Job Announcement: MECA Palestine Project Assistant

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. In the Middle East, MECA provides humanitarian aid, partners with community organizations to run projects for children, and supports income-generation projects. In the US and internationally, MECA raises awareness about the lives of children in the region and encourages meaningful action.

Description:

The Palestine Projects Assistant is responsible for assisting our Program Director in the management of our projects and partnerships in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and inside ‘48 including university scholarships and grants to community organizations and for assisting with the purchase, packing, and shipping of Palestinian crafts for our annual bazaar and online store.

Position: part-time
Start date: March 2019

Tasks:

Community Projects

  • Take photos and video of each project funded by MECA and then upload to dropbox for MECA
  • Collect reports from organizations when projects are complete
  • Represent MECA in events and conferences related to our projects
  • Translation and editing of proposals, reports, and updates for projects as necessary
  • Find and recommend new projects to MECA’s program team
  • Write blog posts and short articles about MECA’s work as requested

Scholarships

  • Maintain contact with the students receiving scholarships from MECA
  • Update scholarship application form annually
  • Assist partner organizations in receiving applications from new and returning students
  • Take photos, conduct interviews and provide other documentation to MECA office as requested

Shop Palestine/Bazaar

  • Visit craft producers to gather photos and details of how they work
  • Assist with placing orders, making payments and arranging delivery to US or Bethlehem for orders
  • Arrange for items to be properly packed before shipping to the United States

Administrative Tasks

  • Work with Program Director on establishing MECA office in West Bank
  • Assist with setting up meetings and tours for visiting donors and delegations

 

Other duties as necessary to assist the Program Director

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Arabic fluency
  • English proficiency
  • Ability to travel to Jerusalem and ’48
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to requests from multiple sources
  • Highly organized and capacity to design and maintain systems for maintaining organization
  • Prior experience with coordination of projects or programs preferred

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by Sunday, February 24, 2019