Program Assistant, MENA, Global Network & Regional Engagement

Organization Description:  

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, wholistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 18,000 change-makers across 182 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 70 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. In early 2022 we will be opening the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It will be a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

We are seeking a talented professional with strong administrative and case management skills for the position of Urgent Assistance Fund (UAF) Program Assistant, MENA with regional knowledge or expertise in the Middle East to support our MENA team as a part of the Vital Voices’ Urgent Assistance Fund.

Summary:  
The UAF Program Assistant, MENA will provide logistical, administrative, and programmatic support for the MENA programs. The UAF Program Assistant’s primary responsibilities focus on supporting UAF case management and subawards on the Global Network & Regional Engagement (GNRE) team at Vital Voices predominately relating to the Voices Against Violence initiative. The Program Assistant, MENA works in close collaboration with the GNRE Team as a whole and reports directly to the Director of Prevention & Response Initiatives, Global Network & Regional Engagement.
They will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the Project lead and Vice President.

Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Case Management Support: Provide support to gender-based violence case managers for the Voices Against Violence Initiative’s Urgent Assistance Fund.
  • Regional Expertise: Apply regional expertise to support the management of cases referred by partners, especially from the MENA region.
  • Program Support: Support program planning and execution, including logistical preparations, technological support, participant tracking, and development of agendas, content, and materials for in-person and virtual events for international settings.
  • Communications: Coordinate communications related to general inquiries regarding the VAV Initiative and will support the development and distribution of the quarterly Initiative newsletter.
  • Operations: Assist with vendor management including vendor identification, contract development, ongoing vendor communications, and the processing of vendor payments.
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field, plus 1- years of relevant work experience required REQUIRED;
  • Strong demonstrated experience in global women’s issues and human rights;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English AND Arabic REQUIRED;
  • Experience living, working and/or studying in the MENA region preferred;
  • Experience with database management and gender-based violence case management preferred;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. If and when it is safe to travel, domestic and international travel up to 10% may be required for the position.

The starting salary range for this position is $37,000 based on experience and ability to have broad impact early. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO including wellness flex days, generous parental leave, sabbatical time and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Staff may experience secondary trauma due to exposure to descriptive and/or graphic gender-based violence content in their work on the urgent assistance program. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

How to Apply:
Click the following link: https://jobso.id/egf4
Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:
·       Resume and cover letter
·       Salary expectations
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Counting Down
00
00
00
00