Winrock International is expanding its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and searching for a Technical Expert Consultant in Women’s Empowerment to support development efforts with donors, governments, foundations, and private sector in Jordan.
Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.
The consultant will focus on forging and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders and providing Winrock staff with information about women’s empowerment in Jordan.
Identify and secure meetings with key stakeholders for women’s economic empowerment and leadership in the private sector, Jordanian government (at national and sub-national levels), donors, multi-lateral organizations, nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and media
Schedule meetings and prepare a calendar; accompany Winrock staff to meetings; write follow-up acknowledgement emails
Determine whether an interpreter must be hired for meetings
Organize focus group discussion with a cross-section of young women from different socio-economic statuses
Gather key government and donor documents (soft-copies preferred) including relevant policies, assessments, and data
Keep a master list of all individuals met with, including names, titles, organization/company, email, telephone, and address information
Summarize key opportunities for advancing women’s economic empowerment and leadership, by objective, in a three-page report
Follow up, as needed, with individuals and organizations
Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in in building and maintaining relationships with Jordanian government entities, donors, and other stakeholders
Expert knowledge and understanding of issues related to economic and women’s empowerment in Jordan
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic.
Demonstrated knowledge of social inclusion and gender issues, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender
Experience forging developing partnerships with the private sector in the context of international development preferred
Demonstrated proposal writing and technical writing skills.
Ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Sharepoint and presentation software