Work Packages

Through its main packages, the project is reaching out to governorates throughout the kingdom, delivering quality furniture and equipment to 2 governmental hospitals, more than 332 governmental schools under the 3 packages of Jordan School Expansion Project (JSEP), Learning Environment: Improved Infrastructure (LEIIP), and Schools of Knowledge Economy Project (SKEP).

SCHOOLS & HOSPITALS

USAID is working across all sectors to address the unexpected needs brought on by the massive influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan. In the education sector, USAID is making a significant effort to assist the Ministry of Education (MoE) in addressing the needs of Jordanian students pertaining to overcrowding and double shifting in schools. In addition, Jordan’s Ministry of Health (MoH) reached out to USAID for assistance with the expansion and renovation of health facilities

 

The first component of the project focuses on the Jordan School Expansion Project (JSEP), Learning Environment, the Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP), and Schools of Knowledge Economy Project (SKEP). UNOPS main intervention is to furnish and equip up to 100 school expansions and 300 kindergarten classrooms under JSEP, furnish the administration and education rooms for 132 schools under LEIIP, and furnish and equip 25 SKEP schools. The second component of the grant focuses on the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital (PRPH) in Irbid governorate, and Al-Bashir hospital in Amman governorate. UNOPS intervention is to equip and furnish the renovated areas in both hospitals that are currently under renovation in 2019.

Budget : $ 4,200,000 100%

In 2016, based on UNOPS successful partnership with USAID on the schools project, USAID added a health component, further to a request by the Jordanian Ministry of Health (MoH) to assist with furnishing and equipping the expansion of the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital (PRPH) in Irbid Governorate. The expansion, with a total built-up area of 5500 Sqm, was the first phase of the $8.5-million project for this hospital. By August 2017, UNOPS completed furnishing and equipping 30 patients’ beds with all ancillaries, the emergency department, operation rooms, and neonatal and intensive care units. The second phase of this project is the renovation of the existing hospital, with total built-up areas of (4500 Sqm.), which UNOPS started providing furniture to in April 2019. The renovated hospital will be supplied with 60 patients’ beds, 10 Pediatric beds, fluoroscopy, laboratory equipment and new medical equipment, furniture, and sterilization equipment.

In addition, USAID collaborated with the Government of Jordan to renovate 25 maternal, neonatal ICU, and emergency departments at Al Bashir, Jordan’s largest public hospital, to cope with the estimated 25% increase in population in Jordan. The new 2,000 Sqm. emergency building, constructed at $23 million and funded by USAID, deals with around 50,000 cases per month. Therefore, UNOPS was requested to equip the hospital with the latest and most advanced medical equipment, radiology equipment, 147 emergency bed and 30 patients’ beds in order to accommodate the large and growing number of patients, and further upgrade and regulate services according to best international standard.

Budget : $ 5,000,000 100%

The Learning Environment: Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP) is a $35 million project that aims to improve student well‐being and school achievement through improving the physical infrastructure of the learning environment. LEIIP is implemented by USAID in full collaboration and partnership with the Ministry of Education. The construction and renovation is implemented through host country contracts with the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. The project began in November 2013 and is planned to end by the end of June 2019. In 2016, USAID requested that UNOPS furnish the administration and education rooms for 132 schools under the Learning Environment Improved Infrastructure Project (LEIIP), over the course of four years.

Budget : $ 7,250,000 24%

USAID developed the Schools of Knowledge Economy Project (SKEP) to construct 25 new schools, distributed with a focus on host communities in overcrowded areas, such as Amman, Irbid, Al Zarqa, Al Balqa, Aqaba, Madaba, Al Karak, Jerash, and Tafieleh governorates. The project’s main goal is to offer modern learning environments that facilitate the use of technology, student-centered learning, community and parental engagement, and access for people with disabilities. In addition, this activity aims to improve the quality of education services and equip youth with employability and life skills. Therefore, SKEP schools are built with modern facilities and will also support MoE in providing deaf and hearing-impaired students with additional educational resources. In 2018, USAID requested UNOPS to provide furniture to these facilities to be utilized by both students and educators. UNOPS will also provide these advanced schools with equipment to the science labs, computer labs, libraries, and outdoor sports facilities.

Budget : $ 9,800,000 56%

USAID’s Jordan School Expansion Project (JSEP) commenced in April 2014. The project’s main goal is to expand 120 existing public schools, construct 300 kindergarten classrooms, and rehabilitate 50 sports facilities. In 2015, USAID requested UNOPS to furnish and equip Al Taybeh Secondary Comprehensive School, 18 Fast Track Schools under the Jordan School Expansion Project (JSEP), and 25 general scientific and comprehensive labs in 25 schools under the Jordan School Construction and Rehabilitation Program (JSP) on behalf of USAID. The project was amended in 2016 to assign UNOPS to fully furnish and equip up to 100 school expansions and 300 kindergarten classrooms under JSEP.

Our Team

In 2015 and 2016, the project was under the procurement unit as it started with the full provision of furniture and equipment to Al Taybeh School, equipping 18 Fast Track Schools, and equipping 25 comprehensive labs. In 2017, a dedicated team was assigned to take on the packages added by USAID building on the previous successful accomplishments.

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How we work

From the minute it receives information about the school packages, the project team is continuously present in the field conducting independent assessments for every educational/health facility. These assessments contribute to the accurate verification and planning of the required items, their quantities, and estimated time of handover of facilities to MoE/MoH to initiate the provision of furniture and equipment.

Building on the conducted assessments, the project team generates a forecast of the required BoQs for the educational/health facilities and regularly coordinates with the field engineers and relevant governmental entities to identify the timeline for the deliveries to take place. This procedure produces the schedule of deliveries which is reflected in the forecasted expenditures against the allocated budget on regular basis.

Upon the receipt of items at the facilities, the project team physically monitors and evaluates the quantity and quality of the furniture and equipment against the generated BoQs and scheduled timelines. These observations are documented and used for purposes such as processing payments to the suppliers.

The project team regularly updates the donor about the achieved progress and is constantly coordinating with the relevant stakeholders such as the beneficiaries (MoE and MoH), engineering consultants, and suppliers to ensure the provision of the adequate items and their smooth delivery.

Sustainable Development Goals

UNOPS works towards a better, more sustainable future by contributing to broader efforts to help partners achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals. This project directly influences health and education improvement and contributes to achieving the ultimate goal which is ending poverty and other deprivations.

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This project’s main component is the provision of furniture and equipment to government schools in various, and sometimes remote, locations in Jordan. As such, the project offers affordable, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education. In addition, children can enjoy quality early childhood development in the furnished kindergartens, that are also provided with playgrounds that comply with international safety standards. Furthermore, the project provides educational furniture and equipment that accommodate students with disabilities, ensuring equal access to education and developing their learning skills.
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The project ensures equal learning opportunities for both boys and girls, by providing vocational labs with the necessary furniture and equipment that contribute to empowering women across the kingdom.
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NEWS & EVENTS

On Tuesday, Chargé d’Affaires, Karen Sasahara and USAID Mission Director Jim Barnhart, were joined by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Mary Kawar celebrated the inauguration of the newly renovated Jaba Mixed Primary School in Jerash, one of the 130 public schools renovated by local construction firms over the past five years as part of USAID’s partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
These renovations resulted in giving almost 40,000 students a year, their teachers, and their principals access to spaces with appropriate lighting, heating, ventilation, and plumbing, all of which are accessible to persons with disabilities.

On Tuesday, Chargé d’Affaires, Karen Sasahara and USAID Mission Director Jim Barnhart, were joined by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation H.E. Dr. Mary Kawar celebrated the inauguration of the newly renovated Jaba Mixed Primary School in Jerash, one of the 130 public schools renovated by local construction firms over the past five years as part of USAID’s partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.
These renovations resulted in giving almost 40,000 students a year, their teachers, and their principals access to spaces with appropriate lighting, heating, ventilation, and plumbing, all of which are accessible to persons with disabilities. USAID works with the Ministry of Education to give students access to supportive, inclusive learning environments they need to succeed.

انضمت نائب مساعد مدير الوكالة الامريكية للتنمية الدولية في واشنطن بيلزمان الى دولة رئيس الوزراء الاردني الدكتور عمر الرزاز في وضع حجر الاساس لمبنى الطوارئ الجديد في اكبر مستشفى في الاردن، مستشفى البشير. ستقدم المنشأة الجديد الخدمات الطبية لاكثر من 50 الف مريض شهريا. ‬

 

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Kerry Pelzman joined HE Dr. @OmarRazzaz to lay the cornerstone of a new emergency department at Jordan’s largest public hospital, Al-Bashir. The new facility will help the hospital meet the health needs of over 50,000 patients each month

On Sunday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi visited Dahiet Al Ameer Hassan School, one of many schools built by USAID in partnership with the Ministry of Education in order to improve enrollment, reduce overcrowding, and improve the design and quality of learning spaces. The school now accommodates over 2,300 Jordanian and Syrian students, and has played a key role in improving access to quality education for children in a densely populated district of Amman. “The energy & strength of children never fails to amaze me. It was a special privilege to visit this energetic class of young Syrian refugees yesterday in Jordan,” said Nancy Pelosi.

زار السيناتور جاك ريد مدرسة أم أنس الابتدائية المختلطة، كجزء من زيارته إلى المملكة، حيث حضر حصصاً صفية قدمتها مجموعة من المعلمين والمعلمات الحاصلين على تدريب عملي من خلال الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية، والتي تعمل حالياً على تحسين مستوى تعليم مهارات القراءة والحساب لأكثر من 265,000 طالب وطالبة من الصف الثاني والثالث الأساسي في جميع أنحاء الأردن.
المدرسة استفادت كذلك من مشروع توسعة المدارس في الأردن التابع للوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية، الذي يعمل على إضافة صفوف مدرسية لرياض الأطفال، وتجديد المدارس القديمة ومرافقها.

 

As part of his trip to Jordan, Senator Jack Reed visited the Um Anas Primary Mixed School, where he sat in on lessons given by teachers who received training in reading and math instruction through USAID, which is working to improve 2nd and 3rd grade reading and math instruction for more than 265,000 early-grade students across Jordan. The school has also benefited from USAID/Jordan’s Jordan School Expansion Project, which provides additional classrooms, kindergartens and renovates older schools and facilities.

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