Project Field Assistant
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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Project Field Assistant

Vacancy #: 5443
Unit: West Asia - Water and climate change
Organization: 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 November 2020
Type of contract: Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 15 October 2020

This position has the responsibility to assist the Programme Manager in implementing the projects to a high standard.

The Project Field Assistant reports directly to the Water and Climate Change Programme Manager and the project Assistant, while interfacing with other programme managers, project Assistants, finance, and admin staff of ROWA.

The Project Field Assistant is responsible for the preparation of work-plans, budgets and progress reports, ensuring quality, deadlines and submission to the donors through the line Manager.

The Project Field Assistant is based in Amman and will be required to travel to project sites and other locations.


• Design and oversee the implementation of the projects activities in the field.
• Oversees the operation and execution of services at a work site.
• Supervise the work of the sub-contractor; ensuring deliverables are received on time
• Ensure needed equipment and materials are on hand to complete work on time and according to Program manager expectations.
• By interfacing with farmers, and the agricultural cooperatives Project Field Assistant ensures the smooth operation of field activities, including field safety and work quality.
• Project Field Assistant should split his time between the office and field locations.
• Accordingly, prepare the projects work plans, technical and monthly progress reports and any problem in the field and present them to the Programme Manager.
• Provides general support, guidance, and serves as focal point between the field and the office during project implementation.
• Ensures that procedures and donor regulations applicable to projects implemented with regards to program, logistics, security, HR, and administration are closely followed.


• Performing any other duties as requested by the line manager.


• University Degree in Water & Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management, or a relevant field.
• Between 1 - 4 years of work experience in a relevant field.
• Experience in International organizations or internationally donor funded projects would be an added advantage.
• Proficient in the use of office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other web-based management systems
• Fluent in English (verbal/written) and the language of the duty station

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.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

About IUCN

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in , IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of over 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.

Working at IUCN means joining a dedicated and diverse team of experts based all over the world. IUCN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its recruitment practices, welcoming applications from all qualified people.