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IT Manager–Cairo

Our strong commitment to excellence in service delivery means that we seek only the best people to carry out our mission. 
At Coptic Orphans, we are committed to a Child-Safe environment as the children's dignity, safety, and well-being are at the center of all we do. As such, all selected candidates will be required to submit to a criminal background check, or working with children check, as part of of their hiring process. Continued employment is contingent upon the check indicating clear records of any child-related violations. Check may be repeated as required by each country's laws and provisions.

1. Purpose of the Job

The IT Manager will be responsible for the technical direction and effectiveness of Coptic Orphans’ information technology systems.  When needed, the manager will design, develop, and deliver upgrades or redesigns of existing systems and IT infrastructure. S/he will direct the preparation and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards relating to information and telecommunication systems, secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications, a wide range of hardware and software, managing staff, and researching and implementing technological strategic solutions.

2. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage information technology and computer systems.

    Oversee all help desk activities at the regional level.

  2. Recommend information technology strategies, policies, cost-effective solutions, and procedures by evaluating organization-wide outcomes.

  3. Identify problems, evaluate trends, and anticipate requirements.

  4. Plan, organize, oversee, and evaluate IT operations.

  5. Maintain organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.

  6. Preserve assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.

  7. Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy.

  8. Audit systems and assess their outcomes.

  9. Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization’s standards.

  10. Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action.

  11. Ensure that costs, timescales, and standards are met and monitor these throughout projects.

  12. Build and maintain vendor relationships and manage the purchase of hardware, software products, and IT supplies at the regional level.

  13. Manage IT staff by training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations, and appraising their performance.

  14. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies.

  15. Maintain current and accurate inventory of technology, including hardware, software, and resources.

  16. Manage crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.

  17. Implement network security at the regional level.

  18. Manage and develop upgrades to the company's telephone system at the regional level.

  19. Set up new users' accounts and profiles and deal with password issues, ensuring appropriate permissions are assigned to each staff member according to their job level. 

  20. Preserve folder structure on the file server according to structure agreed upon by the Coptic Orphans HQ.

3. Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Supervise and manage IT Associates.


4. Knowledge and Skills

  1. BA in computer science or information systems with 8 years of experience in information technology and information systems.

  2. Excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis, and computer hardware/software systems.

  3. Expertise in data center management and data governance.

  4. Hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration, and network installation.

  5. Ability to manage personnel.

  6. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  7. Good communications skills - written and verbal.

  8. Excellent command of spoken and written English.

  9. Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.

  10. Extremely detail-oriented.

  11. Steady demeanor and a positive attitude.


5. Physical Demands (walking, lifting, carrying, etc.)
Limited to walking and occasional lifting of boxes 
6. Working Conditions and Environment:
May be required to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary with no overtime compensation.





Be a part of an organization that has touched the lives of 45,000 children in Egypt over the past 25 years!


Coptic Orphans' Accomplishments by the Numbers:

-Impacted the lives of 45,000 children

-Ensured 100% enrollment of our participants in school

-Established a permanent presence in 675 villages throughout      Egypt

-Partnerships with 55 Coptic dioceses

-Over 450 currently active Church-based volunteer "Reps"

-300 annual life skills workshops organized for mothers and      children 

-250 widows have started their own business via our microcredit initiative

-90¢ of every dollar goes directly to field programs in  Egypt


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