OUR Project

The MoSD runs a range of social care centres across the Kingdom to support these disadvantaged groups of people. With limited resources, the MoSD is not able to maintain their social care centres and directorates at the governorates. A considerable number of MoSD-owned centres and some private ones do not fully comply with the minimum international standards for living conditions, physical access to accommodation and internal services.

 

The physical infrastructure of social care centres requires support to ensure provision of better quality of services in compliance with international standards of access and human rights. The MoSD also needs support in its organizational and operational reform, transformation of social assistance from a disjoint set of program-specific arrangements to a unified, function-based and client-oriented structure, interconnected through a strong Management Information System (MIS). There is a need to establish harmonized rules and procedures for undertaking M&E in all departments within the MoSD. The MoSD also needs a monitoring system for each department which is well designed, tested and fully resourced in terms of operational and technical capacities.

In this context, the EU Delegation in Jordan requested UNOPS to implement part of their action “EU Support to Social Protection in Jordan”. Under this action, UNOPS will be responsible for rehabilitating a select number of MoSD-owned and rented social care centres in compliance with the international standards of access and human rights and provision of IT facilities as well as contributing to the development of monitoring and evaluation-based performance management information systems for quality assurance.

Duration : 42 months ( 3 and half years ) 30%
Budget : $ 9,610,849 20%

Strategic Rationale and Sustainable Development Goals

This action falls within the EU and Jordan agreement on Partnership Priorities for 2016-2018. Of the three main priorities agreed, one aims at stabilizing Jordan’s macro-economic situation and enhancing Jordan’s social and economic development in line with Jordan Vision 2025, in addition to enhancing Jordan’s resilience to deal with the impact of the Syrian crisis and regional instability. The agreement implies the fulfilment of mutual commitments, specified in the EU-Jordan Compact. The Compact emphasizes the importance of social inclusion and development. The objective is to improve the living conditions of both Syrian refugees in Jordan as well as vulnerable host communities.

The action is also underlined as a priority in the SSF 2017-2020 under the focal sector 1: “Supporting economic and social development” with the aim to develop a more efficient and better targeted social protection systems ensuring sustainable access to vulnerable populations and supporting viable local development measures, with particular attention to the EU Gender Action Plan (2016-2020). This is also a key finding in the EU Country level evaluation (2015). The sector is in dire need for the modernization of its governance system, the enhanced institutional capacity building and the quality of service delivery with a high involvement of private sector and civil society.

Furthermore, the project will directly contribute to Outcome 1 of the UN Sustainable Development Framework (2018-22) for Jordan that aims at making national and local level institutions in Jordan more responsive, inclusive, accountable, transparent, and resilient.

The project will contribute to the achievement of Agenda 2030, and more specifically to the progressive achievement of :

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End poverty in all its forms everywhere
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Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
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This will ensure access to equal learning opportunities
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Reduced Inequalities – Reduce income inequality within and among countries
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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
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This will ensure access to equal learning opportunities
This will ensure access to equal learning opportunities
This will ensure access to equal learning opportunities

How we work

As per MoSD’s communicated requirements, UNOPS project team carries out the assessment to determine the rehabilitation, MIS scope concludes the project overall plan to ensure readiness for the implementation.

Building on the conducted assessments, the project team generates the required BoQs for the rehabilitation of MoSD centres and regularly coordinates with MoSD personnel to implement the activities.
Upon the awarding of a suitable contractor, the project team physically monitors and evaluates the quality of the works & the services to ensure the contractor’s compliance against the BoQs, activity plan, and scheduled timelines. These observations are documented and used for purposes such as processing payments to the contractors and reporting to the donor.

The project team regularly updates the donor about the achieved progress and is constantly coordinating with MoSD, and relevant stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of the activities

DONOR

BENEFICIARIES

OUR TEAM

Zeina Amereh
Project Manager
Enas Al-Khatib
Project Associate
Ahmad Abdelfattah
Project Engineer
Duaa Hamad
Project Engineer
Diala Hattar
Project Engineer

Project Activities

Activity1: Modernize MoSD care centres in compliance with human rights, inclusion and international standards of accessibility 

UNOPS will rehabilitate MoSD targeted social care centres and provide those centres that are in need of IT infrastructure with the required infrastructure and related equipment, to allow those centres to function according to international standards of access and human rights and improve services provided. Moreover, UNOPS will improve the water and energy efficiency of the social care centres. In addition, three centres will be selected by MoSD in the north, center, and south of Jordan to be fully rehabilitated into regional model centres.

 

Phase 1 ( 2019 )

Phase 1 (2019):

Package 1: Rehabilitation of 8 SC centres in the south region

    • 1. Al-Karak Centre for Disabilities / Accommodation
    • 2. Al-Khreishah Community Development Centre / Kindergarten
    • 3. Al-Tafileh Centre for Disabilities / Accommodation
    • 4. Al-Manar Centre for Intellectual Disabilities in Maan / Day centre
    • 5. Al-Manar Centre for Intellectual Disabilities in  Qwera / Day centre
    • 6. Aqaba Special Education Centre / Disabilities
    • 7. Jabal Bani Hamedah Community Development Centre / Kindergarten
    • 8. South Madaba Community Development Centre / Kindergarten

Package 2: Rehabilitation of 3  SC centres in the Center region

    • 1. Hitteen Early Diagnoses and Rehabilitation Centre for people with disabilities / Day centre
    • 2. Al-Rusaifah Girls Care Centre / Women Shelter
    • 3. Al-Rusaifah Juvenile Centre for Girls.

 

Distribution of Work at the Rehabilitated Centers

Phase 2 ( 2020 )

Package 3: Rehabilitation of 5 SC centres in the center region

      • 1. Derar Community Development Centre in Derar Village, Al-Balqaa / Skills development
      • 2. Tal-Almantah  Community development Centre in Tal-almantah village, Al-Balqa / Skills Development
      • 3. Al-Karameh Community Development Centre in AlKarameh village-Al Balqa / Skills Development
      • 4. Almanar Centre for Intellectual  Development in Zay- Al-Salt / Disability
      • 5. Tal-almantah Centre for Special Education in Tal Al-Mantah village, Al-Balqaa / Disability

Activity2: (M&E based MIS) Establish a Monitoring and Evaluation-based performance Management Information Systems

UNOPS will support the MoSD in the development of an MIS that is linked to its directorate and social care centres and coordinated with NAF for better quality assurance. The in-house MIS that will be developed is a centralized web enabled M&E best performance system that will be accessible online to the authorized MoSD and NAF personnel. This system will automate up to 70 services provided by the MoSD, case management module that will cover 28 sections in terms of supervision and monitoring services provided to beneficiaries and a dashboard that displays MoSD KPIs. The developed system will be expandable and will be ready to be integrated with relevant stakeholders including NAF based on the assessment that will be conducted at the beginning of the project.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

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On 25 April 2019, The Prime Minister, Dr. Omar al-Razzaz launched the project. High-level officials attended the ceremony; including the EU Ambassador to Jordan H.E. Mr. Andrea Matteo Fontana, H.E. Ms. Basma Ishaqat of the Ministry of Social Development, H.H. Prince Mired bin Ra’ad the President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and H.E. Ms. Mary Kawar of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation

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The rehabilitation of the targeted facilities is determined based on the assessment conducted by UNOPS following the EUD request. The assessment was carried out in coordination with the MoSD focal points and centres’ administration. The preliminary assessment was concluded in June 2018 targeting the initial list of centres UNOPS received from MoSD and accordingly UNOPS was able to identify the project scope and budget. 

UNOPS started the implementation of the rehabilitation component in the South Region considering Al-Karak Social Centre as a regional model for the South.11 Social Care Centres Rehabilitated in the South and Center regions of Jordan. Those centres include six centres for persons with disabilities, three  community development centres, one  juvenile centre, one women shelter.

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UNOPS provided IT equipment to the National Aid Fund in order to support the NAF’s expansion plan within its cash assistance program. First batch of IT equipment (100 printers and 10 laptops) was delivered to NAF on July 16 2019. the second batch of equipment (300 Desktops, 3 colored