Program Associate

Syria Justice and Accountability Centre
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 15

Position description

SJAC is seeking a Program Associate to provide programmatic and administrative support in the day-to-day administration of SJAC activities.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and communications support for SJAC
  • Support the research and writing of SJAC human rights and transitional justice reports and short-form analysis
  • Manage SJAC’s online presence, including updating the SJAC website, sending the weekly newsletter, and managing social media content
  • Provide administrative support to SJAC’s online training platform, uploading content and tracking participation
  • Assist with writing program reports
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation, analyzing results to inform project implementation.
  • Support the drafting of financial reports to funding agencies, SJAC Board of directors, and others as needed.
  • Draft and monitor consulting agreements, contracts, and subgrants.
  • Support senior staff in researching and developing proposals and other tasks as deemed necessary for new business development.
  • Provide logistics and operations support including purchasing items for SJAC and arranging travel accommodations for SJAC staff and Board members
  • Other administrative and programmatic duties, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Middle East Studies, Political Science, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum one year of professional administrative experience (including internships) in an international organization or similar institution.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and ability to work under and adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be a team player and demonstrate a sense of responsibility and sensitivity in dealing with diverse audiences.
  • Experience working in or knowledge of the Middle East.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting, working on programs that receive government grants preferred.
  • Experience with principles of monitoring and evaluation preferred.
  • Experience using Excel and familiarity with WordPress, Google Analytics and Google Forms.
  • Advanced proficiency in Arabic preferred, but not required.

Application instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample. No phone calls.

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