Project profile — Women's Economic Linkages and Employment Development

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Women's Economic Linkages and Employment Development - Overview
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304848)
2017-03-07 - 2021-12-30
Country / region • Jordan (100.00%)
Sector • Secondary Education
Vocational training (11330) (60.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Social services (incl youth development and women+ children) (16015) (10.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to remove barriers to women’s access to the labour market in Salt, Irbid, and East-Amman. It seeks to provide skills-based development in the private health sector, find solutions to child care challenges and identify safe and affordable transportation to and from work. Project activities include: (1) collaborating with Jordan's Private Hospital Association and Vocational Training Centres to develop new skills-based curricula for health workers; (2) working with the private sector to boost female employment and to reduce both the real and perceived additional costs of hiring women; and (3) linking public and private sectors to promote on-the job apprenticeships in the health administration for female graduates of the vocational training programs.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project are: (1) increased employment of women; and (2) reduced gender-specific barriers to women's entrepreneurship and to women entering into and remaining in the workforce.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 692 women enrolled, including 479 in the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training program, 113 women enrolled in the Health Support Worker (HSW) training program and 100 women enrolled in the Early Childhood and Care Development (EECD) training program; (2) 622 trainees completed the program (of whom 443 for MOA and 100 for HSW and 79 ECCD); (3) Two nurseries were established in partnership with the National Council for Family Affairs, one within the Irbid Vocational Training Centre (VTC) and one in a private hospital, benefiting 56 women and 7 men and enrolling a total of 78 children. Also, 79 women benefited from the piloted strategy "Training for employment in child care" by completing the ECCD training program; (4) 200 participants (106 Males and 94 Females) attended capacity-building workshops on gender, gender-based violence principles and introductory case management in their role as VTC gender focal points, 12 instructors attended classes on virtual training and code of conduct; and 25 (19 Males and 6 Females) on Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC); and (5) The review of the Health Care Accreditation Committee’s Council accreditation system and identification of opportunities for improvement to increase women’s access to more equitable, inclusive, and decent work in the health sector is completed". A gender audit training was conducted for HCAC staff for 12 participants (11 Females and 1 Male).



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-12-2021 Disbursement $67,521
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