Regional Programme Coordinator/ Acting Regional Director
Saeed Shami is an international natural resources and environment management professional, with about 25 years of progressive experience including more than 15 years internationally. Before joining IUCN, Saeed has been working with the FAO as Chief Technical Advisor to the "Support of the Rural Institutions for the benefit of Small Scale Farmers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". He also worked for FAO in Yemen, Syria and Rome. In addition Saeed worked for UNDP, RTI International, and the Netherlands Development Cooperation.
Saeed holds postgraduate degree in the field of natural resource management. His technical professional experience covered NRM, community-based integrated development, decentralization and decentralized planning, institutional strengthening and promotion of good governance. Saeed possess considerable experience in programme development, coordinating policies review and formulation and in strategic planning.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 119)
Senior Administrative and HR Officer
Hashem Ibrahim joined IUCN in November 2009 as a Senior Administrative and HR Officer. Before joining IUCN Hashem worked at CARE International Country Office in Jordan as an Administrative/HR and Procurement Manager where he worked for 7 years.
Hashem has a BA degree in Business Administration, Minor Computer Science from Defiance College, Toledo, Ohio, USA 1983. For a number of years Hashem built his vast experience in the field of administration, human resources and procurement through working in the commercial sector and non governmental organizations in Jordan and abraod.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 117)
Regional Finance Manager
Holding a BA degree in Finance & Banking from the Al Al-Bayt University in Jordan, Moath Hasan has joined IUCN ROWA as a Finance & Administration Officer in April 2008. Before joining IUCN, Moath worked as a Finance and Administration Manager in the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Jordan, and a Finance and Administration Manager in the Gulf Supplies and Contingency Services Company. He was also a Senior Accountant in the Falcon Jordanian International Group. Moath has good experience in handling financial reports on income statement, cash flow statement, cash budget, balance sheet and cost analysis. He is capable of using several accounting programs such as M.Y.O.P, ACCPAC, QuickBooks and Peachtree.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 109)
Deputy Coordinator, REWARD Programme
Mr. Fadi Shraideh, has joined IUCN in July 2007. He is a development worker with extensive experience as a manager and hands-on practitioner of development operations. He has worked mainly with NGOs, where he has spent the last seven years working for International organizations interacting with the local communities. This work has included the development and subsequent management of Long Range Strategic Plans, proposal development for a wide range of donor organizations. Fadi has also worked on agriculture progress and natural resources, rights based programming, gender programming and small scale credit scheme. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Yarmouk University in Jordan.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 106)
Khaldoun Al Omari
Protected Areas Programme Officer
Coordinating and conducting research in protected areas ever since his B.Sc. degree in Applied Biology from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan, Khaldoun Al Omari brings a lot of experience in the management of protected areas with him. Before joining the IUCN team, he used to work for the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, where he supervised the site ecologists and the Head Quarter research team to ensure the ecological sustainable management of the protected areas. Previously, Khaldoun was the team leader of the Bird Research at the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature (RSCN). He specialized in bird advance research and holds a license in bird ringing on both national and international levels. He worked as a natural bird sound recordist, and raptor conservation biologist. Sharing his expertise on bird migration and biodiversity, he also conducted several training workshops.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 104)
Mohamed Eltayeb, PhD.
Marine Programme Officer
Dr Mohamed Eltayeb joined the IUCN ROWA team in order to build up a new thematic programme on Marine Environment in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia. Since May 2006, Mohamed has been the former Head of the Coastal Development and Management Department and assistance professor at the Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries in the Red Sea University, Port Sudan. After completing his studies of Biological Oceanography at the Red Sea University and Geography of Third World Development at the University of London, Mohamed continued his university career as a lecturer and scientist at the Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries of the Red Sea University, Port Sudan, where he specialized in conducting research considering the development of Coral Reefs. Further, he contributed to several assessments for environmental impacts of man-made interventions through newly created buildings, ports or industries at the shore. He holds a Ph.D in Zoology from the University of Khartoum - Sudan.
Tel: +962 6 5546912/3/4
Mufleh Al Abbadi
Project Manager, REWARD Programme
Mufleh Abbadi Joined IUCN ROWA in July 2008. He Holds a Bachelors degree in Agriculture Engineering (Soil and Irrigation) from University of Mosel in Iraq. He has 13 years of extensive experience in the field of Integrated water resource management. Before joining IUCN, Mufleh has worked for both Governmental and non-Governmental sectors. He worked at Care international for 5 years and 8 years at Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan. Mufleh was the Natural Resources Management Coordinator in Care International. He is also specialized in project Management, community development, Permaculture, Small scale credit scheme, right-based and gender programming. He designed, conducted and facilitated many training workshops. He also developed Water Management Information Systems and water strategic plans for Balqa Governorate in Jordan. In addition, Mufleh has demonstrated several Permaculture sites, and developed local water strategic plans.
Tel: +962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 105)
Project Manager/ Gender Focal Point, REWARD Programme
Fidaa Haddad has extensive experiences as a development worker in the field of water management and gained a strong practical knowledge in development operations. Since 2002, Fidaa has worked at Care International in Jordan, interacting with the civil society sector. Her work included the development and the management of long range strategic plans through facilitation, coordination and communication. Her expertise spreads over a number of sectors including agriculture and natural resources, small scale credit schemes; civil rights programs and gender training. Fidaa holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the Jordan University for Science and Technology.
Tel: +962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 115)
World Heritage Focal Point Arab States and West Asia
Haifaa Abdulhalim is responsible on coordinating IUCN’s work on World Heritage Convention for Arab region and West Asia, and providing all possible supports and technical guidance in regard the Convention and its implementation.
Haifaa joined IUCN as project assistant, then became permanent staff for Protected Areas Programme. In 2008, while she was working in the programme; she started her work on supporting IUCN's role in World Heritage Convention in the Arab States and West Asia region. In response to the regions need, IUCN established a regional representation for World Heritage Programme and delegated it to her. This representation was created upon IUCN’s strategy responding to the region needs and demands, for deepen IUCN’s contribution in the implementation of the convention.
Tel: +962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 123)
Suha is the IUCN ROWA Programme Assistant responsible for providing technical and operational assistance to the ROWA Programmes. She undertakes research, analysis and data compilation that helps in the preparation and monitoring of ROWA projects. She is also responsible for providing logistical support to programme events and workshops.
Before joining IUCN in 2008, Suha worked as a Tourism Officer in the Jordan Aviation Airlines where she was responsible for preparing and marketing touristic tours inside Jordan. She is working as a volunteer in the committees of youth in several associations such as (SIGI) Sisterhood Is Global Institute, (JICRC) Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center and others.
Suha holds a BA degree in Heritage Resources & Museums Management from Hashemite University, and she is doing her Masters Degree in the department of sustainable tourism as a researcher in the field of women's empowerment in the tourism sector in Jordan.
Tel: +962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 101)
Ola Mallah has joined IUCN ROWA in 2004 as a Secretary and Administration Assistant along with the establishment of the regional office in Jordan. She has been promoted in 2007 to become the IUCN Membership Focal Point and Administrative Assistant and then Constituency Administrator in 2010. With this new position Ola handles all issues related to promoting the IUCN membership in the West Asia Region, including membership applications, dues and the admission processes. Ola organizes Regional and National Membership Committees' events such as workshops, congresses and regional fora. She fosters linkages between members and IUCN regional office. Before joining IUCN team, Ola worked as a graphic designer in the Jordan Modern International Trade & Investment Company in Amman among others. She holds a Travel & Tourism Diploma from the Arab College in Jordan.
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 103)
Procurement, Logistics and Administrative Assistant
Saleh has a BA degree in Business Administration from Madras University, India 1989- 1993. He joined IUCN in June 2004 Administrative and HR assistant. Before joining IUCN Saleh worked a number of years as Logistical Officer at American Arab Company and built his experience in the field of administration, human resources and procurement through working in the commercial sector and nongovernmental organizations in Jordan.
Saleh Azzam main duties at IUCN – ROWA are:
Preparation and monitoring all event and workshops in the ROWA region.
Provide all logistical support to programme and staff.
Prepare all travel and accommodation needed for all ROWA staff
Handles all issues related to procurement in the West Asia Region Office.
In charge for all kind of insurance at ROWA Office
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4 (ext 120)
Tel: + 962 6 5546912/3/4