Working in Jordan

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 select 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:

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:

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:

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:


The following employment opportunities by JOHUD are available for refugees of all nationalities in Jordan, with a standard one-year contract, to work in Community Support Centres across the Kingdom:

  1. Handicraft production and design coordinator: overseeing a handicraft operation that promotes social enterprise – applicants should have technical knowledge and a minimum of 2 years of experience with the design and production of handicrafts, including either sewing or ceramics, and the ability to manage and coordinate a small production project;
  2. Broadcasting and communication: content and programme coordinator who can produce and deliver radio shows and utilise social media related to inclusion, rights, and social participation, with a minimum of 2 years of experience;
  3. Youth coordinator: applicant must be aged 18-25 with an interest in managing youth initiatives that seek to promote leadership and activism for positive social change. Applicants should only be able to demonstrate leadership potential, organisation skills and innovative ideas.

Eligibility criteria:

  • This opportunity is open to applicants of all nationalities living across Jordan

To apply, please send an e-mail to the address: [email protected]

Deadline for applications is 26 October 2021.


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.

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