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June 17, 2013

Program Associate- MENA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xBfkfNb8GfCp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Position Summary
The 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 Director for MENA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field
Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training, and experience
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in Persian 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 Iran 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 Iran and 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.
We offer great benefits including:

100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on selected option
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
Supplemental/voluntary life insurance for employee, spouse, and child(ren)
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more……

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-070 PA MENA in the subject line. 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.

Posted by sjadrich at June 17, 2013 10:16 AM

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