Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Program Associate Job with the Syria Justice & Accountability Centre


Position description

SJAC is a leading Syrian transitional justice organization striving to prevent impunity, promote redress, and facilitate principled reform by documenting violations, processing and preserving data, and collaborating directly with policymakers, justice mechanisms, and victims to lay the groundwork for holistic justice.


Position Summary

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

  • Under the direction of the Senior Program Officer, provide administrative, logistical, and communications support for the SJAC team.
  • Support the research and writing of SJAC human rights and transitional justice reports and blog articles.
  • Support SJAC’s external communications, managing SJAC’s social media accounts, newsletter, and website updates.
  • Manage SJAC’s communications intern.
  • Support senior staff in researching and developing proposals and other tasks as deemed necessary for new business development.
  • Assist in project implementation, including in partnership coordination, drafting of donor reports, monitoring and evaluation, and work-plan management.
  • Coordinate online and in-person events for policy-makers, experts, and Syrian audiences.
  • Provide logistics and operations support including purchasing items for SJAC and arranging travel accommodations for SJAC staff and Board members
  • Draft and monitor consulting agreements, contracts, and subgrants.
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director.
  • Develop, track, and analyze the Executive Director budget and support with development of other budgets as needed.
  • Support the drafting of financial reports to funding agencies, SJAC Board of Directors, and others as needed.
  • 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.
  • Interest in the field of human rights and transitional justice.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting, working on programs that receive government grants preferred.
  • Experience using Excel and familiarity with WordPress, Google Analytics and Google Forms.
  • Experience with InDesign, Tableau and other data visualization software an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Arabic preferred, but not required.

Application instructions

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to submit by Friday March 19th.