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HOME-BASED Individual Consultant - Legal Review

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 14, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on November 20, 2020

The study should benefit from UNDP’s Gender Justice and the Law project and available information at ILO such as reviews of legislation against international labour standards in selected countries; ongoing work in Lebanon and Jordan on migrant domestic work and the gap analysis of Jordanian legislation with respect to the ILO C189 that was carried out.


The individual is required to exhibit his or her full-time commitment with UNDP-RBAS by prioritizing this work during the duration of the work as outlined in the section below;
S/He shall perform tasks under the general guidance of the Gender Team at the Regional Hub-Regional Bureau of Arab States in Amman and the direct supervision of the Gender Team Leader.
The supervision will include approvals/acceptance of the outputs as identified in the previous section;
The individual is expected to liaise and collaborate in the course of performing the work with UNDP and ILO colleagues, as required;
The individual is required to provide periodical progress reports on regular and needed basis throughout the assignment in order to monitor progress;
The individual is required to maintain close communication with UNDP-RBAS on regular and needed basis at any period throughout the assignment in order to monitor progress. In the event of any delay, S/he will inform UNDP promptly so that decisions and remedial action may be taken accordingly;
Should UNDP deem it necessary, it reserves the right to commission additional inputs, reviews or revisions, as needed to ensure the quality and relevance of the work.


The duration of the work is estimated at 27 working days to start on 15 December 2020 and end no later than 28 February 2021.


The assignment is home-based and no travel is required.

If any unforeseen travel outside the individual home based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the individual shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).

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The purpose of this assignment is to conduct an analysis of legislation and policies across the Arab region concerning domestic workers in light of the ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) to identify the gaps in providing full protection of domestic workers as per the standards set by the conventions.

The review will also include an analysis of regulations concerning domestic service providers or private employment agencies that recruit both national and migrant domestic workers.

The methodology will include a desk review of legislation in the Arab states and an assessment of the gaps between existing legislation and policies and the ILO convention no.189.

Required Skills and Experience:
1) Academic qualification:
Master degree in Law, with additional course work in Women/Gender Studies and/or International Development;
2) Work Experience:
a) At least 5 years of experience working on gender, social or labour rights issues;
b) Experience in legal research in the Arab Region on gender and human rights including data collection, qualitative data analysis and report writing;
c) Familiarity with the International labour conventions and the ILO convention on domestic workers;
d) Experience in the Arab region;
3) Language Requirements:
Fluency in both English and Arabic is required for this assignment.

Application Deadline: 21-Nov-20 at Midnight New York, USA.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2020

Friendly reminders:

1. Read carefully the full notice and the How to Apply instructions!
2. Double check the job requirements with your own education, experience, skills, certificates;
3. Apply the day before, just in case...

Jill Langhus
Nov 16, 2020
Nov 16, 2020

Thanks, Ana.