ARIJ staff is professional in the fields of natural resources, land use, agriculture, biodiversity, environment, IT, GIS and remote sensing technology, administration and finance, management and planning. The members of staff have diverse and varying levels of education, ranging from Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's Degrees, Doctorate degrees and Post Doctorate Degrees. And because ARIJ believes that the combination of technical, organizational and personal competency is what ensures successful performance, it continues developing its human resource capacities through offering and/or encouraging staff to apply for scholarships for professional development. ARIJ also supports international and local cooperation and sharing of knowledge, therefore it has developed an internal system to host local and international interns, volunteers and trainees. In addition to its main premise in Bethlehem, a number of ARIJ employees are centered in Tubas and Ramallah offices which were established in order to facilitate the implementation of ARIJ projects in the central and northern parts of the West-Bank. Following is a list of the institute’s current employees:


  Jad Elias Isaac
 General Director 
 Ph.D - Plant Psychology & Biochemistry


 Nader Shehadeh Hrimat
 Deputy Director General 
 Master's Degree - Agronomy


 Raed Elias Abed Rabbo
 Public Relations Director 
 Bachelor's Degree - Social Work & Psychology


 Lina George Nasser
 Head of Grants Management Dept. 
 Master's Degree - International Cooperation & Development

Administration Department

 Suha Issa Barham
 Executive Secretary
 Secretary Certificate
 Mariam Qasses
 Secretary Certificate
 Mageda Issa Jaraiseh
 Manar Abu Sada
 Mohammad Jamal Alkhateeb
 Maintenance Officer

Accounting Department

 Mahira Bassam Al-Taweel
 Financial Director
 Bachelor's Degree - Mathematics Applied to Economics
 Khader Issa Alsous
 Diploma - Accounting
 Khristeen Darwish
 Admin and Finance Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Accounting

Procurement & Contracting Department

 Nadine Isam Bannourah
 Head of Procurement Dep.
 Bachelor's Degree - Accounting

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Department

 Cezar Issa Qumsieh
 Monitoring & Evaluation Dep. 
 Bachelor's Degree - International Business & Management Studies
 Mutaz Adnan Aljawareesh
 Field Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration/ Marketing

Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity & Food Security Program

 Nader Shehadeh Hrimat
 Program Director
 Master's Degree- Agronomy


 Munif Muhammad Doudin
 Research Associate
 Master's Degree- Agricultural Science (Plant Protection)

 Moutaz Khalaf
 Marketing Expert
 Bachelor's Degree- Marketing
 Mohammed Moustafa
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production & Protection
 Abeer Dauod Abu Ariesh
 B.A. Plant production & Protection

 Feras Jameel Badran
 Research Associate
 Master's Degree - Agricultural Science (Horticulture)
 Riham Ali Sawaftah
 Administrative Assitant
 Bachelor's Degree- Business Administration
 Shireen Ahmad Awwad
 Social inclusion specialist
 Bachelor's Degree- Social Work
 Awni Ahmad Jber
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production and Prevention
 Anas Sayeh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production & Protection
 Khairallah Mohammad Abu Muala
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production and Prevention

Climate Change Department

  Fadi Kamal Dweik
 Research Associate
 Master's Degree - Science in Environmental Management

Urbanization Monitoring Department

 Suhail Sami Khalilieh
 Head of Urbanization Monitoring Dept.
 Diploma - Hotel Management
 Juliette George Bannoura
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science

Water & Environment Research Department

 Jane Sami Hilal
 Head of Water & Environment Research Dept.
 Master's Degree - Science in Environmental Management
 Elias Riad Abu Mohor
 Site Engineer
 Bachelor's Degree - Industrial Engineering
 Enas Bannoura
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Chemical Science

Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing


 Issa Mahmoud Zboun
 Head of GIS & RS Dept.
 Bachelor's Degree - Computer Information Systems

 Ayman Abu Zahra
 GIS Specialist
 Bachelor's Degree - Civil Engineering

Good Governance Program

 Majd Tanas Khoury
 Manager of Good Governance Program
 Bachelor's Degree - Accounting
 Rajae Ibraheem Abukarsh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Agricultural Science (Crop Production & Protection)

 Randa Al-Yatim
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - English Literature
 Iyad Ahmad Khalifeh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Water & Environment Management
 Razan Zahde
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Political Science

Information Technology Program

 Fadi Isaac
 Manager of Information Technology Program
 Software Engineering

 Nizar Basem Abu Aita
 System & Network Administrator 
 B.Sc. Computer Information Systems

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