be based at the MoE. The Consultant will be provided with UN Women’s relevant programme related materials and strategic guidance by UN Women during the implementation of the assignment.
Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Partnerships and Development and Implementation
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Applications will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
A two-stage procedure is utilised in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the candidates who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated.
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidate.
Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.