Coptic Orphans

Area Program Manager - Lower Egypt

The Area Program Manager (APM) of the Coptic Orphans office in Egypt oversees programs and ensures the achievement of goals through the smooth functioning of all program activities in the assigned areas. H/she provides quality services to children and others served by Coptic Orphans programs. He/she supervises and manages program staff in day-to-day program operations and activities, and oversees the development, training, and ongoing work of field coordinators and volunteers.  
 
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 their hiring process. Continued employment is contingent upon the check indicating clear records of any child-related violations. The check may be repeated as required by each country's laws and provisions.
 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead successful implementation, planning, monitoring, and reporting of all Coptic Orphans programs according to agreed-upon budgets, policies, and plans. 
  2. Ensure timely and effective implementation of activities while adhering to established policies. Report issues, concerns, and successes to Program Manager/director and other departments.   
  3. Supervise and support Field Coordinators in carrying out and implementing all programs, through coaching, discussions, and field visits to ensure effective team performance. 
  4. Ensure team's professional development, provide team members with technical support, and keep team motivated and knowledgeable.   
  5. Set, implement, and track budgets for training, activities, housing, and medical care to ensure proper budget allocation and efficient use of resources.   
  6. Oversee effective financial management of all programs in the area, including monitoring of funds allocated to Volunteer Representatives on a quarterly basis. 
  7. Set plans for further growth of the area and ensure plans' timely implementation, documenting progress through weekly updates and other reports. 
  8. Maintain open and effective communication channels with Cairo office through attending monthly and other periodic office meetings and as necessary.   
  9. Make periodic field visits and track new cases, continuously assessing needs in the area. 
  10. Plan program logistics and arrange accommodations for foreign volunteers for smooth implementation of Serve to Learn program. 
  11. Manage and monitor loans made to mothers in the B'edeya program, ensuring optimal use of resources.   
  12. Conduct and manage the quarterly training for volunteers, ensuring they have the common understanding of Coptic Orphans values, directions, and policies.   
  13. Perform related tasks and projects necessary for programs' success.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and manage 2-5 Field Coordinators. 

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  1. BA with 10 years professional experience, 5 of which must be relevant NGO work experience. 
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills a must.
  3. Experience working in the field of development, child development, or education. 
  4. Experience working with Coptic community. Supervisory and team-leading experience. 
  5. Good command of the English language. 
  6. Experience using Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel, as well as Internet navigation.

Fiscal Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in annual program budgeting decisions in the assigned area, and approve spending according to the area's mandated budget.

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

  • Extensive daily contact and communication with other APMs, Field Coordinators, Volunteer Representatives, Program Manager, Cairo office and Washington, DC headquarters, as well as program beneficiaries, church hierarchy, and other program stakeholders.

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

  • Typical field environment including walking, sitting, typing, using public transportation and driving; occasional lifting of boxes and luggage during travel.
Working Conditions and Environment:
  • Frequent travel within the assigned region, and some travel to different regions of Egypt.  Travel may reach up to 70% of the time.
  • Must be able to work on the weekend and/or evenings as necessary.

 

 
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