Nov 10, 2011

Program Coordinator - Soliya CEC

The Organization
Soliya CEC is an educational services company based in Cairo, Egypt. Soliya uses the latest in internet and communication technologies to bridge the divide between the “West” and the “Arab & Muslim World”. Its core program, the Connect Program, is a unique cross-cultural education program that directly connects university students in the US, Europe, the Middle East and the broader Muslim World to engage in dialogue and collaboratively create media about the issues currently dividing the West and the Arab & Muslim World.
In the last three years, Soliya has gone from being the idea of two young social entrepreneurs with backgrounds in new media and conflict resolution to an established organization with over 50 universities in more than fifteen countries participating in its program and strong established funding relationships in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Soliya has been recognized by and is affiliated with the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations Initiative and the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders.
In the coming years, Soliya plans to take its program to scale, connecting thousands of students each semester. Based on this growing network of alumni around the world, Soliya is also in the process of establishing a “social media” network that will leverage the latest in user-generated media, social networking and mobile technologies to bridge the divide between the West and the Arab & Muslim World. We are growing quickly both programmatically and organizationally, with a staff that has tripled in size over the last 2 years. We expect this growth to continue over the next years, and are seeking someone to be involved in all aspects of running our program. We are looking for a bright, technically savvy individual who is both flexible and detail-oriented and who believes in Soliya’s mission.
This position will be based in Soliya’s Cairo office.
Soliya is looking to hire a Program Coordinator based in Cairo who would play a key role in implementing the Soliya Connect Program and Continued Engagement Activities. The tasks to be performed by the Program Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:
  • Working with the Program team on the launch and implementation of the Connect Program,
  • Managing the relationship with student participants in the Connect Program and coordinating all student-related affairs,
  • Facilitating dialogue between Western & Arab/ Muslim students (all Program Coordinators undergo the Soliya facilitation training program),
  • Providing technical support for Connect Program students and facilitators,
  • Assisting in researching and revising the curriculum and Program model,
  • Conducting orientations for prospective Connect Program participants as necessary, and
  • Assist with other Program related tasks as needed.
Required Skills/ Experience
  • Bachelor degree in International Relations, Communications, and/or Political Science; other fields of studies will be considered if applicant has relevant extra-curricular activities or work experience,
  • Fluency in Arabic & English; additional languages are a plus,
  • Good writing skills in English & Arabic,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Strong attention to detail,
  • Ability to multitask and perform under pressure,
  • Independent work ethic and self-reliance,
  • Ability to work well with a multicultural team,
  • Technical proficiency in Windows, Office and other applications,
  • Ability to master new technologies quickly,
  • Passion for Soliya’s mission, and
  • Flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.
All applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent.
Salary & Benefits
The salary 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.
How to Apply:
If interested, submit a cover letter and resume to the CareerWeb ( | Jobs/Internships Section.
To learn more about Soliya, please visit