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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • 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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • 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

Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

 

 

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