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Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure in Jordan

... This project aims to support the Government of Jordan in creating immediate jobs through Employment Intensive Investment Programmes (EIIP) in Irbid and Mafraq, for both Syrian women and men refugees and their host communities, while also improving local infrastructures...

[Activities include]: 

  • Improving tertiary roads, through drains construction for existing roads using labour – based technologies;
  • Expanding agricultural infrastructure of local farmers, by building water catchments to collect rain water and soil protection arrangements through terracing and planting;
  • Building additional classrooms at high-density student schools and rehabilitating existing old schools using labour-based methods;
  • Enhancing the capacity of the private sector at national and local level to implement employment intensive approaches for men and for women, through designing and rolling out a training package for engineers on employment intensive methods; training and on the job coaching of private sector companies; and preparing a four-months national curricula for engineers on gender-sensitive employment intensive approaches..

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