More than a decade into the Syria crisis, Jordan continues to be at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian and forced displacement crisis in modern history. In response to the challenges Jordan faces as a main host country of an estimated 1.3 million Syrian refugees, the PROSPECTS partnership brings together the expertise of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank with support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, to address multiple dimensions of the displacement crisis. In addition to Jordan, the PROSPECTS partnership is being implemented in seven other countries affected by forced displacement, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Uganda, and Iraq.
PROSPECTS interventions align with national strategies and have a longer-term goal of supporting human development through wider access to quality education, skills, and learning, increased economic and employment opportunities, and enhanced protection (including social protection) mechanisms. More recently, a new dimension has been introduced in the PROSPECTS partnership focusing on the support to critical infrastructure.
The ILO’s competitive advantage in the partnership in Jordan makes it well placed to support: the creation of livelihoods opportunities and the transition to formal employment for Jordanians, Syrians refugees and other vulnerable groups; and promotion of labour protection for all workers. It is doing so by supporting the development of market relevant skills, enhancing career guidance and employment placement services, promoting cooperatives development, fostering an enabling regulatory environment for labour protection and the expansion of social protection to vulnerable groups of workers.
The ILO interventions with the PROSPECTS programme are aligned with the Decent Work Country Programme in Jordan agreed with the tripartite constituents and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and includes cooperation with the PROSPECTS partners.
The incumbent will report to the ILO Jordan Coordinator based in Amman. The technical reporting line will be to the Regional Chief Technical Adviser for the PROSPECTS programme in the Arab States covering Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon and based in Beirut, who will also be providing overall strategic, technical and policy guidance, including on the engagement with the PROSPECTS partners, to ensure regional coherence of the PROSPECTS programme in the Arab States.