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Inspiring Young Women to Join the Workplace in Jordan

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 17, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on January 16, 2017

The United States Mission to Jordan is seeking applications from eligible entities for a program entitled “Inspiring Young Women to Join the Workplace” with an aim to connect professional female role models with Jordanian young people, to inspire, encourage and increase Jordanian female workplace participation. The target audience of this project will be young female Jordanians who are best-placed to enter the job market as well as their male peers and family members.

Objectives

◾To show young people in Jordan that women CAN and DO have fulfilling careers in Jordan by using the growing network of prominent Jordanian women who have gone on exchange and study programs to the U.S. as role models of this project, on university campuses and through a targeted media/social media campaign. Program activities should inspire and encourage young women to consider and seek to participate in the workforce.

◾A measurable increase in program participant’s entry into the work force.

Funding Information

◾The estimated funding available for this project is ($80,000).

◾The timeline of the project will be jointly negotiated by the U.S. Embassy and the selected awardee.

Project Components

◾Speaker Series on University Campuses: In conjunction with 8-10 Jordanian universities, the speaker series will bring relatable Jordanian women with successful careers into university classrooms and auditoriums across the country to share their stories and address barriers to female workplace participation. The purpose of each speaking engagement is to inspire and promote solutions, rather than become mired in the challenges or obstacles. The program will include at least 10 sessions at each participating university. Participating universities should be selected based on their level of interest, administrative capacity and ability to see the project through.

◾Media Campaign: The female role models from the speaker series and the program itself will be highlighted across the social media platforms most popular with young, university women and their male peers. Additionally, the program should include a simultaneous and complimentary campaign on radio, TV and print media. The media/social media campaign must be carefully planned and orchestrated to maximize the impact and reach of the program.

◾All-Day Workshop: The culminating event in this program will be an all-day workshop in Amman. This workshop will bring together students who participated in the first component (speaker series) as well as additional university students, high school students, student alumni of American exchange programs, and students participating in the Embassy’s Access English Language program. The day’s schedule will include sessions on leadership and management, creating career paths, entrepreneurship, higher education opportunities and other topics that emerge during the speaker series as relevant.

Eligibility Criteria

◾Eligibility is open to non-profit organizations and individuals with appropriate expertise.

◾Preference will be given to organizations and individuals with experience implementing similar projects.

◾Proposals should detail a plan to implement the logistics of the project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their applications at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Jordan and United States.

Deadline: 16 January 2017.

For more information, please visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290138

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