The IRC has been operating in Jordan since 2007 and works with partners through a client-centered approach to achieve resilience and dignified life for the most vulnerable communities across the country. The IRC in Jordan has reached over 620,000 clients at our community centers, clinics, and via mobile teams providing an array of integrated services that improve the health, safety, educational opportunities, and economic well-being of refugees and vulnerable host communities.
IRC has developed its Strategic Action Plan for 2022 -2024 prioritizing the following seven outcome areas: gender-based violence, physical and mental health, long-term economic stability, sexual and reproductive health, early economic recovery, school-aged children and learning, and safety in communities. The IRC targets vulnerable host communities and refugees: persons with disabilities, youth, heads of households, women, and girls, children, and the elderly. IRC aligns its work with the Jordan Response Plan (2020-2022) of the Government of Jordan, the Jordan Compact, and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan for the Syria crisis. IRC in Jordan has been implementing projects under the following sectors:
Partnerships are at the heart of IRC Jordan’s SAP. IRC Jordan works with partners through a client-centered approach to achieve resilience and dignified life for the most vulnerable communities across the country and aims to increase the % of the country program’s operations run by local partners to 20% by September 2024 and to have 12 strategic partnerships with at least 6 of them being women-led. IRC coordinates its economic programming with concerned departments of the Jordanian government, local CBOs, international organizations, and the private sector, at the government level. IRC continually coordinates with the Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development, Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), and other municipalities. Currently, IRC Jordan has more than 20 local partners representing distinct levels (governmental, private, national NGOs, CBOs at the countrywide and grassroots level), and covering all of the sectors that IRC Jordan is focusing its services.
Purpose of the Consultancy:
The focus of this assignment is to complete all the projects’ governmental approvals and institutionalize the governmental liaison function.
Time schedule and Deliverables:
The completion of the governmental liaison-related tasks is planned to be carried out in 30 working days within the assignment duration. The timing of any interviews will be agreed upon with the contracted consultant in a dialogue with the main stakeholders of this assignment.
IRC is seeking support to undertake the following:
The following is an indicative timeline of the proposed major milestones of the actors’ mapping and stakeholders’ analysis:
-End of the First week of consultancy 27/10/2022:
Conduct kick-off meetings with the related departments and programs to identify the pending/new governmental approvals-related tasks and prioritize them.
-End of the Third Week of consultancy 10/11/2022
Conduct the needed communication and onsite visits to the different governmental entities that require to complete the governmental approvals needed Submit the needed governmental approvals through the required channels (JORRIS, or in hand)
-End of the Fourth Week of consultancy 17/11/2022
Conduct meetings with the partnerships department to identify the missed SOPs related to governmental approvals. Develop the relevant SOPs for governmental approvals by identifying and resolving the gaps.
-End of the Fifth Week of consultancy 24/11/2022
Submit the final report including the status of all governmental approvals needed, and the developed SOPs.
-Starting the Sixth to end of the assignment (27/11 – 22/12)
Conduct training sessions on the developed SOPs, skills, and knowledge related to governmental approvals.