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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.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Washington, DC Metropolitan Area

 

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for ensuring the proper accounting of receipts, invoices, employee payroll, weekly transactional accounting tasks and payables for the DC/US office. This role maintains records and documentation for accounting and grant management functions and participates in the monthly close-out process by performing various supporting entries and reconciliations.

Duties & Responsibilities

General Accounting

  • Run electronic bank transactions report weekly to ensure that all bank transactions are properly and promptly recorded
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Support the Director of Accounting with monthly and annual accounting closings and audit
  • Prepare schedules and record journal entries for pension, depreciation, and other asset/liability accounts by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Prepare intercompany journal entry advices and submit to the country office accountants

Process and Reconcile Cash Receipts

  • Process and record all receipts in the general ledger system
  • Design and develop fundraising reports and extract data for analytical and reconciliation purposes
  • Create procedures to educate fundraising staff on management of donor data to ensure completeness and integrity of data
  • Identify any discrepancies between the fundraising sources and accounting system (Every Action, CRM). Research and identify root causes and communicate discrepancies to fundraising staff for resolution

Cash Disbursements

  • Process all payable transactions including processing all invoices and payments ensuring accuracy, proper documentation, and approval
  • Prepare business compliance filings such as 1099s
  • Responsible for collecting all credit card reports from employees, reviewing support documentation, and entering expenses into accounting system on a monthly basis

Payroll

  • Process bi-monthly payroll. Ensure all appropriate benefit deductions, State, Federal, and local tax payments are processed correctly
  • Responsible for set up of new employees, projects, and time off in Replicon (online Timekeeping system) and running monthly and ad hoc reports on timesheets
  • Prepare schedule and enter functional allocation of salaries and fringe benefits

Grant Management and Organizational Support

  • Assist with gathering restricted grant/donation documentation from the fundraising department
  • Assist with budget entry (administrative and project) into the accounting system
  • Create activity codes for approved projects
  • Assist in sending out periodic emails and reminders for financial reporting deadlines and deliverables

Qualifications:

Bachelors’ Degree in accounting or equivalent with 2-4 years of relevant experience or 7- 10 years of solid accounting experience

Intermediate knowledge and experience with Excel

Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Knowledge of automated accounting systems and word processing software

Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines

Ability to deal effectively with vendors and staff, good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience utilizing “Google Suite” software

Experience in the non-profit arena

Knowledge of Arabic language

How to apply

There is an immediate need for a “Staff Accountant” please send resume and cover letter to jobs@Anera.org. “Staff Accountant” should be stated in the subject line. 1st Closing date: July 19, 2021, 2nd closing date July 31, 2021 and/or open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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.

Position type: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:
The Medical Donations (MD) In-Kind Program officer will provide programmatic assistance, logistical and administrative support for key activities in the Medical Donations program. Officer is responsible for managing “In-Kind donations, coordinate logistical and shipping arrangements for medical donations and supplies. Officer will track and manage shipping requirements for medical donations and supplies. Prepare weekly and monthly reports for donors, oversee, and resolve logistical challenges. Collaboratively work with donors to ensure obligatory requirements are met. Officer will also provide support to the business development team in proposal submission and reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage logistical and shipping arrangements for medical donations according to customer requirements
  • Conduct valuation of all medicines in every supply shipment by required deadlines
  • Create, plan, track shipments to ensure timely delivery, and intercedes when necessary to resolve logistical challenges.
  • Coordinate with in-country medical donation team to ensure accurate ordering of needed supplies
  • Verify the donor-reported value of medical donations in a timely manner
  • Create and accurately maintain logs and records of warehouse stock and supplies
  • Monitor database management efforts, compile and verify historical program data
  • Conduct relevant contextual research including: potential medical donation partners, best practices in the Gift In Kind (GIK) sector, as well as healthcare challenges in Anera’s areas of operation
  • Copyediting reports to be sent to donors for various purposes
  • Data collection and analysis, focusing on health outcomes for programs
  • Create visuals with Excel and other data visualization platforms
  • Edit seasonal and annual reports for various programs
  • Conduct research, both technical and financial, for business development opportunities in various regions and practice areas
  • Assist with proposal review and delivery

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in supply management, shipping and logistical arrangements of “In-Kind” donations or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Middle East specifically Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 5-7 years of equivalent experienced required
  • Intermediate to advance experience with spreadsheets
  • Experience writing and editing technical reports, as well as presenting findings to donors agency leaders
  • Proven organization and time management skills with excellent attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Arabic proficiency preferred
  • Experience using and managing the Google suite of cloud products
  • Background in Public Health or other health-related fields

Travel:

  • This role requires up to 25% international travel

How to apply:
Send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org Subject line should list the title “Program Officer, In-Kind – Medical Donations”. Note: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

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 Single 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 (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

The Donor Relations Assistant/Coordinator is responsible for the Fundraising team’s donor research efforts and proposal/report writing. This position works closely with the fundraising and communications teams and liaises frequently with other Anera staff members.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Donor identification, cultivation and stewardship: Runs mid-level and major donor identification and prospecting processes for new and existing donors, provides recommendations for and assists with the creation of tailored donor strategies. Tracks all moves and actions in the customer relationship management (CRM) system (EveryAction).
  • Writing and communications: In coordination with program staff in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, develops proposals and reports for major donors, family foundations, etc., often on a short deadline. Creates a system for tracking fundraising donor reporting requirements and materials, like pictures and narratives, collected from staff. Assists with the creation of communications materials related to Leadership Circle stewardship events, segmented appeals, letters and other promotional materials.
  • Fundraising administration: Provides backup to the development database assistant in processing incoming donations and supporting data entry, acknowledgment letter processing, and database maintenance activities.
  • Special events and committees: Collaborates with fundraising and communications teams in the planning and execution of annual dinner and other external events.

This role may require travelling at least 3% domestically and 3% internationally.

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of non-profit experience with an emphasis on fundraising
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years’ experience with customer relationship management (CRM) database software (e.g., Salesforce, EveryAction, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
  • Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies, particularly vis-à-vis donor cultivation and stewardship best practices
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and work independently with limited supervision. Excellent organizational skills
  • Beginning to intermediate command of Google Suite, including high proficiency in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Gmail. Knowledge of Adobe programs such as Acrobat Pro, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred
  • Must have previous experience writing, proofreading, editing, and communicating, as well as strong verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to Anera’s mission and a can-do attitude regarding the multi-faceted nature of the fundraising team’s work

 

Qualifications Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Middle Eastern studies, communications or similar degree.
  • Experience using wealth screening tools (such as WealthEngine, Target Analytics, etc.) a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to communication and problem solving.
  • Arabic language ability

 

How to apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@anera.org. “Donor Relations Assistant/Coordinator” should be stated in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

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.

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.

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.

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

Anera is seeking a social media intern to help us engage more people about Anera's brand and stellar reputation. This role is important in amplifying our messages and pushing our content out to more audiences. We want to increase our viewership and presence amongst our community and all that serve our mission! Our social media intern will help us get there by regularly monitoring our channels, helping us post more frequently, and building stronger relationships with Anera's influencers. Our ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate with demonstrable experience and expertise in social media.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and post to Anera's Twitter account
  • Create social media content for use on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Build relationships with key social media influencers
  • Implement social media campaigns
  • Coordinate content across all social media channels
  • Complete projects and tasks in a timely manner by established deadlines
  • Meet weekly with direct manager and provide tasks and project updates
  • Run quarterly social media analytics reports

Required Experience and Skills:

  • At least two years of college study or an undergraduate or graduate major in journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field
  • Able to commit to working 30 to 35 hours per week for the fall semester starting in September 2021
  • Ability to utilize photo and film editing software
  • Demonstrated intermediate knowledge of managing social media channels such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities
  • Independent critical and analytical thinker with keen attention to detail required

Extra:

  • Prior experience utilizing Google Suite
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the socio-political situation in the Levant, particularly Palestine and Lebanon
  • Levantine Arabic reading and writing an advantage
  • Experience in the non-profit arena

How to apply:
Send resume (including a list of relevant skills as described above), cover letter, links to your professional social media channels. Send dates and times, you are available to work to internships@anera.org with the subject line “Social Media Intern”. Send resume and all relevant materials by August 27, 2021 for first round of interviews, vacancy will be posted until filled. Note: 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
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
Start Date: September 2021
Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Anera is seeking an International Grants Support Intern to provide administrative and finance support to the grants management team.  Our ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate with interest international grant and cooperative agreement management. 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 30 to 35 hours per week for (5) to (6) months starting in September 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 (including a list of relevant skills as described above), cover letter, along with dates and times you are available to work to, internships@anera.org with the subject line “International Project and Proposal Support Intern”.  Send resume and all relevant materials by for immediate consideration; vacancy will be posted until filled. Note: 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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