Coptic Orphans
  • Fairfax, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

In addition to a base salary, employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; short & long-term disability insurance; and a Health Savings Option.


Programs Manager, Washington D.C.

Purpose of the Job

The Programs Manager plans, develops, coordinates and implements all of Coptic Orphans programs. He/she is responsible for monitoring and achieving programs' goals; preparing annual department's budget and implementation plan for approval by the director. He/she manages the Programs Associate(s) and provides support to the field staff in Egypt. He/she manages the implementation of the Not Alone Program (NAP), Valuable Girl Program (VGP), and other Initiatives. He/she is responsible for the issuance and updating of the NAP manual, Rep Handbook and other Program Manuals as needed. He/she will seek partnerships and funding opportunities to further the goals of the organization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Strategically manage all Coptic Orphans programs in terms of planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and expansion
  • Initiate, design, and lead new programs
  • Manage all reporting requirements for program grants
  • Supervise Programs Associate(s) for effective implementation, coordination and program enhancement and participate in the new hire process, when necessary
  • Represent the organization at key events, including government meetings, conferences, and NGO forums
  • Compile an Annual Programs Report for each program either at the end of the fiscal year or program year that outlines progress made towards the achievement of targeted results, challenges faced, lessons learned and recommendations
  • In coordination with program staff in Egypt: 
    • Manage and lead planning process, in coordination with Management
    • Carry out assessments, while monitoring field projects with the program staff
    • Support APMs in implementing the annual plan, while supporting the field
    • Prepare a detailed implementation plan annually for each program that includes the budget for all activities to be conducted.
    • Develop a budget for each program
  • Seek funding from other organizations, foundations, etc; as well as exposure through awards and recognition of our programs.
  • Travel to Egypt as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

 Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise the Programs Associate(s)

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Masters degree in the field of development, particularly in the area of monitoring and evaluation, education, gender and child rights with 5 years experience in the same or equivalent field; or a BA degree in the previously mentioned fields with 7 years of experience
  • Knowledge and experience in transformational development
  • Experience in program design, monitoring and evaluating implementation plans, analyzing and reporting on data
  • Demonstrated ability to manage employees
  • Ability to manage and report on financial data and budget control
  • Strong team building and communication skills
  • Management experience in supervising staff
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in both Arabic and English
  • Ability to translate Arabic to English and vice versa.
  • Able to travel in country and frequently to the field in Egypt

Fiscal Responsibilities

  • The program Manager is responsible for the annual budgeting for all program activities, monitoring expenses and overall approval of program expenses within the budget

 Extent of Public Contact

  • Daily Extensive contact with Egypt Office and other country offices, and partnering organizations

 Physical Demands

  • Limited to walking and occasional lifting of boxes

 Working Conditions and Environment

  • Requires occasional in-country travel and frequent travel to Egypt
  • Must be able to work on weekend and/or evenings if required with no overtime compensation
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