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Project Assistant

Vacancy #:   5520
Unit:   West Asia - Water and climate change
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Regional Office for West Asia, Amman, Jordan
Reporting to:   Programme Manager, Water and Climate Change
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   01 February 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (11 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   31 January 2021

Assist the program manager in managing the program implementation to a high stander supporting the development of the project locally and regionally and embedding it within regional water and climate change program manager. The Project Assistant report directly to the water and climate change program manager, while interfacing with other projects coordinators, finance, admin and communication staff of ROWA.

The project assistant responsible for preparation of work-plans, budgets and progress report, ensuring quality, deadlines and submission to the donor through the line manager. The project assistant based in Amman and will be required to travel to project sites and other locations.


1. Coordinate and follow up the SMART DESERT project ‘’ Smart Development of Eco – Friendly Solutions and Economic Regional Agricultural Techniques‘’ as follows with full coordination with the program manager:

• Follow up the project masterwork plan and the partners work plan.
• Ensure that all activities implemented by the partners according to the work plan and budget.
• Ensure that all project activities implemented up to standard and fully meet the Donor requirements.
• Providing the M&E team with all progress reports and relevant information and data
• Develop all required reports to the donor based on his requirement.
• Develop all needed TORs and follow up with consultants.
• Overall supervisions and overseeing the activities of consultants involved in the project.
• Ensure full coordination with the Donor in all project stages according to the project agreement.
• Ensure that all the activities implemented according to the IUCN policies and regulation.
• Day to day Reporting and briefing all issues related to the project’s work to the program manager.
• Manage and Follow up the field works to ensure conducting their duties\responsibilities in a professional and efficient way.
• Performing any other duties as requested by the line manager

Key Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in water, agriculture-related fields.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in Projects related to Water, Energy, and Food Nexus
• Fluent in English speaking and writing

The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in a relatively small organization such as IUCN, staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee's responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the
employee and the Human Resources Management Group.

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