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Employment Opportunities

Coptic Orphans works with children in Egypt to improve their quality of life and help them reach their potential. Find more information about us, or learn more about our programs.  

Current Openings

You are a step closer to joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best service possible so that the children in Egypt are able to break the cycle of poverty. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to make a difference! These positions are for immediate hiring. Please complete the online application by answering all questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Compensation packages are commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 

United States

Programs Director

Communications Associate

Human Resources Manager

 

Egypt

Training Specialist (New as of August 26, 2014)

Operations Director

Translator

Field Coordinator - Three Positions - (1) Middle Egypt and (2) Upper Egypt

IT Associate

Program Coordinator

Programs Director

Field Coordinator - Three Positions - (1) Assiut, (1) Sohag, and (1) Minya

Administrative Assistant

 

United Kingdom

UK Regional Manager 

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Programs Director, Washington D.C.

Purpose of the Job

The Programs Director is a member of the organization's senior management.  He/she has strong strategic, design, and analytical skills.  He/she leads and oversees the existing development programs of Coptic Orphans, which cover educational, social and gender programs, serving over 10,000 program participants throughout Egypt at any given time.  He/she also develops new initiatives and programs as the organization grows and expands the number of participants and/or the programs offered. This is a senior-level position working closely with the Executive Director and entails extensive travel to Egypt.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The Programs Director designs, plans, develops, coordinates and implements new and existing programs.  He/she is responsible for developing and managing implementation phases, and for coordinating implementation with the organization's Egypt office by providing guidance and support to the field staff.  This professional must be results-oriented, and must monitor and ensure program goals and results are achieved.  

New Initiatives: 

  • Initiate, design, plan, implement, and lead new innovative sustainable programs that strategically achieve the long- and short-range goals and mission of Coptic Orphans of developing and educating impoverished vulnerable children in Egypt.
  • Direct necessary focus, resources and efforts to substantially promote education initiatives.
  • Seek funding opportunities that can be used to further the mission and goals of the organization.  

 

Building on Current Initiatives:

  • Direct and oversee continued success and expansion of current programs designed to improve children's lives through education and breaking the cycle of poverty.  Among the existing programs are Not Alone, Serve to Learn, International Volunteer, Valuable girl, and the B'edaya microfinance initiative.  These are all geared towards developing children and improving their success and opportunities.  
  • Seek partnerships with like-minded entities and with goals similar to those of Coptic Orphans.  Raise the organization's profile through winning awards and achieving recognition of our programs and initiatives.  
  • Create and maintain a five-year plan, and revise it as challenges and needs change and evolve. 
  • Evaluate program results and make recommendations for future direction. 
  • Compile technical and financial reports for each program, outlining progress made towards the achievement of targeted results, challenges faced, lessons learned and recommendations for grantors and stakeholders.
  • Effectively work and coordinate with management and program staff in Egypt to: prepare and maintain annual detailed implementation plans for each program, including budget development for each program for all activities to be conducted; carry out assessments, while monitoring field projects with the program staff; support field staff during implementation.
  • Represent Coptic Orphans and speak at key events, government meetings, conferences, NGO forums, etc.

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The Programs Director must have advanced technical skills to see new programs through their implementation to successful completion, and to achieve program goals through effective management of resources.  He/she must have strong project management skills to advance and support existing programs.  He/she must have an in-depth understanding of Coptic culture, its dynamics, challenges, and needs, in order to make an impact through programs designed to address the challenges.  The Programs Director must have:

  • MA and 10 years experience in the field of human development, particularly in the area of monitoring and evaluation, education, gender and child rights, or closely related field; or a BA degree in the previously mentioned fields with 15 years of experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in transformational development.
  • Experience in program design, monitoring, evaluating and implementation plans.
  • Analytical skills and experience in data reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team-building skills.
  • Ability to self-direct.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bona fide occupation qualification of being of Coptic cultural origin.
  • Proficiency in the Arabic and English languages. 

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Requires occasional in-country travel, and frequent travel between the US and Egypt that is estimated at 25-30% of the year.
  • Must be able to work on weekend and/or evenings as necessary. 

 

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Communications Associate, Washington D.C.

Purpose of the Job

The Communications Associate plays a key role in executing Coptic Orphans' communications strategies.  Working from the organization's headquarters in the greater Washington, D.C. area, the Communications Associate supports the creation of print, video, and online products that engage stakeholders and target audiences around the globe.  The Communications Associate gathers the most compelling Coptic Orphans stories and disseminates them via print publications, social media, and the mainstream media.  S/he also works with Coptic Orphans offices in Canada and Australia to develop products that support those countries' communications strategies.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Under editorial and strategic supervision: 

  • Research and write blog posts, press releases, articles, etc. for inclusion in print and online products.
  • Translate written and spoken Arabic into English, and the reverse.
  • Coordinate production of newsletters, brochures, and other print publications.
  • Create reports using Google Analytics and other tools for monitoring online presence.  
  • Regularly update website contents.  
  • Review all communications products for brand alignment and content accuracy.
  • Develop, collect, and manage multimedia products suitable for inclusion in the specific communications products (presentations, appeals, etc.) for each country office.
  • Through direct communications with field staff, develop repository of compelling success stories and needs.
  • Manage Coptic Orphans' photo archive, identify most useful images, ensure appropriate captions and citations, improve archiving system, and research and obtain quality stock photos.  
  • Promote Coptic Orphans events and programs by ensuring regular flow of content via social media.  
  • Earn media coverage by developing relationships with members of the press.
  • Perform other duties as required.  

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA with minimum 1 year of professional experience.
  • Passionate about the mission of Coptic Orphans.  
  • Fluency or near-fluency in spoken Arabic is vital, as are advanced skills in reading Arabic. Familiarity with colloquial Egyptian Arabic is desirable.
  • Strong people skills and enthusiasm for working as a team.
  • Comfortable working independently or under close supervision, depending on the situation.  
  • Demonstrated creativity, reliability, and trouble-shooting abilities.  
  • Layout, design, and/or photo editing experience preferred; photography skills desired.  
  • Excellent writing skills, including meticulous attention to detail and ability to convey urgency of Coptic Orphans' mission.
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suit products, content management systems such as WordPress, and other design and web applications.
  • Strong competence in overseeing production processes.
  • Ability to discern which stories and information are worth seeking out, refining, and disseminating.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about harnessing social media for public relations and marketing.

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • May be asked to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary, occasional travel to conferences, fundraising presentations, etc or international travel

 

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Human Resources Manager, Washington D.C.

Purpose of the Job

The position of Human Resources Manager in the HQ Office is designed to serve as an organization-wide point of reference on all HR functions to strategically stabilize and strengthen the organization.  Using expertise in a variety of HR areas; such as recruitment, employee relations, development and training, etc.  He/she strategically partners with management and other HR professionals across Coptic Orphans to provide talent management and retention solutions.  The HR Manager is to help develop and execute integrated HR programs and initiatives that support Coptic Orphans' mission and objectives, and drive employee engagement across the organization.  With expertise on talent acquisition, management, and retention, along with the necessary supporting functions, the incumbent leads the efforts on: recruitment processes, position analysis and talent matching, salary and benefit analysis and market research, employee relations and incentives, and, workforce development. Through objective intervention, he/she advises management on best practices on HR issues impacting the organization, such as performance management, training and development, and retention tools and systems.   

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

I. Talent Recruitment and Acquisition

  • Understand the organizational culture and identify areas of strength and needs to ensure the needed talent is sought and acquired.
  • Identify new/additional and effective economic channels for job advertising and promoting in each of the countries where Coptic Orphans operates to cost-effectively attract the best candidates; monitor results keeping records for future reference, and communicate them to management and hiring supervisors.  
  • Objectively and skillfully review each application to identify the best match between applicants' talents, profiles and qualifications, and the needs of the position, department, and the organization; keeping in mind the match of the culture and fit for the organization and its mission.
  • Conduct candidate screening and interviews to identify the top candidates for additional interviews, ensuring potential mismatches are eliminated based on qualifications, professionalism and culture fit; and understanding as well as communicating information on how to bring in the best talent.  
  • Follow through and see the selection and hiring process to completion; acquiring professional references, communicating with candidates, offer negotiating, etc.  
  • Recommend ongoing improvements for effective employee-manager relations and employee satisfaction to achieve a more productive, effective, efficient and committed workforce. 

 

II. Talent Management and Retention

  • Lead the Talent Management efforts to support a culture of excellence and service; promote and develop a culture of high engagement and high performance, and build relationships for longevity.
  • Work with management and staff to create an environment that fosters positive and productive interactions and effective communications, as well as safe and productive methods of working through conflict and issues of concerns.  Assess and recommend needed improvements for effective employee relations and employee satisfaction to boost productivity, effectiveness, efficiency and commitment of the workforce.
  • Perform periodical position analysis for existing positions, and develop new position descriptions, based on talent and needs, assessing current staffing needs and envisioning future growth needs, both in talent and function.  
  • Conduct market research on pay and benefits compensation, employment and industry market trends for each country office; assist in creating and maintaining a position-grade system and aligning pay-range for each position in each country.  Establish an ongoing system of evaluating and recommending pay and benefit vs. market, ensuring equity and consistency.  
  • Recommend and develop efficient incentive programs and systems for talent retention.  This includes making recommendations on improvements in the work environment; strengthening employee morale, loyalty, longevity and workforce stability.
  • Manage and advise administration on employee relations, conflict resolution, training and development needs, and fostering trust across the organization.  
  • Lead performance management efforts across the organization, following through on annual, semiannual and probation performance reviews, feedback systems and tools, management responsibility for developing employees, employee accountability, etc. Communicate effective ways of managing performance to managers and facilitate employee-supervisor dialogues.  
  • Assist management with coaching and counseling employees on proper professional conduct, clear expectation, development and growth potential.

 

III. Processes Management and Compliance

  • Develop, maintain and communicate data analytics to evaluate processes and recommend improvements.
  • Working with management and other countries HR personnel, ensure compliance with all legal, governmental, and organizational regulations and policies; such as Equal Opportunity Employment compliance; pay and compensation regulations, OSHA, various countries labor laws, etc., in addition to organizational policies.
  • Establish, maintain and update Human Resources policies, process and procedures as well as the recruitment processes to be followed consistently. Maintain and update employee handbook, HR manual, and other policies pertaining to HR. 

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA or MA in human resources management, organizational psychology, business administration, or related field.  MA substitutes for 2-3 years of experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with 7 years of progressive experience as a Human Resource Management professional.  Nonprofit exposure is a plus.
  • Proven track record of successful HR Management with strategic approaches.  Experience with the Coptic Community and understanding its culture is a great plus and will be highly regarded.  
  • Outstanding soft skills to include; people skills, conflict management, negotiation, mediation, facilitation and problem solving skills. 
  • Excellent ability to 'naturally' preserve strict confidentiality and exhibit good discretion. 
  • Exceptionally effective communication skills with excellent command of English.  Arabic reading is a plus.  
  • A strong analytical and problem-solving skill is a must.  
  • Candidate must be an energetic and positive, results oriented professional; with outstanding organizational skills, good judgment with ability to coordinate multiple responsibilities efficiently.  
  • Experience in an international setting is highly regarded and preferred. 

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Work requires some after hours and /or weekend as an exempt position.
  • Occasional travel may be necessary or helpful, including possible international trip(s).

 

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Training Specialist - Cairo, Egypt

1. Purpose of the Job

The Training Specialist's role is to design and carry out trainings within the framework of a system that s/he develops to assess the training needs of Coptic Orphans' volunteer representatives in the field. S/he is responsible for ensuring that staff and volunteer trainings effectively improve their performance and overall results.  Training is vital for the volunteer representatives, whose actions directly impact the lives of Coptic Orphans program participants. The Training Specialist must therefore be a resourceful professional with great people skills.  

 

2. Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Under editorial and strategic supervision: 

  • Design and implement a system to effectively and regularly assess training needs in the field through various means that ensure accurate assessment, including periodic field visits to all areas.
  • Prepare training materials.
  • Carry out training plans and conduct training sessions of field personnel to prepare them as trainers for the volunteer representatives.
  • Follow up with all individuals to ensure training effectiveness and to address concerns.
  • Maintain log of all training conducted and files of training materials.
  • Organize, coordinate, facilitate, and plan workshops for program participants and their mothers in collaboration with field personnel.
  • Prepare quarterly training report.
  • Participate in local field meetings to assess special needs in specific areas.
  • Participate in orienting new representatives to assess needs and develop general training for all new representatives.
  • Update and follow up on representative training attendance, using a database to track training activities and attendance, and address issues discovered through this tool.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

3. Supervisory Responsibilities

  • N/A

 

4. Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA with 5 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years of training experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and people skills, as well as persuasiveness.
  • Energetic and dynamic personality, yet demonstrated ability to listen attentively.  Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Ability to follow through systematically and effectively.
  • Proven proficiency in spoken and written English; fluency in Arabic.
  • A passion for the work of the organization that can be communicated to others.

 

5. Fiscal Responsibilities  (budgeting responsibilities, approval privileges on purchase orders and check requests, reporting) 

  • N/A

 

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

  • Extensive contact with all office staff and some external community development organizations.

 

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

  • Limited to walking, sitting, typing, and occasional lifting of boxes and luggage.

 

8. Working Conditions and Environment (i.e., necessary travel, unusual work hours, etc.)

  • May be asked to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary, occasional travel to conferences, fundraising presentations, etc or international travel

 

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Operations Director, Cairo - Egypt

The Operations Director position requires a dynamic experienced professional who is highly skilled to direct and oversee all operations functions of the organization for smooth, effective and efficient operation; through knowledge, experience and capabilities.  In collaboration with other management personnel, the Operations Director is to lead the organization's efforts in finding ways to improve productivity and efficiency, and to work through obstacles in the ongoing operations of the Coptic Orphans Egypt.  this role has a wide scope of oversight, including; ensuring business continuity, facilitating administrative support, overseeing legal and compliance requirements, procurement and inventory, logistics, property management, as well as the implementation of Human Resources and Information Systems/Information Technology processes and policies set by the headquarter office. This professional participates in formulating policies and procedures and ensures implementation; he/she is a part of the management team.  He/she will also interact with all levels of staff and management, requiring tact while decisive and effective; so must have outstanding interpersonal skills and servant-leader traits.   
 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with HQ, oversee all the various functions impacting the operation and administration of the Egypt branch of Coptic Orphans.  This includes oversight of policy and process implementation of administrative, Human Resources, IT/IS, and Operational processes; and supervising the administrative, operations, HR and IT/IS staff in Egypt.  
  • Ensure all applicable (local, governmental and legal) laws, regulations and requirements, as well as organizational policies and regulations, are all communicated effectively to personnel and are followed consistently.  Applicable laws, regulations and policies include those of labor laws, records retention, confidentiality and discloser ensure the security of important documents and their accessibility and confidentially.  
  • Ensure all licenses, registrations, certifications and other documents necessary for business continuity are secured, renewed timely and up-to-date.  This includes the responsibility of ensuring the NGO registration and associated conditions are monitored and complied with.  Interact and deal with lawyers as necessary, and attend to legal issues.  
  • Serve as procurement officer and advisor; research quality and value of goods and services needed to ensure maximum savings are secured.  Conferring with management, negotiate and make purchasing decisions on best rates/prices and values for consumables and/or assets.  Ensure appropriate procurement processes, procedures and best practices are implements and followed consistently.  Oversee asset management.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage office space ensuring a professional appearance that is conductive to work and productivity; ensure the most efficient use of space, and manage new space acquisition if and when necessary or appropriate.  
  • Manage resources, including overseeing the upkeep and maintenance of the office space and storage, other property (apartments, vehicles, etc.) ensuring bills and paid timely.  
  • Coordinate all operational issues with the HQ Operations Director, and collaborate to ensure consistence and integration of processes between Egypt and HQ.  Advice HQ on laws and regulations relevant to NGO's in Egypt. 

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

BA or a MA degree in business administration or closely related field with a minimum of 10 years of directly related professional experience.  In addition, the following skills are required:

  • Leadership skills including effective management skills and supervisory experience. 
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skill.
  • Experience in and ability to analyze, develop and improve processes.
  • Some knowledge of or experience with IT/IS processed to be able to manage IS Associate is necessary.
  • Outstanding communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven proficiency in English speaking/writing. 
  • Ability to represent the organization well with internal and external customers (colleagues, supervisors, vendors, etc....)
  • A passion for the work of the organization that can be communicated to others.
  • Must be able to maintain and prove the highest level of professionalism, confidentiality and discretion.  

 

Fiscal Responsibilities 

  • Create and manage department budge and ensure all budge line items expense stay within budget.

 

Extent of Public Contact

  • Daily contact with office staff in Egypt and abroad.
  • Sporadic interaction with vendors, lawyers and officials.    

 

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Translator, Cairo - Egypt

Provide translation for documents from Arabic to English and vice-versa. Incumbent will be responsible for entering data into the database systems; verifying the validity and accuracy of any data before entry as well as acquiring any missing data. 
 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Accurate translation of reports, letters and various text in electronic and hardcopy formats that contain not only facts but also some abstract language showing ability to capture intended implications and many nuances
  • Capture regional, ethnic, and cultural elements in text; using word choices and expressions that generally adhere to target language norms and means of expression specific to subject field, and that are strong enough to successfully convey the intended message(s)
  • Prepare reports and other communication documents
  • Ensure perfection of data uniting names and addresses from different database systems, and ensure data is complete and sensible
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA with 3-5 years of professional experience as a translator and Translation Certification is a plus 
  • Excellent command of the English-language; strong written communication skills
  • Advance computer skills to produce written translations and products, and allow basic research of the Web
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully as to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong writing skills to write clearly and informatively and edit for spelling and grammar
  • Demonstrated accuracy and thoroughness
  • Great interpersonal skills, professionalism and good character

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • May be required to work extra and off-duty hours when necessary.

 

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Field Coordinator, Three Positions, (1) Middle Egypt and (2) Upper Egypt

Coptic Orphans is seeking a full time Field Coordinator in Middle Egypt and two full time Field Coordinators in Upper Egypt to assist  in overseeing program implementation and the work of the Volunteer Representatives in fulfillment of the organization’s stated goals and policies.  Salary commensurate with experience and within the limits of a small nonprofit organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Implement and deliver Coptic Orphans established programs to agreed budgets, policies and plans
  • Determine eligibility of nominated Volunteer Representatives
  • Review and determine the eligibility of children cases submitted by Volunteer Representatives
  • Assist in conducting Volunteer Representative orientations
  • Review and audit expense reports submitted by Volunteer Representatives
  • Prepare and submit Area’s monthly report to the Area Manager
  • Monitor field implementation by conducting regular home visits
  • Provide ongoing support and feedback to Volunteer Representatives
  • Assist in planning and arranging for workshops/meetings with Representatives, children and mothers
  • Prepare meeting agenda and speakers
  • Maintain effective communication with Area Manager and the Cairo and Washington DC offices
  • Responsible for logistics management, which includes the preparation and planning of a sponsor visits to a sponsor child
  • Perform other related duties as required

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit trip reports, expenses reports and other required documents
  • Follow up with the administrative staff on requests for letters, pictures, and family reports needed for sponsors
  • Attend staff meeting in Cairo office and attend and prepare for Representatives meetings (semi-annual, local and combined meetings) in the area served

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA
  • Fluent in Arabic with good English skills
  • Experience with Microsoft office, internet and email
  • Two years of experience in the nonprofit field or international development
  • Able to assess social situations and act tactfully and responsibly
  • Able to organize resources and staff to reach goals
  • Stress-resilient to cope with complex conditions
  • Self-starter, motivated and team player
  • Must have the children’s interest at heart

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Will be required to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary 

 

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IT Associate

Purpose of the Job

The IT Associate is mainly responsible for the smooth running of computer systems and ensuring users get maximum benefits from them. Moreover, s/he is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the performance of the network and computer systems of the organization and its branches.   

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Installing and configuring computer, network hardware, phone system, and upgrades of operating systems and applications. 
  • Providing desktop hardware support through repairing, configuring, and troubleshooting of PCs, servers, printers, scanners, and other office equipment. 
  • Replacing hardware parts as required.
  • Maintaining Helpdesk system by responding to IT tickets in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the staff through a series of actions to help set up systems or resolve issues.
  • Implementing procedural documentation and IT relevant reports.
  • Setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues, ensuring appropriate permissions are assigned to each according to their job level. 
  • Preserving folder structure on the file server according to structure agreed upon by the HQ.
  • Conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.
  • Reporting issues and network related problems to IS/IT Manager. 
  • Handling inventory of all network hardware, software, licenses, etc.
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor.  

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  N/A

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • BA  in computer science or information systems with 5 years of experience in information technology and information systems.
  • At least 3 years experience as IT technical support.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong command of all MS Office software, Windows OS(XP, Vista, 7 & 8), Server, 2003, 2008, 2012 proficiency
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Must be detail-oriented .
  • People-oriented, rapidly establishing a good working relationship with staff members and other professionals, e.g., software developers.
  • Steady and has positive attitude.
  • Ability to learn fast.
  • Problem-solving skills.

 

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

  • Limited to walking and occasional lifting of boxes.

 

Working Conditions and Environment (i.e., necessary travel, unusual work hours, etc.)

  • May be required to work extra/off-duty hours when necessary with no overtime compensation.

 

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Program Coordinator, Cairo Office

The Program Coordinator contributes to the overall success of Coptic Orphans programs and projects by supporting the implementation of programs/projects by departments, staff, management, and other internal/external partners  Specifically, the Program Coordinator takes a leading role in overseeing program/project activities, and  provides logistical and administrative support for facilities management and training, so as to enhance the performance of project partners such as community development agencies (CDAs) and the Church.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of project/program activities.  Work closely with, and serve as the point of contact among, the Field Coordinators, Program Manager, and other project/program partners to coordinate and oversee activities of assigned project(s), ensuring timely and smooth flow of information.  Oversee processes and details of Field Coordinators' work and activities. 
  • Compile reports and other relevant documentation of project/program activities in the field, in a timely manner; extract essential data and translate into English.  
  • Assist Program Manager in developing and preparing Terms of Reference and action plans, and in gathering success stories. 
  • Ensure the development of contact lists of partners in local government, non-governmental organizations, and media outlets in all targeted governorates.  Develop a detailed consultant roster relevant to project needs.
  • Help identify and address the capacity-building needs of partner organizations, specifically by carrying out a customized needs assessment for each partner organization through assisting Field Coordinators. 
  • Assist in identifying relevant technical challenges and provide support and training workshops for partner organizations in accordance with the conducted needs assessment.  Provide technical support to partner organizations in developing proposals and further implementation of procedures.
  • Organize and co-lead meetings with project staff and record meeting minutes; follow up to compile relevant documentation for all project activities.
  • Represent Coptic Orphans at program-related meetings, seminars, and other events as delegated, and work with other departments and programs to increase cross-organizational planning and learning.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Some team-leading efforts. 

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA in international development or a closely related field, and at least five years of relevant experience in the nonprofit or international development field are required.
  • Excellent command of Arabic and good command of English a must (sufficient to ensure ability to quickly and accurately translate written and spoken information). 
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, internet, and email. 
  • Ability to assess social situations and handle them tactfully and responsibly.
  • Ability to organize resources, including staff, to reach goals.
  • Resilient under stress; ability to cope with complex conditions.
  • Self-starter, motivated, and team player. 
  • Good communication skills and aware of professional uses of different social media applications/channels. 

 

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

  • Prepare, translate, and submit required project/program financial documents.
 
Extent of Public Contact (within and outside the organization) 
 
  • Extensive daily contact with program/project partners.
 
Physical Demands (walking, lifting, carrying, etc.)
 
  • Limited to sitting, walking, and lifting of boxes or luggage during travel; otherwise, typical project work environment with office conditions and traveling to and from CDAs.  
 
Working Conditions and Environment
 
  • Frequent travel to targeted governorates required, as called for by certain tasks and activities.  May be required to work extra/off-duty hours, and/or weekends as necessary.
 

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Programs Director, Cairo - Egypt

The Programs Director is an experience and skilled professional, whose work is critically important to implementing Coptic Orphans' development programs in Egypt.  He/she, in collaboration with the Headquarters Program Director and other management personnel, leads and directs specialized programs that cover education, social, and/or gender issues; continually seeking improvement and further development.  He/she must be ahead of the curve of organizational growth in program implementation, and may propose new initiatives as the organization grows. The incumbent must be results-oriented, and monitor and evaluate programs to ensure that goals are achieved.  He/she communicates progress to all stakeholders such as management, grant-making entities, etc.  This is a senior level position working closely with the organization's top management.  The position entails extensive travel to oversee programs.  
 
 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
 
The Programs Director directs and oversees all aspects of the implementation of new and existing programs; designs, plans, develops, and coordinates monitoring and evaluation systems and instruments.  
 
Specific Functions and Initiatives:
  1. Direct and oversee project/programs.  Monitor and evaluate the progress of the work to ensure achievement of program/project goals, objectives and results; making use of strong training component.  
  2. Ensure complete and comprehensive documentation of program policies and processes and the communications of these policies and processes to the field.  
  3. Compile and oversee technical and financial reporting on programs, outlining progress made towards the achievement of targeted results, challenges faced, lessons learned and recommendations for future direction.  
  4. Network and seek partnerships with entities that share Coptic Orphans' goals in order to reap mutual benefits, and to promote the organization's visibility through awards and other recognition of our programs.  
  5. Serve as the lead officer with all stakeholders, internal and external, such as the church, partners, grant-making entities, etc., and liaise with external clients and partners concerning assigned projects and/or programs.  
  6. Effectively coordinate and work with Headquarters Program Director, other management, and program staff (in Egypt and HQ) to: 1) prepare and   maintain detailed implementation plans including budget development; 2) monitor and realign plans for all activities as necessary; 3) carry out assessments; 4) monitor field projects with the program staff; and 5)manage and support program staff throughout all phases of program implementation.  
  7. Represent Coptic Orphans and speak at key events, government meetings, conferences, NGO forums, churches, etc. as called for by assigned project(s).

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

The Programs Director must have advanced technical skills to successfully oversee programs implementation and achieve goals in the area of International Development.  He/she must demonstrate effective management of resources and strong project management to further and support existing programs.  He/she must have an in depth understanding of Coptic culture, its dynamics, challenges, and needs, in order to make an impact through programs designed to address these challenges and needs.  The Program Director must have:

  • MA and 10+ years of professional experience, with at least 7 years in the field of human development, particularly in the areas of education, gender and child rights or closely related field; or a BA in the previously mentioned fields, with 15 years of work experience, including 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in human and social development work.
  • Experience in project management, program design, monitoring, evaluation and plan implementation.
  • Advanced analytical skills and experience in data reporting.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills a must.  Minimum of 7 years of management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills, ability to direct self and others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in the Arabic and English.
  • Emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity are essential.   
  • Experience in managing grants from U.S. funding bodies is very favorable and will be highly regarded.  

 

Fiscal Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the annual and long-range budgeting for program activities, in collaboration with other management personnel as appropriate.  

 

Extent of Public Contact

  • Extensive daily contact with field staff, agencies, HQ and the staff of Coptic Orphans' other country offices.  
  • Extensive contact with various levels and ranks of partner organizations, grant-making entities and other current or potential supporters.   

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Requires frequent in-country travel, and occasional international travel; estimated at 10-30% of the year.
  • Must be able to work on weekend and/or evenings as necessary.   

 

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Field Coordinator - Three Positions - Assiut, Sohag, and Minya (one Field Coordinator in each governorate) 

The Project Specialist is a professional with strong experience in project monitoring and implementation.  He/she has the ability to combine attention to detail with an understanding of "the big picture" in order to connect the project's various parts and achieve results.  The incumbent facilitates, coordinates, and organizes project activities, and will help decide on selection criteria for Tamkeen's project partners/sub-grantees, the community development agencies (CDAs).  He/she supports specific CDAs throughout the entire project and empowers them to achieve the project's desired results.  This role is critical to the CDAs' successful efforts and capacity-building.  

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing selection criteria for the CDAs with whom Coptic Orphans will partner for the project, including receiving and assessing applications.  
  • Assist selected and assigned partner CDAs with program implementation and activities, and with conducting needs assessments in preparation for creating action plans for capacity-building.  
  • Use relevant M&E tools for each activity as directed by Program manage, ensuring adequate documentation of each implemented activity for each partner CDA.
  • Work closely with the CDAs to mentor them, oversee their day-to-day implementation of project activities, and provide them with ongoing technical assistance and follow-up to develop their project proposals.  
  • Oversee and compile financial documentation and receipts from CDAs, and work with the Project Accountant to ensure credibility and accountability.  
  • Compile, review, edit, and disseminate monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc reports from each CDA, ensuring sufficient documentation for each project activity and/or indicator.  
  • Provide logistical support for project events, organize filed visits for the project management team and/or granting organizations, and serve as a focal point of contract between CDAs and the Program Coordinator.  
  • Develop a professional relationship and network with relevant local authorities and civil society organizations.  
  • Other relevant duties and tasks as assigned.  

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA with a minimum of 5 years experience in development, international affairs, project management, administration, or closely related field.
  • Experience in high-level administrative functions and project administration/coordination.
  • Good command of English is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact effectively with vagarious ranks and levels of management and external clients.  
  • Experience in NGOs highly desired and preferred.  

 

Fiscal Responsibilities 

  • Prepare field visits and submit reports and required documents.  

 

Extent of Public Contact

  • Extensive daily contact with CDAs. 

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Considered management work, and may be required to work extra/off-duty hours, and/or travel as necessary. 

 

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Administrative Assistant, Cairo - Egypt

The Administrative Assistant performs a wide range of administrative support functions for Tamkeen's staff and daily operations.  He/she keeps office services running smoothly by running administrative systems, following through on procedures and policies, and monitoring administrative projects.  

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • In coordination with supervisor and colleagues, manage all administrative tasks in the field while keeping well-organized files and records of all forms and documents received.  Set up and maintain accurate and effective general filing system for the project in accordance with applicable project instructions.  
  • Review financial records and reports of Tamkeen partner organizations, the community development agencies (CDAs), and maintain an effective record keeping system for all receipts and invoices.
  • Prepare, print, and keep track of training materials and other documents.  
  • Coordinate appointments, travel plans, and schedules.  Manage all event logistics (booking venues, arranging for accommodations and meals, etc.).
  • Input all data needed for CDAs and participants into the Tamkeen database system.  
  • Take the lead on printing materials banners, and brochures related to program activities.
  • Track project employees; timesheets and assists with other administrative support functions as necessary.
  • Resolve administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data, and identifying solutions.  
  • Assist with other related duties as assigned.  

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA in business administration or related area.  3 years of office management experience in professional environment.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of staff within the organization.  
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and mange expectations.  
  • Team player who is able to work independently and problem-solve with minimal directions.  
  • Experience with databases and Microsoft Office Suite, as well as general advanced computer skills.
  • Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Good command of English, both written and spoken, is a must.  

 

Extent of Public Contact

  • Extensive contact with all office staff and some external partners, e.g., CDAs. 

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Typical office environment; may be required to run some errands and travel.  

 

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UK Regional Manager

The Coptic Orphans UK Regional Manager is to lead the startup of Coptic Orphans Office in the UK, and head the planning and strategic growth of its outreach.  The incumbent plans and executes fundraising efforts and manages donor and sponsor relations to grow revenue for Coptic Orphans' Programs, by cultivating new donors and sponsors, and raising awareness of Coptic Orphans mission and work.  This professional has the overall responsibility for the administration, business operation and fiscal management; and represents Coptic Orphans with government representatives, sponsors, and media in UK.  

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Relations Management:

  • Launch a well-planned variety of outreach efforts to introduce and raise awareness of Coptic Orphans and its work to the UK.
  • Promote Coptic Orphans' Programs through outreach and fundraising activities.  
  • Organize and execute fundraising events, dinners, outreach campaigns, and church presentations. 
  • Search for leads and partnership; create interest with potential supporters and partners.
  • Creatively and enthusiastically work to cultivate new donors and sponsors, thereby increasing donations' levels and promoting child sponsorship.  
  • Coordinate and manage the sponsorship program, and continually work to increase the number of sponsors through existing donors and/or new contacts. 
  • Maintain and build up on the image, integrity and reputation of Coptic Orphans with all beneficiaries, staff, church leaders, other organizations, and the general public.  
  • Through understanding of the UK culture, propose effective means of communicating and promoting.   

 

Operations Management: 

  • Set up the Coptic Orphans UK Office with all required licensure and regulations.  
  • Implement and monitor Coptic Orphans' policies and practices in the office operations and fundraising activities.  
  • Facilitate all activities between the Coptic Orphans HQ and UK offices.  
  • Ensure an open flow of communication between the UK and other CO offices.
  • Manage staff with scope and operation growth; in consultation with the Executive Director, train and develop staff.  
  • Ensure the highest standard of service delivery through professional development, continuous improvement, and proactively seeking capacity building opportunities.  
  • Maintain financial integrity of all funds and expenses through careful review, monitoring and accountability of revenue and budget.  

 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • BA or MA in business administration, organizational development, management or other closely related field.  
  • 10 years work experience, with 5 years of focused relevant experience, including strong management and team building experience/skills.   
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).  Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, is a must; Arabic is a great plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage expectations in a constantly-changing environment.  
  • Must be able to manage remote work situation, work independently, and problem-solve with minimal amount of direction, while working will as part of a large team.  
  • Must be able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism.  
  • Experience in Non-Profit and experience with the Coptic Church and understanding of the Coptic Community is a must.  

 

Fiscal Responsibilities 

  • The UK Office Regional Manager participates in the creation of the UK Office annual budget, and has overall approval of the office expenses according to the budget and the established delegation approval levels.  He/she is also responsible for financial reporting of all UK finances to the Executive Director and others as directed and for internal and audit controls in the office.   

 

Extent of Public Contact

  • The UK Office Regional Manager will have extensive public contacts, as the public face of the organization in the UK, and must maintain positive interactions and good relationships through regular meetings and contacts with all Coptic Orphans' partners, stakeholders, constituents and other interested parties; including schools, churches, non-governmental organizations, etc.  

 

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Requires some in-country travel and occasional travel to the United States and/or Egypt; required work on some weekends and evenings with no additional or overtime pay.   

 

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