Near East Foundation is hiring a
Title: Challenge Fund Manager
Title: Գրանտային ծրագրերի ղեկավար
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Travel: 25-50% covering 11 Marzes
Contract Type: Fixed Term, Full-time
Duration: 12 months, including 3 months of probation period, with the possibility of extension
Start Date: December 2022 (anticipated start date)
The Near East Foundation (NEF) is seeking candidates for a Challenge Fund Manager to be based in Yerevan, Armenia. NEF is a non-profit international development organization that has supported livelihoods recovery and community-based economic development in the Middle East, Africa, and Caucasus since 1915. NEF draws on local teams, experience, and partnerships in these regions to create community-led solutions to improve livelihoods and local governance among conflict and crisis-affected groups, while maintaining neutrality and ensuring inclusiveness in our approach. Working through a network of country offices and local partners, NEF currently has operations in ten countries: Armenia, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria. Our programs are organized around three pillars: Inclusive Economic Development, Climate-resilient Development, and Stabilization and Peacebuilding.
The Challenge Fund Manager is a key member of the Near East Foundation team in Yerevan, Armenia. This position will provide technical leadership for the STRIVE for a better future: communities and civil society resilience in Armenia programme. STRIVE aims to improve the resilience, sustainability, accountability, and capacity for innovation of Armenian civil society organisations (CSOs), enabling them to play a pivotal role in raising awareness, deepening democracy, and serving constituencies in Armenia, especially vulnerable populations.
The Challenge Fund Manager is responsible for overall cohesiveness of the STRIVE project’s challenge fund facilities (including: design, outreach, sub-grants, technical assistance, and monitoring) and ensuring inclusivity and accountability of the sub-grant projects.
The position has the following specific responsibilities:
The successful Challenge Fund Manager must be a self-directed individual with the following qualifications:
NEF will accept rolling applications until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Please apply by submitting the following documents in the English language:
Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Near East Foundation by visiting the NEF website at www.neareast.org.
The Near East Foundation promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants seeking employment and NEF employees.