Associate Programme Officer

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Amman, Jordan

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and with the direct supervision of the CLT Project Officer in the UNESCO Office in Jordan, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting CLT in the overall planning, coordination, development, implementation, management, reporting, and monitoring of the EU-funded Extrabudgetary Project "Support to livelihoods through cultural heritage development” (hereafter the Project)

The incumbent will assist in closely monitoring the achievement of the objectives and expected results by carrying out the following tasks:

  • Support the operational management of all aspects of programme management including financial, procurement, contract and administrative planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, in line with UNESCO procedures and requirements.
  • Support quality and timely delivery of the Project’s activities, narrative and financial reports, and achievement of performance targets.
  • Support drafting and finalizing analytical periodic progress reports to donors (narrative and financial), briefings and other documents to be shared with the relevant donor, government authorities, or any other partner.
  • Support monitoring and evaluating of the Project, project site visits, and activities.

Support in organizing of technical and steering committee meetings and in the required follow-ups.

  • Assist in identifying further needs, new areas of project development in the field of culture and sustainable development, and in developing concept notes for resource mobilization, in line with the Jordan Response Plan to the Syria Crisis, National Tourism Plan, and the four priority areas of the UNSDCF 2023-2027.
  • Support in the communication and visibility activities of the Project in close coordination with the supervisor and the Communication and Visibility Specialist.
  • Support the final evaluation reporting of projects.
  • Provide support to and perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor/or the Head of Office.

Required Qualifications


  • Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in a field related to cultural heritage, architecture, heritage conservation and management, or a related field of specialization.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of cultural heritage, architecture, heritage conservation and management, or a related field of which at least 1 year acquired at an international level.

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent proficiency in drafting and preparing reports, studies, and assessments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to collect, synthesize and analyses information from various sources.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships, maintain and enhance working relations.
  • Ability to take initiative and to manage competing priorities, organize and prioritize workloads and to meet established and short deadlines, with a strong capacity for accuracy, close attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural environment and to work effectively in team environment.
  • Advanced IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook, etc.).


  • Excellent knowledge of English language (both written and spoken).