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Program Manager–Cairo

The main role of the Program Manager is to oversee, lead, and direct the critical functions and the various aspects of program implementation, both technical and administrative, for Coptic Orphans’ development programs. This includes managing all functions and projects associated with the assigned program(s). The incumbent works to ensure progress by each assigned program/project is on target to achieve program goals and desired results. He/she works in collaboration with the Program Director(s), Field Staff, Area Managers and/or other Coptic Orphans personnel, as well as with external partners such as the Church, community development associations  (CDAs), granting agencies, program participants, and/or other entities and partners/ stakeholders. This professional regularly reports on progress, results, challenges, and lessons learned as well as budget status to a large audience of stakeholders, internally and externally, on a periodic and ad hoc basis.

Development programs cover educational, social and/or gender issues; and may vary in scope and goals. The incumbent manages, coordinates, monitors and evaluates program activities throughout Egypt, and continually seeks to improve assigned program(s). He/she may also develop new initiatives and/or projects as the programs grow and expand. Thus, the incumbent must possess outstanding and effective leadership skills, and the ability to inspire a team to meet ongoing challenges while achieving targeted results. This position entails extensive travel, depending on the projects/programs and the field sites.

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. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead, plan, develop, and coordinate implementation of all aspects of assigned program(s), coordinating implementation with internal staff and external partners.
  2. Guide and oversee project partners, and monitor progress of their work to ensure that program/project goals and results are achieved.
  3. Ensure efficiency in management of the program and utilization of resources.
  4. Based on data collected and analyzed, monitor program activities, progress, challenges and results.
  5. Evaluate program progress and results to correct interactions and intervene as necessary; make recommendations for future direction and/or changes to current implementation plans as appropriate in communication with management.
  6. Communicate and report on progress; compile periodic and ad hoc technical and financial reports outlining progress made towards the achievement of targeted results, challenges faced, lessons learned, and recommendations for grantors and/or stakeholders; internal and external.  
  7. Dynamically and effectively manage, lead, inspire and advise subordinate field staff, assessing their needs, challenges, and strengths, to maximize their commitment and engagement in achieving program(s) results and meeting challenges.
  8. Effectively coordinate and work with management and program staff to prepare and maintain detailed implementation plans for assigned projects.
  9. Develop budgets, monitoring and realigning as necessary for all activities to be conducted as part of assigned program(s).  
  10. Document and update related program reference manual(s) and documentation of implementation and changes.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manage and supervise program/project staff and/or mangers. Number and level of subordinate positions varies by program/project. 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

The Program Manager must have advanced technical skills and experience to oversee implementation of programs/projects and achieve goals through effective resource management.  Strong project management is essential to advance and support assigned program(s).  He/she must have an in-depth understanding of Coptic culture, its dynamics, and its challenges. 

The Program Manager must have the following:

  1. BA or MA in the field of human development. MA makes up for 2 years of relevant experience.
  2. 7 years (or 5 years with MA) of experience in human development; particularly in the area of program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, education, and child rights; or very closely related field; experience with USAID project management is a plus.  
  3. Demonstrated experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and program implementation. Must be results-oriented and highly energetic.
  4. Analytical skills, and experience in data reporting.
  5. Strong leadership skills, team management and managerial skills/experience; as well as a knack for being a team player.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in both Arabic and English.


Fiscal Responsibilities:

Responsible for developing and monitoring annual and long-range budgeting for program activities.

Extent of Public Contact (within and outside the organization):

Extensive daily contact with field staff, agencies, HQ and other country offices.
Extensive contact with various levels and ranks in partner organizations, granting entities, and other current or potential supporters and stakeholders.
Working Conditions and Enviornment:

Requires frequent in-country travel and possibly occasional International travel that is estimated at 30-50 % of the year.





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 businesses via our microcredit initiative

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

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