Senior Economist Advisor

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
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UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) adopted its strategic plan for 2022-2025 in March 2022. In the strategic plan, it is highlighted that one of the key priorities to achieve gender equality in the Arab States is the speedy acceleration of womenโ€™s employment throughout the region, which has hovered around 21% since the 1990s, UN Women is embarking on a large-scale multi-country program to surge womenโ€™s employment in 7 countries (3 in North Africa, 2 in the Levante and 2 in the Gulf).

The initial phase of this work was concluded in May 2022. It was dedicated to the analysis of the factors behind the stagnated levels of womenโ€™s employment in the Arab States, with a focus on not only challenges but, more specifically, on distinct opportunities that could accelerate womenโ€™s employment in the region. The analysis established the need for a multi-disciplinary approach, bringing together efforts to shift social norms, reduce the burden of care work, improve laws and policies, and strategically use social and mass media to bring about these changes. The strategy has a strong emphasis on the role of the private sector, focusing on three sectors, with distinct business cases in each. Lastly, the approach seeks to guarantee sustainable finance to deliver on this agenda through a shift to gender-responsive budgeting and blended finance.

The regional programme will be implemented across several countries, with Jordan being one of them. The UN Women Country Office for Jordan engages national stakeholders to contextualise the programme to national priorities and local context. This will be done through national consultations and analytical work on relevant themes and economic sectors. To support this process, UN Women Jordan CO is In line with this is looking to engage the services of a National Consultant on Womenโ€™s Economic Empowerment to support:

A masterโ€™s degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.A project/program management certification would be an added advantage.


At least 10 years of experience as an economist, econometrics, and economic studies and research Experience in Women Economic Empowerment and Employment Creation is preferable.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.Excellent and verbal written communication skills.


Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and very good command of written and spoken English

V. How to Apply

Submission of application:

Personal UN Women P11 form: Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from .

UNWOMEN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.?

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page)Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.

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