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Humanitarian Assistance Associate - Syria

Company: Global Communities
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:


1. Provides administrative support to the department.

* Provides logistical support to headquarters and field operations and staff by managing travel arrangements, processing vendor and consultant invoices, and managing/maintaining SharePoint document libraries.

* Coordinates the recruitment process for program-funded positions in the field as well as supporting consultant recruitment.

* Prepares and submits BIS license requests for relevant field operations in coordination with the legal department.

* Supports technical writers, reviewers, and other business development team members on program development initiatives, such as contributing to program modification proposals and engaging field staff to gather information in support of new business efforts.

* Develops and updates program templates and tools for program support, in coordination with other teams and departments. Submits reports to various databases and points of contact, as required in grant agreements.

* Assists with the planning for evaluations of humanitarian programs, where applicable.
Conducts administrative tasks in support of Syria field programs by coordinating meeting logistics (scheduling and notetaking), maintaining team calendars, and other tasks as assigned.

2. Represents the organization while on TDY overseas and at InterAction working groups, USAID meetings, think tanks, and other thematic or country-specific briefings and events. Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with other humanitarian assistance actors, including donors.

3. Contributes to the development of the organization s evolving strategy in Syria, such as providing planning support to field-based consultations.

4. Undertakes all other duties and projects as may be assigned from time to time.


* Knowledge of international development or emergency response related programming, project development, and grants administration.

* Basic knowledge of emergency livelihoods, public health in emergencies, shelter or disaster risk reduction programming.

* Good analytical skills.

* Fluency in English, written and oral. Fluency in a relevant second language, preferably Arabic would be an asset.

* Able to work under general supervision, handling and completing multiple tasks simultaneously with staff in various time zones.

* Willingness to mobilize to difficult locations and situations on short notice. Willingness to travel approximately 25% of time depending on department needs.

* Advanced knowledge of word processing, excel, and database maintenance.

* Able to work productively in a dynamic team environment.

* Accuracy, attention to detail required in a fast-paced environment.

* Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard.


* Bachelor s degree and minimum of one year of relevant programmatic support experience working for an international development, humanitarian or emergency response organization.

* Volunteer, fellowship or relevant internship considered experience.

* Equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Must have U.S. work authorization.

Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. EOE/AA - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individual with Disabilities.

Global Communities employs committed and qualified individuals at its headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland just outside of Washington, DC.
In conforming with applicable laws, Global Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, religious beliefs, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected classifications, activities, or conditions as required by federal, state and local laws.
As an applicant, please visit: "" to learn about your protection under Federal law. You may also visit: "" to view Global Communities EEO Policy Statement.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Global Communities is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process. If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position, please send us an email on our Contact Us page "" or call 301.587.4700 to request accommodation.

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