Working in Jordan (for Syrians)

Under Jordanian law, employers of non-Jordanian workers are legally required to obtain a work permit from the local Labour Directorate of the Ministry of Labour. Syrian refugees have access to work permits in selected occupations.

For details and information on issuing work permits, labour rights and laws in Jordan, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking on this link.

Content of this page is updated whenever any changes occur or new decisions are issued.

Ministry of Labour Decisions on Open Sectors can be found here.

General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) Offices:

  • Amman – Shmaisani, 28, Judge Iyas Street, first floor: 0796091915
  • Zarqaa – Regional Cooperative Union, 8, Boulad Street, next to the Jordanian Women Union, first floor: 0779364299
  • Mafraq – Municipality Street, Dar al Oud building, across from Ahli Bank, first floor: 0797587581
  • Zaatari Camp – Office of Employment: 0772256316
  • Irbid – Marj bin Amer Cooperative Association, Palestine Street: 0785349520
  • Southern Region (Tafilah) – Al Ees, across from Total gas station: 0777161216

For more details on the cost and method of obtaining these permits, please see the procedural guide by clicking on this link.

The Ministry of Labour has a free hotline that receives calls regarding labour law issues and is committed to improve the rights of all workers in Jordan. The hotline has answering machines that receive complaints after 3:30PM.

Free line: 080022208

Zain network: 0796580666

Orange network: 0777580666

Umniah network: 0785602666

WhatsApp: 0790955557

E-mail: [email protected]

Legal Issues: for legal counseling and/or mediation, please contact ARDD-Legal Aid at 064617477 operating Sunday to Thursday, from 9AM to 6PM; or approach the Legal Unit in UNHCR Amman Branch Office.

On this tab, you may browse the different opportunities offered by local institutions and partner organizations to UNHCR.

Please click on the title of the opportunity from the list below to read more details.


Jordan River Foundation Trainings

Jordan River Foundation is offering a training opportunity, followed by initiating private businesses, for Syrian refugees in the following governorates: Amman, Irbid, Zarqaa, Mafraq, Aqaba.

To apply, please click on this link:

https://bit.ly/3r8MfB8

Jordan River Foundation is also offering a training and employment opportunity for Syrian refugees in the following governorates: Amman, Irbid, Zarqaa, Mafraq.

To apply, please click on this link:

https://bit.ly/3wCfhdx


Opportunities in the agriculture sector (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO), under the PROSPECTS programme, announces several job opportunities available in Jordan’s agricultural sector.
Locations include Irbid, Zarqaa and Mafraq .
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through contacting the following numbers:
  • Irbid: 0795510581
  • Zarqaa & Azraq 0786741410
  • Mafarq 0797948673
Focal points from the employment offices:
  • Irbid: Omar Obaidat 0797912477
  • Irbid: Wissam Khair 0790257157
  • Irbid: Adham Zaal 0799675608
  • Zarqaa & Azraq: Abdul Hadi Al Shehadeh 0798448925
  • Mafraq: Ziyad Al Smadi 0775784407

Opportunities in the industrial sector (GIZ)

This programme, with the support of GIZ, is offering opportunities for Syrian nationals seeking employment in the industrial sector in Jordan. You may register to enroll in the programme and find a job after completing the training.
To register, please visit the following link: https://www.injobjo.com/

LTUC Scholarship

New scholarship opportunity for refugees of all nationalities for a course of intensive software development offered by Luminus Technical University College (LTUC), all expenses included.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age group: 18 to 30
  • Medium proficiency in English language
  • Applicant must be registered with UNHCR Jordan
  • Minimum education: bachelor’s degree (with exceptions for diplomas)
  • Full commitment for a period of 6 months, for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week

To apply for this opportunity, please fill out the form in this link: https://asac.ltuc.com/ar/academic-scholarships/


Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain is offering training opportunities for Syrian refugees in Jordan in the fields of carpentry (in Jubaiha area) and jewelry making (in Jabal Amman). Transportation will be covered for the selected participants. 

This opportunity is available for the age of 18 to 24 years old.

To apply, please fill in the corresponding form from the links below. 

The deadline for applications is 20 July 2021.

Carpentry: https://bit.ly/3iHFHaz

Jewelry making: https://bit.ly/3ghllTW


ICMC

The International Catholic Migration Commission is offering training opportunities for refugees in Jordan of all nationalities in the field of welding in Zarqa Governorate.

This opportunity is available for the age of 18 to 30 years old.

To apply, please call the following number: 0791592252.