Sahel Office Director

Position Description

 

Job Title:                               Sahel Office Director
Department:                        Tunisia Field Office
Immediate Supervisor:      Country Director, Tunisia
Salary:                                    Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Location:                               Sousse, Tunisia

Position Summary:

The Sahel Office Director is charged with overall management of the Sousse Field Office and the satellite Monastir office.  His/her responsibilities cover supervision of all operational, human resources, technical, financial, administrative, and programmatic functions of the Sousse office, with the support of staff in Tunis. The Sousse Office Director works closely and collaboratively with the AMIDEAST Tunisia Country Director and department managers on new business development initiatives, including drafting of technical and price proposals and in identifying subject matter experts.  The incumbent must possess an entrepreneurial mindset.

Tunisia’s field office in Tunis and branch offices in Sousse and Monastir offer educational information and testing services to students and professionals, as well as scholarship and exchange program administration services to a variety of sponsors, and provide professional development services including management, English language and test preparation training services to individual and corporate clients and government agencies.  

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Office Director include, but are not limited to the following:

Business Development—Sahel Region

  • In cooperation with the CD, lead the business development activities of the office, including conducting market and client research and designing, preparing, and presenting technical solutions to current and prospective clients by gauging demand for current and potential services in the Sahel region
  • Actively make and pursue business contacts that could lead to business growth, and maintain relationships  with important business contacts and partners, promoting AMIDEAST and representing the organization in a  positive, professional manner
  • Manage the office’s sales activities and prepare associated reports, as required

Financial Management

  • Monitor revenue and expenses and control expenditures
  • Ensure that all procurement policies are adhered to and maintain inventory systems for fixed assets, books, and testing materials
  • Authorize all expenditures and oversee the petty cash system
  • Prepare price offers and service agreements
  • Contribute to the organization’s annual budget process

Programs (EL, Testing, Training, Advising, Exchange Programs)

  • Coordinate with Tunis staff in all programs: EL, Advising, Exchange Programs, Testing, Training, and others, and ensure the quality and consistency of all programs
  • Ensure a positive customer service experience for clients and supportive office environment for  EL instructors, consultants, and staff

General Administration

  • In coordination with the HR Manager in Tunis, maintain organized, up-to-date records and ensure that all employment, client, facilities, or other contracts are legal and in appropriate form
  • Manage facilities to ensure that they are properly equipped and fully functioning for all business purposes, and present a professional image
  • Ensure that appropriate security measures are in place and systems functioning at all facilities to protect staff and clientele
  • Ensure that technical resources are working properly and consult the IT Manager for any needed repairs or upgrading

 

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary.  AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in business administration, education, applied linguistics, or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of staff, project, and program management experience, preferably in the Middle East and North Africa region
  • Successful business development and marketing experience
  • An ability to take initiative, handle many tasks simultaneously, and work effectively without close supervision.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget development and monitoring
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical proposals and to develop accompanying budgets
  • The ability to work collaboratively with superiors and subordinates in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and persuasively with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • Complete fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • An ethical, transparent, and collaborative working style
  • Very good computer skills, particularly in MS Word and Excel

 

This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the incumbent will perform other reasonable business-related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other managers when necessary. AMIDEAST reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

 

To Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter by August 3rd, 2018 to:  achouari@amideast.org