MEF cherche à recruter

Le MEF cherche à recruter un Project Coordinator pour un nouveau programme en Tunisie en collaboration avec Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg,

Call for Applications for a Project Coordinator

Deadline: January, 15th 2017

Tunisia’s inclusive democratic development and its new constitution have won widespread admiration. But Tunisians are still waiting for the social and economic grievances that provoked the 2011 revolution to be addressed. Beset by corruption, legal, bureaucratic, and security challenges, the Tunisian economy is struggling. Promised growth and development have yet to materialize. Disillusionment among Tunisians is increasing and a slide into instability would leave Tunisia more vulnerable to terrorism and send thousands more Tunisians into the arms of extremist groups or to join the migrant journey to Europe. On the other hand, success and stability in Tunisia would demonstrate the potential for a pluralist and accountable political system in the Arab world. While adequate policies and reforms are needed in order to sustain the democratic transition, it also requires Tunisians to do their part by becoming proactive shapers of their society and culture. How can youth be encouraged to be active citizens shaping their own future as well as the future of their communities and thereby Tunisia?
The new program:
The pilot phase aims at anchoring democratic culture in society by supporting youth in unfolding their potential as solution-makers in their communities. Throughout 2017, 100 Tunisians between the ages of 16 and 20 from two Tunisian regions will design, plan and implement their own civic initiatives from scratch. This empowerment program revolves around future-shaping by doing: through a mix of workshops and coaching by Tunisian and international facilitators and implementation of their own civic initiatives, the young participants will grow personally and learn that the future is something they are creating. The focus on two regions only in the pilot phase will create visible societal impact on a community-level through the multitude of initiatives taking place. In 2018 the program will be scaled up to take place in four Tunisian cities reaching out to 200 youth. It is further envisioned to expand to neighboring countries after that.
In short, the program will:

  • empower 100 young people from 16-20 to become active citizens and change-makers in their communities. The topical focus will be on inclusion and participation.
  • train 15 active people as mentors for initiative teams.
  • offer exchange and qualification for 20 facilitators from North-Africa and Europe.
  • support the networking and capacity building for 70 coordinators and multipliers in the field of active citizenship from North-Africa and Europe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, motivate, and supervise the local program coordination team through creation of workplan documents & supervision of coordinator(s)’ activities; contribute to the professional development of local coordinator(s)
  • Support program implementation through quality assurance, in accordance with the Maghreb Economic Forum and Theodor HeussKolleg values and work culture, ensuring high standards of quality are met in all coordination efforts, including: program planning, the development or improvement of program forms and guides, program documentation and other related tasks
  • Support the growth and sustainability of the program through the development of procedures, manuals, documentation and resources (logic model, impact chain, etc.)
  • Ensure close collaboration between cooperating partners (MEF&THK) to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results
  • Identify and nurture relationships with strategic partners or stakeholders through regular communication and in-person meetings when possible
  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan to support future program activities
  • Maintain and improve the program’s public relations, including social media and website, with the support of the coordinator(s)
  • Execute special meetings, activities, or events (such as partner meetings, funder meetings, etc.)
  • Support the coordination team’s efforts of program implementation on the ground as needed
  • Furnish regular activity reports; regularly communicate with partner organizations, donors and other stakeholders about the progress of the program
  • Ensure the program’s financial reporting to donor is accurate and timely
  • Develop a fundraising plan and support the two organizations’ efforts in fundraising.

Bachelor/Master degree in marketing, communications, market research or related field

  • 3+ years of experience managing a communications function with a track record preferably in research, policy, political or civil society field.
  • Experience across the marketing activity with strong strategic experience in at least two of the following areas: publication sales & marketing, events programming, public affairs, online communications, internal communications, fundraising, media communications.
  • A passion for and dedication to civil society & Tunisia’s development
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and manage key relationships
  • Self-motivated, proactive & entrepreneurial spirit ;
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Fluency in at least two of these three languages is required : English, French, and Arabic.

For application:
Interested candidates should send their CV (and include contact details of at least two reference persons to contact) and motivation letter to:[email protected] no later than:15.01.2016 with subject line: “MEF-THK Project Manager Position”
PLEASE NOTE: Only completed applications will be considered for selection.
For further information, please contact Ms. Mouna Balghouthi from the Maghreb Economic Forum at [email protected]
This program is implemented in cooperation between Maghreb Economic Forum andTheodor-Heuss-Kolleg.