Coptic Orphans
  • 20-Jun-2018 to 04-Aug-2018 (EST)
  • Cairo, EGY
  • Full Time

Training Specialist - Cairo, Egypt

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.  

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:

Under editorial and strategic supervision: 

  1. 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.
  2. Prepare training materials.
  3. Carry out training plans and conduct training sessions of field personnel to prepare them as trainers for the volunteer representatives.
  4. Follow up with all individuals to ensure training effectiveness and to address concerns.
  5. Maintain log of all training conducted and files of training materials.
  6. Organize, coordinate, facilitate, and plan workshops for program participants and their mothers in collaboration with field personnel.
  7. Prepare quarterly training report.
  8. Participate in local field meetings to assess special needs in specific areas.
  9. Participate in orienting new representatives to assess needs and develop general training for all new representatives.
  10. Update and follow up on representative training attendance, using a database to track training activities and attendance, and address issues discovered through this tool.
  11. Other related duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

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

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

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

Working Conditions and Enviornment:

  • 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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