Jordan III Trust Fund is a capacity building project to develop service women in Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF).
The project aims at supporting JAF to attain a 3% female officer representation and provide women with wider career opportunities.
The Trust Fund serves as a strong advocate to Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) partners and other regional actors developing servicewomen and their roles in peace and the security sector.
The JAF has developed a Military Women’s Strategy for 2006-2016 that aims to capacity-build through the recruitment and training of more women in JAF and subsequently creating wider employment and participation opportunities.
The strategy aligns with NATO/EAPC policy for implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Progress has been stalled by the limits of the training centre.
The Jordan III Trust Fund will support JAF through three initiatives over a 36 month period:
- Development and implementation of a 3-Year Action Plan
- Enhancing Training Centre Infrastructure
- Enhancing Education and Training
The Action Plan for 2017 – 2020 continues to be implemented. Through the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) this plan is aligned to the Jordanian National Action Plan (JONAP), which was approved on 21 March 2018. A consolidated list of recommendations aligned to JONAP was provided to JNCW in September 2018.
The Arabic translation of the ‘Teaching Gender in the Military Handbook’ was launched in Amman on 27 November with a successful 1-day instruction to JAF officers from two DCAF staffs the following day.
The pilot Gender Advisory Course was held in November 2018 and a Senior Leaders Seminar was held in December 2018 at the Military Women’s Training Centre (MWTC) in Amman.
The construction of the training centre is advanced at 39% completion against the schedule 12%. The option for the Male Staff Club (Accommodation and dinning) was issued on 29 November to be completed within the existing schedule.
The NATO School has agreed to a Mobile Educational Training Team (METT) to provide a 5day instructor skills course at the MWTC in June 2019. A Statement of Work (SOW) has been prepared to contract for experts to provide additional Train the Trainer skills courses and support the management of training for senior MWTC staff.
Amendment to the project proposal to utilise additional contributions, subject to Lead Nation approval and subsequent EAA and FMA amendments, is in preparation.
Project was launched in March 2014, started implementation in June 2015 and has been extended until December 2019.
- Executing Agent: NSPA
- Status : Active
Supporting a 3-year Action Plan.
Enhancing Training Centre Infrastructure.
Enhancing Education and Training.
Project launched in March 2014. Project started in June 2015.
On 26 April 2017, following CHOD approval, the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) issued their Action Plan for 2017-2020 and are set to establish sub-committees for the activities in the Action Plan.