THURSDAY JOBS – FEBRUARY 12, 2009
Program Assistant , Middle East and North Africa
Center for International Private Enterprise
Scope: This position is responsible for providing program, administrative and communication support for CIPE’s programs in the Middle East and North Africa region. The incumbent will provide assistance to the Program Officer.
Programmatic • Coordinate with CIPE staff in developing and expanding CIPE’s various programs in Middle East countries. • Provide quality control for CIPE’s original and translated publications and website. • In collaboration with CIPE staff, develop Arabic and English communication tools and services to support CIPE’s programs. • Coordinate, review and edit quarterly reports, program proposals, articles, press-releases and other documents for submission to donor agencies and CIPE internal and promotional use.
Administrative • Create and maintain a variety of program and correspondence files for the MENA department. • Process invoices, vouchers, field office liquidations and other financial procedures. • Develop and maintain systems for tracking project reports, approvals and payments. • Handle international travel arrangements, travel expense reports and local meeting logistics, as needed. • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings. • Perform clerical duties, as needed. • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures.
Education: • College degree or equivalent required.
Experience or Skills Desired: • 1-2 years of administrative office experience • Computer knowledge, preferably Access, Microsoft Office, Internet, Power Point • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills • Ability to handle multiple, detail oriented tasks with limited supervision • Excellent writing, reporting and presentation skills. • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic required, French language skills a plus
Interested parties should forward resumes and cover letters to Daphne McCurdy at DMcCurdy@cipe.org. Additional information about CIPE can be found online at: www.cipe.org.
Global Health Action
GHA is a non-profit international health and development organization headquartered in Metro Atlanta. Our mission and approach is to improve the health of people and communities around the globe through education and training in leadership, management, and health promotion. For more information, visit us on-line at www.globalhealthaction.org.
Primary Role: The Program Coordinator is the key support person for Global Health Action’s international and domestic programs, reporting to the Director of Programs and assisting the Program Managers with administrative, financial, logistical, and other support functions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
–Manage the application process for GHA’s training classes in Africa, China, and elsewhere by tracking and responding to inquiries and applications, invoicing and ensuring tuition payments, updating participants, etc.
–Manage and update Access database of program participants, partners, and prospective audiences for all GHA Programs.
–Prepare expense vouchers and maintain expense back-ups and reports for GHA programs.
–Organize and maintain Program Department files – both electronic and hard copy.
–Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate logistics – scheduling, travel planning, expense reports, etc. – for overseas travel.
–Communicate regularly with overseas GHA staff – both by e-mail and phone – to gather information and collect reports.
–Organize, coordinate, and help facilitate GHA’s local AIDS Awareness and Prevention Program.
–Coordinate and help supervise interns and volunteers.
The Program Coordinator also works collaboratively with program, development, and administrative staff on program related activities including planning; project development; funder research; proposal writing; and program implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation. The Program Coordinator also helps develop and update program and marketing materials.
–Bachelors Degree required.
–Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects, are a must.
–Cross-cultural competence and the ability to communicate and work with staff from other countries.
–Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to “wear many hats.”
–Ability to write clearly and creatively and to communicate effectively in person or over the phone.
–Ability to communicate in French is a strong plus.
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and good benefits package. Please e-mail resume and cover letter as one document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position closes February 15, 2009.
Zeist Foundation 2009 Fellowship
The Zeist Foundation will offer a paid, part-time 10 month fellowship for an aspiring professional in the nonprofit sector. In this part-time role, the Foundation Fellow will work approximately 20-25 hours per week on foundation related initiatives. Application deadline is February 20, 2009. Please contact Patti Johnson, email@example.com for more details.