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Consultant: Market Assessment of the viability of Syrian Led Small Businesses in Jordan


Reports to: Jusoor’s Executive Director and Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Location/Department: Jordan

Duration: Three weeks, to begin ASAP

Deadline: 1 July 2020

Start date: As soon as possible

Background

Jusoor (which means ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international NGO founded in 2011 with the mission of “Investing in Syria’s Youth for a Better Tomorrow”. Jusoor has become known as a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. To date, Jusoor has enabled more than 650 Syrian students to complete their university education, enrolled 8,000 children in our education centers, and has supported over 1000 entrepreneurs. Jusoor is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global strategic partnerships.

Purpose

Findings from the market assessment will be used to inform Jusoor’s Small Business Program design:

  • To enable the Jusoor Entrepreneurship Program Team to make a better informed data-driven decision in terms of allocating resources and program focus for MSMEs in Jordan;
  • To update pre-COVID research;
  • To better understand the needs of the community the program will serve.

Deliverables

  • Desk research of context of Syrian-led compared to Jordan-led small and medium sized businesses in Jordan;
  • Identify challenges and opportunities facing Syrian-led MSMEs;
  • Identify sectors where Syrian-led businesses can and cannot function in Jordan;
  • Market assessment, identifying sectors in Jordan where more businesses are succeeding and where more businesses are failing;
  • Market assessment, identifying sectors in Jordan where more businesses are succeeding and where more businesses are failing;

All raw data and related supplementary documents collected by the Consultant should be submitted to Jusoor.

Required Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • Fluent in English with excellent writing skills
  • Fluent in Arabic
  • Experience in conducting market and needs assessments, preferably within Jordan
  • Research experience with non-profits, especially within the area of business / entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of the Jordanian economy and working rights for Syrians
  • Proficient in Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets
  • Critical thinking ability to challenge input and offer creative solutions

To apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to careers@jusoorsyria.com with the title “Entrepreneurship Jordan Research Consultant” by 1 July 2020. Samples of previous work will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

  • CV
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in and suitability for the position, including an overview of your recent research and contact information for three references
  • Brief overview of proposed methodology for the project
  • Daily rate and budget for the contract (15 days)

Jusoor is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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