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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 in Palestine 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 2017, with a staff of 150 professionals, Anera delivered $70 million in emergency, health, education and community development programs.

Senior Director, New Business Development | Washington, DC

The Position

In this position, your vision and oversight are needed to diversify Anera's funding sources and revenue for programming. By growing Anera's revenue base, the lives of the most vulnerable people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon will be improved.

You will identify new business development opportunities with institutional funders of strategic and technical interest to Anera, overseeing and actively leading proposals, solicitation of grants, corporation/foundation funds, and major gifts events. 

You will coordinate efforts with the headquarters fundraising team regarding opportunities for larger scale funding from individual donors. In coordination with the president and various stakeholders, you will initiate and implement a long-term strategy for growth.

You will work with the president, country directors and with national staff in the field to identify funding opportunities, pursue institutional relationships, and develop proposals for program funding. You will work also with the grants manager and the finance team to ensure accurate and responsive cost proposals are included in proposals. Advise as needed on post-award financial reporting and grants issues.

As a member of the management team, you will collaborate with the president, chief financial officer and country directors to share leadership and management of all Anera activities and strategic planning. This includes collaborating with the board of directors. You also will be expected to create and/or manage administrative systems and the NBD team to facilitate growth goals and improve Anera’s overall operations.


New Business Development
  • Expand Anera’s relationship with USAID and diversify our base to other funders.
  • Develop strategic partnerships and maintain relationships with stakeholders, partners, and collaborators, including internal colleagues such as headquarters, field, and board.
  • Monitor funder strategies and funding opportunities, identifying ways in which ANERA can best contribute according to core competencies and technical staff.
  • Cultivate forward bid-positioning, coordinate pre-bid intelligence gathering within the donor community, and bid or no-bid analysis and recommendations of upcoming RFAs, RFPs, and unsolicited proposals.
  • Identify a pool of technical experts, writers, and reviewers for proposal development.
  • Develop bid strategy and lead in the setting of goals, systems, processes, protocols, and implementation for Anera’s grant solicitation and processing.
  • Coordinate with country office staff to prioritize funding targets and joint cultivation.
  • Oversee and manage the proposal submission process.
  • Responsible for final quality review of final content, formatting, and meeting proposal requisites.
  • Overhaul Anera proposal templates and standard language as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date capability statements.
Program/Grants Management Support
  • Assist country offices and HQ finance department with donor relations and grants management matters, as needed, including reviewing cost extensions that involve revised technical and cost proposal submissions.
  • Provide technical assistance in program design, monitoring and evaluation, and review of deliverables, including required reporting to donors.
  • Provide back-up review of grant reporting for important funders and guide revisions as needed.
Budgetary Management & Agency Administration
  • Coordinate with the chief financial officer on financial matters.
  • Develop departmental and revenue budgets with participation of relevant team members and in conjunction with the president.
  • Develop and maintain policies/procedures and systems to enhance efficient operations consistent with our mission, guiding principles, and best business practices.
  • Support the program side of advocacy and public relations when needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Highly organized administrator with an eye to systems.
  • Strong communication, strategic, and leadership skills.
  • The capacity and desire to work in an environment of consensus-based decision-making and highly effective cross-disciplinary cooperation. Must be team oriented.
  • Proven track record in senior management, with supervision of staff, and an ability to manage multiple tasks, especially on a long-distance basis.
  • Values are consistent with Anera’s, which are based on collaboration, innovation, high ethical standards, accuracy, and a driven desire to make a difference in the lives of families throughout the Middle East.


  • Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience and success in the following:
    • Raising multi-million dollar from grantors, donors, & funders.
    • Proposal writing and grant solicitation.
    • International relief and development.
    • Experience working in non-profit business development and resource generation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; related master’s degree or above preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East (preferred).
  • Able to travel to Jerusalem, Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, and other appropriate countries in the region.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Application for Senior Director, New Business Development in the subject line. Open until filled. We are reviewing applications as they come in and will begin interviews the week of August 13.

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.

Jr. Staff Accountant Internship

Department: Finance
Supervisor: International Grants Manager
Employees Supervised: None
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt

Summary Description: 

Under the direction of the International Grants Manager, the Jr. Staff Accountant provides clerical and grant support for the accounting department.  (This position is 16 hours a week, preferably 3 days a week for 4 hours each day; 10 am to 2 pm)

Essential Duties:

  • Review budgets for formulas, correct numbers, etc. and to enter budget information into the MIP system.
  • Electronically file documentation including contracts, agreements, and budgets.
  • Obtain signatures for both invoices and checks and ask any questions for invoices.
  • Physical filing of accounting documents such as payables after they are processed.
  • Preparing supporting documentation for inter-company journal entries.
  • Review RFP’s for terms and highlight requirements for the proposal.
  • Assist with copying receipts for financial report and confirm the GL document description.  (Check journal entry codes attached to each expense)
  • Assist in audit preparation.
  • Copy and scan documents as required.
  • Perform other related tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational, administrative, analytical, and customer service skills.  
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems preferred.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing Microsoft software.  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines.  
  • Ability to deal effectively with staff and good interpersonal skills.  
  • Working knowledge of: accounting concepts and practices; financial recordkeeping preferred.
  • Methods of performing basic business mathematics calculations.
  • Organize workflow and coordinate activities.  
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent, with accounting training/courses required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (especially Excel and Word) and demonstrated ability to input high volumes of data with reasonable speed and accuracy.
  • Pleasant phone manner.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Send the following to with the subject line “Jr. Staff Accountant Internship”:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Days and times you are available to work

Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

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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