Ruba Jayyousi has several years of experience in the NGO sector, managing different projects ranging from development to relief programs in Jordan. She has developed key skills in program and team management. She managed a youth employment program in one of the Palestinian refugees’ camp in Jordan. The project aimed at helping individuals who dropped school acquire skills to increase their chance to get a job. She has also worked for Islamic Relief Worldwide where she designed and implemented projects to respond to Syrian refugees’ plights. Her competency and skills brought in more than 8,000,000 million GBP fund in less than a year and half. She succeeded in building strong relations with donors such as the Department for International development (DFID), Open Fund for International Development (OFID), Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). Currently she is studying development and poverty in the UK, at Sussex University (International Development Center). Her master dissertation is a qualitative policy research, analyzing the relevancy of vocational training to youth wellbeing in Jordan. It presents a nuance analysis of the existential gap between market needs and youth needs with a special focus on gender implications. She aspires to pursue a career in development, working in issues related to poverty, gender equity and inequalities.
MA Student in Development and Poverty
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Youth Engagement and Sports
Country of Origin: Jordan
City of Residency: Amman, Jordan