Fellowships Coordinator/Manager

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is looking for a mission-driven and team-oriented Fellowships Coordinator/Manager to join our team.


The ideal candidate will be excited about working to invest in the next generation of advocates and experts from and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through the institute’s dynamic fellowship programming. The Fellowships Coordinator/Manager will be responsible for executing the institute’s vision for its Bassem Sabry Fellowship and Nonresident Fellowship programs. 

This position will report directly to the Executive Director. This is a full time role. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Informs the strategy of TIMEP’s Bassem Sabry Fellowship and Nonresident Fellowship programs with support from the Executive Director
  • Manages the day-to-day administration of TIMEP’s Bassem Sabry Fellowship and Nonresident Fellowship programs, with support from the Executive Director as needed, including:
    • Supporting the Operations Manager in recruiting, onboarding, and offboarding of fellows
    • Serving as a resource, partner, and source of support for fellows to ensure that they meet the objectives laid out in their annual Scopes of Work and Work Plans
    • Overseeing and recording fellows’ work progress and achievements
    • Facilitating check-ins and communication with fellows
    • Serving as a liaison between fellows and staff members and facilitating and supporting joint work and collaboration as appropriate
    • Cultivating inter-cohort connectivity and hosting programming to encourage collaboration and exchange between fellows
    • Serving as a liaison between fellows and external partners and facilitating and supporting joint work and collaboration as appropriate
    • Identifying and facilitating opportunities for fellows to spotlight themselves and their work via social media, media engagement, policy briefings, events, and other programming
    • Implementing a training program for fellows, including through the organization of quarterly skills-building workshops and the making of individual and tailored skills-building opportunities available to them
  • Works to strategically design and grow the next generation of programming for the institute’s fellowships, including but not solely growth of the program, alumni programming, and in-person fellow convenings and travel
  • Cultivates relationships with like-minded organizations that host or seek to host fellowship programs and pursues collaborations with them as appropriate
  • Tracks activities and deliverables of the fellowships program and prepares all reporting documents for donors
  • Manages project budget, including expense tracking and grant reporting, in collaboration with the Operations Manager
  • Drafts and contributes to fundraising proposals and donor communication, with the support of the Executive Director, to fundraise for the program from private foundations and individual donors

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least three years of relevant experience (for the Coordinator role); at least six years of relevant experience (for the Manager role)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the MENA region, including political, social, economic, or of legal knowledge of at least one of the following MENA countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, and Sudan
  • English language fluency (writing, speaking, and reading)
  • Arabic language proficiency (speaking, preferably with the ability to understand a variety of spoken dialects)
  • Program or project management experience 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing the work of fellows, interns, or staff
  • Experience providing feedback to individuals on their work plan and work product
  • Ability to maintain and cultivate courteous and effective working relationships with partners, stakeholders, and external contacts
  • Ability to adapt to changes in TIMEP and in external environments, manage competing demands, and change approach or method to best fit situations
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage an array of tasks in tandem while following up with colleagues and stakeholders in a timely fashion
  • Commitment to being present at work and on time; to guarantee that work responsibilities are covered when absent; and to arrive at meetings and appointments on time
  • Commitment to working within the Institute’s environment as a member of the larger team to achieve general Institute goals

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Preferred

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Arabic language proficiency (reading and writing)
  • Prior experience managing a fellowship program
  • Grant reporting experience 
  • Fundraising and/or proposal writing experience 

Title and salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary range will be between $60,000 to $75,000 annually.

Though there is a preference for candidates based in Washington, DC; candidates based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. All candidates must select daily work hours with at least four hours of overlap with TIMEP’s official office hours between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST. 

Candidates present in Washington, DC will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid format which allows for both in-person and remote work. Candidates outside of Washington, DC, including those located outside of the United States, will be able to conduct their work in an entirely remote setting. 

US-based employees will be eligible for all of TIMEP’s benefits which include paid time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and a retirement plan.

Application Instructions

Applications are due no later than June 28, 2024, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

To apply, please complete the Google Form linked below. In addition to completing a series of questions, the form will direct you to upload a current resume or CV, a cover letter, and a writing sample.