Coptic Orphans
  • 13-Dec-2018 to 28-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • EGY
  • Full Time

Training Specialist - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose of the Position:

The Training Department is responsible for designing and carrying out annual training plans for field staff, local volunteers and others serving the development goals of Coptic Orphans' programs. Essentially, the Training Specialist role is focused on assisting the Training Manager in fulfilling the objectives of the Training Department in building the capacity of field staff and supporting them in delivering the training to local volunteers. The role also entitles maintaining monitoring and evaluation standards for the training in order to design annual training plans and continuously develop content and delivery methods in creative manners.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct research and organize scientific materials that serve the training objectives and topics delineated in the annual training plan.
  2. Assist the Training Manager in designing training content and developing adaptive methodology and tools to deliver the training.
  3. Design training assessment surveys and utilize tools such as Google forms, survey monkey, etc.
  4. Carry out training plans and conduct training sessions of field staff (ToT) to prepare them to train local volunteers.
  5. Participate in local field meetings to assess special needs in specific areas.
  6. Organize, coordinate, facilitate, and plan workshops for program participants and their mothers in collaboration with field staff.
  7. Maintain log of all training conducted and files of training materials.
  8. Update and follow up on volunteer training attendance, using a database to track training activities and attendance, and address issues in an agile matter.
  9. Follow up with field staff to ensure training effectiveness and to address concerns.
  10. Conduct field visits to assess training outcomes and impact.
  11. Assist Training Manager in preparing analytically insightful quarterly and annual training reports.
  12. Other related duties as assigned by the Training Manager.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  1. BA with 5 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 3 years of training experience.
  2. Background in human development is preferred; courses or studies in Psychology is a plus.
  3. Fluency in English and Arabic - written as well as spoken.
  4. Proficiency in using MS office especially MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  5. Demonstrated ability in developing training manuals and facilitating training to a variety of audiences.
  6. Experience in carrying training assessment and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and people skills.
  8. Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks/projects efficiently and effectively.
  9. Ability to take initiative, prioritize, and work under tight deadlines. 

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

  • Extensive contact with office staff and management, as well as some external contact with community development organizations and volunteer representatives.


Working Conditions and Environment:

Must be available and willing to travel throughout Egypt (up to 30% of the time).

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. Check may be repeated as required by each country's laws and provisions.

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