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15 Mai 2020 Il y a 3 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis


Middle East and North Africa

Location: Tunis, Tunisia or remote based in the Middle East or North Africa

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on society? Soliya is seeking an energetic and passionate partnerships and outreach officer to support its fast-growing programs facilitating face-to-face, virtual group dialogues across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, North America and South Asia. Soliya combines the power of interactive technologies and the science of dialogue to offer proven cross-cultural exchange and learning opportunities, preparing the youth for an increasingly diverse marketplace of ideas, beliefs, and cultures. Our model is based on science. Our motto is to lead with empathy. Soliya is funded by foundations, governments, and individuals and partner with social scientists to evaluate impact. For more information, visit www.soliya.net.

This role is focused on supporting the acquisition of new partners and sponsorships to grow access to Soliya’s virtual exchange programs and its technology platform. The successful candidate will liaise with educators and administrators in universities and colleges as well as national and local government officials, international organizations, civil society groups, and the media to create opportunities for inclusion in and awareness about Soliya programs. They will help educators and officials understand how Soliya’s programs work and how young people can benefit from them, and secure buy-in for establishing meaningful and lasting partnerships. Candidates should have excellent communications skills to represent Soliya with partners and to develop presentations and other materials.

The coordinator will ideally be based in Tunis, Tunisia but we are considering remote candidates who are based in the MENA region. The officer will work closely with the Sr. Coordinator for Outreach for Europe and South Asia, and report to the Director of Global Partnerships and Communication.  Fluency in Arabic and English, with excellent writing and editing skills, are required.

Day-to-day activities:

  • Screen and respond to initial inquiries and program applications; help university professors/administrators and the general public understand the mission, programs, and the platform
  • Track and report on partner communications and negotiate memoranda of understandings to secure partnership agreements with universities and colleges; ensure the policies that guide the partnership are well understood by all parties; and meet ambitious partnership targets per funder requirements
  • Manage a growing database of contacts and keep it up to date; seek, identify and advocate for improvements and efficiencies in system processes that can help drive actionable insight from data
  • Cultivate relationships with local and regional media, help curate and pitch stories
  • Represent Soliya at trainings, workshops, seminars, and meetings with and for civil society, international organizations and governments officials
  • Create presentation materials where the content is clear, concise and written with culturally and functionally diverse audience in mind.
  • Show day-to-day flexibility and attention to detail to adhere to different funder guidelines on communication materials

Salary & Benefits:

The salary and exact title for this full-time position will be commensurate with experience, with full benefits. Soliya is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This is a unique opportunity with exceptional growth potential to join a young organization at a dynamic stage in its development and work on one of the world’s most pressing issues.


Critères d'éligibilité

  • You have cultural and political knowledge of the countries of the region, and their relationships with their neighbors, as well as with Europe and the United States. You have an understanding and/or interest on how education, technology and online communications intersects with the political world; and familiarity with related issues such as global education; online privacy, and public diplomacy
  • You keep a finger on the pulse of society and keep abreast of local and world news, and can offer analysis and actionable insights on their implications on partnership discussions
  • You have demonstrated experience thinking strategically about issues, and offering recommendations and plans of action
  • You have excellent communication skills and can articulate complex ideas to non-specialist audiences; prepare marketing and presentation materials for events; create content for web site, newsletters, and social media
  • You are an empathetic communicator and a relationship builder
  • You are a collaborator and can work across functions with other teams without direct supervisory authority. You are comfortable working, communicating and collaborating virtually and across different time zones.
  • You are comfortable working in a non-profit setting, getting things done with limited resources
  • You have a growth mindset, and value learning and education above all else. If you are not already a Soliya facilitator, you are excited to take the training
  • You have advanced skills in Excel and have experience working with Salesforce or familiarity with other CRMs as well as familiarity with new applications or business solutions for increased efficiency
  • You have a sense of humor. You take your job seriously, but not yourself
  • You have an MA (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of work experience preferably in technology, media, higher education, or civil society.

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