Opportunities & Careers

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Communications Director

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Program Assistant, Global Programs

CIPE Internship Opportunities 

Communications Director

Position:          Communications Director

Reports To:    Executive Director

Location:        Washington, DC

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening democracy worldwide through private enterprise and market-oriented reform, seeks an experienced Communications professional

CIPE’s communications are central to its efforts to shape policy debates, improve its partners’ effectiveness in policy advocacy, and educate the development community and public about the linkages between democratic and economic reform.  To do this, CIPE shares success stories, provides educational material, and highlights current trends and best practices.

The Communications Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications and messaging strategy to convey CIPE’s impact and to further develop its relationships within the international development community, its political supporters, media, the private sector, and worldwide partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Board of Directors’ Communications Committee, Senior Management, and staff in D.C. and field offices to develop communications strategy and messages and to manage outreach;
  • Manage media relations, including developing media strategy, pitching story ideas and working with program staff to write and place opinion pieces, and expanding updated media contacts;
  • Oversee publications development and distribution, including targeting of audiences, developing key themes and story ideas, working with production team/vendors;
  • Partner with program and field staff for international report releases and other events to ensure targeted messaging and dynamic impact; and
  • Develop new communications outreach to the US private sector.
  • Design and execute internet marketing campaigns, using viral marketing techniques and tools such as blogs and podcasts.
  • Manage the Communications and Marketing staff and provide strategic vision to advance the work of the department and develop the staff.
  • Work with the fundraising or development staff/consultant to create messages that combine communications and fundraising efforts to the general public or targeted audiences
  • Demonstrate high energy and strong leadership skills, internally and externally, serving as an effective representative of CIPE

Qualifications
CIPE seeks a goal-driven and results-oriented individual with a strong commitment to international affairs. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Seven to ten years of post-collegiate professional experience in advocacy or journalism, such as Hill press secretary, non-profit advocacy leader, communications director, marketing director, or journalist in international arena.
  • Proven success at translating complex policy/program mission-driven materials into impactful and targeted communications messages aimed at a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to leverage the full breadth of communications media (print, online, video, email, etc.) to create targeted awareness and understanding of CIPE
  • Demonstrated skills at influencing organizational culture and managing change
  • Significant experience with and understanding of CIPE’s primary audiences, with the ability to maintain and leverage an up-to-date listing of audience members for maximum impact Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
  •  Strong strategic and analytical skills and an ability to distill complex concepts into concise messages.
  • Strong leadership abilities, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to inspire and develop others.
  • Strong team player, with ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Masters or advanced degree preferred.

Candidate must be a self-starter, flexible, creative, able to work under pressure while keeping a sense of humor, and able to work quickly and cooperatively, with a demonstrated ability to successfully lead multiple projects simultaneously.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, subject line:   “COMMS-[Your Last Name]”  No phone calls.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.
CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline for submitting application
Rolling

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

Reports to: Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.

The Program Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is responsible for providing administrative, coordination, and writing/research support for CIPE’s programs for the MENA region.

Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Provide administrative support for Regional Director, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and correspondence
  • Process and track payment requests, travel expense reports, and documents for signature
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics
  • Organize and update Regional Director’s contacts and calendar
  • Adhere to appropriate office, CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures

Coordination

  • Serve as liaison between Regional Director, MENA team, CIPE staff and external stakeholders
  • Track reporting requirements and submission deadlines to CIPE’s Program Coordination Unit (PCU) and donor agencies 
  • Prepare agenda for, facilitate, and compile minutes for MENA staff meetings
  • Maintain and update CIPE MENA events calendar
  • Coordinate with the Communications department on submissions of Overseas Report, Annual report, and other publications

Research/Writing

  • Produce content for the CIPE Development Blog and facilitate idea development for CIPE Feature Service articles and other CIPE publications
  • Conduct research for articles, as requested by Regional Director
  • Edit and proofread Regional Director’s writing
  • Provide research for Regional Director’s speaking engagements and external meetings
  • Synthesize morning news and send digest to MENA staff

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs or related field required 
  • Background in the Middle East with an emphasis on political and economic issues
  • 1-2 years of research and administrative experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, and communication skills 
  • Superb writing, research, and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks and prioritize effectively  
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Fluency or advanced competency in Arabic is beneficial but not required

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, one writing sample, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, subject "MENAPA3 – [Your last name]." No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on the writing sample. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Program Assistant, Middle East and North Africa

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth. The Program Assistant for the Middle East and North Africa is responsible for providing program and administrative support for CIPE’s programs for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and  maintain program, financial, correspondence and contract files, both in paper form and electronically 
  • Process and track payment requests, field office liquidations, travel expense reports, documents for signature, narrative and financial reports, etc. 
  • Prepare routine correspondence and mailings
  • Communicate with grantees by email and phone
  • Assist in writing and compiling quarterly reports, proposals and budgets 
  • Handle international travel arrangements, events, and local meeting logistics 
  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE, NED, and USAID policies and procedures 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required 
  • 1-2 years of administrative office experience 
  • Background in international affairs and/or the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with an emphasis on political and economic issues in MENA.
  • Strong interest in the advancement of free-market democracy in MENA
  • Fluency in written and verbal English.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Financial skills and acumen preferred, particularly in budget creation and oversight.
  • Computer skills, proficiency in MS-Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Internet research skills are highly desired. 
  • Proficiency in written and verbal Arabic beneficial, but not required

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, writing sample, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org subject “MENAPA2- [YOURLASTNAME]”. No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Program Assistant, Global Programs

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy, seeks a Program Assistant for Global Programs. As part of a team reporting to the Senior Program Officer this position is responsible for providing administrative, programmatic, and research support. The ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision, have a demonstrable interest in international development and democratic and market-oriented reform, and work well with a widely diverse staff.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining program files, contact lists, schedules, and event calendars
  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Handling project administration, including invoices and contracts
  • Assisting in logistics, including event planning and travel arrangements
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures

Additional duties may include:

  • Drafting content for the website, quarterly newsletter, or other CIPE publications
  • Providing research assistance
  • Drafting, editing, and/or proofreading project proposals and reports
  • Editing articles, policy papers, and other publications
  • Drafting and monitoring project budgets

Position requirements:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of office experience
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • Interest in international development and topics consistent with CIPE mission
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision
  • Foreign language helpful but not required – Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish preferred
  • Web and publication design skills helpful but not required

To apply for this opportunity, please send a resume or CV and cover letter, writing sample and salary history to jobs@cipe.org; subject “GLOBALPA-[YOURLASTNAME]”. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

CIPE offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; CIPE is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.
CIPE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CIPE

Center for International Private Enterprise
1155 15th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-721-9200    Fax: 202-721-9250