Senior Program Associate CVE CT PCVE Hedayah Abu Dhabi At Hedayah

Job Title

Senior Program Associate

Reports to

Program Manager


Capacity Building Programs


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Hedayah is the premier international organization dedicated to using its expertise and experiences to counter violent extremism (CVE) in all of its forms and manifestations. Established in 2012, Hedayah was created in response to the growing desire from members of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) and the wider international community for the establishment of an independent, neutral and multilateral center devoted to dialogue, communications, capacity building programs, research and analysis. As a leader within the CVE community, we work to enhance understanding and share good practices to effectively build the capacity of CVE actors across the globe to promote tolerance, stability, and security.

The Capacity Building Programs department conducts collaborative and contextualized training and builds practical tools to enhance the capacities of government and non-government partners to design and implement effective policies, programs and projects in CVE. This includes projects related to Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Violent Extremist Offenders, National Action Plans to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism, Supporting Families in CVE, and Community Oriented Policing, among many others.

Key Responsibilities

· Assist the Program Manager in the further growth and development of the Capacity Building Programs Department through content development, expansion of programs and stakeholder engagement.

· Contribute and report directly to the Program Manager as to the proper execution of day to day activities within the Department.

· Support specific activities when required, to include, leading on specific elements (e.g. development of concept notes, work-plans, MM& log-frames and final reports), under the supervision of the Program Manager and in coordination with the wider team.

· Draft forecast budgets in coordination with the Finance and Administration Department, monitor expenses, prepare contracts and invoices and actively support the logistical process of capacity building programs activities.

· Work with the capacity building programs team to develop, implement and report on capacity building programs.

· Contribute and revise content/curricula for capacity building programs, to include power point presentations, facilitator notes and other related documents.

· Support the implementation of capacity building programs, to include preparation, training and follow-up.

· Conduct desk research and contribute to publications related to capacity building programs.

· Communicate with key partners on specific aspects of capacity building programs activities and initiatives.

· Coordinate interns and consultants’ tasks within the Department and assist in the evaluation at the end of their performance period.

· Support the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with stakeholders and Donors to engage them in Hedayah’s activities, under the program manager’s guidance.

· Support Hedayah as a whole in cross-departmental activities to achieve the organizations’ strategic objectives, to include: representing the organization at external events when required, supporting corporate communications for capacity building programs, contributing to strategic documents and other relevant activities when required.


· An advanced level university degree (Master’s Degree or academic equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Social Sciences, Terrorism Studies or related field.

Required Experience

· A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in project or program management, capacity building, or related field.

· At least one (1) years of working experience on issues related to countering violent extremism is desirable.

· Experience of working in an international setting, preferably in or with government entities or international organizations is desirable.

· Experience on content/curricula development and conducting research is desirable.

Key Skills and core competencies

· Ability in managing logistical processes for projects, drafting and revising budgets, preparing contracts and invoices and monitoring payments is required.

· Ability to autonomously lead on activities/projects is desirable.

· Ability in developing content and delivering capacity building programs in a variety of culturally diverse contexts is desirable.

· Ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including governments, policy makers, community leaders and actors, NGOs, practitioners and experts is required.

· Ability to work independently as well as within a team is required.

· Ability to manage internal and external relationships with diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and discretion is required.

· Ability to meet deadlines on a variety of diverse activities in a fast-paced environment is required.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Result orientation.

· Building relationships.

· Teamwork.

· Cultural intelligence.

· Communication.

· Planning and organizing.

· Problem solving.

· Presentation.

· Excellent command of written and oral English. Knowledge of second language (e.g. Arabic) is an asset.

· Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Other conditions

· Two years contract, renewable based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

· Selected candidates will undergo a security clearance process.

· Compensation based on experience and based on availability of funds.

How to apply

To Apply

Send a short cover letter and CV to no later than July 25th, 2021 – adding in the subject line “Senior Program Associate CBP”.

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