Senior Program Officer: Content and Program Implementation

Elisa Sednaoui Foundation, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th April, 2017

Job Description

Overview of the role

ESF is seeking is seeking a proven professional for the position of program officer focused on educational content development, program design and implementation. The position includes four main components:
1) Support and eventually lead program implementation, including oversight on the ground;
2) Manage and initiate relationships with partners, artists and other stakeholders;
3) Contribute to program design and development, and
4) Contribute to the development of content development for the ESF/Funtasia curriculum.

Candidate Profile

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred an MA degree in fields related to education, social sciences or humanities.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in the area of program development and implementation or education, ideally in a non-governmental organization setting.
  • Experience working in an internationally focused environment welcomed.
  • Preferred experience in
  • working with technology and teams in various geographical locations.

SKill, ability and interest

  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of internationally focused programs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated excellence in working with people from diverse cultures and countries.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working with children and/or youth.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, highly organized, yet flexible and very open-minded.
  • Ability to quickly absorb new information and transfer it to others.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong ability to manage expectations of a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally.
  • Strong multicultural sensitivity and ability to build cross-cultural consensus.
  • Fluent (close to mother tongue) knowledge of English and Arabic.
  • Life-long learner.

Key responsiblities

Program Implementation

  • Keep track of the programs and maintain an oversight in preparations, execution and wrapping up of the program, including reporting.
  • Support the on the ground program implementation, eventually taking on the lead role in the implementation and oversight of programs
  • Initiate systems of streamlining of new programs.
  • Analyse and put together data descriptives from evaluations and assessments for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • Write reports, develop concept notes, preparing budget files, material lists, workshops, etc.
  • Keeping notes on the needs, progress, next steps and following up on them as needed.
  • Archiving the necessary notes, reports and materials.
  • Local logistics, help and coordinate Project Managers.

Relationships with partners and artists

  • Help in identifying potential partners and developments in the field of education and other curriculum foci.
  • Management and strengthening of collaborative relationships on the ground, along with Project managers and other program officers when necessary (such as other NGOs and institutions).
  • Relationship management with artists, partners, trainers, third parties, etc.: follow ups, meeting notes, and keeping record and track.
  • Convey and train others in understanding and being able to communicate the vision, mission and spirit of ESF and Funtasia.

Program design and Development

  • Assess and plan, continuously, programmatic needs of ESF and respond to them – regarding partnerships, content, execution.
  • Prepare thoroughly, with SED, goals, objectives, needs, task lists, partners necessary for a given program and design it accordingly: from youth programming to adult training. Additionally, keeping track of the above and send reminders as needed.

Curriculum Development

  • Research in the field of creative learning, arts-based learning, holistic health, gardening, coding, and other areas of curriculum focus.
  • Help in locating resources for the various topics of the curriculum.
  • Support the SED in developing culturally contextualized activities, modules and units of the various curricula.
  • Provide an innovative insight to curriculum development.

Additional Responsiblities:Be active and forthcoming about new ideas and feedback about the program, the team and youth.

It is expected that the role may evolve.
Location: Egypt.
Terms: Full time, contract-based. This contract is for the period of two year with a possibility of a two-month notice on the side of the employee and employer with a three-month trial period. The position includes mandatory training to reach the full terms of the position.
Salary: To be discussed during the first call
Reporting to: Senior Education Director


Please send your resume and cover letter, with salary requirements to no later than April 25th, 2017. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process.

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