Special Assistant and Coordinator

U.S. / Middle East Project
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Apr 06

Position description

Full time-40 hours per week

Salary range: £33,000-£38,000 (Depending on relevant work experience)



The U.S./Middle East Project was established in 1994 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR New York) and became an independent policy institute in 2006. Its mission focuses on advancing an equitable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to work with decision-makers and civil society in the United States, in the region and in the broader international community to promote that goal as well as providing policy analysis and policy options across a range of Middle East issues to prevent conflict and promote stability, peace and economic growth in the region.

The U.S./Middle East Project pursues its mission through a range of activities that include studies and publications, briefings, convenings, consultations with, among others, leaders in the U.S., the region and elsewhere, relevant civil society groups and a wide range of international agencies pursuing similar goals.

The Special Assistant and Coordinator will work directly with the USMEP’s President, who is London-based, in administering the day-to-day work of the organization and on projects and initiatives in pursuit of these goals.



  • Providing administrative support, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information.
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support.
  • Researching specific areas for articles and other publications.
  • Overseeing the organizations database and outreach to network of contacts
  • Reviewing and updating content on the USMEP’s website and social media.
  • Office management (including payment of invoices and bills; ordering stationary and office equipment as well as maintaining the office condition and arrange necessary repairs).
  • Assisting with the drafting and proofreading of written material.
  • Coordinating with the USMEP’s New York office.


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in International Relations, Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, or related field, with high academic achievement.
  • At least 1 year of related internship or administrative experience.
  • Strong research and writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, familiarity with website maintenance is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Good communicator – ability to deal by phone / in person with high-level governmental and political offices, funders and suppliers.
  • Familiarity with the Israel-Palestine issue and the broader Middle East.

Application instructions


Qualified candidates should email a copy of their CV and a cover letter to the Human Resources department at [email protected]. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL.  The U.S./Middle East Project is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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