National Consultant – Institutional Support to MOSD (Jordanian nationals only)

Amman | Amman

Reference No: JO-CL 2015/2 Institutional Support to MOSD

Project title:Moving Towards a Child labour Free Jordan

Position Title:National Consultant – Institutional Support to MOSD

Contract type:Short term consultancy

Duty Station: Amman

Duration of Post: 30 working days between 01 October and 30 November 2015

Deadline of application: 15 September 2015

The National Framework to Combat Child Labour (NFCL) was developed and adopted by the Jordanian government in August 2011. This policy framework outlines the roles and responsibilities for the Ministries of Labour, Social Development and Education, through a specific referral mechanism, to identify cases of child labourers, withdraw them from work, provide them with appropriate education and social services and follow up cases through monitoring.

Till late 2014 the core responsible body to co-ordinate all child labour related issues was the Child Labour Unit (CLU) at the Ministry of Labour (MOL), but since the Government of Jordan adopted the new Juvenile law, the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) role has emerged as key in addressing the issue. This new law, and more specifically Article 33of the new amended Juvenile Law will expand the areas of responsibility of the MOSD in terms of addressing child labour at different levels. Under the previous law, the MOSD was only responsible for dealing with begging involving both adults and juveniles. The new law now refers to all forms of child labour under its protection list and will effectively institutionalise the NFCL to ensure a more systematic and systemic approach. In effect the NFCL will become more relevant and practicable by the MOSD and its social workers.

Accordingly, the new Child Labour Unit to be established within MOSD, within the context of this ILO project, poses the need of a Child Labour Unit that will have a very major leadership role to play at the national and international levels in terms of child labour. However, this is to be through a well organized and coordinated mechanism with all relevant international and national partners including governmental, non-governmental and employers and workers organizations. In this regard MOSD has requested the ILO assistance to providing a guide for MOSD and other relevant partners on the role and functions of the newly established Child Labour Unit at the Jordanian National Level. Moreover, also provides guidelines for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the operations of this Unit.

Purpose and objectives of the Consultancy

The purpose of the assignment is to build the capacity of the Ministry of Social Development’s Child Labour Unit by recommending a clear structure and Terms of Reference for it, that is focused, well positioned to deliver on its mandate and linked to other relevant entities and units, while also clarifying the role of other relevant departments and units in MOSD and the CLU in MOL vis-à-vis child labour.

Key Tasks and Activities (include):

· Conduct an assessment through desk review and interviews to ascertain the legal and administrative status of the CLU/MOSD;

· Identify and map out other internal and external institutions that may have complementary, duplicating or conflicting mandates and roles vis-à-vis the CLU/MOSD

· Develop Terms of Reference of the CLU/MOSD in line with its mandate and institutional status

· Develop and propose an organisational structure for the CLU/MOSD indicating key staff positions and their roles and responsibilities

· Propose practical recommendations to address any conflicts or duplications between the CLU/MOSD and other relevant institutions.

· Identify and propose a basic resource framework (including human and financial) for the CLU to be effectively operational according to its mandate and how these resources may be secured.

· Develop a concise Strategic Way Forward for the CLU for the next 1-2 years, in relation to the most recent Strategic Plan for MOSD.

· Facilitate a one day workshop to present and validate the outcomes of the assignment; carry out necessary modifications and develop and submit the final proposal (logistics of the workshop will be covered by ILO separately).

· Provide a comprehensive report at the end of the assignment

Expected outcomes

  1. Approved and validated proposal for the newly established CLU by the MOSD and ILO/IPEC in English and Arabic, and containing:

a) Mandate and Terms of Reference of the CLU/MOSD

b) How it relates to other relevant institutions

c) A Role Map indicating the different relevant institutions

d) Recommendations to address conflicting and duplicating mandates and roles of other relevant institutions

e) An organisational structure for the CLU

f) A resource framework for the CLU

g) A concise Strategic Way Forward

  1. A validation workshop to ensure inclusion and consensus of all key stakeholders. Logistics will be covered by ILO/IPEC
  2. An end of assignment report in English

Methodology and timeframe of consultancy

The following is an outline of the elements which are proposed for the methodology but can be adjusted on the request of the consultant and in agreement with the ILO-IPEC team:

· The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the ILO-IPEC National Programme Coordinator.

· The consultant will be expected to have his/her own work space, equipment and facilities and work independently albeit in close coordination with the ILO/IPEC project team and with the designated official at MOSD.

· The timeframe for the assignment is 30 working days within a period of eight weeks starting mid-August 2015.

Payment Schedule

  1. Lump sum of USD 500 will be paid soon after the signing of the contract to cover local transportation and communication costs.
  2. First payment of 40% of the total consultation fee will be paid upon satisfactory delivery of the draft Proposal as per Outcome 1 above.
  3. Second payment of 40% of the total consultation fee to be paid upon satisfactory completion of Outcome 2 above, and submission of the final proposal in English and Arabic
  4. Final payment of 20% of the fee to be paid upon submission of end of assignment report.Profile of the national consultant

The national consultant will be expected to have the following profile to the extent possible:

  • · Advanced Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Organisational Development or a related field
  • · Over 5 years’ experience in organisational development, including with the government sector
  • · Strong writing and documentation skills;
  • · Good people skills
  • · Be fluent in Arabic and English and proficiency in writing in both languages.
  • · Experience in the area of social development in Jordan and preferably in the fields of child protection and/or child labour is an added advantage;
  • This position is open for Jordanian nationals only

Interested candidates should send a brief covering note and their Curriculum Vitae/resume on or before the 15th of September 2015 to the following email address: by indicating the above-mentioned reference number.

Applications must include precise information on education, work experience (name of organization, starting and ending dates, work performed, name of supervisor and contact), and other relevant experience and skills and their expected daily rate for the consultancy.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ILO - International Labour Organization
  • Location: Amman | Amman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-15

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