Job Purpose

Design and develop technical project initiatives to support broader goals in nature reserves, including, but not restricted to land use delineation, law enforcement, Community Engagement and conservation centered ecotourism. Prepare and supervise the implementation of annual training plans.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Functional Responsibilities


  1. Provide input in the development of the vision, objectives, strategies, protocols and action plans for cultural heritage conservation in AlUla.
  2. Identify key conservation issues requiring attention and prioritize plans to address those issues.
  3. Provide technical advice and guidance to ongoing or temporary planning activities.
  4. Design and develop technical project initiatives to support broader goals in nature reserves.
  5. Provide an input and advice to prepare projects deliverables and applicable planning authorities requirements and coordinate with various disciplines.
  6. Perform any other job-related duties as required by the direct manager.

Managerial Responsibilities


  1. Provide input to the sector’s strategy from the Department’s or Section’s perspective in line with RCU overall vision and mission.
  2. Develop the Department’s or Section’s objectives, KPIs, annual operational plans and ensure plan execution is meeting the targets
  3. Contribute to the preparation of the Department’s or Section’s annual budget and monitor the financial performance of the Department or Section.
  4. Implement and execute the Department’s or Section’s policies and procedures. Oversee the overall performance of the section and ensure KPI’s are well developed, cascaded, communicated and monitored.
  5. Ensure effective staffing, professional development and deployment of staff of the Department or Section in consultation with the Sector Executive or (Executive) Director.

Job Requirements

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree environmental, conservation management or related field (Masters Degree preferred)

Work Experience

  • 6 years of relevant experience with 2 years in a managerial role.

Other Requirements

  • Written and Oral proficiency of English language.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Time management and organization skills.
  • Familiarity with standards, regulations, best practices, and performance standards.
  • Maintains a high standard of professionalism, presentation, personal integrity, and customer support.

About Royal Commission for AlUla

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.