Job Opportunities

 

Finance Coordinator 

Job brief

We are looking for a competent Administrative & Financial Coordinator to support in the Finance & Administration Department. You will also be working to enhance productivity and ensure compliance with rules and regulations Of Munathara Initiative. The goal is to help the department attain objectives of productivity and employee satisfaction.

Main and Key Responsibilities: 

·Manage all the financial cash-flow of the organization in coordination with the financial manager 

·Coordinate the work with the book-keeper to make sure to send all invoices and receive all needed documents on time

·Record all financial invoices and make sure they comply with the laws and regulation

·Coordinate and support for external orders from suppliers and take offers according to the organization rules & regulations

·Liaise with government institutions for singing or renewal of agreements, MoU, Collaborative Agreement, Tax Exemption Approval, support Letter from line ministries, etc.

·Improve and maintain the filing system and file all general correspondence related to finance and ensure that office records are kept up to date.

·Hand out petty cash after receiving the correct and signed forms; in line with applicable procedures, register and file the amount of petty cash that is paid out. Ensure replenishment are made on due time, on the first day of the month, and when needed and make sure to have all forms signed from (Program manager, Project coordinator, communication manager, budget holder according to the project and budget lines with the approval of the Finance Manager and CEO/COO).

·To provide support in budget preparation and drafting of relevant documents, perform miscellaneous filing, ad hoc reconciliation, etc.

·To ensure timely completion of the assigned accounting tasks that are in accordance with the outlined policies and procedures

·To be present at various meetings, to address the issues, provide appropriate guidelines for improvising the process, and to identify opportunities for enhancement

·Ensuring  accurate entries in the accounting system and maintain the filing system in place and properly functioning 

·Monitors  subsequent payments closely monitor the leaves, payroll, and coordination of benefits.

·Maintains senior management team up to date with regards to any  financial issues

Role Requirement and assets: 

·Tunisian national;

· Identification with the goals of the Munathara ;

·Degree in accounting/financial management or a comparable qualification;

·3 years of relevant work experience;

·High degree of self-organization;

·Strong communication skills, self-initiative, flexibility;

·Familiarity with reporting procedures as required by the Tunisian Ministry of Finance;

·High proficiency in computer operations with MS Office Software, especially Excel;

·Very good knowledge of written and spoken Arabic, English is highly required, French is an asset

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

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Communications Manager

based in Tunisia (open to all nationalities)

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Communications, including marketing, public relations, advertising, and social media 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This energetic, creative, and self-directed professional serves as the Munathara Initiative’s (MI) chief communications strategist and manager, overseeing all communications, marketing, branding, and outreach efforts for the organization. S/he is responsible for devising and implementing short- and long-term strategies for all communications and marketing activities to help support the organization’s strategic goals. As the Communications Manager, s/he reports directly to the COO and is part of the organization’s executive management team.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Strategy

·   Develop and implement MI’s communications strategy

·   Set branding guidelines for MI that are in line with its mission, vision, and strategy

·   Undertake the necessary monitoring and evaluation activities in order to determine and to ensure the success of the communications and marketing strategies

·   Contribute expertise in the areas of media and online engagement and public outreach to MI’s overall strategic planning

Publications:

·   Coordinate and manage the development and production of all communication materials for MI and its programs to effectively support the advancement of MI’s mission and vision

·   Oversee, write, and edit all communication documents including publications, communication materials, press releases and edits official letters, nominations letters, and award letters relevant to the work of MI.

·   Prepares invitation letters for senior opinion leaders and politicians who take part in MI’s television programs

·   Oversee the production of all print materials, publications, RFAs, project documents, and reports.

·   Participate in planning, coordinating, and executing communication products and publications related to MI’s events.

·   Prepare key messages for the organization to be used for marketing and communication purposes.

·   Coordinate and manage public outreach and events to promote MI programs and activities.

·   Lead the management of all events of MI including lectures, forums, conferences, ceremonies, and celebrations.

·   Ensure the development and implementation of guidelines, policies, and procedures for any events done by programs ranging from conferences to workshops

·   Set the visibility guidelines throughout the grant-making process and follow up with the grantees that MI requirements are met. 

·   Spread knowledge about MI programs and activities through traditional, online, and social media and MI’s website to convey MI’s mission to diverse constituencies.

·   Ensure that the MI website is updated and regularly enhanced by posting MI’s announcements, prizes, screenings, articles, blogs, videos, and other relevant content, and by overseeing the website to ensure quality.

·   Develop print materials and branding strategies for employees’ use.

·   Ensure that all MI output, including publications, articles, press kits, and key correspondence copy, is in line with MI's branding guidelines.

·   Set and implement an internal communication plan to promote MI’s activities and programs within MI.

·   Assist in updating and developing MI’s presence on social media networks.

·   Develop new and creative communication streams, including podcasts and videos.

·   Oversee the development and management of database systems for communications & digital marketing.

Media

·   Build relationships and contacts with relevant print, broadcast, and online journalists throughout the Arab world.

·   Review MI’s work and publications regularly in order to identify possible stories, then undertake proactive media engagement, including writing press releases and pitching feature articles.

·   Respond to all media inquiries in a timely and accurate fashion.

·   Organize press conferences as required.

·   Produce media briefings (press kits) for press conferences and events as required.

·   Arrange media interviews for MI staff and draft briefings for them when appropriate.

·   Ensure that all MI media coverage is recorded for dissemination internally and for staff research purposes.

·   Offer periodic training and communication coaching to staff at MI in media skills and dealing with the press in a general way.

·   Draft a periodical newsletter on MI’s activities

General

·   Recruit, train, motivate, and manage the department staff (and volunteers where appropriate) to assist in carrying out the above responsibilities.

·   Develop and administer a tracking system for all of MI’s interactions with the press and members of the public.

·   Serve as MI spokesperson to the media and for the public.

·   Write speeches for MI’s events when needed.

·   Develop objectives and KPIs for managing the teams and measuring their achievements – Implement management by objectives and evaluation by deliverables system

·   Develop the annual communications, marketing & outreach budgets and identify and monitor resources required to achieve stated goals.

·   Develop and implement a “loop of information sharing” among all staff, ensuring that communication is positive and constructive

·   Represent MI to stakeholders, friends, partners, and the public.

·   Complete other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Qualifications and Skills:

·   Bachelor’s degree in communications or marketing.

·   At least five years' experience in senior communication positions (preferably in the non-profit sector).

·   Exceptional written communication skills in Arabic and English, with the ability to adapt style to suit different communications media and audiences.

·   Excellent interpersonal skills.

·   Leadership skills

·   General understanding of the not-for-profit sector.

·   Enthusiasm for new opportunities presented by blogging and social media.

·   Creative and innovative approach to communications and branding.

·   Experience of web content management systems

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

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Evaluation Consultancy

 

The Munathara Initiative launches a call for professionals with proven experience in project evaluation in the fields of the political environment, democracy, and development in Tunisia to carry out the external evaluation for one of the initiative's projects.

Applicants will have to submit a written proposal according to the Terms of Reference (here: shorturl.at/AFJ01) by 05 June 2020. Proposals must be written in English and sent to fadwa@munathara.com

 

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Outreach Manager - Regional

 

About the outreach department

Munathara’s outreach department oversees the Initiative’s debate workshops operation. To reach Arab youth who may not readily have access to the Internet, we operate an on-the-ground training program across North Africa and the Middle East, implemented by a network of several dozen facilitators based inside the countries. Underrepresented citizens are thus given an opportunity to attend debate training sessions and may take part in a current Musabaqat Munathara, for a chance to be selected as a participant for a televised live debate. Outstanding youth debaters are at the heart of Munathara’s mission and remain in close contact with the outreach department long after their participation.

 

Role

The Outreach Manager will be responsible for leading the department’s strategy, objectives, and guidelines, overseeing its successful implementation across 15 countries. The chosen candidate’s role will also comprise leading train-the-trainers workshops, the management of the trainers’ network, and quality assurance for regional workshop activities. She or he will supervise a small team of outreach coordinators and guide staff to ensure smooth operations across all countries. The candidate will devise a detailed work plan for the project, monitor the progress of country programs, and analyze statistics and participant surveys to continually improve the program. As well as ensuring the accomplishment of training in terms of both qualitative and quantitative, moreover, the manager will conduct team-building activities for the purpose of professionally developing outreach staff. As Munathara’s most immediate channel to communicate directly with youth on the ground, the outreach department is critical for Munathara’s work. The chosen candidate must, therefore, be intimately familiar with the Initiative’s mission and theory of change. The post is for a two-year appointment, with a negotiable start date.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading Munathara’s outreach strategy and making sure that the department advances the organization’s mission
  • Planning and overseeing training activities in 15 countries, with occasional travel for quality assurance
  • Implementing train-the-trainers workshops and recruiting participants from various parts of the Arab world 
  • Guiding the outreach staff members when they need help and making all key decisions for the department
  • Regularly liaising with Munathara’s regional trainers' network through in-person meeting and phone calls
  • Drafting manuals and guidelines for trainers, with the support of department staff
  • Managing the outreach coordinator’s tasks and ensuring that they report to the manager on their ongoing work
  • Reporting to Munathara’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) during weekly calls
  • Meticulously focusing on strategy implementation and strict quality assurance
  • Working on team building and professional development of outreach department staff
  • Sending weekly written reports to the COO and coordinating with the outreach coordinator before doing so
  • Continuously improving Munathara’s outreach program by regularly taking in feedback from trainers in the region
  • Leading partnerships and initiating collaborations across the Arab world with NGO’s, advocacy groups, and CBO’s 

 

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in program management, capacity building or the field of youth training, with at least 2 years in a management role
  • Candidates with Arab or international experience strongly preferred 
  • Highly professional, proactive communicator
  • Impeccable command of and spoken and written Standard Arabic required
  • Verbal fluency in Mashreq Arabic and a solid working knowledge of English are required
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • University degree required

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

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Communications Coordinator

 

Role:

The Communications Coordinator handles a number of vital tasks that primarily revolve around networking and organizing contacts databases, media relations, marketing and promotion of Munathara’s work, writing and generating the content, editing, and graphic design. 
The Communications Coordinator is a member of the Communications Department’s team and he/she reports directly to Munathara’s Communications Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to promoting Munathara’s mission and activities among the target audience and potential participants, as well as media outlets
  • Receive, respond to and follow up on media requests, especially before, during and after debates
  • Monitor and document media coverage of Munathara’s events
  • Prepare text and graphic material for Munathara’s newsletter 
  • Compile contact lists, and create, expand and update contact databases for the Communications Department and for Munathara
  • Prepare and update MailChimp lists
  • Circulate Munathara’s newsletters, invitations to debates, invitations to Musabaqas (online debate competitions), press releases, and other items as required
  • Come up with ideas and generate content for Munathara’s blog, with contributions from participants in Munathara’s debates and workshops; and from Munathara’s alumni, fellows, trainees, and staff members
  • Create and update press kits to be provided to journalists during Munathara’s debates and events
  • Design and create debate-specific graphics to be used in emails and invitations that are circulated to promote Munathara or recruit the audience to its events
  • Write press releases, invitations, and other communications-related material as needed
  • Write the Communications Department’s reports, including monthly monitoring and evaluation reports, and other reports as needed 
  • Check and respond to the Communications Department’s email accounts

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, political science, international relations or a related field
  • Deep understanding of the media landscape across the Arab world and internationally 
  • At least three years of experience in journalism, media relations, communications and public relations, editing and writing, or a related field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English – French would be an asset
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic, with a keen eye for detail 
  • Passion for debate and for Arab and global political and social issues
  • Superior communication and networking skills
  • A wide network of contacts among Arab and international media and political circles 
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment 
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment and with team members across multiple time zone

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Editor in Chief

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven leadership skills to manage and motivate a team.
  • Formulates debate topics. 
  • Prepare the scripts and run down for each debate and show.
  • Recruits the Opinion leader.
  •  work closely with the production manager, and the Executive Producer.
  • Work closely with the outreach manager to prepare the winners to participate in a televised debate.
  • Lead and direct the editorial team on the creation and production of all editorial content needed for the Debates and show.
  • Work Closely with the moderator to prepare him/her for the live debate.
  • Provides editorial direction for the debate while communicating with the Moderator via earpiece during the live TV broadcast.

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • With at least 5 years of proven journalism experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of various press styles.
  • Working knowledge of TV programs.
  • Proven experience as Chief editor or relevant role
  • Exceptional ability in copywriting and editing
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and people abilities
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Graphic Designer 


The Role of the Graphic Designer :
We are looking for a talented Motion Graphic Designer to work in our Tunis office. You will be responsible for conceptualizing, designing, storyboarding, and animating an animation brief from scratch. You should be able to communicate and collaborate with the Project Manager & Development Team. 
Ideally, we are looking for someone with exceptional design skills who is a fast learner with a can-do attitude.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, curate and create graphics and multimedia content for Munathara’s social media channels
  • Responsible for Munathara Graphics Design, Animation and Integration 
  • Design the Graphic and the Generique for live programs 
  • Create animated videos and GIFs
  • Other tasks as required

 

Skills, Qualifications,  and Requirements:

  • A highly skilled and fast user of Adobe programs such as After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop Illustrator, and 3D software such as Cinema 4D.
  • Be highly creative and thrive in a lively creative environment.
  • A storyteller who is capable of writing down those stories on paper and presenting them.
  • Quick to understand briefs and produce storyboards.
  • Experience working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience working in the industry producing 2D/3D motion graphics/animations.
  • Have an awesome showreel showcasing a range of work with different brands.

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Executive Assistant

 

Role of the Executive Assistant:

The Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is an administrative position that works closely with the CEO and COO to support them in their day-to-day tasks and helps execute the organization’s goals.  The Executive Assistant helps lead operational projects and supports the CEO’s work with the Munathara team. He/She may also be required to perform tasks for the COO and other members of Munathara’s leadership.

The Executive Assistant manages the CEO's and COO’s calendars, correspondence, travel, and expense reporting to ensure that they are focused on tasks that service key strategic and operational priorities for the organization. He/She leads the creation and maintenance of the Munathara database, assists in managing employee and organizational resources, drafts reports, and presentations, supports the CEO and COO with budget management, and supports the financial manager as needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage CEO's and COO’s scheduling, communication and travel coordination
  • Prepare and manage expense reporting for CEO and COO
  • Support the CEO and COO in budget management and ensure compliance to funders' requirements and ongoing communication and reporting with the accounting firm
  • Draft original and routine correspondence for the CEO's and COO’s  signature
  • Manage deliverables to the CEO and provide any necessary reporting
  • Create and edit presentations, documents and reports in English and Arabic for the CEO and COO  as required
  • Manage staff requests, weekly plans, and action items
  • Support with management of employee resources, including email system, project management software, Quickbooks, 1Password, TechSoup, Skype and any other organizational resources as needed (such as password resets, creating new groups/channels, adding consultants, etc.)
  • Research and/or procurement research for the purchase of goods or services, or for reference in presentations, speeches, or other documentation
  • Provide assistance to the CEO and COO for meeting preparation and events
  • Support the CEO and COO’s participation in staff meetings, departmental meetings, and Board meetings by consolidating meeting minutes and follow up action items related to such meetings
  • Develop and maintain appropriate document filing systems, and ensure staff compliance with records retention procedures
  • Manage the organization's registration documents and contracts database
  • Develop and assist in managing relationships with key operational contacts, both internal and external
  • Create, manage, and maintain the Munathara database of key contacts and the Munathara media map database.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times (this position will have access to highly confidential information)
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO and COO


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to draft correspondence and other communications quickly with minimum direction
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and English; French proficiency preferred
  • Keen attention to detail with the ability to track and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Adaptable with the ability to pivot and act efficiently on last-minute projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Dropbox, Google Drive
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate the completion of large administrative projects in a timely manner, including meeting strict deadlines
  • Familiarity working with organizational budgets
  • Proactive and service-oriented personality
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Consistency and a high degree of quality in work
  • Excellent execution – a perfectionist
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and diplomacy
  • A high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

Apply:

Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 


Outreach Coordinator - Regional

About the outreach department:


Munathara’s outreach department oversees the Initiative’s debate workshops operation. To reach Arab youth who may not readily have access to the Internet, we operate an on-the-ground training program across North Africa and the Middle East, implemented by a network of several dozen facilitators based inside the countries. Underrepresented citizens are thus given an opportunity to attend debate training sessions and may take part in a current Musabaqat Munathara, for a chance to be selected as a participant for a televised live debate. Outstanding youth debaters are at the heart of Munathara’s mission and remain in close contact with the outreach department long after their participation.

Role:
The Outreach Coordinator will help drive outreach activities throughout the MENA region, assisting in the organization of debate training workshops and working with Munathara trainers to engage youth in fifteen Arab countries. S/he will be the main point of contact with the Munathara network of trainers to support them in organizing workshops, ensure high-quality delivery of the training, and submitting required documentation to Munathara. Additionally, the Coordinator will help the trainers to upload videos, reach out to local organizations in their communities, and establish connections with committed and driven youth throughout the Arab world to participate in the online competition. The Coordinator is a central position in organizing Munathara’s outreach activities and reaching youth throughout the region. The post will is pending availability of funding, with a tentative start date on 1 March 2020, for up to two years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with local organizations throughout the region
  • Organize outreach workshops and training 
  • Organize training-of-trainers workshops to expand Munathara’s reach
  • Facilitate relationships between participants and Munathara activities
  • Track activities and spending, and review invoices and receipts to ensure proper documentation of expenses
  • Responsible for logistics, coordination, and communication with the trainers
  • Managing the trainers’ human resources and expenses
  • Report to the Outreach manager about trainers’ concerns
  • Sending weekly updates to the Outreach Manager
  • Recruiting volunteers for live TV shows
  • Support the Outreach Manager with tasks as needed 


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • At least three years of work experience in a relevant field, including youth engagement, training, and work with marginalized communities
  • Ability to proactively and coherently communicate verbally and by email
  • Required: 1) fluency in spoken and written Standard Arabic, 2) fluency in a Mashreq Arabic dialect, 3) working knowledge of either English or French 
  • Ability to work under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and leadership capabilities
  • Outstanding communication skills 
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

 

 

Apply


Send your CV to contact@munathara.com

 

 

Project Manager

 

Role of the Project Manager:

The Project Manager will be tasked with implementing a strategic new program covering North Africa and the Middle East. The ideal candidate will have experience organizing events in the region, previously worked in a non-profit or development context, and is intimately familiar with the dynamics of national politics and the electoral context in various Arab countries. The chosen candidate will have superior organizational and problem-solving skills and will work closely with Munathara’s Founding CEO and Chief Operating Officer to advance a long-term, multi-country strategy and mapping effort for the Initiative. Consistent with the Initiative’s regional mandate, and in an ongoing effort reflecting the social diversity of the Arab world among its own staff, Munathara particularly welcomes applications from female candidates based outside the Maghreb region for this role. The position is based in Tunis (negotiable based on further conversations).

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing partnerships with stakeholders across the region from the fields of government, civil society, and the academy
  • Research, actors mapping, and risk analyses for 10-12 Arab countries 
  • Drafting of comprehensive reports and strategies for each country
  • Organization of a conference with guests from the target countries, including all logistics
  • Regularly liaising with Munathara’s outreach, communications, and television departments to advance program goals
  • Tracking activities and spending
  • Monitoring and evaluation 
  • Assisting in drafting a comprehensive strategy (in collaboration with Munathara’s CEO and COO)

 

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

At least 8 years’ experience in managing projects in the development field (required)
University degree in international relations, political science, development, or related field
Native-level proficiency in modern standard Arabic and English (both required)
Experience in organizing and implementing events with participants from multiple countries
Thorough attention to detail
Proactive, entrepreneurial spirit, able to think creatively to solve problems
Excellent team worker

 

Application Process:


To apply, candidates should submit the following to contact@munathara.com no later than 10  Jun 2020. In the subject line of the email include your last name and the position to which you are applying.

  • A resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Motivation letter 
  • Contact information for 2 references

Following a review of the application documents, short-listed candidates will be notified by email and invited to interview with Munathara staff. For this strategic position, we may ask finalists to take assessment tests. 

The Munathara Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and representatives of minority communities are highly encouraged to apply. The position is open to nationals of any country.