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PROGRAMS ASSISTANT – Middle East (US Resident Position)
Baltimore, Maryland

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is the official humanitarian relief agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.  Since its inception in 1992, IOCC has delivered $488 million in relief and development programs to families and communities in more than 50 countries.


IOCC seeks a full-time, motivated Programs Assistant – Middle East to provide full administration support of IOCC’s work in the Middle East.  This mainly includes support of the Regional Program Officer function, and may include standing in for that person when absent.  The Middle East Area of Responsibility (AOR) presently includes Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria but is subject to change in accordance with IOCC strategies.  A Programs Assistant may also be assigned specific secondary duties in support of IOCC’s operations globally, and / or reassigned to a different region or country.


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Assisting the Regional Program Officer – Middle East’s efforts in liaising between field offices and headquarters departments, to help ensure the field offices’ full compliance with all internal and donor requirements, rules and regulations, and in taking ongoing steps to help ensure that work produced by the field offices is of the highest quality.
  • Keeping the Regional Program Officer – Middle East fully informed on delegated tasks and respond to questions or requests.
  • Seeking guidance from the Regional Program Officer – Middle East on matters not covered by policies and procedures, or whenever there is an issue that cannot be readily addressed. 




Specific responsibilities:


  • Be completely familiar with and up-to-date with the organization and internal policies of the assigned AOR, to help ensure IOCC’s global policies and practices are being properly implemented on the ground.


  • Under the guidance of the Supervisor, ensure the smooth administration and compliance of projects with all legal and policy requirements of donor rules, regulations and processes.

    • Be completely familiar with and up-to-date with all plans, ongoing project agreements, operations progress, obstacles to success, needs, and strategies of the assigned country or AOR.  Assist with providing information in support of the field offices’ goals and needs.


  • Stay up-to-date on developments in donor strategies, approaches, policies, and best practices by participating in trainings, workshops, seminars, working groups, and networking events, as assigned.
  • Maintain and follow-up on reporting schedules, as assigned.
  • Review, critique, and provide guidance on reviewed documents to ensure quality and timeliness, as assigned.
  • Liaise with finance staff in the coordination and review of financial reports, as assigned.
  • Support new program development initiatives by producing research and participating in writing, reviews and critiques, as assigned.
  • Assist in the review, critique and clarification of all Proposal Authorizations or Project Applications.
  • Assist with the periodic reviews of field offices’ activities to generate lessons learned and capture best practices.
  • Assist with the review of advocacy requests received from the field offices.
  • Gather and disseminate daily up-to-date news of events in the AOR, as well as news of the actions, plans and funding strategies of humanitarian and development agencies and donor organizations active in the AOR.
  • Assist with the development of the Country and Department Operation Plans, as assigned.
  • Conduct research on relevant topics, as assigned.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, relevant trainings, practice groups, as assigned, to help maintain up-to-date approaches.
  • Assist with the review of field offices’ potential partners capacity assessments and due diligence.
  • Organize programs data on the intranet; ensure all documents are up to date
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:05:07 GMT
<![CDATA[Holy Cross Orthodox Press Production Manager]]>

The Production Manager oversees book publication projects from their launch to publication. Handles relationships with authors, designers and printers, maintains the database of titles, and acts a Business Manager for the Greek Orthodox Theological Review (GOTR). In addition, the incumbent may work an an editor of texts, and maintains the network of freelance editors and designers. 

Key Responsibilities / Duties:


  • Communicates and coordinates with authors on progress and specific issues related to the preparation of the manuscript and galleys.
  • Communicates and coordinates with freelance editors and graphic designers on preparation of texts and covers for publications.
  • Communicates and coordinates with printers - from requesting quotes; preparing texts for printing; examining proofs; receiving shipments; and financial aspects of a particular project (preparing P.O.’s, approving invoices, etc.).
  • Works with the GOTR to handle subscription inquiries, process payments, manage relationships with printers and mailing houses, and work with the GOTR Editor on production issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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<![CDATA[Project Rachel Co-ordinator]]>

Project Rachel helps women who had abortion heal .

This a part time work of one half day a week ( four hours per week) and two weekends per year.

Project Rachel in Toronto is connected with St. John the Compassionate Mission and St. Mary of Egypt Refuge. Please see our web sites for more information.

You can live at our community house. Include with the salary is free room and board.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:04:43 GMT
<![CDATA[Brother or Sister of Mercy Community]]>

The Brothers and Sisters of Mercy is based on the model community of life that the St. Elizabeth of Moscow developed.  

The Brothers and Sisters of Mercy live with others  an ascetical life of prayer, service among the poor and study within  the context of a parish/mission that is engaged in the inner city of Toronto.

Opened to any one who is looking to give of themselves in commited service that is integrated in the life of the  local  parish church.

Attached to St. John the Compassionate Mission and The lived Theology School and St. Silouna the Athonite parish. Carpartho-Rusyn Diocese.

Please see our web sites.

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