Motivation and Retention of Health Workers in Ministry of Health Facilities in Jordan.

Project Report | December 1, 2016

This HRH2030 national-level research study identifies factors influencing retention and job satisfaction and examines motivation among doctors, nurses, and midwives within Ministry of Health facilities.

The Jordan Ministry of Health’s Strategic Plan 2013-2017 lists both attracting new talent into the public health system and retaining staff as two of its biggest challenges. Because about 3.78 million people in Jordan — including refugees and marginalized populations — rely on services provided by the ministry, a full, committed staff is critical. In response to the Strategic Plan’s findings, HRH2030 performed a national level research study to identify factors influencing retention and job satisfaction and examine motivation among doctors, nurses, and midwives within Ministry of Health facilities. The study provides evidence-based recommendations to support the ministry in formulating policies to improve staff recruitment and retention. The associated poster summarizes key findings from this mixed methods study.