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International Consultant on Gender and Curriculum
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
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 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 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 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 an Arabic speaking consultant, experienced working in Middle East region, to support gender mainstreaming efforts of the Jordanian national curriculum.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the Gender and Curriculum Consultant is responsible for supporting strengthening institutional capacity to enhance gender mainstreaming in the national curriculum at the MoE, including:
Duration of the assignment
The duration of the assignment will be 12 months from June 2020 till June 2021.
The consultant is expected to work with the deliver the following results
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.
UN Women Values and competencies link : https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and skills
Language and other skills
Submission of application
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application not later than June 10th, 2020.
All applications must include (as an attachment) P11 and the financial proposal. Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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:
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.