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Refugee Education Initiative- Project Manager


AGFE is looking for innovative partnerships to create more education opportunities for Arab refugee youth. AGFE is actively working to identify successful scalable models in preparing refugee youth for college at the high school level as well as scholarship schemes that help refugees access and complete higher education. Priority will be given to initiatives delivering services in host countries with the large numbers of refugees in the Arab world.

The candidate must have a track record in delivering results, managing projects based on partnerships, experience in the education field and knowledge of the refugee challenges in the region.

The position is based on a two-year contract and can be based in Dubai, Jordan or Lebanon.

Job Goal

The Project Manager will work closely with the Foundation team to develop and manage the partnerships; ensure delivery and scalability of funded initiatives; and provide ongoing assessment and recommendations.

  1. Work with the Foundation team to promote and raise awareness of the goals of the initiative. The Project Manager will work to solicit interest from various stakeholders and proactively identify and reach out to relevant local and international organizations to explore partnerships in support of the refugee initiative

  2. Establish a robust plan and design the relevant processes to receive, evaluate and select organizations that will receive funding under this initiative.

  3. Manage all day-to-day operations and activities of the project including liaising with grantees, monitoring projects, reporting, and more.    

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of refugee challenges in the Arab region, specifically an understanding of the educational context and the challenges facing refugees in accessing education opportunities.

  • Effective project manager who can prioritize conflicting needs, complete critical aspects of deliverables independently, handle issues expeditiously and proactively, and follow-through to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

  • Proven ability to develop and evaluate program models, and select and successfully operationalize innovative programs.

  • Ability to initiate and scale up innovative and cost-effective programs rapidly.

  • Experience in successful negotiation and conflict resolution.

  • Effective problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities.

  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Effectively interfaces with senior management and staff.

  • Proven ability to positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical program initiatives.  

  • Skilled at developing and maintaining positive working relationships, crucial to the success of the program and the organization, internally as well as with external stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries.  

  • Administrative and reporting skills required to manage the project efficiently and effectively.

  • Budget management

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Fluent in English. Preference given to candidates who are also fluent in Arabic.

  • Fully competent in all aspects of Microsoft Office products

Education and Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor or Graduate level degree in a relevant field, such as education, economics, or other social sciences

  • At least 10 years’ experience and a strong record of achievement in the field of development, education and/or grant management. Experience working on refugee programs in the region is a significant advantage.  

  • Project management experience

How to Apply

Please email your C.V. to [email protected] with the subject ‘Refugee Education Initiative’.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Closing date for submission of an application is Thursday 6th July, 2017.   Only applicants who are successful in progressing to the next stage will be notified.

Executive Assistant


Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship.  The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to several senior level contacts; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication in Arabic and English, excellent administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work to tight deadlines.  The role is also required to support the CEO in reporting to the Board of Directors and provides logistical and administrative support for meetings.

We are seeking a highly motivated and committed individual, who has a deep interest in the work of the Foundation, to join our dynamic team.  This is a full-time, demanding role based in Dubai with a competitive salary.  It presents a great opportunity for an ambitious professional who is looking to learn and grow. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages CEO’s schedule, coordinates with stakeholders and ensures schedule is followed and respected.

  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.

  • Works closely and effectively with the CEO to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.

  • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach in a manner that facilitates the CEO's ability to effectively lead the organization.   

  • Provides administrative support to the CEO: drafts letters and personal correspondence; prepares presentations; manages documents, data and knowledge retention.

  • Coordinates and prepares weekly program and operational reports for the CEO.

  • Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization, and manages a variety of special projects for the CEO.

  • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the CEO, with designated stakeholders. 

  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO's office and internal departments.

  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

  • Liaises with Offices of the Trustees to set quarterly meeting dates and attendance at Foundation events.

  • Manages production of materials and all logistics and correspondence for quarterly Board of Trustee meetings, also takes meeting minutes and produces report on same.

  • Provides all administrative and logistical support to the Board of Directors.

  • Manages all travel plans: arranges complex and detailed travel itineraries and agendas; compiles document packs for travel-related meetings; completes expense reports.

  • Other tasks as required by the CEO

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with exemplary attention to detail.

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members and external partners.

  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills in Arabic and English.

  • Demonstrated proactive and pragmatic approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and the experience to optimise this suite and other software and technology in order to complete tasks efficiently

  • Emotional maturity and exercises good judgement.

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

  • Proven ability to handle sensitive information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response

  • Administrative skills: note taking, letter and report drafting, presentation skills, record keeping, email management

Education and Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization

  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications and partnership development

How to Apply

Please email your C.V. to [email protected] with the subject ‘Executive Assistant’.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Closing date for submission of an application is Thursday 8th June, 2017.   Only applicants who are successful in progressing to the next stage will be notified.



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