Employment Support Project for Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Host Communities

General Information

Title of the action

Employment Support Project for Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Host Communities

Priority sector

Socio-Economic Support

Implementing partner

World Bank (WB)

Beneficiary(ies)

Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS) - Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), Directorate General International Labour Force

Duration (months)

48 (Starting Date: 16/06/2017)

EU contribution(EUR)

EUR 50,000,000 Contracted under FRIT-IPA funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective is to increase income earning opportunities for refugees.
The specific objective is to support Turkey to improve employability of Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP) as well as of Turks residing in selected communities with high presence of SUTP.

Location

Adana, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, İstanbul

Target groups

Syrians under Temporary Protection and Host Communities

Expected results

1. Employment Services and Active Labour Market Programmes (ALMPs) are re-designed and developed based on the needs of SuTP and Host Communities.
2. Institutional Capacity Building Support provided to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) for the implementation of work permits and delivery of employment services and ALMPs.

Main activities

1. Job search support and skills assessment.
2. Provision of language training.
3. Provision of vocational training.
4. Provision of on-the-job training.
5. Provision of cash-for-work.
6. Strengthening of ISKUR's counselling and job assistance capacity at the central level and in the targeted provinces.
7. Strengthening of MoLSS's and ISKUR's administrative systems to monitor the implementation of work permits, employment services, and ALMPs provided to SuTP.
8. Development and implementation of complementary modules to the existing ISKUR monitoring systems to capture the sequence of employment services and ALMPs.
9. Development of a tracking mechanism to monitor the employment status of SuTP beneficiaries.
10. Implementation of a micro grant scheme through İŞKUR.

   

Progress of Action as July 2018

State of progress

Ongoing