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Vacancy: Climate Action Policy Officer | News Article

News | Jul 3, 2023 | 08:33

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Amman, Jordan is looking for a Policy Officer for Climate Action.

be interested? Please send your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, March 21st. Details on how to submit an application are provided below.

A| Basic information


job title Policy Officer on Climate Action
Service parts/Title Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Amman, Jordan
job level

09- Gross monthly starting salary ranging from JOD 2.160 to 2.880, depending on qualifications and relevant experience. Other benefits include medical insurance, social security,13.th and 14th month, vacation, family allowance.

working hours/week 37.5

A2. Introduction

In December 2022, the Dutch government announced its first government-wide global climate strategy. It describes how the Netherlands wants to strengthen its climate response both nationally and globally. The focus will be on her three pillars of the Paris Agreement: mitigation, adaptation and finance. Tackling climate change is also an integral part of Jordan’s Multi-Annual Country Strategy (MACS) 2023-2026. In our efforts, we are working closely with and coordinating with the Government of Jordan. The Netherlands will provide support for Jordan to meet her NDC climate goals. Specific mitigation measures to which the Netherlands will continue to contribute are energy efficiency in the water sector, nature-inclusive solutions in agriculture and investments in renewable energy. The Netherlands will contribute to adaptation by reducing water use through promoting water- and climate-friendly agriculture and making new water sources available through desalination, rainwater harvesting and wastewater treatment. The Netherlands will also help explore innovative green finance options. The Netherlands is keen to identify new and innovative approaches that are closely linked to water, private sector development and interventions in the agricultural sector.

B| Tasks and Responsibilities

B1. Task Description

Climate Policy Officers are responsible for:

  • Monitor and advise on the status and developments of legal, policy and institutional frameworks related to climate change in Jordan.
  • Provided policy advice to achieve maximum climate-related impacts in the Netherlands’ multi-year country strategy 2023-2026, taking into account local conditions and the needs, knowledge and experience of vulnerable groups, and aligned with the Jordanian government’s priorities. Suit you. ;
  • Actively incorporate considerations of climate change impacts (including climate adaptation) into the design and implementation of development cooperation programs, projects, and work closely with respective policy officials, particularly in the areas of water and private sector development (PSD). do.
  • Work closely with trade officials to explore opportunities for Dutch (knowledge) institutions and the private sector to engage in the green transition.
  • Supporting cooperation and dialogue between the Netherlands and Jordan on policies, strategies and plans related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, including the NDC (National Determined Contribution) partnership.
  • Build, expand, maintain and actively promote strong functional networks of contacts within relevant government authorities, civil society, the private sector, knowledge institutions, social structures such as tribes and relevant international development partners, and (I)NGOs. cooperate effectively.
  • Manage and ensure the (project cycle) management of selected projects, programs and activities.
  • Provide support to accelerate progress towards climate-related Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Carrying out other duties on the basis of their professional competence and competencies deemed necessary within the framework of EKN activities.

B2. Description of Results Area

  • Organize important data for notes, reports, monitoring sheets/results monitoring, etc.
  • Contribution to Jordan’s climate change-related policy notes, briefs, research, strategies and, where appropriate, specific advice on legal, policy and institutional frameworks.
  • Briefings, advice, and respective policy contacts on opportunities and/or constraints in incorporating climate change impacts and adaptation considerations into development cooperation programmes, project design and implementation, particularly in the areas of water and private sector development (PSD). close cooperation with government officials;
  • Relevant networks with relevant GOJ authorities, civil society, the private sector, knowledge institutions, development partners and (I)NGOs. Optimal contact/communication with relevant partners, including representing the Embassy at relevant meetings.
  • Opportunities for cooperation between NL and JOR (knowledge) institutions and the private sector in identified green transitions. Advice provided to individual companies in collaboration with Embassy Trade Officers.
  • Effective interaction and cooperation with Jordanian officials on policies, strategies and plans related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, including NDC (National Determined Contribution) partnerships.
  • Well-managed project activities in the field of climate change: activities conceived, identified, evaluated, registered, monitored and terminated in line with established rules and regulations.
  • Contributing to the preparation and monitoring of annual and annual plans, budgets and progress reports.
  • Stimulating interactions between the water-energy-food environment within Jordan. This can be achieved by actively seeking opportunities for policy making and implementation (identifying win-win situations).
  • Performing other assigned tasks deemed necessary within the scope of Embassy activities.


We are looking for strong team players who have a good understanding of the latest developments and policies on climate change at the international level and in Jordan and their interrelationships with sectors such as water, private sector development, agriculture and energy. . He/she will take the initiative, network and connect the dots to make the most of this newly created position at the Embassy. She/He is politically savvy. A public and private sector networker in Jordan, but also networking with colleagues in the Netherlands and the private sector.Good analytical thinking and writing skills in English

C1. Knowledge, education and skills


  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the latest developments on climate change in Jordan and relevant ministerial frameworks and responsibilities, laws and policies. This also requires knowledge and understanding of international policy (related to the SDGs and the Paris Agreement).
  • General knowledge of Jordan’s water situation and sectors and the relationship between agriculture and climate change.
  • General knowledge about the Jordanian private sector.
  • Proven and relevant contacts with relevant Jordanian government agencies, private sector and civil society (NGOs, CBOs).
  • Experience in project cycle management. monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of Jordanian culture, tribes and customs.

education level

  • Master’s degree in a relevant academic field;
  • Experience Level: A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience is required.


  • good communication skills;
  • Native Arabic, fluent English (written and oral) required.
  • good political antenna
  • Skills in translating insights and information into advice, planning and reporting and assessing their policy and financial impact.
  • Networking skills and abilities to establish and maintain diplomatic and other contacts at higher levels.
  • A positive approach and the ability to work independently.
  • I am a dedicated and energetic team member who enjoys working closely with others.
  • good computer skills.


  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • center of goal
  • majesty
  • Organizational confidentiality
  • Initiative
  • environmental awareness
  • networking skills
  • analytical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • want to learn

D| Work environment and contacts

The Climate Policy Officer is part of the General Policy Team led by the Embassy’s Deputy Representative. To coordinate bilateral and regional efforts, the Climate Policy Officer will work closely with the Dutch Regional Envoy for Water, Energy and Food, who is also part of the Embassy team in Amman.

The Dutch Embassy is located in Abdoun Al Shamari. The embassy team consists of his 40 staff members, including an attaché, a (regional) policy officer, and support his staff. The embassy atmosphere is informal, very one team oriented and has a ‘can do’ mentality. The embassy’s mission in various policy areas is considered a joint responsibility of all. Languages ​​spoken are English, Dutch and Arabic.

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  • together with the relevant ministries and authorities of Jordan and the Netherlands;
  • with development agencies, other embassies and the business community.
  • There are relevant knowledge bodies in the Netherlands and Jordan.
  • Collaborate and advise with Dutch Embassy diplomats and fellow policy officers. with other embassy staff on various work-related issues, including procedures and working methods;
  • With independent civil society organizations such as CBOs and NGOs.

Eh | How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to: AMM-recruiting@minbuza.nl.

Deadline: Tuesday 21 March 2023 at 23:59 (Amman time).

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