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

Administration Department

 Jehad Muayed Mitwasi
 Administrative & Human Resources Director
 Master's Degree - Business Economics & Management
 Lina George Nasser
 Head of Grants Management Dept.
 Master's Degree - International Cooperation & Development
 Suha Issa Barham
 Secretary Certificate
 Mira Rabie
 Secretary Certificate
 Mutaz Adnan Aljawareesh
 Maintenance Officer
 Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration/ Marketing
 Mageda Issa Jaraiseh
 Manar Abu Sada

Accounting Department

 Mahira Bassam Al-Taweel
 Financial Director
 Bachelor's Degree - Mathematics Applied to Economics
 Khader Issa Alsous
 Diploma - Accounting

Procurement & Contracting Department

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

Monitoring & Evaluation Department

 Abeer Issa Khair 
 Head of Monitoring & Evaluation Dep. 
 Master's Degree - Integrated Water Resources Management

Sustainable Agriculture Program

 Nader Shehadeh Hrimat
 Program Director
 Master's Degree - Agronomy

Biodiversity & Food Security Department

 Roubina Basous Ghattas
 Head of Biodiversity & Food Security Dept..
 Master's Degree - Conservation & Utlization of Plant Genetics Resources


 Iyad Ahmad Khalifeh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Water & Environment Management

 Ahmad Al Dabouqi
 Research Associate
 Master's Degree - in Applied Statistics 

Agriculture Research and Development Department

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

 Anas Sayeh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production & Protection
 Khalid Mohammad Salem
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree- Plant Production & Protection

Climate Change Department

 Saher Issam Al-Khouri
 Research Associate
 Master’s Degree- Integrated Planning for Rural Development and Environmental Management
  Fadi Kamal Dweik
 Research Associate
 Master's Degree - Science in Environmental Management

Natural Resources Management Program

 Khaldoun Rishmawi
 Program Director
 Ph.D. Geographical Sciences

Urbanization Monitoring Department

 Suhail Sami Khalilieh
 Head of Urbanization Monitoring Dept.
 Diploma - Hotel Management
 Juliette George Bannoura
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Computer Science
 Johny Elia Abu Aita
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Political Science
 Ansar Rishmawi
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Political 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 Iyad Bannourah
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry
 Nadine Fares Sahouri
 Research Associate
 Master Degree - Rural Development & Environmental Management 
 Mohammad Jamal Alkhateeb

Geographic Information System & Remote Sensing

 Issa Mahmoud Zboun
 Head of GIS & RS Dept.
 Bachelor's Degree - Computer Information Systems
  Jeries Ibrahim Shomali
 Graphic Designer / Catographer 
 Diploma- Information Technology & Graphic Design Programs

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

Good Governance Program

 Rasha Reyad Alyatim
 Manager of Good Governance Program 
 Master Degree - Public Administration
 Majd Tanas Khoury
 Research Assistant 
 Bachelor's Degree - Accounting

 Asmahan Bushnaq
 Research Assistant 
 Bachelor's Degree - Social Work
 High Dimploma in Human Rights
 Rajae Ibraheem Abukarsh
 Research Assistant
 Bachelor's Degree - Agricultural Science (Crop Production & Protection)

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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