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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.

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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.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Jerusalem

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary

Anera has a vacancy in its key leadership role of country director for its Palestine program (Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza), offering the opportunity to manage our longest-running flagship program. The country director will serve as a member of Anera’s senior management team and will navigate and lead in a complex environment and is responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and supervisor management of Anera staff, programming, and operations within Jerusalem, West Bank & Gaza. The candidate will lead country program staff in pursuing the outcomes identified in the strategic action plan, bringing them together to deliver high quality, cost-effective programming results with high levels of aspiration, inspiration, transparency, accountability and reporting.

Provide the vision and oversight for all aspects of in-country operations and development of new business opportunities. Supervise staff, budgets and relationships with partners/donors. Identify, lead, design and deliver responsive, high-quality programs, ensuring efficient management of government and institutional grants and private funds for results, and oversight of financial management and compliance systems.

Success in this position requires an individual with exemplary demonstrated leadership abilities who deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will enjoy developing networks to build partnerships and diversify program resources, including interacting with the development and humanitarian community, and government and business partners.

Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Demonstrate, inspire and promote the values, vision, mission and goals of Anera, through your own creativity and encouragement of ideas, filtering up from country staff
  • Lead in enhancing or developing new ideas, partnerships and programs
  • Lead the delivery of Anera's Palestine country strategy
  • Lead Palestine project managers in making key decisions regarding the implementation of the strategy and overall direction of Anera programs
  • Help identify and analyze opportunities for impact investments
  • Lead the team in agreeing on the modalities for programming, finance, budget, and monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) on each project
  • Ensure consistent, transparent engagement of beneficiaries in project design, development and implementation
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with local partners and consultants and lead or supervise the implementation of and compliance with all agreements
  • Assure compliance with US and host government policies, including such issues as taxation, procurement, environmental and anti-terrorism regulations

Governance

  • Report findings to the senior management team on a regular basis against the organizational strategy, targets and budget and ensure that Anera's Palestine programs comply with the highest standards of quality and good governance
  • Ensure that Anera Palestine operates within the terms and conditions of all legal agreements with the host national and local government officials

Organizational Development

  • Increase the overall income of the organization by securing new funding of projects through “in-country” and external funding initiatives
  • In collaboration with fundraising and business development leaders, cultivate new funding sources and partnerships particularly from “in-country” funding sources
  • Oversee and assist the drafting of proposals for submission to bilateral, multilateral and institutional and family donors
  • Identify technical capacity gaps and take action to fill them wherever possible through training or recruitment
  • Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with government officials, the UN, donors and other key stakeholders identified in the partnership strategy

Program Management

  • Certify that robust systems of planning and delivering projects are in place and implemented, from design and inception to delivery and evaluation
  • Ensure that project performance is monitored regularly and compared to targets, deliverables, and budget
  • Lead the planning, delivery and evaluation of projects, in compliance with donor expectations and the terms of donor contracts, and ensure that reporting to donors is of the highest standards
  • Effectively implement and monitor, evaluate and measure to the highest standards in all programs on a regular basis, and that learning from data is maximized and influence adoption of new strategies to increase impact
  • Ensure that Anera is able to clearly demonstrate the impact of its work through annual impact assessments, and promotes and disseminates its impact and learning to partner organizations, participants and stakeholders
  • Actively promote Anera in building partnerships with the US government and other bilateral and multilateral donors and partner agencies
  • Manage a professional relationship with Palestinian and Israeli governmental and other stakeholder representatives
  • Ensure all employees adhere to project management, procurement and reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Negotiate contractual agreements with local partners and consultants and supervise or lead the implementation of and compliance with all agreements
  • Assure compliance with US and host government policies, including such issues as taxation, procurement, environmental and anti-terrorism regulations

Financial Management

  • In conjunction with all departments, including business development, fundraising, finance, human resources and information technology, ensure that there is an ethical internal control environment, including sound policies and procedures that safeguard staff and the assets of the organization and funding partners, and improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the organization
  • Ensure that established policies and procedures on HR, administration, finance, procurement and programs, among other management imperatives, are understood, implemented and consistently followed by staff
  • Ensure that Anera complies with donor terms and conditions in agreements, and budget thresholds

Performance Management and Human Resources

  • Focus on quality in every area of the work and possess a strong understanding of monitoring, evaluation, accountability, learning (MEAL) and financial management and budgeting systems. Facilitate monthly monitoring meetings to discuss progress against objectives and targets with each line report, reviewing areas of success and weakness or areas requiring further support and training
  • Conduct annual appraisals based on employee objectives and targets, support career growth opportunities
  • Identify and mentor national staff for positions of greater responsibility within Anera
  • Ensure the operations continuity plan is regularly reviewed and disseminated
  • Ensure internal employee wellbeing is reviewed and supported throughout all work and activities, soliciting input from employees on wellness and team building activities

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in development or equivalent field with a combination of qualifying years of experience
  • 7-10 years minimum of leadership experience in program management in the NGO sector, preferably in the Middle East
  • Proven track record as a senior manager and leader including experience in developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Significant experience in development and relief work in an NGO environment
  • Substantial professional exposure to grant proposals and administration, including budget development and reporting
  • Proven skills in solicitation and cultivation of new business and experience in establishing strategic partnerships
  • Fluency in English with a working knowledge of Arabic strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in development or related field
  • Arabic proficiency
  • Some knowledge of Hebrew
  • Experience using and managing the Google Suite of cloud products
  • Background in emergency/surge response; ability to staff up and implement emergency response programs within 72 hours of onset of needed response
  • Representational experience preferred; willingness to connect with/participate in INGO forum, humanitarian country team meetings and other networks

Travel

This role requires travel between offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah/West Bank and Gaza, and up to 10% international travel. The candidate should have an international driver’s license. Travel to other Anera offices in the region is also required, possibly two-three times a year. Candidate should have up-to-date passport(s) and will be responsible, with administrative assistance, for monitoring necessary permits and approvals to travel between Jerusalem and Gaza.

Candidate will also usually come to Washington, DC for Anera’s annual meetings.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org  Subject line should list the title “Country Director/Jerusalem, West Bank & Gaza." Note: Anera does not offer sponsorship.

Why Anera

  • Mission driven – mission focused
  • Positive, proactive, team-centered and collaborative work environment
  • Employee’s experience and knowledge is valued and respected
  • Diversity, equity and belonging experience interwoven throughout workforce culture
  • Flexible work environment – telework options
  • 100% company paid medical insurance for employees
  • 90% company paid medical insurance for employee dependents
  • 50% company paid dental and vision insurance
  • 35 hour work week
  • Arabic language training
  • 9% company retirement contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation stipend
  • Telecom stipend

About Anera
Anera (formerly American Near East Refugee Aid) is one of the oldest and largest US non-governmental organizations 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.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Preferably Washington, DC, Jerusalem, Beirut or Amman

Expected Start Date: ASAP/October 2021

Position Summary:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will, with commitment and passion, understand and present Anera’s mission, values, goals and results to the worldwide donor, investor and partner community.  This role will lead Anera’s efforts to scale our revenue and impact. Provide strategic leadership of overall revenue streams, build and lead a new focus area on impact investments and alternative development financing, and oversee Anera’s fundraising (private philanthropy) and business development (public and institutional funding) teams. The CDO will serve as a member of the senior management team (SMT); reporting to the President/CEO and collaborating with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Country Directors, Anera Ventures LLC Board of Directors, the Anera Board of Directors and other senior leaders.

The successful candidate will have experience in impact investing, multi-channel fundraising efforts, corporate social responsibility (CSR), early-stage venture capital, private equity, or investment banking with a track record in deal sourcing, execution and company engagement and knowledge of other development financing models, as well as experience and knowledge of more traditional fundraising through charitable contributions and grant making.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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 humanitarian and human development needs in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and possibly Syria and Iraq
  • 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
  • Lead, design and implement the strategic vision for both the philanthropy  and business development divisions
  • Provide leadership, direction, and supervision for the fundraising (FR) and business development (BD) teams based in Washington, DC, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan. Monitor and appraise the FR and BD teams’ performance to inform and meet revenue forecasts
  • Monitor and report on revenue performance against goals and the budget to the SMT, the CEO, and the Board
  • Expand the Anera network and pipeline of potential investment opportunities by networking including VCs, entrepreneurs, scientific founders, and other relevant ecosystem partners
  • 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
  • Identify key investment partners and perform manager due diligence
  • Perform investment analysis, including financial modeling, and industry research  Analyze financial information to forecast business, industry, and economic conditions relevant to our investment decisions
  • Evaluate the performance of investments, including monitoring quarterly financial results, industry and regulatory developments, and compliance with lending terms 
  • Manage the team pipeline and other organizational documents
  • Lead catalytic grants to innovative financing and impact investments, invest in entrepreneurial start-ups and social enterprises, and utilize various investment tools that look beyond traditional approaches to philanthropy
  • Expand the Anera network and add to the Anera pipeline of potential investment opportunities by networking including VCs, entrepreneurs, scientific founders, and other relevant ecosystem partners.
  • 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
  • Work with CFO’s office and legal counsel to ensure compliance on all financial and tax issues

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (international relations/development, finance, business) with at least (7) 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.

Travel: 

  • This role requires approximately 10 % domestic travel and 20% international travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Arabic language 
  • Knowledge of the Middle East preferred

How to apply: 

  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org  Subject line should list the title “Chief Development Officer”. Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to work from the US.

Why Anera

  • Mission Driven – Mission Focused.
  • Positive, Proactive, Team-Centered and Collaborative Work Environment.
  • Employee’s Experience and Knowledge is Valued and Respected.
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging Experience interwoven throughout Workforce Culture.
  • Flexible Work Environment – Telework Options.
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employees.
  • 90% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employee Dependents.
  • 50% Company Paid Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 35 Hour Work Week.
  • Arabic Language Training.
  • 9% Company Retirement Contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation Stipend.
  • Telecom Stipend.

About Anera - www.anera.org
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. 

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Washington, DC

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary:

As an integral member of the fundraising team, the Director of Digital Fundraising will develop a comprehensive strategy to increase revenue through online channels, direct mail appeals, and oversee related database administration. The director will work with the fundraising and communications teams, as well as outside vendors and consultants, to execute strategies that drive fundraising and engagement while enhancing user experience. The director will also stay abreast of digital fundraising trends and tools, as well as key performance indicators throughout the industry.

This position manages the digital fundraising team including the Digital Fundraising Coordinator and the Development Assistant.

Duties & Responsibilities

Online Fundraising

  • Lead strategy and execution of Anera’s digital fundraising campaigns, to include email appeals and engagement, Short Message Service (SMS), and social media fundraising messaging
  • Responsible for managing donor and prospect list size and contributing to revenue growth goals and set by the overall fundraising team plan
  • Create multi-channel communications for donors to ensure that interactions with Anera are of the highest quality
  • Develop list segmentation and messaging for testing strategies
  • Work with Digital Fundraising Coordinator and Annual Giving Manager on messaging and engagement to drive sustainer and mid-level growth.
  • Develop annual income and expense budgets for digital fundraising
  • Create strategies and develop customized donor-centric approaches that achieve high conversion, retention and acquisition to move supporters through the donor journey
  • Ensure Anera charity rating profiles are complete and up-to-date

Direct Mail Fundraising

  • Manage and execute all details of Anera’s direct mail appeals (about 6 per year), including writing, segmenting, creating the direct response plan in EveryAction, running mailing lists, working with communications on layout and package design, and working with the printing vendor to review proofs

Technology

  • Oversee management, development and integration of EveryAction Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Manage relationship with EveryAction account manager
  • Work with fundraising staff to ensure EveryAction is being used effectively and efficiently for all fundraising needs
  • Work with Development Database Assistant to ensure accurate data entry
  • Manage relations with key vendors for online fundraising and engagement and oversee the use of tools used

Collaboration with Communications Team

  • Collaborate with the communications team to create integrated messaging strategies for social media and anera.org
  • Jointly manage the relationship with the printing vendor for print appeals, newsletters and other cultivation/stewardship materials
  • Jointly manage the relationship with third party internet marketing agency, WebFX, to maintain website Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google Analytics reporting, Google Ad Grant, Pay Per Click (PPC) and retargeting ads
  • Implement website changes as they relate to fundraising needs (campaign popups, online donation forms, fundraising landing pages, donate buttons on blog posts, landing pages, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the communications team on website messaging to ensure Anera’s mission and vision are clearly communicated, and drive conversions

Management and Supervision Responsibilities

  • Develop fundraising team plans/goals/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) based on nonprofit industry standards and internal giving trends
  • Ensure Anera remains current on best practices of digital fundraising by attending relevant conferences, workshops and webinars
  • Hire consultants, vendors or agencies on an as-needed basis. Negotiate contracts and manage all aspects of third party relationships.
  • Assist with development and management of fundraising team campaigns, events and communications calendar
  • Oversee a team of two staff members, Digital Fundraising Coordinator and Development Database Assistant
  • Develop staff by identifying and encouraging professional development opportunities appropriate to role
  • Provide staff with consistent performance feedback and act as mentor
  • Create a respectful and inclusive work environment for team, address any concerns, and encourage staff to raise concerns and to provide feedback

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5+ years experience in online fundraising and engagement management
  • Experience and strong understanding of EveryAction or related Electronic Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) software
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices related to digital fundraising, tools, processes and techniques for fundraising, donor development, list building, social media messaging, email marketing
  • Experience with Photoshop or other Adobe tools and has a strong eye for layout design and details
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, Google Ad Grant/Pay Per Click (PPC), and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Staff management experience
  • Proven ability to work effectively across departments and has strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be resourceful and learn on the go
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with different audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with WordPress Content Management System (CMS)
  • Experience with HTML/Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Knowledge of Middle East preferred

Travel: 

  • This role requires approximately 2% international travel

How to apply: 

  • Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org Subject line should list the title “Director of Digital Fundraising”. Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to work from the US.

Why Anera

  • Mission Driven – Mission Focused.
  • Positive, Proactive, Team-Centered and Collaborative Work Environment.
  • Employee’s Experience and Knowledge is Valued and Respected.
  • Diversity, Equity and Belonging Experience interwoven throughout Workforce Culture.
  • Flexible Work Environment – Telework Options.
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employees.
  • 90% Company Paid Medical Insurance for Employee Dependents.
  • 50% Company Paid Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 35 Hour Work Week.
  • Arabic Language Training.
  • 9% Company Retirement Contribution (after 1 year of service)
  • Transportation Stipend.
  • Telecom Stipend.

About Anera - www.anera.org
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. 

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position type: Full Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

Position Summary

Anera is one of the oldest American non-profits working solely in Palestine 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. The organization needs no sob stories to sell itself. Program successes in practically every community in Palestine and all throughout Lebanon and Jordan demonstrate the meaningful difference Anera donors are making.

About the Role

We're looking for a go-getter to join Anera’s US-based communications team. Our ideal candidate is not afraid to actively engage and build relationships with Anera’s social media advocates and influencers. S/he will always be one step ahead of the curve in coming up with exciting new content and ways of interacting with Anera’s advocates and followers on social media.

This new, full-time position will play a vital role in pushing out the Anera brand to old and new audiences on our social channels, drawing upon an amazing amount of content produced by our productive global communications team. This role joins the team at an exciting time, as we implement new initiatives to reach a broader audience on social media.

Responsibilities 

  • Post daily updates on all of Anera’s media channels.
  • Create digital content for social media posts.
  • Monitor daily communications/ messages from our community on all social channels. Reply and engage where appropriate.
  • Monitor alerts or mentions/ tags of Anera from general supporters and institutional partners on all social media platforms.
  • Find creative ways to interject the Anera brand or success stories into social media conversations to build Anera's reputation.
  • In collaboration with the team, map out and implement social strategies for advocate/influencer campaigns with the goal of raising funds or new followers.
  • Create content calendars with copy and hashtags appealing to our advocates/influencers and audience personas.
  • Maintain, research and grow Anera’s list of social media advocates.
  • Cultivate relationships – video chats, emails, in-person meetings, social media messaging  –  with social media advocates/influencers. 
  • Follow Anera social advocates on their preferred channels and share/engage with their content. Get to know their styles and preferences.
  • Create tools that give Anera advocates/influencers special access to Anera and make it easy for them to share and promote our content.
  • Initiate, create, edit, publish, and archive content designed for Anera’s advocates/influencers.
  • Monitor Anera WhatsApp chains and organize incoming videos and photos.
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best practices and technologies.
  • Actively pursue new opportunities, ideas, platforms, etc.
  • Track performance of social campaigns against defined KPIs.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3+ years’ of demonstrable experience developing content for professional and/or personal social media channels, particularly Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Strong understanding of the digital landscape, popular culture, and the newest social media trends and user behaviors
  • Demonstrated ability to use tools such as Canva and Spark for designing social media posts
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Basic knowledge of social media analytics tools
  • Excellent multitasking skills
  • Collaborative

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate’s, bachelor’s or higher degree in a related field, such as communications, art/graphic design, web design, English, or public relations
  • Knowledge of the socio-political, historical context of the countries where Anera works
  • Some background in fundraising and cultivating relationships with donors
  • Experience with communicating with social media advocates or influencers
  • Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Arabic language skills

How to Apply

Send a cover letter describing why you want to work at Anera and how your qualifications specifically match this job. Please also send a resume and links to any social media channels you feel represent your best work. Apply by November 22, 2021 to jobs@anera.org with “social media coordinator” in the subject line.

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 fundraising and communications intern will provide administrative support to the fundraising and communications teams at Anera. The ideal candidate will have a strong connection to Anera's mission and be eager to learn more about the various facets of Anera's fundraising and communications work. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and have strong writing and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in fundraising and communications in a fast-paced office environment, while also allowing for opportunities to explore the greater development sector as a whole.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify potential sources of individual, foundation and corporate support
  • Provide creative solutions with the development of new and imaginative fundraising approaches
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, conference calls and provide logistical support for donors
  • Prepare project reports for individual donors, compile, copy and mail documents to board members and donors
  • Regularly attend team and staff meetings and respond to donor inquiries
  • Utilize keen attention to detail when maintaining databases to record donor contacts and assist with donor and prospect research
  • Research, write/edit relevant reports on Anera programs for publication
  • Edit success stories for publication on Anera website
  • Assist the communications team in developing informational materials and social media content
  • Assist with preparation of proposals and project plans

Expectations

  • Available for the spring semester starting in January 2022
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 35 hours per week
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism in the workplace
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of college coursework
  • An eagerness to learn and grow
  • Writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)
  • Online research 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: December 5, 2021

Hourly Rate: $15.20 per hour
Start Date: September 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

The Human Resource Generalist Intern will have an opportunity to learn and develop skills in human resource management including recruitment, benefit administration, orientation/onboarding, learning and development and employee reward and retention programs. The ideal candidate will have a connection to Anera’s mission, be highly motivated, a creative problem solver, have analytical, communication and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to juggle competing priorities, and possess critical-thinking and research skills. This position will offer opportunities to further interns' knowledge and experience in human resource management in an international NGO environment, while also allowing opportunities to explore the greater development sector as a whole.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment: outreach to college universities, associations, recruitment websites; participate in virtual job fairs, provide applicant and candidate follow up; update job descriptions and job advertisements; post vacancies to social media and other external resources, as well as conduct candidate phone screenings, source for potential candidates and prepare recruitment reports
  • Provide support with new-hire orientation and onboarding including preparing orientation packets, collect documents and complete checklists
  • Assist with benefits support functions and benefit open enrollment
  • Learn and assist with creating infrastructure for a new HRIS system
  • Provide creative solutions to assist with designing an employee recognition program
  • Assist with the coordination of a learning and development program
  • Assist with the preparation of a performance evaluation process
  • Analyze and summarize results of employee survey’s and exit interviews
  • Help process end of employment tasks and ensure documents are filed in designated locations

Expectations:

  • Discreet, trustworthy with business integrity and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Follow a consistent, regular working schedule of at least 35 hours per week
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates

Qualifications/Skills:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least (2) years of college coursework towards goal of completing a certificate or degree in human resource management
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple tasks in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Professional and customer service-oriented demeanor, comfortable working with all levels of employees
  • Motivated self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills a must
  • Knowledge and prior experience utilizing Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.)

How to apply:

Send resume and cover letter with work availability dates and times to internships@anera.org with the subject line “Human Resource Generalist Intern”. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Travel:

There is no anticipated travel for this role

About 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.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Hourly Rate: $15.20 per hour
Position type: Intern/Non-Exempt
Start Date: October 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Anera is seeking an Accounting and Finance Intern to provide administrative and finance support to the grants management team. Our ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate with interest in accounting and finance. Intern will provide support with grant management activities, reporting and closeout actions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support with pre-award grant activities
  • Help monitor grant activities and priority areas, and conduct research on relevant issues
  • Participate in administering and closing-out grants, cooperative agreements and other awards
  • Assist in reporting requirements, financial management and grant timelines for multiple projects
  • Monitor compliance requirements for USAID
  • Participates in discussions with program staff, proposers and awardees regarding Anera’s policies, procedures, and requirements that pertain to the award, administration and management of grants and cooperative agreements
  • Assist with project financial, administrative, database entry and programmatic activities
  • Organize and maintain grantee files and records
  • Assist Director in non-grant making activities that help to advance the goals and strategies of the organization

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least two years of college study or an undergraduate or graduate major in International Development, Finance, Middle East Affairs or a related field
  • Able to commit to working at least (20 hours per week up to 35 if available for (5) to (6) months starting in October 2021.
  • Intermediate skills with Google Spreadsheets
  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities
  • Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Extra:

  • Prior experience utilizing “Google Suite” software
  • Interest in Finance and Contract Management
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the socio-political situation in the Levant, particularly Palestine and Lebanon
  • Experience in the non-profit arena
  • Experience with financial software a plus

How to apply:

Send resume, cover letter, dates and times of availability to internships@anera.org, with the subject line “International Grants Support Intern”. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Travel:

There is no anticipated travel for this role

About 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.

Anera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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