• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff501-1000
  • Development Budget50 Million - 100 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1951
AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges such as the flagship Fulbright Foreign Student Program.  While these important programs continue apace, our work has expanded significantly. Today AMIDEAST programs and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.     OUR WORK   Institutional Development and Capacity Building Societies require effective public and private institutions in order to meet the social, economic and civic needs of their people. Programs focused on building the capacity of institutions to effectively implement their missions and respond to local demand for quality services are at the heart of successful development. We are working with local, regional, and international partners to assist efforts to strengthen and build institutional capacity across the Middle East and North Africa region. These efforts are concentrated in four vital areas: education, legal and judicial reform, public administration, and civil society. -Improving the Education Sector. Education provides the critical foundation for a better future.  With this in mind, AMIDEAST has engaged with public and private partners in the Middle East and North Africa to advance a wide range of projects targeting improvement of education at all levels. -Legal and Judicial Reform. Working with local judicial and legal authorities, AMIDEAST is supporting efforts to reform and modernize the judiciaries in Egypt and Lebanon. -Strengthening Civil Society. Training, technical assistance, and grants are helping to build the capacity of citizens to engage in their local communities. -Advancing Good Governance. Public sector efficiency, transparency, and accountability is lacking in many countries in the region.  Programs designed to train public administrators are making a difference.   English Language and Workforce Skills Through English language training and professional skills development, AMIDEAST is helping to develop global communication and workforce skills necessary to support successful regional economies. We work with men and women of all ages who are eager to expand their opportunities.  We also partner with businesses and public agencies to train workers in specialized English and provide basic business skills to youth and others seeking to transition into the job market.    Academic and Cultural Exchange For over 50 years, AMIDEAST has been a leader in the area of fellowship and scholarship management.  We have supported thousands of individuals from the Middle East and North Africa who have come to this country on scholarship and exchange programs to study for long and short periods of time. These cross-cultural programs remain unparalleled as a means for improving and advancing understanding and dispelling stereotypes and misinformation.    Educational Services Through our 23 offices in 13 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST provides a number of additional services to American and local educational institutions, individuals, and public and private organizations.    Education Abroad for Americans AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World offers semester, academic year and summer programs designed for undergraduate students who want to -Accelerate their acquisition of Arabic language proficiency -Deepen their understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa -Expand their intercultural and global competence    

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    Projects2Location of contracts awarded


    Job openings over the past year

    201total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Program Assistant, Fulbright
      United States
    • Senior Staff Accountant
      United States

    Staff at AMIDEAST have experience in


    • development
    • events / training
    • education
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • education policy


    • united states agency for international development
    • us department of state
    • open society foundations
    • the u.s.-middle east partnership initiative
    • ford foundation


    • egypt
    • lebanon
    • tunisia
    • morocco
    • united states


    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

    Contact AMIDEAST

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    • Elisabeth Westlund
      Assistant Director, Business Development
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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • Washington, DC
    • 1730 M St. NW. Suite 1100
    • Gaza Strip
    • Martyr Raja Street, No. 8/704, Bseiso Building, 8th floor, Opposite of Arab Bank of Rimal, Al Jondi Al Majhool, Rimal Neighborhood
    • West Bank
    • Al-Watanieh Towers, 1st floor, 34 Municipality Street, El-Bireh, Ramallah District
    • West Bank
    • Al-Hariri Street, Nisseibeh Building #5, Third Floor, Wadi Al-Jozz, East Jerusalem
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Riyadh
    • Al Kindi Plaza, #59, Diplomatic Quarters
    • Oman
    • 11 Fahoud Street (near Qurum Park), Qurum
    • Lebanon
    • Beirut
    • Beirut Central District, Bazerkan Building, First Floor, Nijmeh Square
    • Iraq
    • Irbil
    • Building #5, Street 240/4/15, Former WFT Offices, Ainkawa
    • Jordan
    • Rodeo Plaza Building, 3rd floor, Nuh Al-Rumi Street, Sweifiyeh
    • Cyprus
    • Nicosia
    • 36 Byron, Suite 404
    • West Bank
    • Trust Building, 3rd Floor, Amman Street, Nablus
    • Yemen
    • Sanaa
    • Off Algiers Street, (near the Tunisian Embassy)
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi
    • CERT Technology Park, Higher Colleges of Technology, Muroor Road (4th Street)
    • Morocco
    • Casablanca
    • 3, Boulevard Al Massira Al Khadra, Maarif
    • Morocco
    • Rabat
    • 35, zanqat Oukaimeden, Agdal
    • Kuwait
    • Kuwait
    • Yousef Al-Qenai Street, Building 15, Block 3, Salmiya
    • Egypt
    • Alexandria
    • 15 Abdel Hamid El Abbady Street, Roushdy
    • Egypt
    • Cairo
    • 23 Mossadak Street, Dokki-Giza
    • Tunisia
    • Route de la Plage, Immeuble VIP, Menchia, Hammam Sousse
    • Tunisia
    • Tunis
    • 22, rue Al Amine Al Abassi, Cité Jardins
    • Yemen
    • 162 Miswat Street (near the Chinese Consulate), Khormaksar, Aden


    Primary sectors

    Events / Training
    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Education Policy
    Procurement Process
    Public Administration
    Performance Measurement

    Contract Awards

    USAID contract in Egypt: AID263C00040002819 October 2006

    United States Agency for International Development - USAID
    25 Jun 2011

    USAID contract in Egypt: AID263O00070001528 December 2006

    United States Agency for International Development - USAID
    25 Jun 2011