Facilitating Admission and Promotion Processes for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan

Facilitating Admission and Promotion Processes for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan

Africa
MS.0021
JO10P0504
300,000
Jordan
Migration Management Support
National
Active

The MoFAE is currently lacking an effective and gender-sensitive recruitment and promotion system able to attract and retain highly professional staff, including among the qualified Jordanian expatriates. Furthermore, it seeks to develop the capacities of the current and new staff in migration governance to enable them understanding and contributing to addressing the various migration-related challenges faced by Jordan while representing the country on the international arena. This is particularly important given the MoFAE’s leading role in the National Migration Working Group (NMWG) recently established in Jordan.

The Objective of this project is to strengthen MoFAE’s institutional capacities through the professionalization of recruitment processes to institute good migration governance. To achieve the above, the project will seek to support MoFAE in prioritizing the workforce development on migration management by facilitating the recruitment and engagement of qualified Jordanian expatriates and resident nationals, while also providing specialized training to MoFAE staff on migration governance. This will be done through establishing a recruitment platform to attract qualified resident and expatriate Jordanians and transparently assess the applications of candidates for diplomatic service as well as evaluate the current staff qualifying for promotion; conducting targeted training and workshops (online and face-to-face) on migration governance, including through available IOM’s training materials and tools as adjusted to the local and regional context. These training activities seek to improve understanding of migration governance – legal as well as non-binding global frameworks on mobility – and focus on core governance pillars, including but not limited to rights-based approach to governance, gender and mobility, integrated border management, relevant aspects of identity management, the protection of the most vulnerable etc. The capacity-building activities will further support the development of a gender-sensitive HR communication strategy and implementation of a communication campaign to incentivize qualified expatriates to work at MoFAE. Overall, the improved MoFAE staff capacity shall contribute to strengthening migration governance in Jordan.