Training Needs Assessment Consultant

Duty Station: 
Closing Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Position : Training Needs Assessment Consultant
Duty station: Amman
Type of appointment: NA
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Vacancy Number: JOR/19/2018 VN#81778
Closing Date: 30 June 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

How to apply:
- Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to, including the following supporting documentation:
o a cover letter
o a full technical and financial proposal
o Curriculum Vitae

The email should refer to “JOR/19/2018 VN#81778” in the subject line, and be received on or before 30 June 2018. Applications are only accepted to the mentioned email address, not via Akhtaboot.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The consultant will meet with stakeholders in the Jordanian Armed Forces, Border Security Directorate and relevant ministries and departments to assess the need in building the capacity of Jordanian officials.
The consultant will conduct a desk review on the current and past situation of the capacity building curricula, taking into consideration aspects of gender and sustainability of action ensuring the knowledge and capacities of JAF’s officers are built to enhance border operations expertise in incorporating humanitarian aspect of border management.
The consultant will work closely in coordination with the Syria Emergency Response Department at IOM Jordan, during the full duration of his/her assignment on the preparation and delivery of the assessment, as described below.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned and required for the successful completion of deliverables.

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

- Provide IOM with the plan and methodology for the assessment;
- Conduct interviews and meetings with relevant key stakeholders in Amman, as well as selected sites (max. 10-day visit to Jordan in June/July 2018)
- The assessment should include a comprehensive description of current situation and gaps (with particular attention to gender and local specificities and priorities regarding capacity building;
- The assessment should also include recommendations and a roadmap for the development of a training curricula and related materials, coordination, capacity development, etc.;
- Incorporate relevant feedback received from IOM and stakeholders into the assessment. Comprehensive description of current situation and gaps (with particular attention to gender and location);
- Submit a full needs assessment study to IOM Jordan within 2 weeks of the end of the visit.
The work/deliverables will be organized as follows:
- Development and submission of the assessment design (deliverable) – 5 working days after signing the contract
- Data collection – 10 working days
- Data analysis and writing of the assessment – 10 working days
- Submission of the draft assessment (deliverable)
- Review of the assessment (respond to IOM Amman comments and suggestions) – 5 working days
- Submission of the final report and presentation of findings (deliverable)

Management arrangements:
A financial proposal is expected to be submitted by the candidates alongside the operational proposal. Bids analysis will be conducted to select the best candidate, including a comparison of the proposal quality and the requested fees.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education & Experience

A university degree, preferably in international relations, political science, or security studies; or graduation from a border police/guards training academy with extensive experience on providing capacity building to military/law enforcement officers on a managerial level in the indicated subject.

Professional experience in conducting needs assessments and familiarity with the above-mentioned subjects.

Japanese Nationals are encouraged to apply.


Excellent English speaking and writing skills are essential. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage (simultaneous translation AR/EN can be provided during the assessment).

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

Posting period:
From 13 June 2018-30 June 2018.