Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2010

Egypt – Job Vacancy – Programs Development Coordinator





Egypt – Job Vacancy – Programs Development Coordinator



CAIRO, Egypt, January 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Job Vacancy – Programs Development Coordinator

Organization: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies CIHRS

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Position: Programs Development Coordinator

Starting Date: Immediately

Salary: Remuneration will be commensurate with the experience of the applicant


Background about CIHRS

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is an independent regional non-governmental organization founded in 1994. It aims at promoting respect for the principles of human rights and democracy, analyzing the difficulties facing the application of International Human Rights Law and disseminating Human Rights Culture in the Arab Region as well as engaging in dialogue between cultures. A key part of CIHRS’ mandate is to help shape the understanding of the most pressing human rights issues within the region and then to coordinate and mobilize the key players and NGOs from across the Arab world to work together towards solutions. CIHRS enjoys consultative status in the United Nations ECOSOC, and observer status in the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. CIHRS is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) and is an Observer Member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). CIHRS has its main offices in Cairo, an institutional presence in Paris and will be opening an office in Geneva for its work at UN human rights mechanisms this summer. CIHRS was awarded the French Republic Award for Human Rights in December 2007.


Major responsibilities of the position

Managing key strategic relations with CIHRS’ donors

Finding and building relations with new donors

Developing plans for programs and activities in coordination with concerned staff members

Proposal Writing

Monitoring and supervising the implementation of the programs and projects

Writing and editing reports to donors

Coordinating between program officers and the administration to ensure all information/ reports are prepared in a timely fashion.


A university degree in relevant field (e.g. political science, human rights law, development).

Previous experience as a fund raiser (or equivalent job) is desirable

Excellent English writing skills

Resourceful and organised work practices with capacity to deal effectively with changing priorities, ability to keep deadlines and deal with several projects simultaneously as well as ability to work under pressure.

Experience in one of more of the following is considered an asset:

Human rights standards and international humanitarian law

Familiarity with the current work of human rights groups and defenders in the Arab region;    

Arabic language skills;

Advanced communication skills (oral and written) and proven ability to draft clearly and succinctly;

Computer knowledge (MS Word, Internet, Power Point)



Deadline: Open (qualified applicants will be contacted and interviewed. The advertisement of the position will be withdrawn upon the appointment of a successful applicant).

Applicants should send a CV, cover letter and, preferably to or through mail to P. O. Box 117 (Maglis El Shaab), Cairo, Egypt.

Or fax: +2027921913. No telephone call is needed.

Short listed applicants will receive notifications for interviews



Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)


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