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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.

Project Title: JORDAN HEALTH CAPACITY ASSESSMENT AND MARKET ANALYSIS  
Consultancy Title: Health Program Strategy Consultant
Project Location(s): AMMAN, JORDAN 

Background

Anera has long been a leading INGO in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan and has served vulnerable communities over 10 years in Jordan. Anera has leveraged its significant Medical Donations program for decades in Jordan, serving poor and underserved communities with primary health care  essentials. Through a network of local partners, clinics, and hospitals, Anera’s ability to streamline essential medical supplies  and services into areas often under duress, has proven to save lives and keep vital health facilities stocked and functioning, able to withstand being overwhelmed by a population surge as a result of the Syrian Civil War and ensuing refugee crisis. Anera also has a significant portfolio in WASH programming, where its team of community health workers and engineers assist  communities in achieving greater water security. The program also serves as a community wide platform to enhance  knowledge on hygiene best practices, give women greater voice and agency in their households around health, and protect  water resources vital to the well being of the community. With the advent of COVID 19 in early 2020, Anera quickly  adapted programming to redirect energies on communities most vulnerable to the virus. Programming  services, through primary health care medicines and hygiene kit distribution and messaging, were consolidated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 amongst its program participant population as well as the community at large. Anera is now looking at how to restructure/re-strategize its health programming to take into account the complexities, and  opportunities that may exist in future programming.  

Purpose / Project Description

The consultant will conduct a health capacity assessment and market analysis of medical donations and health programming in Jordan, providing services to the Anera HQ and Jordan teams in its effort to explore a more robust Health strategy in Jordan. The consultant will research major (I)NGO health projects in Jordan, major players, major donors and funders, and will map all gaps in programming in Jordan and more generally in the region. In addition to this, the consultant will research health projects within ‘‘in-camp’, ‘out-of-camp’ and host community settings including health projects that focus on refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.  The work will be completed in Jordan and in a remote fashion (calls, video conferences, desk research, etc.) for the duration of the contract. 

Objectives

The consultant will draft a capacity assessment and market analysis of health programs in Jordan that can be used as the basis for Anera’s strategy in the health sector moving forward. They will also assist Anera in expanding upon its sectoral strategies for Anera in Jordan within its existing Health and COVID response programs. The Consultant’s work will be the first iteration of a strategic plan with the intention of using this “primer” work to guide Anera  into more significant conversations and action plans on achieving its new objectives and goals under said plan.  The Consultant’s work will also be used in future US State Department  Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) submissions within the health sector in Jordan including other grant opportunities that target the health sector.

Consultant Deliverables

Profiles of Major Players in Health Programming in Jordan; Summary Notes on Meetings; and Strategy Process Plan; Sharing of All Research Conducted; Sharing of All Research Surveys and Tools; Final Capacity Assessment and Market Analysis Report.  

Consultant Activities and Timeframe for BPRM Proposal and Budget

  • Document review of current Anera program materials, past proposals and strategy docs, and other documents  related to Anera’s work in Jordan related to Health and COVID in the context of development and humanitarian work. 
  • Approximately 7 working days to conduct KIIs, write the strategy process plan, and send to the New Business Development Manager at Anera HQ for  feedback 
  • Possible few days before finalizing the deliverable to incorporate feedback received by Anera staff (3 days maximum).
  • Work to begin by October 28, 2020

Qualifications

  • Experience developing strategic plans.
  • Fluent English.
  • Previous experience in drafting language, capacity assessments, and market analyses, preferably for BPRM/US Department of State.
  • Masters degree in health, international development, or related field. 
  • Word knowledge management, basic Excel, email and internet. 
  • At least five years of relevant work experience. 
  • Previous experience working with non-governmental organizations in the Levant/MENA region generally and in Jordan specifically. 

The Consultant will report to the New Business Development Manager in Washington, DC.

The Consultant will work closely with Anera local staff, regional country directors, and HQ based staff as needed.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Please submit the following information via email (hjordan@anera.org - subject line “Anera Health Consultant Application”) to Holly Jordan,  New Business Development Manager, by October 23, 2020):

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample indicative of your previous capacity assessment/market analysis experience
  • 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

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.

Anera seeks a full-time (35 hours/week) Fundraising and Communications Intern for the six-month period of November 2020 - May 2021. The ideal candidate will be located in the DC area.

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 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: October 12

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