Technical Specialist at Near East Foundation in Syracuse, NY, USA (Apply Now!)

Near East Foundation

Technical Specialist – Inclusive Governance & Stabilization at Near East Foundation in Syracuse, NY, USA (Apply Now!)

Job Type: Full-time
Job Category: Donor Relations/Grants Management
Hiring Organization: Near East Foundation
Education Level: Advanced degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, or related disciplines
Experience: 5-9 years
Deadline: April 30, 2024
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA


Near East Foundation (NEF) seeks a Technical Specialist for Inclusive Governance & Stabilization to join its team in Syracuse, New York. This role involves developing winning proposals and supporting community-led development in regions affected by conflict and crises.


  • Lead the development of high-quality proposals for inclusive governance and stabilization projects.
  • Review and align proposal documents with donor requirements.
  • Represent NEF at meetings, conferences, and events to showcase expertise.
  • Conduct research and analysis to inform program design and business development.
  • Provide technical advisory support to project teams.
  • Stay updated on trends and methodologies related to inclusive governance and stabilization.

Basic Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in International Relations, Conflict Studies, or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in peacebuilding, stabilization, and governance.
  • Expertise in designing successful proposals.
  • Thorough understanding of technical domains related to stabilization and governance.
  • Proficiency in assessment, monitoring, and evaluation tools.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft Word and Teams, familiarity with Excel.
  • Legally authorized to live and work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with participatory approaches and co-creation.
  • Proficiency in French and/or Arabic.
  • Knowledge of international development themes and requirements.

How to Apply:

NEF will accept applications until the position is filled, with a review starting on April 15, 2024. Interested candidates should apply through the Near East Foundation careers page here. Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of references.

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