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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : United States of America: Temporary Program Associate, MENA

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Organization: Freedom House
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary

The Temporary Program Associate will provide programmatic support including finance, logistical, administrative, research, writing and data analysis assistance to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programs. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Senior Program Officer and Senior Program Manager for MENA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field strongly preferred
  • Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training, internship, and experience
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Arabic, both verbally and in writing is strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Knowledge of MENA region and current human rights challenges
  • Ability to apply accurate and strong database and records management skills
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements
  • Ability to coordinate travel logistics, meetings, and use of conference facilities
  • Ability to accept and complete administrative tasks with a great attitude
  • Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
  • Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide research assistance and data analysis for development opportunities in MENA region
  • Assist in editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
  • Assist in financial management, including preparation of check/wire requests, reconciliations and draft budgets
  • Assist in identifying and drafting contracts for international and local consultants
  • Communicate via Skype, email and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
  • Make travel arrangements and organize logistics for international staff visits and meetings
  • Organize events and meetings in DC and abroad related to Freedom House programs
  • Organize program logistics and provide administrative support
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

How to apply:

Qualified and Interested Applicants

We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume and cover letter.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.