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Program Associate — Cairo

The Program Associate provides technical, logistical, and administrative support and coordination for implementation of all Coptic Orphans development programs.  The incumbent facilitates and coordinates training and support to enhance the performance of the new Volunteer Representatives and others involved in program implementation.  This position assists Program Directors/Managers, and communicates with the Program Manager on implementation, forms, and other administrative matters and program support, providing necessary and critical feedback.  

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. Support Program Managers/Directors in the implementation of various programs; assist in program design and data collection to ensure proper implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  2. Compile and record data from forms, maintain project data on the server, and keep hard-copy files.
  3. Report on various program initiatives; prepare monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports as needed, and provide the Program Manager with in-house information.
  4. In communication with the US Program Director, coordinate program activities with field staff, such as new forms, using project management tools such as Ace Project.
  5. Provide Communications Department with information such as stories and statistics for annual reports and other communications.
  6. Update and maintain the NAP Manual, Rep Handbook and similar manuals and documentation as necessary, ensuring they match changes and directions from HQ.  Support the Programs Department with other administrative and logistical needs; prepare correspondence to partners, such as community development associations’ trainers at various sites.
  7. In collaboration with the Programs team, arrange and prepare logistics for NAP New Rep orientation and program meetings.
  8. Manage, acquire, and secure useful books, documentaries, references, materials, and other helpful resources recommended by the Training & Development Manager & others for the traveling library; ensure effective use of resources to enhance learning and supplement training.
  9. Manage all initiatives related to the programs (scholarships, etc.) internally and externally.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Knowledge and Skill:
  1. BA or BSc with at least one year of experience in the development field.
  2. Excellent command of both Arabic and English, both written and spoken.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of staff within the organization.
  4. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize duties, be ahead of deadlines and manage expectations in a constantly changing environment, report-writing skills & analytical skills.
  5. Must be able to work independently and be a problem-solver with a minimal amount of direction, while working well as part of a team.
  6. Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, internet, and email. 
  7. Experience in the development field.  

Fiscal Responsibilities (budgeting responsibilities, approval privilages on purchase orders and check requests, reporting and auditing functions)

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

Regular daily contact with Cairo and field staff, as well as HQ office and external organizations.

Physical Demands (walking, lifting, carrying, etc.)

Limited to typical office environment and some limited travel; walking, sitting, typing, occasional lifting of boxes or luggage. 

Working Conditions and Environment:

  1. Travel within various parts of Egypt as required. 
  2. May be required to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary. 




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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