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‘National online platform to centralise access to work opportunities’

By Mohammad Ghazal - Feb 08,2016 - Last updated at Feb 08,2016

The King Abdullah II Fund for Development has conducted several campaigns at universities to promote its platform (Photo courtesy of KAFD)

AMMAN — Jordanians looking for jobs, training programmes, voluntary activities or seeking to become entrepreneurs will be able to access these opportunities through one national platform, which will be launched soon by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD). 

Under the platform, which will be launched in cooperation with the Labour Ministry and several stakeholders, Jordanians can look for online or offline training opportunities, receive career counselling services, find information on how to start their own businesses, and access services, KAFD Director Saeb Al Hassan told The Jordan Times in an interview on Monday.

The platform is expected to be launched in the second quarter of this year and seeks to function as an umbrella for all initiatives in this regard, he noted.

“Individuals and institutions can benefit from the platform. If someone is looking for a job or seeking to volunteer, he or she can create a profile on the platform and look for opportunities based on his/her needs. At the same time, institutions can look for individuals who possess the skills they need,” the KAFD director said.

“We reached agreements with several recruitment agencies and initiatives involved in voluntary work or support for entrepreneurs... For example, will post jobs available in the country through the platform and when an individual clicks on an available opportunity, he or she will be redirected to This will apply to all partners in the project,” he explained.

“Our objective is to coordinate the work and for young Jordanians to find all that they need or look for in one place,” Hassan added.

Tutorials on how to start your own business, how to perform well in a job interview, how to write your own CV and other online training courses will be available via the platform, he noted.

“We will launch the platform based on our keenness and belief that coordinated and organised efforts can lead to the best results, so the work is more systematic and it is more convenient for individuals and institutions to find what they are looking for in one platform.”

To promote the platform, the fund has already conducted several campaigns in various universities and will soon embark on campaigns to educate the public, especially young people who can benefit from the national portal, the KAFD director said. 


Established by a Royal Decree in 2001 as a non-governmental organisation, KAFD seeks to support the Jordanian community by driving human and infrastructure development, according to its website. 

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