- ##Analytical Report Writer, Jordan office
- ##Based in Amman, Jordan
HelpAge International’s vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.
HelpAge International’s country office is currently running a project entitled, “Leaving no one behind: Minimising the impact of displacement, vulnerabilities and poverty on older men and women affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis through the support of age inclusive resilience and integration initiatives’’ funded by German Government’s humanitarian funding and HelpAge Deutschland. Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world, with the second highest number of refugees as a proportion to its inhabitants. The total number of Syrian refugees in Jordan registered with the UNHCR is currently at 655,624, of whom 21.3% reside in camps and 78.7% live in cities (28.3% Amman, 20.6% Irbid, 12% Mafraq and 7.3% Zarqa). Of the total number of registered refugees, 24,649 are older refugees aged 60 and above (57.8% women), accounting for 3.8% of registered Syrian Crisis refugees. 23.6% of them are classified as ‘at risk’ and 3.1% are persons with disabilities. One quarter of older Syrian refugees are at risk. While they share the same hard living conditions as the general refugee population, they face increased challenges in accessing basic services and meeting their basic needs because these services are rarely made inclusive and accessible for them. This situation is compounded by a lack of reliable and disaggregated data on the inclusion of older people in humanitarian response.
This assignment will contribute to the overall purpose of ensuring a greater number of older people have access to quality services and are included in humanitarian interventions.
The technical consultant will provide interim support to ‘HelpAge’s Jordan country program’ “Leaving No One Behind” project (2017-2019) by delivering a written publishable analytical report titled as ‘The profile of older people in Jordan’ based on data collected by HelpAge International Jordan to inform inclusion of older people on humanitarian intervention in Jordan.
The Consultant will use the questionnaire, data, methodology, sample methodology, and collected household surveys to analyse the data and write an analytical report for publication.
This comprehensive profile of older people aims to clearly identify the vulnerabilities, capacities, needs, and gaps in assistance to a comprehensive array of stakeholders including host communities, international and national NGOs, Government, and Private Sector. This profile of older people will stand to inform the Jordan Response Plan and the Jordan Compact Plan as well as general humanitarian intervention in Jordan in response to Syrian crises. This profile will:
· Establish a profile of vulnerability among older men and women from (i) Syrian refugee households; (ii) Jordanian host communities
· Establish a profile of older people needs, capacities, community role, access to services, and gaps.
Geographic Scope:This profile targeted the four major host communities including:
2.Prepare final report on the profile of older people in Jordan that highlights the gaps in humanitarian policy and programs with regards to older people for publication purposes.
3.Based on the available data collected through a survey in the four governorates stated above and 1840 respondents (50% female, 50% male/Jordanian, Syrian/governorates), the consultant will be asked to dictate a comprehensive report with clear recommendations and detailed lines of the actions to address the needs of older men and women in Jordan (Host Communities & Syrian Refugees)
In addition to reviewing the survey data, it is expected the consultant will also review existing secondary data including:
Jordan Response Platform (2015). Comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment. [online] Amman. Available at:https://static1.squarespace.com/static/522c2552e4b0d3c39ccd1e00/t/57f9fa…[Accessed 22 Jan. 2018].
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (2013). Needs Assessment Review of the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Jordan. [online] Amman. Available at:http://inform.gov.jo/en-us/By-Date/Report-Details/ArticleId/9/Needs-Asse…[Accessed 22 Jan. 2018].
Six Years Into Exile: The challenges and coping strategies of non-camp Syrian refugees in Jordan and their host communities. (2016). [online] Amman, Jordan: CARE International. Available at:https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/2016Assessment…[Accessed 11 Jul. 2016].
The consultant should apply as an individual and submit the following in their proposal:
- Sample of Work (Previous Report)
- Two Professional References for Similar work the consultant has undertaken recently
Closing date: 21stof September 2018
To apply, please send the above submission requirements to EME- HRD email at:HelpAge-HRemail@example.com
HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.
HelpAge International encourages older people and people with disabilities from those who possess the minimum requirements of the post to apply.
HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of theBusiness in the Community gender campaign