The liaison Committees Outside the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Part of the policies of the association in order to perpetuate the communication with engineers and to maintain the flow of services provided for engineers in their different work sites, whether they are inside or outside the Kingdom, the council has continued in supporting the association’s formed liaison committees.
There are sixty liaison committee in the various ministries, companies and corporations inside the Kingdom, the council has also continued in supporting the offices and committees formed in some Arab countries ,especially in Arabian Gulf countries which are seven offices and liaison committees for the association, namely:
- The engineers liaison office in Dubai,
- The engineers liaison office in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain,
- The engineers liaison office in Kuwait,
- The engineers liaison office in Bahrain,
- The engineers liaison committee in Qatar,
- The engineers liaison committee in Saudi Arabia, The engineers liaison committee in Dhahran / Saudi Arabia.
- The engineers liaison committee in Sharjah and
This is all and in addition to the efforts exerted by the association’s council to form liaison committees in each of Yemen, Canada, Italy, and America.
The council aims at the formation of these committees to achieve the following tasks:
- Maintaining the communication flow with the colleagues abroad the kingdom with the association as well as strengthening the association’s relationship with them.
- Informing the colleagues of the association’s activities and distributing pamphlets and periodicals for them.
- Informing the colleagues of the investment projects in the association and urging them to benefit from them.
- Searching for employment chances for Jordanians engineers abroad.
- Coordinating and cooperating in the scientific, cultural and professional fields with the engineering bodies in these countries.
Among the most prominent activities which the association has always been keen on is the continuation of holding its annual forum for expatriates engineers; after holding the first forum for expatriates engineers in Amman on the 20th /8/2002 and then proceeding to hold the second forum on the 27th /7/2003, the third Forum was held on the 10th /8/2004 and the fourth forum was held on the 27th //7/2005 ; the most prominent of this forum’s recommendations were:
- The need for the coordination between the committees formed in the same country, as well as the different countries.
- The updating of the financial statements related to the engineers colleagues each three months in terms of the annual contributions and the pension premiums.
- Requesting the liaison committees to open a special bank account for the committee so that the authorized person to make any financial withdrawals is the chairman of the committee or his deputy in addition to the treasurer.
- Requesting the liaison committees to update the colleagues’ addresses in any appropriate means, whether through an advertisement in the newspapers or making special questionnaires for that as well as requesting from the liaison committees to make a guidebook for the engineers working in its areas and to publish a CD as well.
- Addressing the Jordan embassies abroad, in which there are liaison committees through the Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to promote these committees and facilitate its tasks.
- Allocating an excellence award for the abroad liaison committees after setting the appropriate foundations and standards.
- Activating the role of the training center to include the expatriate engineers.
- Continuing the scheduled visits between the association’s council and the committees in the various countries.
- Working on to find headquarters for the committees in the areas that are still operating without headquarters.
- Assuring the formation of a liaison committee in Jeddah.
- Clarifying the status of the Jordanian engineer who holds the Bahraini nationality in terms of rights, gains or any negative effects consequential on that.
- Authorizing the liaison committee in the association to follow-up the abroad liaison committees and allocating a secretariat especially for that.
- Allocating a page on the Internet for the frequent questions and answer them (F.A.Q).
- Activating the role of the training center to include the expatriate engineers during the summer vacation.
- Holding a meeting (before holding the expatriates’ conference) for the abroad liaison committees along with holding an educational or legal day during their existence in Jordan.