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Project Manager

25/07/17

About Us

Launched in July 2015 and based in Dubai, U.A.E., the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) was established to improve access to quality education for high-achieving underserved Emirati and Arab youth. Abdulla Al Ghurair pledged one third of his wealth to the Foundation and set out a target of reaching 15,000 youth over the next 10 years via secondary and higher education programs and scholarships. Through its programs, the AGFE is devoted to creating the next generation of leaders and citizens; equipping Emirati and Arab youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their promise and empowering them to write the new Arab Story.

AGFE is launching an innovative project to promote interest in developing future leaders of the UAE private sector. The project is designed as an immersive leadership development program targeting UAE university students.

The candidate must have a track record in delivering results in the UAE, experience in the higher education field in the UAE, and familiarity with the local private sector.

The position is based in Dubai with a demanding work schedule and regular field visits to educational institutions and private sector institutions. Preference will be given to UAE nationals.

Job Goal

The Project Manager will report directly to the Program Manager, and will work closely with the Foundation team to develop and manage the project; ensure delivery; and provide ongoing assessment and recommendations. He/she will;

(1) Work together with the Foundation team to promote and raise awareness of the project. The Project Manager will work to build relationships with higher education institutions in the UAE to identify target beneficiaries, as well as the UAE local private sector to explore partnerships in support of the project.

(2) Identify and support the implementation of local immersive experiential opportunities for UAE beneficiaries of the project. 

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of education issues in the UAE, specifically an understanding of higher education and the challenge of promoting employment in the local private sector.

  • 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 operationalize innovative programs.

  • 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, and report on same.

  • Budget management.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Fluent in English and Arabic.

  • Fully competent in all aspects of Microsoft Office products

Education and Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor or Graduate level degree in a relevant field

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the UAE and a strong record of achievement in the field of development, education and/or grant management.

  • Project management experience.

How to Apply

Please email your C.V. to [email protected] with the subject ‘Project Manager’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are successful in progressing to the next stage will be notified.

Program Officer

25/07/17

About Us

Launched in July 2015 and based in Dubai, U.A.E., the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) was established to improve access to quality education for high-achieving underserved Emirati and Arab youth. Abdulla Al Ghurair pledged one third of his wealth to the Foundation and set out a target of reaching 15,000 youth over the next 10 years via secondary and higher education programs and scholarships. Through its programs, the AGFE is devoted to creating the next generation of leaders and citizens; equipping Emirati and Arab youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their promise and empowering them to write the new Arab Story.

AGFE is launching an innovative project to promote interest in developing the UAE private sector. The project is designed as an immersive leadership development program targeting UAE university students.

The Program Officer will be a core member of the Foundation, working in the Programs team and will report to the Education Program Manager. He/she should have relevant outreach and student engagement experience in the context of education inside the UAE.

The position is based in Dubai with a demanding work schedule and regular field visits to educational institutions and private sector institutions. Preference will be given to UAE nationals.

 Job Goal

The Program Officer will work under the supervision of the Program Manager and closely with the Foundation team to:

(1) Develop and execute outreach plans and support the Foundation’s programs. This includes proactively identifying target beneficiaries, communicating the value of the Foundation’s programs to the UAE public, communicating main program messages, and preparing outreach materials.

(2) Support the work of the Foundation to build relationships with the UAE education and local private sector.

(3) Identify and support the implementation of local immersive experiential opportunities for beneficiaries of the Foundation’s programs.  

(4) Support the day-to-day operations and activities of the project including liaising with all stakeholders, monitoring, reporting, and more.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders and partners to support the program and execute program strategy.

  • Plan and conduct recruitment events for program beneficiaries.

  • Actively monitor and report on the progress of Foundation programs.

  • Provide summaries of key issues, program analysis, business development updates, and other administrative, program and logistical support as requested by Program Manager.

  • Develop and actively maintain an up-to-date database of current and potential beneficiaries and partner organizations with key information and data about each.

  • Plan, organize and attend outreach events, and play an active role in representing the Foundation’s work, communicating its vision and programs, building new relationships and communicating opportunities for engagement.

  • Engage and answer questions from beneficiaries regarding AGFE programs, document and develop frequently asked questions, and integrate key questions and lessons learned into beneficiary guidebooks.

  • Conduct school, university, workshop, and training visits to AGFE program beneficiaries.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, listening and people skills and the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships.

  • Demonstrated problem solving, negotiation, analysis and synthesizing ability.

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

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English and Arabic.

  • Fully competent in all aspects of Microsoft Office products.

Education and Qualification Requirements

  • Minimum BA degree in social studies, education, communication or a related field.

  • Previous work experience, including a minimum of 5 years working in a capacity directly relevant for the program officer role, for example in the education or non-profit sector including in program development, youth engagement, partnership management, outreach, and student affairs.

How to Apply

Please email your C.V. to [email protected] with the subject ‘Program Officer’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants who are successful in progressing to the next stage will be notified.

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Executive Assistant

02/07/17

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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