Programme Assistant at Seefar

As a Programme Assistant you will support Seefar’s implementation of projects around the world. Your work will contribute to improving life for vulnerable people affected by displacement, organised crime and a lack of education. This role will provide support and coordination to project and programme teams working on livelihoods and migration with a project director. The ideal candidate will be a highly organised, efficient and autonomous individual with the capacity to work on multiple projects at the same time and ideally with experience working in livelihoods and / or educational training. You can be based anywhere in the world, must be fluent in English and may have the opportunity to travel. This is a full-time position with an initial term of 12 months, with a salary of USD 3,000 per month.

Job Description

We are a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe. For more information about us, please visit .

To get a sense of the services we specialise in at Seefar, please visit .

This role will work with project teams to support service delivery, administration and research. It will require someone who is smart, intrinsically motivated, worldly, interested in hard challenges and is highly flexible and efficient.

The following are the primary responsibilities of the role, with estimated allocations of time and attention:

Deliver: Programme Support

Approximately 60% of your time and attention:

  • Assisting project managers on:
    • Financial management, administration and reporting.
    • Management of project information from across the organisation.
    • Recruitment of field staff
  • Assisting project teams to deliver projects smoothly, including by:
    • Assisting project teams in designing and delivering educational training modules
    • Assisting Seefar researchers in collecting data to expand our project offerings
    • Coordinating projects and personnel within the program and across the organisation.
  • Professional development to improve your capacity in project and programme delivery
  • Other tasks as directed.

Outreach: Project Reporting and Marketing

Approximately 40% of your time and attention:

  • Coordinating funding updates and requests.
  • Social media, web posting and outreach to Seefar’s network to promote progress and generate donor engagement.
  • Preparing presentations to project stakeholders on Seefar’s research and project activities.
  • Professional development to improve your capacity in monitoring, reporting and marketing.

Working with Seefar

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as positive features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • The Enterprise combines entrepreneurialism with a focus on social impact.
  • You work with highly diverse people and across a diversity of contexts.
  • There is a high level of trust that supports you to work autonomously.
  • The people in the Enterprise encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Achieving results is prioritised over rigid structures and workflows.
  • You are never bored and always challenged.

Current and former personnel have noted the points below as negative features of Seefar’s work environment and culture:

  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed teams requires flexibility and patience.
  • Working remotely can make you feel isolated and so requires you to invest time in communication.
  • Travel schedules can sometimes be heavy.
  • A high-growth phase means problem-solving as the Enterprise’s systems evolve quickly.
  • It can be fast paced so you need to be productive and able to prioritise effectively.

An Excellent Candidate

To excel in this role, you will have an undergraduate degree and minimum of 1 year experience implementing livelihood, education or migration related projects, preferably in developing or conflict affected countries. You have strong project admin skills, and complete fluency in written and spoken English. Your writing skills are excellent and you are confident in engaging with donors and stakeholders to ensure projects align with donor expectations. You are highly organised, have the ability to prioritise and are highly productive. You are naturally responsive and are client focussed, while also able to work autonomously. You are motivated by an Enterprise performance framework focused on social impact.

How to apply

On or before 07 June 2021, complete our online application form. Before you start, you should do the following:

  1. Prepare a CV in Word or PDF format. You will upload this in our online application form.
  2. In Word or PDF format, prepare an introductory letter that includes only the points below. You will upload this in our online application form.
    • 1-2 paragraphs explaining a related project you have implemented. What was the project? What was your role? What were the project’s achievements? If it wasn’t successful, why?
    • 1-2 paragraphs explaining what you have learned is a necessary attitude or approach when delivering successful projects in developing and conflict affected countries. What experiences taught you this?
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