Programs Assistant - Fall 2019

AMAR U.S.

About the organization

AMAR U.S. was founded in 2010 to rebuild lives in the Middle East, primarily working in Iraq. After an exciting decade of providing a wide range of humanitarian services from health care to emergency relief, AMAR will be re-branding this fall to focus on livelihoods, empowerment, and human rights. Since 2010 our team has implemented livelihoods, empowerment, and human rights programs in almost every governorate of Iraq and the KRI. During this time, we have proven our ability to deliver programs within a dramatically evolving political and security landscape. Our model is centered on the use of local people, partners, and purchases wherever possible. This approach is cost effective, supports the local economy, and permits easy access to communities with nominal security concerns. It also ensures our programs receive local buy-in and are appropriate to the local cultural context. This has enabled us to tackle highly sensitive rights and empowerment issues such as combating gender-based

Duties

Internship Dates: September to December 2019
Location: 1601 R Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20009
To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and CV to [email protected], with the subject line ‘Fall 2019 Programs Assistant Application’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and all complete applications will be acknowledged. Applications not submitted directly to the [email protected] email account will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Help manage existing and future projects with US-based donors, including drafting reports, working on budgets, and analyzing survey data;
• Research and apply for grants and new sources of funding from governmental, institutional, corporate, and private donors;
• Develop briefs on issues relevant to AMAR, including Middle Eastern news and international development updates;
• Prepare presentations of AMAR projects in a variety of formats – PowerPoint, briefing reports, etc.;
• Attend meetings and events relevant to AMAR areas of interest, taking notes and drafting official minutes where appropriate;
• Arrange travel, meetings, and appointments; and
• General administrative and other ad hoc tasks.

Qualifications

KEY QUALITIES AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Vested interest in program management and implementation;
• Demonstrated strong writing skills, including the ability to produce high-quality work for deadlines and to balance multiple commitments in an organized and efficient manner;
• Experience copyediting, with specific attention to detail;
• High level of numeracy, with experience in data entry and with dealing with large amounts of data;
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel;
• Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills;
• Ability to work independently, with good planning skills, time management, attention to detail, and an ability to prioritize; and
• Commitment to core human rights values, tolerance, and diversity.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
• Basic experience with program management, including the development of grant proposals and donor reports;
• Basic experience with data organization and analysis;
• Working knowledge of statistics programs, such as Stata; and
• Working knowledge of written Arabic or Kurdish.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and CV to [email protected], with the subject line ‘Fall 2019 Programs Assistant Application’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and all complete applications will be acknowledged. Applications not submitted directly to the [email protected] email account will be considered incomplete and disqualified.

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