Banyan Global

  • Policy Reform Team Leader (Jordan)

    Job Locations JO
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/21/2019 4:23 PM)
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  • Overview

    Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working in a number of developing countries. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: gender and women’s economic empowerment, finance and investment, enterprise development, youth, health, and evaluation and learning.


    Banyan Global is recruiting for a Jordanian Policy Reform Team Leader for an anticipated USAID-funded women’s economic empowerment and leadership activity in Jordan. The project will improve women’s access to job opportunities and leadership positions, improve perceptions about working women and women leaders, and enhance the equitable and safe enabling working environment for women.


    • Lead project component that addresses the enabling environment for women in the workforce in Jordan.
    • Oversee project activities related to enhancing the equitable and safe working environment for women.
    • Build and maintain productive working relationships with government partners and the private sector.
    • Develop long-term strategic partnerships with companies interested in integrating gender equality into their institutional systems.
    • Create innovative approaches to human resources policy development, leadership structures, and organizational culture to support increased gender equality.
    • Manage team members and consultants.
    • Support donor reporting requirements, including writing sections of quarterly and annual program reports, implementing monitoring and evaluation, and other deliverables and requirements as specified in the project contract.
    • Represent the project at meetings with donors and other key stakeholders.


    • Master’s degree in gender, economic development, or another relevant international development field.
    • Minimum of 6 years of experience in policy and enabling-environment reform specific to women’s economic empowerment and leadership, especially in Jordan.
    • At least 3 years of experience managing a team.
    • Prior experience on a USAID-funded project preferred.
    • Knowledge of constraints and opportunities to women entering the workforce in Jordan, particularly related to policies, regulations, leadership opportunities, and processes, especially in the private sector.
    • Demonstrated skills in fostering relationships with government partners and the private sector.
    • Experience managing donor programmatic and monitoring and evaluation requirements.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
    • Citizen or permanent resident of Jordan.

    Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Please apply to the position through our website,, and include a cover letter and resume in your application. No phone calls please.


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