Project Field Assistant

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Amman, Jordan
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
English and Arabic

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JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITY

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, while interfacing with other programme managers, project coordinators, 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 at least 30% of the time.

SPECIFIC TASKS

  • 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 field workers, and third-party, 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.

Other

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

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in Water and natural resource management or related discipline.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with project responsibility.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and an ability to prepare appropriate and timely reports to a wide range of audiences and cultures.
  • Time management skills including an ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Fluent writing and speaking literacy in both English and Arabic.
  • A good understanding of IUCN’s mission and a general attitude of being of service to others.

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.

APPLICATIONS

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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