10 Humanitarian Organizations Offering Jobs in Amman

ActionAid Arab Region

ActionAid has been present in the Arab Region since the mid 2000’s implementing programmes mainly focused to empowering young people. The organisation works towards the realisation of a just and equitable Region in which every person enjoys the right of dignity, freedom from poverty and oppression.

ActionAid works with the most vulnerable to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. Moreover, it engages in cooperation with communities, peoples’ organisations, social movement and supporters to achieve its primary goals. Since 2018, ActionAid’s regional strategy has been identifying three main programme priorities. Today activities are implemented across the Region on multi country programmes and are focused on humanitarian response and protection, women’s rights, youth civic and political participation.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

ICRC is an independent, neutral and impartial organization aiming at “ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence”. The ICRC’s work is based on the 1949 Geneva Conventions; it works in emergency contexts while promoting the respect of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The ICRC works on the Syrian crisis to visit Syrian refugees in host communities, visit detainees, and to help civilians and foreign detainees to restore contacts with their families. Furthermore, the ICRC promotes the respect of IHL in the region and supports and collaborates with the Jordan Red Crescent Society. The ICRC Delegation in Jordan is also a key logistical, training and fleet hub for ICRC operations, contributing to its humanitarian response in the Middle East region and beyond.

In 2018, 31.000 people received food parcels and hygiene items and cash grants, 186.000 people benefited from water projects, 15.136 had phone calls facilitated for Syrian refugees to maintain contact with their families, 1.202 detainees have been followed-up individually by ICRC delegates in 58 visits to 21 places of detention.

World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP is the leading humanitarian organisation working on reducing food insecurity through the delivery of food assistance in emergencies while working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. It provides conditional food assistance for livelihood support offering access to income-generating opportunities to improve food security, strengthen community cohesion and stimulate economic opportunities at the local level while ensuring women’s participation.

The WFP in Jordan responds to the basic food requirements of the 500.000 most food insecure Syrian refugees by providing them with cash and food vouchers. Additionally, the organisation supports the school attendance of 30.000 children in refugee camps through the provision of school snacks while creating economic opportunities for displaced Syrian women and men through their engagement in the preparation, packaging, delivery and distribution of snacks. Furthermore, the WFP provides financial and technical support to the Government of Jordan on topics related to social protection and to enhance the design and implementation of effective and efficient programmes in support of vulnerable Jordanians. The WFP works closely with the National Aid Fund in designing and piloting cash programmes and it supports the Ministry of Education in implementing and augmenting the role of the National School Feeding Programme which targets the most vulnerable children. In collaboration with Ministries and other national actors, the WFP works to strengthen the self-reliance of refugees and vulnerable Jordanians by investing in their skills and capacities.

International Rescue Committee

IRC is a global humanitarian non-governmental organisation working to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to the most vulnerable people worldwide. The IRC works in Jordan since 2007 to provide humanitarian assistance, medical care and other support to refugees living in extremely harsh conditions. In addition, the IRC provides support to vulnerable communities that host refugees.

Since 2012 the organisation has been working to assist refugees from Syria providing activities including primary health care, mobile outreach and empowerment programs for those in need. The organisation is currently working in the northern cities of Mafraq, Irbid and Ramtha by running centres for women and girls to learn some skills, counselling and recreational activities, providing cash assistance, running health centres and dispatching mobile medical teams to provide care for refugees and Jordanians living in poverty. Moreover, the IRC helps people in Jordan to manage their finances and to find employment opportunities, so they can provide for their families.

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental organization established in 1979 to fight hunger in the most vulnerable communities around the world. Its mission is to eradicate hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition during and after emergency situations caused by conflicts and natural disasters.

Since 2018, the Action against Hunger mission in Jordan saw an increase in human resources together with the scope of their action. With the mission to strengthen the institutional capacity of local and national partners, its mission is to help increase the resilience of vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan. The organisation is working mostly focusing its activities on the water, sanitation and hygiene sector but it also works on mental health and child care practices, food security and access to livelihoods.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

UNHCR is the UN agency created in 1950 with the unique mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people all around the world. The UNHCR works to advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable who were forced to flee their homes and to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and to find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

The work of the UNHCR in Jordan is focused on assisting and protecting Syrian refugees in the country through providing different type of services such as cash-based interventions, education for children, protection, asylum and fight against sexual exploitation and abuse.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

IOM is the leading international organisation to promote humane and orderly migration by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. The organization works to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration challenges, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants and displaced people in need.

IOM works in Jordan since 1994 when it opened an office in the capital Amman. Since 2004 its activities have included not only programs related to processing application for resettlement but also capacity building activities to the Jordanian government to improve migration management and direct assistance to migrants in needs. Since when the crisis in Syria started, IOM Jordan has been working in assisting refugees with emergency evacuation from borders to refugee camps, health care and tuberculosis screening, awareness raising activities and repatriation assistance.


Acted is a French non-governmental, non-political and non-profit humanitarian organization established in 1993 to assist vulnerable populations around the world. The organization works in 36 countries to enhance the conditions of vulnerable people in emergency situations and to support the rehabilitation and the development of communities.

Acted is present in Jordan since 2012 and it counts of a coordination office in Amman working to meet the needs of refugees through lifesaving activities while providing support to Jordanian host population and local actors. Acted Jordan works to respond to emergencies and build resilience while ensuring provision of basic services such as food assistance to refugees, WASH programs in camps, protection, education and capacity building. Moreover, the organization works to support local capacities of municipalities and civil society and it promotes inclusive and sustainable growth while supporting agricultural initiatives that are climate-smart oriented.

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Islamic Relief Worldwide is a faith-based humanitarian organisation founded in the UK in 1984 to provide humanitarian relief and development programmes in over 40 countries and serving communities in need regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief. The organization works in emergencies, disaster preparedness, development, assistance, healthcare, education, WASH and advocacy.

Islamic Relief is active in Jordan since 1997 and it counts today with a central office based in Amman and two field offices in Mafraq and Ramtha. The organization is supporting the refugee population and the host Jordanian community by providing food, education, health care facilities and psychosocial support.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

NRC is an independent humanitarian organisation based in Norway that started its relief efforts after World War II. NRC works today in more than 30 countries around the world to provide protection and humanitarian assistance. NRC programmes are focused on camp management, education, information and legal assistance, livelihoods, food security, shelter, WASH, gender equality, Protection, cash-based activities and other development and humanitarian activities.

NRC Jordan was established in 2012 and it works to provide shelter, WASH, education, youth activities and livelihood opportunities to Syrian refugees in camps and host communities while providing information and legal assistance for people displaced outside of camps. The areas of operation that are covered by NRC in Jordan are Amman, Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Mafraq, Zaatari camp and Azraq camp.

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