Human Resources and Partnership Development Advisor
Position # 1253-004

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:

Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants

PARTNER:

Women's Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD)

LOCATION:

JORDAN , Amman

DURATION:

12 months

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

OVERVIEW:

WUSC and its consortium partner, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), are implementing the Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD) project in Jordan. WE LEAD, a project funded by Global Affairs Canada aims to increase women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth; this will be achieved through activities focusing on women’s employment by businesses and the reduction of gender-specific barriers to women entering into and remaining in the workforce. The WE LEAD project is being implemented over a period of four years, from March 7, 2017, to March 31, 2021, in three locations (East Amman, Irbid and Salt) in Jordan.

The project is seeking to recruit an experienced volunteer Partnerships Development Advisor who can engage with private sector partners in the health sector to develop policies and procedures that will improve working conditions, particularly for women. He/she will be a core member of the WE LEAD Project Team, working as a technical resource to develop tools and resources, as well as capacity development (training and coaching) to private sector partners.

More specifically, the Partnerships Development Advisor will accompany and guide managers and human resources teams of multiple private partners in developing and implementing strategies that will increase the retention rates of female employees in the long-term. He/she is to provide partners with the necessary support to implement effective internship and workplace conditions that encourage women to find job opportunities that are adapted to their shorter and longer term goals.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with WE LEAD partners in the health sector to develop human resources policies and procedures that will improve working conditions for women employees in particular;
  • Provide these employers with a clear view of how such policies and procedures will positively affect their businesses;
  • Offer coaching and workshop sessions on the identified needs of partners, including recruiting and retaining female employees and addressing and preventing cases of discrimination and harassment;
  • Support partners in developing incentives for improving their female employee retention rates;
  • Assist in implementing the WE LEAD Partner Capacity-Building Plan which outlines the specific needs of private sector partners in terms of creating safer family-friendly working environments;
  • Assist in developing various business models for public-private sector partnerships to create job opportunities;
  • Provide an external perspective and viewpoint to organize internship procedures and public-private sector partnerships, specifically those linking the private sector with public training providers. This includes collaborating closely with the Private Sector Partnerships Officer;
  • Collaborate regularly with the Gender Equality Officer to include a gender perspective within all coaching and workshop sessions; and
  • Work closely with the WUSC Jordan Human Resources Officer based in Amman to develop a clear understanding of the Jordanian Labour Law.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or MA/MSc or equivalent in human resources, management, or any other relevant field;
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a human resources department; the ideal candidate will have both theoretical and practical experience.
  • Understanding of gender concepts applied in a workplace context
  • Experience designing and delivering capacity-building activities and coaching sessions
  • Experience with public-private sector partnerships is a valuable asset

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:

  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

TO APPLY:

  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.