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Created in 2014, the Jordan INGO Forum (JIF) is an independent network of 58 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) implementing development and humanitarian programs to respond to the needs of vulnerable Jordanians, Syrian, Palestine and Iraqi refugees living in Jordan. JIF facilitates coordination among members by identifying strategic issues of concern, advocating for common positions with a unified and consistent voice, engaging and representing members with external stakeholders and sharing information. JIF provides a joint platform to facilitate our members’ work and help members to efficiently and effectively address key issues of common interest. More info, Download the JIF Presentation leaflet (july 2017)



The Jordan INGO Forum (JIF) exists primarily to serve the needs of its members and to act in their interest for the betterment of serving beneficiaries. JIF’s current objectives include the following:

  • Information Sharing / Communication: To ensure that there is effective and transparent sharing of information relevant to both JIF members and external stakeholders.
  • Coordination: To coordinate INGO exchange, learning and resource-sharing through meetings, Working Groups and through relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Policy / Advocacy: To represent the interests of JIF members in external meetings, policy discussions, advocacy meetings and documents, as well as to lobby on issues of common interest as indicated by its members and specifically related to protection of the humanitarian and operational space.
  • Representation: To consistently represent the interest of JIF members with donors, UN agencies, the Government of Jordan and other external stakeholders.


All JIF members have an equal voice in decision-making. JIF includes a Country Directors Group (CDG) a five-person Steering Committee (SC) led by a Chairperson. Current SC members include NRC, Medair, PU-AMI, Acted and IMC. JIF Secretariat is made up of a country  coordinator, an advocacy, policy and communications coordination and a technical officer. The JIF also coordinates its work through thematic Working Groups.

  • Advocacy Working Group
  • Government Liaison Working Group
  • Human Resource Working Group
  • Livelihood Working Group
  • Security Working Group

JIF is a group of independent INGOs and as such does not have its own organizational registration or independent legal status. Instead, JIF is hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council.


Membership in JIF will be limited to international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) that conform to all of the following:

  • Member is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-political and non-proselytizing organization.
  • Member is registered as an NGO in a foreign country.
  • Member currently provides humanitarian or development assistance to Jordanians, refugees or other vulnerable populations in Jordan.
  • Member has a full-time presence in Jordan.
  • Member is officially registered with the Government of Jordan.
  • Member’s primary operational focus is Jordan.


JIF facilitates INGO representation at the Humanitarian Partners Forum, the JRP Platform, and other multi-stakeholder leadership and coordination bodies, as well as with the Government of Jordan, donors and diplomatic community, national civil society, and other external stakeholders as authorized and on issues agreed by the membership.


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