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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.

Supervisor: President & CEO  

Summary Description

Anera is searching for its first Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). The CRO will lead Anera’s efforts to scale our revenue and impact. CRO will provide strategic leadership over all revenue streams, build and lead a new focus area on impact investments and alternative development financing, and oversee Anera’s fundraising (private philanthropy) and new business development (public and institutional funding) teams.

The selected candidate will bring experience and expertise in impact investing, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and other development financing models, as well as experience and knowledge of more traditional fundraising through charitable contributions and grant-making. As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the CRO will report to the President & CEO, coordinates with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Country Directors and other senior leaders, and collaborates with the Anera and Anera Ventures LLC boards of directors, to provide strategic leadership across all Anera revenue streams.

Note: This is a revenue-raising role, not a finance and accounting role.

Essential Duties 

  • Present with commitment and passion Anera's mission, values, goals and results to the worldwide donor, investor and partner community.
  • Provide strategic leadership to develop and implement clear short-, medium- and long-term diversified funding action plans to scale revenue to meet more of the need in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
  • Design, develop, and close impact investment deals that allow Anera to scale and sustain impact through investments towards triple bottom line returns: people, planet, profits.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership to significantly increase diversified revenue from various sources, including investors, corporate partnerships, government and institutional grants, philanthropic donations, and program revenue and profits that will go back into our not-for-profit work.
  • Evaluate the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its revenue plans, and adapt accordingly.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for the fundraising (FR) and new business development (NBD) teams based in Washington, DC, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Monitor and appraise the FR and NBD teams’ performance to inform and meet revenue forecasts.
  • Monitor and report on revenue performance against goals and the budget to the CEO and the SMT.
  • Create/maintain an environment of respect, energy and inspiration, motivation, professional growth, high productivity and accountability.
  • Provide input to the CEO and SMT on short and long-term strategic and operational planning, including the annual Anera plan, budget, and goals.
  • Work closely with the Anera Board of Directors and key international advisors, supporters and volunteers, enlisting and motivating them to participate in revenue generating and fundraising activities.
  • Provide leadership to ensure Anera and Anera Ventures LLC are using the latest tools, technologies and other innovations to drive efficient, effective work and results.
  • Working with CFO’s office and legal counsel, ensure compliance on all financial and tax issues.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (international relations/development, finance, business) with at least seven years of experience in revenue development with at least three years of experience at a senior level.
  • Experience in structuring corporate and investor partnership deals and leading the formulation and execution of impact investments and triple bottom line returns.
  • Experience managing global partnerships.
  • Exposure to revenue-generation from a wide variety of sources including investors/ investment funds, corporations, foundations, family offices and individuals.
  • Comprehensive management skills and experience are required, including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, and financial management, including on a remote basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain best revenue-generating and operational practices, employing clearly defined objectives and transparent methods to measure success.
  • Knowledge of and experience with private fundraising and resource generation and demonstrated success in raising six- and seven-figure gifts from donors and funders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with business development and proposal writing to win public, government and institutional grants.
  • Strong communication, strategic, and leadership skills, as well as the capacity and desire to work in an environment of consensus-based decision-making and highly effective cross-disciplinary cooperation.
  • Proposal writing and grant solicitation experience required.
  • Excellent and persuasive communicator.
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial and self-directed environment.
  • Ability to work cohesively and effectively in a team environment.
  • Arabic language skills are a definite plus.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East preferred.
  • Ability to travel at least once per year to Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan to be familiar and up-to-date with Anera’s work and country/program staff.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and potentially internationally up to several times a year to visit with current and prospective donors (estimated 10-20% of time traveling).
  • Values that are consistent with Anera’s, which are based on collaboration, entrepreneurship, high ethical standards, accuracy and a driven desire to make a difference in the lives of families throughout Bilad al Sham.

How To Apply  

Send CV and a brief letter of interest by April 25 to jobs@Anera.org. “Chief Revenue Officer” should be stated in the subject line. [Note: This is a revenue-raising role, not a finance and accounting role.] No phone calls or recruiters please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Background on Anera

Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing humanitarian assistance and human development programs exclusively focused in the Middle East’s Levant region. Since 1968, Anera has worked with and on behalf of displaced and vulnerable Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Jordanians, and Iraqis. In 2020, with a staff of just over 100, Anera delivered more than $100 million in assistance. Anera is consistently a top-rated charity with the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and Guidestar, and is a trusted partner of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations agencies, scores of foundations and institutional donors, and thousands of private individual and family donors. Recently, Anera launched Anera Ventures, LLC, a social impact enterprise established to increase our impact through sustainable, scalable investments in revenue-generating social initiatives.

Anera is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and its wholly-owned Anera Ventures LLC are headquartered in Washington DC. Founded in 1968, Anera is dedicated to improving lives in the Middle East and employs more than 100 staff in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan who are locally hired and work with local partners. Anera draws on a diverse range of funding sources to deliver programs and in-kind donations to refugee and other vulnerable communities in the Middle East. Anera’s headquarters has a staff of 20.

Supervisor: President & CEO  

FLSA Category: Exempt 

Summary Description 

The executive assistant (EA) and manager of HQ operations (MHQO) is responsible for the  daily management of the president & CEO’s administrative affairs and the operation of Anera  HQ office functions. This position will have regular interaction with HQ and country team staff,  the board, international advisory council, partners, donors, and foreign governments. The  position reports to the president, responding to the priorities of the president and Anera as a  whole. Judgements and decisions are made in partnership. 

Essential Duties 

  • Maintain the president & CEO’s schedule, including day-to-day and long-term management of meetings, projects and priorities  
  • Schedule meetings and travel, including prioritizing meetings and communicating all  relevant details to participants
  • Craft presentations and documents for the President & CEO for both internal and external audiences, complete research on an as needed basis  
  • Balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of  essential projects, and meet critical deadlines  
  • Serve as the first point of contact for a wide variety of high-level relationships between  the president, major donors, external contacts, foreign governments/embassies and vendors  
  • Supervise board meeting logistics, including the scheduling, planning and execution of all board, committee, and associate board meetings 
  • Correspondence and preparation of annual board information book 
  • Assist with board activities and coordination including the recording of meetings
  • Liaise with outside IT vendors to ensure equipment is upgraded, functioning and all  organizational IT needs are meet 
  • Coordinate regularly with IT Working Group and Anera’s Regional IT Director to ensure Anera’s IT needs in the country teams are being met 
  • Maintain and serve as the main point of contact for Anera’s phone, internet and other equipment contracts
  • Assist Anera’s Director of Human Resources as instructed by the President 
  • Oversee inventory, purchase and stocking of office supplies 
  • Prepare monthly credit card and reimbursement reports 
  • Provide key support to Anera’s Senior Management Team, particularly in managing and aiding in achieving goals set forth by Anera’s strategic plan 
  • Coordinate and manage special projects, including working collaboratively with staff to  assure projects meet deadlines 
  • Work as a member of Anera teams, willingly providing back‐up support for co‐workers when appropriate and actively support group goals 
  • Coordinating across all Anera offices/teams to complete organization wide objectives, such as the implementation of new systems, initiatives, and policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven organization and time management skills with excellent attention to detail and  the belief that no task is too big or too small  
  • Superb communication skills (oral and written) with a confident, concise, clear and  compelling style to produce well thought‐out, professional correspondence  
  • Excellent relationship builder, able to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, and  diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders. Must also demonstrate ability to  maintain confidential/sensitive information 
  • Skilled in all aspects of planning management including international travel and events
  • Able to take an idea from concept to completion Proficient in all MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint  
  • Experience using a CRM system, like EveryAction, preferred
  • Experience using a program monitoring and evaluation system, a plus 
  • Experience using and managing the Google suite of cloud products 
  • Experience managing video conferencing 
  • Resourceful, strategic problem-solving ability with a positive “can do” attitude and  sense of humor  
  • At least 3 years work experience, preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferred 
  • Arabic language skills,a plus 

How To Apply  

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@anera.org with “Application for Executive Assistant to  the President & CEO and Manager of HQ Operations” in the subject line by April 4th, 2021. No calls please.

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

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 Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan 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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