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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) and Lebanon. Strictly non-political and non-sectarian, the organization delivers humanitarian relief in times of crisis and development programs that have a long-lasting impact on refugees and poor communities. In fiscal year 2018, with a staff of 140 professionals, Anera delivered $69.8 million in emergency, health, education and community development programs.

Development Assistant in Washington, DC

Position Summary

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of refugees and others in the Middle East?

We are looking for a team player who can be part of a growing organization that works with marginalized communities and refugees in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. This position is an integral part of the fundraising team and is responsible for managing data entry and data integrity, gift processing, acknowledgements and reporting for Anera’s fundraising efforts, as well as supporting other activities of the fundraising team. This is an ideal position for a young graduate looking to gain experience and knowledge in non-profits and deepen his/her exposure to Middle East issues. This is a non-exempt, hourly position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the timely processing and acknowledgement of donations and data entry for all cash and non-cash gifts received through the mail or otherwise.
  • Help maintain accuracy of donor constituent files and ensure overall cleanliness and completeness of Anera’s CRM system.
  • Generate analytical donor reports, database queries, prospect research and donor lists as necessary in Anera’s CRM and wealth screening software.
  • Provide back-up for other fundraising and office staff when needed with telephone and constituent correspondence.
  • Assist the fundraising and communications teams on general fundraising mailings, special events and projects as needed.
    • Manage fundraising in-house mailings and calendar throughout the year and the supplies required for these.
    • Represent Anera at external events, such as festivals and conferences.
    • Assist with administrative tasks such as record updates and regular compliance checks.


  • Experience in non-profit fundraising and CRM systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Excel, and a demonstrated ability to perform mail-merge functions.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong commitment to accuracy and database integrity.
  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies, particularly vis-à-vis donor data best practices.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and exercise independent action.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with staff at varied levels.
  • Experience with EveryAction CRM and Target Analytics a plus.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to with “Application for Development Database Assistant” in the subject line. No calls please.

Program Assistant in Washington, DC

Position Summary

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of refugees and others in the Middle East?

We are looking for a team player who can be part of a growing organization that works with marginalized communities and refugees in Palestine and Lebanon. The program assistant will support Anera’s new business development (NBD) and in-kind programs departments. The assistant will provide programmatic assistance and administrative support for key activities such as supporting the NBD team in proposal submission; maintaining up-to-date registration for Anera in various UN systems portals; and supporting the in-kind team with valuation of medicine, updating shipment status, research on prospect donors, and other tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting research to identify potential funders and grant opportunities.
  • Collecting background information and data relevant to proposal efforts.
  • Assisting with formatting/editing of proposals and grant reporting.
  • Providing support to Anera’s in-kind humanitarian assistance program.
  • Performing routine administrative tasks related to maintaining up-to-date grants and program files, and other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years’ of professional/office experience, including internships

Skills and Knowledge

  • Must have excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask, have strong attention to detail, and work well with others in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and take initiative.
  • Ability to think critically, to problem-solve, and to work well independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Excellent English proofreading, writing, and editing skills, as well as strong verbal communication skills.
  • Strong command of MS Office Suite, including high proficiency in Word and Excel. (Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat would also be helpful.)
  • Knowledge/experience in research and writing.
  • Interest in and knowledge of the Middle East, particularly in Anera’s areas of operation, preferred.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to with “Application for Program Assistant” in the subject line. Interested candidates should apply by June 28th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. No calls please.

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.

Fundraising & Communications Internship

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 and foundation support. Assist in the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches, and 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. Regularly attend team and staff meetings, provide assistance answering phones. Help with maintaining databases to record donor contacts.

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 research media outlets.

Required Skills

  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Strong online research skills
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)

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 with the subject line “Internship”:

  • 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:

Fall: July 15th
Spring: November 15th
Summer: March 15th

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