The Girl Generation Programme Officer, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
Contract type: 
16 days per month, fixed term to December 2018
Circa £55/day
Closing date: 
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
The Girl Generation Programme Officer will represent, promote & coordinate all aspects of TGG's work in Egypt. TGG is a five-year programme which promotes an idea: that we can end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in one generation. It is implemented by Options and funded by DFID. The position will be based in Cairo & is expected to work in liaison with TGG staff in Nairobi and London.

The objectives of the role will be:

  • To provide overall coordination and oversight of The Girl Generation’s end FGM activities in Egypt including those related to the End FGM Grants Programme.
  • To coordinate implementation of The Girl Generation’s activities in Egypt in line with our strategic plan and working in coordination with an in country event management agency to organise events, meetings, trainings and convening’s.
  • To develop and maintain a vibrant membership base for The Girl Generation in Egypt to contribute to the development for a social movement to end FGM in Egypt.
  • To ensure that members are engaged with The Girl Generation and appropriately supported to effectively use social change communications in Egypt.
  • To be the public face and technical representative of The Girl Generation in Egypt.
  • To identify evidence and stories of social change towards ending FGM, particularly from the grassroots level and from member organisations, to share with the core team for amplification at different levels.
  • To support the establishment and development of partnerships across different stakeholders including media, local funders, INGOs to leverage resources for ending FGM in Egypt.
  • To support the collection, interpretation and reporting of programme monitoring and evaluation data from Egypt, and the promotion of learning from across The Girl Generation and its partners.
Person specification: 
  • Knowledge of Female Genital Mutilation including in the context of Egypt.
  • Understanding of behaviour change or social change communications.
  • High attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  • Experience of meeting and events planning and management.
  • Good verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong networks among campaigners, organisations and government bodies working to end FGM.
  • Networks with media contacts/partners in Egypt.
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation, data collection and reporting.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic language skills, other local language desirable.
  • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity.
  • A commitment to The Girl Generation’s founding principles, including the Do No Harm guidelines.
  • Understanding of, and personal commitment to international human rights, particularly women’s and children’s rights.
  • Willing and able to travel locally and internationally.
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Catriona Catterson Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Closing date for applications is: 15th February 2017
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted between 20th-23rd February 2017
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Candidates are required to have to right to live and work in Egypt

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