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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2019-03-25

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JIF Consultancy - Transitioning in Jordan / Technical support to NGOs - Jordan

Amman (Jordan)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Terms of reference

JIF study 2019 – Transitioning in Jordan / Technical support to NGOs.


Created in 2014, the Jordan INGO Forum (JIF) is an independent network of 61 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) implementing development and humanitarian programs in Jordan targeting vulnerable Jordanians and refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Palestine.

Objective of the study

As Jordan experiences the humanitarian and development nexus, JIF needs to ensure that the JIF members are better prepared for this progressive shift and that the transition into a more development focused approach does not overshadow the important humanitarian needs and response.

The first objective would be to inform, alert and prepare JIF members and the humanitarian community at large for the next steps of the ‘Nexus’. This would enable INGOs to be able to influence the future processes. The study should provide a more holistic analysis of the current development frameworks impacting Jordan and produce facts sheets summarizing them for wider dissemination.

By developing a coordinated position on the “status based” / “vulnerability based” / “resilience based” debate in Jordan, the second objective will be to ensure that JIF members are better informed and equipped to make decisions for their own INGOs. Ideally this would also help shape a unified JIF vision and allow JIF to speak externally to ensure that the humanitarian needs of vulnerable populations of Jordan are met and that policy and both humanitarian and development programming enhance their resilience

The consultant is expected to start as early as April, 22nd 2019 and this for an estimated period of 30 working days. The deadline to produce the listed documents is June,7th 2019.


  • University degree in Public Policy/Administration, Development, International Relations, Humanitarian Affairs, or a related field.
  • 6-10 years of experience working with humanitarian and/or refugee programs, with expertise in both resilience and humanitarian programing.
  • Familiarity with literature review, ability to translate technical document into clear briefing notes.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Familiar with Jordan macro and micro economic issues and humanitarian and development nexus.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; Arabic (reading/speaking) an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge of the socio-political context in mid-income countries of Middle East (in particular Jordan) an asset.

Applications Instructions:

Expressions of interest should be submitted by March, 25th  through

Indication the following subject: JIF Consultancy.

Failure to meet the closing date and manner of submission will result in the bid being rejected.

Deadline for submitting any calcification request will be 17th March 2019. Questions should be submitted through

The consultancy should be conducted and finalized over a maximum period of 30 working days

Applications should include the following: CV, Cover Letter, Sample of previous consultancy report, proposed budget, detailing consultancy fees, international travel, per diem, insurance costs and communication. 

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