Program Associate

Education For Employment

About the organization

Education For Employment (EFE) is the leading youth employment organization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Our vision is to empower young women and men with skills and opportunities they need to build careers that create a better future.

Operating in the region with the world’s highest youth unemployment rates, we pioneered market-driven skills training for youth that links them directly to job opportunities and the world of work. EFE’s distinctive model has been recognized as one of the world’s most effective social innovations at the World Economic Forum, UN and the World Bank. Arabian Business, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, and many more have praised EFE’s work. Read more about EFE’s work at


The Program Associate will provide grant writing, programmatic and administrative support to the EFE-Global and EFE affiliate teams as they build sustainable local non-profit organizations. Specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Grant Writing & Business Development
-Contribute to grant application process for government, foundation and corporate donors.
-Draft concept notes, proposals, project work plans, and other supporting documentation for grant applications.
-Perform research on government, foundation, corporate and individual grant programs in order to evaluate potential grant opportunities.
-Perform targeted research on country sectors, development initiatives and statistics to strengthen grant proposals.
-Draft and edit programmatic reports and updates for donors as required by grant agreements.
-Collaborate with the Program Team and Manager of Communications and Partnerships to provide stewardship to current donors by providing regular written updates, success stories and photos.

Programmatic Support
-Support the Program Manager and Officer in managing programs/projects and partnerships in accordance with EFE’s annual work plan and project requirements.
-Provide support to affiliate staff members in key areas including report writing, compliance with grant requirements, communications, and proposal development, among others.

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Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in program support and proposal development.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write persuasively, clearly and concisely.

Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, and ability to collaborate effectively across multiple stakeholders.

Knowledge of and/or experience living or working in the Middle East and North Africa preferred.

Ability to be flexible, well-organized and work effectively in a team.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, salary history to: [email protected]

Please put “Program Associate” in the subject line of your email.

*No phone calls please**

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