Application Deadline: 08 June 2022
Background and Context
Over the last two decades, Jordan’s apparel industry has been steadily growing and is now the leading export sector and manufacturing employer in the country. Like most other apparel exporting countries, Jordan gained entry to the global apparel value chain through international ties to developed markets. This began with preferential trade access to the US market, which led foreign investors producing apparel on behalf of international apparel brands to set up manufacturing facilities in Jordan with mostly migrant workers.
Better Work Jordan (BWJ) was created in 2009 as a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The programme engages with workers, employers and governments to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness of the garment industry.
Since the start of the program, BWJ has aimed to improve working conditions and productivity in the Jordanian garment sector, collaborating with various stakeholders to create sustainable solutions. BWJ has built strong partnerships with workers’ and employers’ organizations with the aim of building their institutional capacity to fulfil their mandates in promoting further development in the sector and promoting decent work outcomes. Moreover, the programme will be supporting the constituents’ efforts to collaborate toward fostering a competitive Jordanian garment industry which advances national socioeconomic development.
BWJ is increasingly shifting its focus to strengthen capacity of national stakeholders and support industry partners in creating a vision for the industry that combines both competitiveness and business strength.
Employers’ organizations have an important role to play in enhancing sectoral competitiveness by coordinating private sector responses to industry challenges, providing services to their members and implementing initiatives to promote their sector. Over the past two years, the programme has also supported the tripartite constituents (including Employers’ organizations) in working toward a sectoral strategy for the garment industry which aims to increase its competitiveness and contribution to Jordan’s socioeconomic development.
Interested applicants wishing to apply to this assignment must send an email to [email protected]. The email shall include the following:
- Technical Offer
- Consultant Curriculum Vitae (CV) or company profile containing CVs of the project leader as well as team members that includes project portfolio.
- Summarised description and examples of work on the previous specific and similar assignments.
- A proposal which at least consists of proposed approach and methodology, team member composition (if there is any) and timeframe.
- Financial Offer
- The financial offer should demonstrate the needed budget for implementation, including detailed fee breakdown by each activity.
The deadline for receiving applications is 8th June 2022 COB. Only applications that fulfil the requirements indicated above will be considered.
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