Career Development Program Manager

Career Development Program
Reports to:
Executive Director
Full-time 40 hours/week
Contract Type:
Consultancy Contract
Deadline to Apply:
Sunday, January 22, 2023

About the Organization and Role

Jusoor (which means ‘bridges’ in Arabic) is an international NGO founded in 2011 with the mission of maximizing the potential of Syrian youth through education. The organization has become a leading global actor in educational and entrepreneurial programs for Syrian children and youth. The organization is known for its innovative approach to development challenges, high-velocity execution, and the strength of its global strategic partnerships and active volunteer base.

At Jusoor, we believe in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. We see the Jusoor team as leaders of a significant shift in the future of Syria and Syrians globally.

At Jusoor, we believe in the power of people to bring about extraordinary change. We see the Jusoor team as leaders of a great change to the future of Syria and Syrians globally. Reporting to Jusoor’s Executive Director, this is a unique opportunity to lead the creation and scale of Jusoor’s new Career Development program that aims to empower and connect Syrians in the region with remote job opportunities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Access to a computer or laptop and high-speed internet
  • Communication skills in English and Arabic, both oral and written
  • Computer skills, confident using google sheet (excel/word)
  • Ability to work in a team and capacity to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with gender-sensitive behavior and attitudes
  • Background in Computer Science and Project Management
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately, multi-task, self-motivate and work independently, as well as part of a remote team when handling a wide range of complex administrative tasks
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management, G-suite, and other office technologies as well as comfort in learning new proprietary software systems 
  • Excellence in communicating with tact and diplomacy, both orally and in writing (including to senior management, co-workers, and program beneficiaries and partners)
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Ability to work occasional non-standard hours including evening and weekends on occasions
  • Passionate about Jusoor’s vision
  • A minimum of two years of experience in project and people management field is essential.

Role Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead the Career Development program strategy, including management of Careers Committee 
  • Create and organize yearly budgets for the Career Development  program and work closely with the finance team to ensure all payments are paid on time
  • Identify, establish and maintain strong partnerships with hiring partners, training providers, funding bodies experts
  • Design training and upskilling programs with hiring partners and working to place beneficiaries after the program 
  • Manage one existing team member and build out the team as required to scale 
  • Design outreach strategy to beneficiaries, and oversight of their journey collecting feedback, to iterate program for best chances of success
  • Comply with Jusoor’s reporting demands by ensuring data is properly collected, analysed and archived, liaise and provide reports to program donors
  • Work closely with the communication and fundraising teams to ensure the program is well promoted and that achievements of students are celebrated

Working with Jusoor

Work Environment

  • We place integrity, accountability, fairness, and respect at the core of our values.
  • We treat everyone with courtesy and respect
  • We never engage in or accept any form of harassment, bullying, discrimination, exploitation, or abuse of any kind.
  • We consistently demonstrate collegiality and openness to different viewpoints.
  • We act honestly and professionally in all work-related matters and uphold ethical professional practices
  • We are inclusive and provide equitable access to information, resources, and opportunity and do not discriminate based on age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Why Work With us

  • We are a diverse and fun people to work with
  • Competitive Paid Time Off policy
  • Professional Development stipend (focused on individuals’ career goals), plus organization-wide training opportunities
  • Growth opportunities within the organization for the right candidate

Learn more about Jusoor and the team behind it here:

To Apply

Candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter to with subject line Careers Program Manager before end of day 15th November 2022. Applications without both cover letter and CV will not be accepted. Please note due to the high number of applications we receive and limited internal resources, only applicants we wish to move forward with will be contacted. A test and multiple interviews may be part of the hiring process.

Jusoor is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a welcoming work environment. Jusoor does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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Job opening closes on
January 22, 2023
at GMT midnight

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