English Project Assistant

Career Development Program
Reports to:
Career Development Projects Coordinator
Full-time 40 hours/week
9 months, with the possibility of extension
Date of Commencement:
Contract Type:
Consultancy Contract
Benchmark salary per location
Preferred Time Zone:
Deadline to Apply:
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About Jusoor

Jusoor, which means "bridges" in Arabic, is an international NGO with the mission of “Maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education”. Founded in 2011 by Syrian Diaspora in the private sector, Jusoor is a unique model of humanitarian intervention known for its innovative approach, dynamic and continuously improving programs, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global partnerships. We believe in lean impact, and hold ourselves accountable for being nimble and responsive to the realities of Syrian children and youth on the ground and in the diaspora. We are also non-political, non-religious and globally registered in the US, Canada, UK, Jordan and Lebanon.

Over the last 12 years, Jusoor has been bridging the opportunity gap for war- and displacement- affected children at each developmental stage through to their early career. Through our 4 programs – Refugee Education, Scholarships, Entrepreneurship  and Career Development — we have impacted the lives of over 15,000 children and youth through creating diverse and meaningful educational pathways in the Middle East, US, UK, Europe, and Asia; trained over 2,000 entrepreneurs; and empowered over 600 businesses and startups through mobilizing over 23million USD in global support. Our specialized and committed team of 25 staff and 50 frontline educators work passionately to empower and elevate generations of Syrian youth.

Join our

Career Development Program

and Make an Impact

About the Role

Jusoor’s Career Development Program collaboratively with the Jusoor’s Scholarship Program is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual committed to enhancing access to higher education and career pathways for Syrian youth. The English Project Assistant will collaborate with the Scholarships and Career Development Programs in addition to a Jusoor partner to develop a robust English language bootcamp for Syrian high school students, and university graduates focusing on business and professional speaking and writing English skills.

Key Responsibilities:
1) Research:
   - Map English language learning opportunities for Syrian youth in the Middle East.
   - Develop research tools (surveys and focus group questions) to understand the English Language learning needs of Syrian students and youth.
   - Survey and conduct online focus groups with Syrian high school students and university graduates in Lebanon, Jordan, Türkiye, and potentially other countries.
   - Analyze data from all research and develop recommendations for the initiative.

2) Project Design:
   - Co-develop an English language learning bootcamp curriculum for Syrian students that is designed to help them access higher education. 
   - Conduct outreach to potential partners who may be able to offer English language learning services that enhance the curriculum. 
   - Work closely with the programs’ coordinators to design a structured bootcamp curriculum that targets professional speaking and writing English skills.

   - Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation tools for the bootcamp.
   - Collaborate with Jusoor's partner organization(s) to ensure alignment and coordination in delivering the bootcamp objectives.
   - Act as a focal point between Jusoor’s Scholarship Program, Career Development Program, and relevant partner organization(s).

4) Jusoor Events related to the English Project
   - Assist with the planning of an English Language Roundtable Event. Responsibilities will include but not limited to outreach to participants, inviting attendees, planning workshops, etc.


- Access to a computer or laptop and high-speed internet
- Fluency in Arabic, oral and written
- Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
- Computer skills, confident using Google Sheets (excel/word), slack, and Zoom
- Ability to work in a team and capacity to work on own initiative
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment with gender-sensitive behavior and attitudes
- Proven ability to handle confidential information
- Deeply empathetic
- Passionate about working with numbers and motivated to prove yourself in the organization

Required Skills and Experience

1. Core Qualifications
- Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute projects within defined time frames. 
- Deep understanding of the challenges faced by conflict-affected Syrian youth in English language learning and accessing quality secondary and higher education.
- Excellent research skills; experience conducting qualitative research a plus.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

2. Technical Skills
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to be productive in remote work.
- Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work smoothly between teams.
- Experience in facilitating collaborative work is helpful.
- Experience in curriculum development and/or establishing skills in bootcamps is a plus.
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of NGO activities is preferred. 

3. Experience & Education
- Undergraduate students in their last year of study, bachelor’s degree holders, and MA students are all welcome to apply.
- Ideal candidates will have or be pursuing a degree in English, International Relations, Education, or a related field. 
- Minimum 1-3  years of experience in similar roles.
- Experience growing up in the Levant with intimate experience of English language learning in public schools is ideal.
- Experience volunteering or working in English language learning in the context of Syrian youth is a plus.

Culture, Values & Expectations

At Jusoor, we place integrity, accountability, and respect at the core of our values. Jusoor is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Why Work with Us

  • Energetic, diverse and all-star team to work with and learn from
  • Generous paid time off and parental policies
  • Yearly professional development stipend for courses, conferences, learning materials, and a variety of training opportunities across the organization.
  • Opportunities for creativity and directing your career path within the organization

Learn more about Jusoor and the team behind it

How to Apply

How to Apply

Submit your application including your CV/resume and Cover Letter by Wednesday 15 May 2024.

Submit your application including your CV/resume and Cover Letter by Wednesday 15 May 2024.

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Job opening closes on
May 14, 2024
at GMT midnight

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