Hedayah Job Vacancy: Senior Program Associate - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Title: Senior Program Associate
Reports to: Program Manager
Department: Dialogue and Communications
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hedayah aims to be the premier international center for expertise and experience to counter violent extremism by promoting understanding and sharing good practice to effectively serves as the true global center to counter violent extremism.

The Centre’s mandate focuses on three core areas:
  • Dialogue and Communications: Providing a dedicated platform to facilitate focused discussion and collaboration among national and local actors, civil society, researchers and community leaders involved in CVE; 
  • Capacity Building Programs: Providing collaborative training and practical tools to enhance the capacities of government and non-government partners to design and implement effective policies, programs and projects to counter violent extremism;
  • Research and Analysis: Cataloguing existing CVE research as well as conducting and commissioning new research to gain a deeper understanding of the drivers of violent extremism and which approaches are effective in countering it.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Program Manager in the further development and growth of the Department of Dialogue and Communications that will promote multi-disciplinary CVE Dialogue and facilitate collaborative CVE Interactions, among other related activities. 
  • Oversee and report directly to the Program Manager as to the proper execution of day to day activities within the Dialogue and Communications Program Area
  • Support activities to increase the Centre’s resources, capabilities and reputation in CVE Dialogue and Communications activities and other type of CVE projects to include activities in collaboration with other Departments.
  • Work with the Program Manager in developing strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders around the world involved in CVE Dialogue and Communications and engage them in Hedayah’s activities
  • Coordinate with the Administration and Finance Department for the organization of Dialogue and Communications initiatives and other type of activities both at Hedayah and abroad
  • Assist in the development of proposals for Dialogue and Communications activities and Project initiatives to include drafting concept notes, agendas and presentations and preparing, implementing and analyzing M&E Plans.
  • Forecast budgets in coordination with Administration and Finance and the Program Manager;
  • Monitor the progress of research projects to ensure that the quality meets the required standards and budget, addressing any issues
  • Communicate with partner organizations on key aspects of the programs and initiatives
  • Conduct preliminary research and analysis related to Dialogue and Communications programs to support Hedayah’s evidence-based initiatives
  • Coordinate with Program Manager the supervision of consultants and interns within the Department by setting key development objectives and requirements, evaluating them, and reporting at the end of their performance period.
Qualification and Experience 
  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Human Rights, Political Science, Security Studies or related field is preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience of working with government actors and/or NGOs
  • Experience of working in an international setting
  • Experience of working on projects
  • Experience of arranging and planning events, conferences and workshops
  • Knowledge of current issues around violent extremism
Skills and Competencies
  • Result orientation 
  • Building relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Communication
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem-solving
  • Presentation
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent command of written and oral English
Package: Competitive salary

To Apply 
Send covering letter and CV to hr@hedayah.ae no later than April 21, 2019. Email Subject must be “Senior Program Associate”.