Program Assistant - ICRD

Job
from International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
Closing date: 25 Oct 2019

ICRD Program Assistant Position:

The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) is seeking to hire a Program Assistant who will work with the ICRD team to provide support for specific projects, particularly in Yemen and Saudi Arabia and with grant proposals - including but not limited to the following:

● Provide administrative and programming support including: communications, drafting of documents, and logistical support;

● Coordinate team visits, travel authorizations, expense reports, and contract agreements to support implementation of programs;

● Assist with writing summaries of project activities and results including quarterly and other program reports for funding agencies;

● Assist the team with project oversight, including financial tracking and progress towards program deliverables;

● Translate between Arabic and English, both orally and in written documentation;

● Collect and track news and data sources on recent developments in Yemen;

● Conduct desk research to support senior staff on analyzing interreligious dynamics in countries of interest, including determining drivers of religious conflicts, mapping peacebuilding activities and assessment of religious minority rights;

● Support compilation and analysis of data from monitoring & evaluation activities;

● Possible travel to assist with field-programming and training logistics;

● Other tasks as designated by senior staff.

Required Skills:

● Strong inter-personal skills;

● Meaningful experience in supporting project management, administration, and implementation;

● Commitment to religious pluralism and religious freedom;

● Demonstrated interest in the fields of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, tolerant religious education and/or faith-based reconciliation;

● Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills;

● Willingness to be flexible and contribute beyond normal tasks and areas of expertise;

● Ability to handle multiple competing deadlines, as well as adapt to differences in cultural and professional styles across country contexts;

● Effective at working as part of a team in a diverse and fluid environment;

● Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems with minimal supervision;

● Legally authorized to work in the United States (ICRD is unable to sponsor visas at this time);

● Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic;

● Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of relevant experience in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Religious Studies or related field or Master’s Degree in same.

Additional Skills – some or all of the following are preferred:

● Fluency in French, Spanish or Amharic or Bahasa Indonesia;

● Experience in grants management, including working with USG grant mechanisms;

● Experience in program design;

● Experience in designing financial management tools;

● Experience in teacher training and textbook design and evaluation;

● In-depth knowledge of at least one religion or religious community, combined with an ability to look broadly, analytically and comparatively at a diverse spectrum of religious beliefs and practices in a certain country or region;

● In-depth knowledge of Saudi Arabia’s education sector or the global spread of Salafism;

● Experience in engaging religious actors in peacebuilding activities, social justice initiatives and interfaith dialogue and collaboration;

● Experience in monitoring and evaluation, data collection, conducting interviews and designing surveys.

Salary Range: $32,000 to 35,000 annually depending on experience.

How to apply:

https://icrd.org/who-we-are/careers/program-assistant/

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To be considered for a Program Assistant position, please compile your cover letter, resume, writing samples, and references into a single Word or PDF document and send to Carrie Ertel at postmaster@icrd.org. Please label the attachment: “Last Name First Name_ICRD Program Assistant Application”.

  1. Cover Letter – Include a brief overview of your qualifications for the position and why you are interested in working with ICRD.
  2. Résumé – Include your professional and educational experience and language skills (specify level of oral and written skills).
  3. Writing Sample – Please submit two 1-3 page writing samples of your choice (may be excerpts from longer essays) and an Arabic translation of one of those writing samples.
  4. References – Please submit the name, phone number, and email of two-three references. At least one of these should be a professional reference, the others can be professional or academic references.