The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is continuously looking for motivated interns with an interest in transitional justice and the conflict in Syria. SJAC accepts application from current undergraduate, graduate and law students, as well as recent graduates. Interns are responsible for communicating SJAC’s message to Syrians and the international community as well as supporting SJAC’s analysis and research. They are encouraged to pursue their own research, as long as it contributes to SJAC’s mission to prevent impunity, promote redress for victims, and facilitate principled institutional reform in Syria’s post-conflict period.

The Internship rotates approximately every four months. The schedule for the Internship is as follows:

Fall Internship: August 25 – December 23
Spring Internship: January 15 – May 15
Summer Internship: May 15 – August 25

Tasks of an SJAC intern include:

    • Maintaining SJAC’s social media accounts and promoting new analysis and events
    • Designing relevant communications materials, including infographics and factsheets
    • Contribution to and maintenance of the SJAC website, including updating the Transitional Justice Library
    • Providing research support for SJAC articles and reports
    • Other duties as assigned.

Strong English proficiency is required. Arabic proficiency is preferred, but not required. Knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, Excel, and Adobe Suites is strongly desired. Interns must be able to work from the SJAC office in Washington, DC and are paid at the rate of $14/hour. Internships are typically 15-20 hours per week.

To apply:

Please send an email to [email protected] with your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample not to exceed 800 words. The writing sample should be an example blog post that demonstrates your knowledge of transitional justice and the Syrian conflict. Please see SJAC’s website for recent examples. In the subject line of your email and in your cover letter, please be sure to include the term for which you are applying [Fall, Spring, Summer].




Project Manager

Title: Project Manager

Location: Berlin, Germany

Position: Consultant

Reports To: Legal Director

About SJAC

Founded in 2012, The Syria Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting meaningful justice for Syria that holds perpetrators accountable and addresses the grievances of victims, leading to lasting peace and respect for human rights.

Position Summary

SJAC is embarking on a new project supporting four Syrian human rights organizations focused on documentation and advocacy for detainees. SJAC and its partners will be providing financial support as well as capacity building across a wide range of skills. The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of all partners and grantees, ensuring that the project remains on schedule and that necessary donor reporting is completed.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Syrian human rights organizations in order to set goals and identify capacity building needs
  • Coordinate regular meetings and trainings between SJAC and subgrantees
  • Manage contracts with a variety of support consultants, including psychosocial support, ensuring that each subgrantee receives support according to their needs.
  • Produce quarterly narrative reports, and ensure that each individual subgrantee provides reports to SJAC in a timely manner.
  • Provide basic support in budget management, and coordinate with outside consultants for additional financial support as needed.
  • Collect and analyze M&E indicators.
  • Create and manage workplans, providing monthly updates to SJAC management.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant university degree, BA or MA preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in project management, including donor reporting, compliance, including familiarity with the 2CFR200, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to coordinate complex schedules among a large network of partners
  • Knowledge of the Syrian conflict and ongoing human rights violations.
  • Sensitivities to the needs and dynamics of survivors of serious violations and their families.
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken Arabic.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Project Manager” to [email protected], providing a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on October 12, 2020.