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Anera looks for skilled and passionate individuals to help us improve the lives of refugees and impoverished families in Palestine and Lebanon.

Job Opportunities

About Anera

Anera is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Jordan and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-religious, Anera delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and a range of development programs that have a long-lasting impact on their communities. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and throughout Lebanon demonstrate the meaningful difference Anera donors are making.

The Project

Anera and Thaki are implementing a pilot project in Jordan addressing gaps in the education system by providing needed and accessible enrichment materials that
complement in the formal education sector in the Middle East. In addition, the pilot program will address challenges imposed by the COVID-19
pandemic by giving teachers the opportunity to expand their ability to teach in a remote learning environment using digital academic materials. The program will be implemented through Thaki, which is an innovative, green technology-focused organization that creates socially responsible, public-private partnerships that work towards addressing the educational crisis in the region. Thaki engages the private sector through donations of gently used e-devices, allowing the private sector to take an active role in addressing one of the region’s most pressing issues and equipping teachers and children with future-focused skills needed for employability. Thaki also provides a green solution to divert e-waste and keep toxins out of landfills.

Scope of Work

The education coordinator will be responsible for overall coordination of training activities related to the project. This includes working with the project partners to ensure proper implementation of the training activities and roll out of educational materials. With Anera’s support, the coordinator will develop a training work plan, monitor the implementation through visits of blended remote/in-person education training, and provide timely feedback to the program director. The education coordinator will be hands-on and will train the teachers to use the project’s digital toolkit. The project will be a blended online/in-person modality. The education coordinator will also support Anera and its project partners in overall project management through regular visits to the project partners, assisting in collecting regular feedback from teachers and evaluating the project’s digital toolkit for informal education.

About Anera

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and vulnerable communities in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera is a not-for-profit NGO [501(c)3 for charitable purposes], with no political or religious affiliation. Working on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank & Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan, we mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress, to provide help where it’s needed most. With support from bilateral and multilateral government agencies, NGO donors, foundations, corporations, and families and individuals, Anera delivered $100 million in assistance in FY 2020.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Receive training on digital education content and imaging of content onto laptops.
  • Support Anera with uploading Thaki content on to laptops.
  • Support Anera with the distribution of laptops to partner organizations.
  • Attend briefing sessions at selected partner organizations to finalize teacher training schedules.
  • Conduct teacher training sessions at partner organizations on laptops and Thaki’s digital toolkit.
  • Collect weekly feedback from teachers including challenges, recommendations, and lessons learned on Thaki digital toolkit.
  • Conduct monthly monitoring visits with partners including check-ins with teachers and students.
  • Conduct monthly one-on-one feedback sessions with teachers and students.
  • Attend and co-facilitate monthly workshops and training with teachers. 
  • Facilitate focus-group discussions and interviews with teachers and students to monitor and evaluate learning outcomes of the digital toolkit.
  • Collect data from on-going oversight of the project for the end of project report and assessment.
  • Attend weekly project status meetings- one meeting per week or as required.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of working experience as a teacher trainer or student trainer or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of working experience with the Jordan Education sector whether formal, non-formal, or informal.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social sciences, or any related field.
  • Proficient in the use of English and Arabic.

Terms

  • Consultancy could be done remotely
  • Other terms to be discussed/negotiated

How to apply

Please submit the following information via jobs@anera.org with the subject line “Anera Education Consultant Application” by March 23, 2021:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Identify and analyze opportunities to scale Anera’s development work by attracting social impact investment through Anera’s new LLC.

The need

Anera is in need of a short-term (4-6 months) consultant to identify, analyze and prepare for approval candidate opportunities from among our existing or potential programs for impact investments, and to make recommendations for implementation and processes and structures to continue the work. The results of the consultancy will help us launch the operations of our newly-formed for-profit LLC. The short-term consultancy could lead to longer-term work, even a permanent position.

About Anera

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and vulnerable communities in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera is a not-for-profit NGO [501(c)3 for charitable purposes], with no political or religious affiliation. Working on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank & Gaza), Lebanon and Jordan, we mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress, to provide help where it’s needed most. With support from bilateral and multilateral government agencies, NGO donors, foundations, corporations, and families and individuals, Anera delivered $100 million in assistance in FY 2020.

Anera’s new for-profit entity: Anera Ventures, LLC
In late 2020, the Anera Board established a wholly-owned limited liability company (“LLC”) as a vehicle to complement and help sustain and scale Anera’s development mission. The LLC positions Anera to partner with existing and new donors/investors interested in investing in our work to achieve social impact and financial return.

Specific requirements of the consultancy

Clarify Mission

  • Articulate the vision, mission, and business processes for Anera Ventures, LLC
  • Broadly describe the types of programs that meet Anera’s mission that can also be investable by impact investors

Understand Landscape of, and Fit with, Impact Investor Universe

  • Identify a target investor base including existing donors and development organizations
  • Identify what kinds of impact donors are willing to fund through an investment rather than a grant
  • Outline what kind of contractual conditions are required by investors

Outline Investment Processes

  • Determine what are the criteria for a successful impact investment project
  • Determine what kind of rate of return (IRR) is acceptable
  • Outline information/data on prospective investments needed to gather to present ideas to the LLC board and outside investment committees (checklist, sample investment memo)

Suggest Organizational Structure

  • Identify the best structure, domicile and tenure for investment vehicle
  • Identify how the structure would operate within Anera including:
    • Who will oversee the structure?
    • How would deals get sourced? Who would source them?
    • Who will raise money?
    • What functions will be handled in house and which outsourced (including: investment decisions, operations, legal and compliance, reporting, etc.)?
    • What are hiring criteria for in-house staff?

Test Proposed Processes Against Real Possible Projects and Prepare Project Pitch(es)

  • Analyze existing candidate programs, including:
    • PLUS (People Leveling Up Skills): a career accelerator IT coding bootcamp (and potentially other technical technical areas as well)
    • A solid waste management (recycling) program in Lebanon
    • Women Can: a women’s economic development/entrepreneurship program seeding women-led small businesses
    • iWASH - innovations in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • With existing staff, develop pitch deck(s) for at least one of the above

Expected outcomes

  • Finalize a mission statement and business plan for approval of Anera’s Board
  • Present option(s) and make recommendations as to whether we should have the LCC be/operate a single fund with a multiple-project portfolio, or develop and run separate SPV (special purpose vehicle), project-specific funds
  • Propose a process and structure that will meet both Anera’s and potential investors’ needs
  • Provide an analysis of how the proposed structure would be implemented by Anera including job descriptions as needed
  • Present Anera management and LLC with written and oral analysis of and recommendations on programs potentially able to attract investments
  • Recommend how to operate Anera Ventures, LLC and its components (investment development, fund management, compliance, accounting, etc.) in both the short-term and longer-term (e.g., in-house, outsource?)
  • Develop one or more pitch decks for investors
  • Identify benchmarks for success
  • Optional - help with the recruiting process
  • Optional - help with fundraising

Terms

  • Consultancy could be done remotely
  • Other terms to be discussed/negotiated

How to apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please submit the following information via email (mpasquarella@anera.org. Subject line “Anera Impact Investment Consultant”) to Molly Pasquarella, executive essistant to the president & CEO, by February 12, 2021):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Internship Opportunities

in Washington, DC

About Anera Internships

Interns at Anera are directly involved in the work of the teams they support, from details to strategic planning. They attend weekly meetings and participate in brainstorming and implementation. It is an opportunity for hands-on experience in fundraising and international development from the viewpoint of a non-profit organization. Depending on which team you support, your work could include dealing with donors, database research for new business development, drafting and/or editing funding proposals, writing and/or editing stories for the website and social media, press releases, or tracking and monitoring in-kind donation deliveries to communities in the Middle East. Ideal internship candidates are resourceful, enterprising and good team players. All interns are expected to handle some clerical duties.

The New Business Development (NBD) team researches new grant opportunities, writes proposals to secure funding, designs new programming for Anera's projects, and compiles reports for donors during and following program implementation. This internship has a start-date of January 11, 2021 and will end in May. Pay is hourly and commensurate upon experience. The ideal candidate will be able to work 35 hours per week; however, hours can be negotiable based on the candidate’s schedule. This internship is currently 100% remote due to COVID-19, but this may change depending on the evolution of the pandemic. Anera will work with the candidate to come up with a suitable arrangement should its offices fully reopen.

The Spring Intern will work with the NBD team, assisting members of the team with projects including but not limited to:

  • Grant Research – researching new sources of funding and finding calls for proposals.
  • Background Research – researching background information for context analyses for proposals.
  • Proofreading – assisting the NBD Manager and NBD Field Officers with the preparation of final documents for new grant applications.
  • Archival work – working with the NBD Manager to archive previous NBD grants and files on the shared network drive.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, history, political science, international relations/development, cultural studies, English, or other writing/research-intensive liberal arts degree. Note: College seniors in applicable degree programs that require a semester-long internship will be considered.
  • Extensive experience in drafting and writing research papers.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and interest in the Middle East generally and the Levant specifically preferred.

Send the following to internships@anera.org with the subject line “Spring New Business Development Internship” before or by December 4, 2020:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample on a topic relevant to the Middle East or development issues.
  • The dates you are available to work

Anera seeks a full-time (35 hours/week) Fundraising and Communications Intern for June 1-September 1 (dates are flexible). The ideal candidate will be located in the DC area. While we are currently working mostly remote, we hope this intern will be able to work in-person at the Anera DC office for special projects and tasks.

The fundraising team advances the mission of Anera through innovative and project-oriented fundraising activities. The team identifies potential donors and funding sources and drafts proposals, based on our project experience and field expertise.

Interns will help identify potential sources of individual, foundation and corporate support. Help with the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches and events, and assist in preparation of proposals and project plans. Work on logistics, such as travel arrangements or conference calls to assist contact with donors. Help prepare project reports for individual donors; compile, copy and mail documents to board members and donors. Regularly attend team and staff meetings, provide assistance answering phones. Help with maintaining databases to record donor contacts and assist with donor and prospect research.

Interns also will help research and write/edit relevant reports on Anera programs for publication. Help edit success stories for publication on the website. Assist the communications team in developing informational materials and social media content.

Required Skills

  • An eagerness to learn and grow
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)
  • Strong online research skills

Desired Skills

  • Database experience a plus
  • Ability to use PowerPoint
  • Ability to creatively navigate social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Ability to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator a real plus

Send the following to internships@anera.org with the subject line “Fundraising and Communications Intern”:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample on a topic relevant to the Middle East or development issues
  • A list of relevant skills, such as knowledge of Arabic, InDesign, database, WordPress, social media
  • The dates you are available to work

Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have at least two years of college study

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

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