Policy and Regulatory Advisor

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 10 March 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: POLIC01974
Posted Date: 2020-03-09
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Amman, Jordan JOR


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The anticipated Women’s Economic Empowerment activity based in Amman, Jordan has three objectives:
  • Improve women’s access to jobs and leadership opportunities in the private sector.
  • Improve perceptions and advocacy.
  • Stimulate more equitable and safer working environments.

Position Summary:

Creative is seeking a Policy and Regulatory Advisor to take a lead role in providing and advising on gender-related national-level regulatory reform initiatives and labor reforms, establishing mechanisms for the enforcement of laws and regulations and partnering with private sector firms to integrate gender equality into their employment institutional systems and mandates.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Policy and Regulatory Advisor will report to the Safe Work Environments Team Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Review and assess labor laws and regulations that would impact gender and labor working environment;
  • Develop, maintain and leverage relationships with civil society organizations, professional associates and unions to effectively advocate across all platforms for women’s employment rights;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of awareness campaigns regarding gendered workplace discrimination;
  • Increase awareness and participation of women in workers’ associations and labor unions;
  • Develop relationships with government and private sector organizations to promote women-friendly reforms and initiatives; and
  • Provide policy recommendations to strengthen gender-based employment and recruitment practices.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior, Business, Economics, or another relevant field highly desired;
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in workforce development in a developing country, including experience working with host country training or higher education institutions;
  • Excellent track record of achieving improved employment outcomes in similar workforce development activities;
  • Experience designing and delivering capacity development programs and service provision with business associations and entrepreneurs;
  • Arabic and English fluency required; and
  • Applicants must be able to legally work full time in Jordan.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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