GEF Task Manager , IUCN – Jordan

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Vacancy #: 6858
Unit: West Asia – Regional Director
Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Regional Office for West Asia, Amman, Jordan
Reporting to: Regional Director – West Asia
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: P2
Expected start date: 01 August 2024
Type of contract: Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 05 June 2024
The GEF Task Manager at the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) will be responsible for supporting the implementation of Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects in the region. The role involves providing technical assistance, project management support, and ensuring compliance with GEF/GCF guidelines and standards.
Key Responsibilities:
– Coordinate with programmes managers, government agencies, NGOs, and community representatives to facilitate project development and implementation.
– Provide technical guidance and support to project teams in the development, implementation, and monitoring of GEF/GCF -funded projects.
– Ensure adherence to GEF/GCF policies, guidelines, and reporting requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
– Support programme manager to prepare project work plans, budgets, and progress reports in collaboration with project partners and stakeholders.
– Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities to assess progress towards achieving GEF/GCF objectives and outcomes.
– Identify and mitigate risks to project implementation, including environmental, social, and financial risks.
– Support knowledge sharing and capacity building initiatives related to GEF priorities and best practices.
– Represent IUCN ROWA in relevant meetings, workshops, and conferences related to GEF/GCF projects and initiatives.
– Facilitating the entire GEF, GCF business development process and acting as IUCN ROWA focal point for GEF GCF.
– Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to support the effective implementation of GEF/GCF activities in the region.

Qualifications and Experience:
– Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental science, natural resource management, sustainable development, or a related field.
– A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience in project management, preferably in the field of environmental conservation or sustainable development.
– Experience working with international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, or other stakeholders involved in environmental management and conservation.
– Knowledge of GEF/GCF policies, procedures, and guidelines is highly desirable.
– Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
– Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Arabic or another regional language is an asset.

– Professionalism: Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute project activities effectively.
– Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals.
– Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
– Adaptability: Capacity to adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
– Integrity: Commitment to upholding ethical standards and maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of work.


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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 1,400 Member organisations and around 16,000 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.

Amman, Jordan
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