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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ministry of Youth Local Youth Ambassadors Programme (LYAP) Local Consultant for supporting LYAP Terms of Reference A- BACKGROUND The project “Youth in Public Life: Towards open an inclusive youth engagement”, implemented by the MENA-OECD Governance Programme, supports Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia in strengthening public governance arrangements for young men and women to engage in public life. In collaboration with the Ministries of Youth, line ministries, local governments, foundations, universities, NGOs and youth associations, the OECD is supporting efforts to bring policies and services closer to young people. The collaboration is funded by the MENA Transition Fund of the G7 Deauville Partnership and provides support in the following areas: 1. Supporting the process of formulating and implementing national youth strategies 2. Scaling up the institutional and legal framework to foster youth engagement and representation in public life at central and sub-national level 3. Promoting innovative forms to engage young men and women in decision-making and help mainstream youth’s demands in policy making and service delivery The Local Youth Ambassadors Programme (LYAP) will be implemented in the framework of the collaboration with Jordan. It will support 100 young men and women to implement their own activities and initiatives in youth centres throughout Jordan. Selected participants will be invited to participate in trainings to draft proposals and learn about ways to engage with local authorities, exchange with high-level officials and participate in active citizenship camps outside of Amman to fine-tune their proposal in collaboration with other participants. At the end of the Programme, a number of initiatives will be selected and receive seed funding to be implemented by young people. For this purpose, the Ministry of Youth (MoY) will create a Programme Team to support the local coordination of the LYAP. The Programme Team will work in close collaboration with the OECD in the preparation and delivery of all stages of the Programme, liaise with relevant stakeholders in Jordan to ensure the timely delivery of activities and regularly update the OECD on the progress achieved. B. SCOPE OF SERVICES The Local Consultant will be part of the MoY Programme Team and provide local capacity for the OECD to support the implementation of the Local Youth Ambassadors Programme. C. The Local Consultant will be responsible for: 1. Supporting the day-to-day project management of the LYAP, in particular by: a. Assisting in the preparation and delivery of the launch event/workshop (Phase 1) and “meet your government official” event (Phase 2), among others, by: supporting agenda setting, formulating/sending invitations, liaising with the translation company and venue, liaising with participants to arrange travel/accommodation and provide other logistical support, liaising with public officials for the "meet your government official" activity, taking notes during the event, facilitating communication as necessary and following up on the outcomes of the event. b. Assisting in the preparation and delivery of the Active Citizenship Camps (Phase 3), among others, by: supporting agenda setting, formulating/sending invitations, liaising with the translation company and venue, liaising with participants to arrange travel/accommodation and provide other logistical support, liaising with local authorities and selected youth centres, facilitating travel and accommodation of OECD staff and peer, taking notes during the event, facilitating communication as necessary and following up on the outcomes of the event. c. Assisting in the preparation and delivery of the Citizenship Initiative (Phase 4), among others by: supporting the identification of the selected initiatives; liaising with the young people/teams who got selected; facilitating the organisation of the selected initiatives including travel/accommodation arrangements and other logistical support; participate in, supervise and prepare summary report of the initiatives, report on the outcomes to the OECD. d. Assisting in the preparation and delivery of the Regional Youth Conference (Phase 5), among others by: supporting agenda setting, formulating/sending invitations; identifying speakers and partners for collaboration; inviting the youth from the selected initiatives to present their stories; liaising with the translation company and venue; liaising with participants to arrange travel/accommodation and provide other logistical support; taking notes during the event; facilitating communication as necessary and following up on the outcomes of the event. 2. Facilitating communication between OECD, the Programme Team and the Secretary General (MoY) in the delivery of the LYAP and outreach, in particular by: a. Conducting conference calls with the OECD to discuss next steps and progress achieved on a weekly basis and as needs emerge b. Liaising between the OECD, the Programme Team and the Secretary General to ensure information and project updates are shared swiftly c. Submitting a monthly report to the OECD to provide a summary of work conducted, achievements realised and progress on the project implementation d. Supporting the preparation of communication material in the preparation of LYAP activities including on social media and the MoY website 3. Acting as the direct counterpart for the selected participants, in particular by: a. Managing and, if necessary, completing the database of selected participants b. Answering questions from the selected participants in the preparation of the LYAP activities including administrative and logistical matters All activities are to be pursued in close collaboration with the OECD Secretariat. The Local Consultant is expected to hold an active communication with the OECD Secretariat to discuss her/his methods. He/She will work under the direct supervision of the OECD Secretariat and will report directly to the OECD Secretariat's Project Co-ordinator for the “Youth in Public Life Project” in Jordan. D. Contract Conditions Appointment: The successful candidate will be proposed to sign a contract for an initial duration of 6 months. Upon availability of funds and satisfaction for the executed performance, the contract can be extended for another period of 6 months. Part-Time: The time commitment expected from the successful consultant is of 3 days per week. Location: The consultant will perform the work for the OECD, he or she will be based in the Ministry of Youth in Amman. Selection: The successful consultant will be selected upon the evaluation process carried out by the OECD in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth. E. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS The Local Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the OECD Secretariat and will report directly to the OECD Secretariat's Project Co-ordinator for the “Youth in Public Life Project” in Jordan. The consultant will ensure effective communication and coordination between MOY and OECD and all relevant stakeholders who will participate in the design and delivery of the LYAP and will submit monthly activity reports to the OECD to summarise the work conducted, achievements realised and progress on the project implementation. F. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR CANDIDATES: The Local Consultant must demonstrate: Academic Background:  An advanced university degree in social sciences, international relations, public policies, law, political science or any other relevant discipline. Professional Experience  At least 3-4 years of relevant experience in project management in Jordan, preferably in the day-to-day management of projects in collaboration with international organisations, non-governmental organisations and government entities in related fields  Excellent understanding of the government system and its dynamics in Jordan, including multi-level government arrangements (i.e. relations between the central and subnational levels of government)  Proven practical experience in coordinating project activities with a high number of (young) participants and implementation challenges. Experience in participating or leading youth empowerment and engagement initiatives would be an asset.  Experience in communication and outreach to inform third parties about the project Language skills:  Fluency in English and Arabic (both spoken and written) is required. Other:  Proficiency in standard software applications, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint. H. Application process A joint Panel of OECD and Ministry of Youth will evaluate all applications received. Each application should provide the following information by April 17 th 2019 at 15:00 (Amman Time): 1. A concept note of one page demonstrating that the candidate meets the minimum qualifications indicated above, including a brief description of previous work experience in relevant areas. 2. An updated CV to include experience, contact details and references. 3. A budgetary quote in Euros to show daily rate that would be charged to OECD for the above key tasks, plus a detailed breakdown of costs indicating daily rates; number of days and other expenses. Documents should be sent via email to mailto: a.alodat@hotmail.com and MENAYouth@oecd.org. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview with OECD and Ministry of Youth on Sunday, 28 April 2019 in Amman. G. Evaluation Criteria The OECD and MoY will assess the proposals against the following criteria and weighting, based on the information provided during the Application process. Academic background in line with minimum requirements 20% Relevant professional experience in line with minimum requirements 30% Language skills 20% Financial offer 30%

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