Community Area Facilitator job description

من ويكي أضِف
اذهب إلى: تصفح، ابحث

This TOR was sent on 14 march. The full staff structure can be found at Deca staffing

Job Summary

  • Position: DECA Community Area Facilitator
  • Program title: Digital Expression Community Area - DECA
  • Level of Effort: Full time - with a three month probation period
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Salary: According to experience
  • Working hours: 2:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Supervisor: DECA Director
  • Location: Moqattam, Cairo-Egypt

The community area facilitator will be responsible for the management of the DECA com- munity area in coordination with the DECA Director. S/he will ensure a welcoming and comfortable space for the children, youth, and adults of the Moqattam community, as well as the Cairo community as a whole. S/he will work closely with the DECA Director on the community area activities and monitoring and evaluation. S/he will coordinate with the Program Manager and work with different facilitators implementing workshops con- ducted at DECA. We are looking for a Community Facilitator ideally from Moqattam, but not necessarily

Duties and responsibilities

  • Managing the community space
  • Facilitating workshops alone and with external facilitators
  • Welcoming young people and other users to the space and ensuring the space is welcoming
  • Facilitating a safe space for children and youth
  • Mentoring and developing a mentorship program for community areas users; children and youth
  • Developing ideas of young people for projects
  • Developing relationships and supporting young people
  • Liaising with families when necessary
  • Management of community library
  • Conflict resolution among users of Deca
  • Managing health and safety
  • Program development and management with director and program manager
  • Outreach and networking with local NGOs, artists, community members
  • Will work closely with Deca Director on strategy and planning
  • Monitoring and evaluation and reporting of different aspects of Deca's work and structures


  • BA in Arts, Social Science or Management
  • two-three years experience in handling similar responsibilities
  • Fluent in Arabic, preferably a working knowledge in English
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills

Flexibility and ability to work independently and within a team

  • Ability to take initiative Experience working with community, particularly youth
  • Experience in program development
  • Experience in organizing workshops and event planning
  • Experience in supervision of volunteers
  • Passion for encouraging self-expression
  • Familiarity with youth education and development and/or arts and culture/technology for development is a plus
  • Familiarity with Moqattam area and communities - preferred
  • Interest in digital tools - preferred
  • CPR and First Aid Certified - preferred


  • Please send a CV and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications to
  • Please indicate "DECA community area facilitator “ in the subject bar
* Deadline: 30 April 2012

N.B - no deadline date was specified in the job call-out

Background: On Digital Expression Community Area, DECA

Deca (Digital Expression Community Area) or ‘bench’ is an exciting new space opening in Moqattam, Cairo. Deca will serve both local youth communities and a broader Cairo community of artists and techies. Through a rich youth-led participatory programme in an open-access and safe space, Deca seeks to foster confidence, skills and creativity amongst Arab youth using digital tools and self-expression. Deca aims to cultivate a self- sustainable vibrant Arab digital and self-expression community of young active citizens contributing to the digital world and participating in shaping their lives and futures

The Arab Digital Expression Foundation, ADEF

ADEF aims, through an on-going process of collaboration between techies, artists, activists, youth leaders, educationalists and others, to unfold as a hub for knowledge production and sharing. ADEF strives to develop and promote collaborative models and processes for the production and sharing of knowledge in a quest to contribute to an evolving Arab identity; one for which knowledge is critical and shared knowledge is essential for decision-making. ADEF believes it is through open culture that freedom of expression and right to knowledge thrives and becomes a force that drives us to explore and discover our endless potential. Through its core team and rich web of affiliates, ADEF creates and documents models of collaboration to design activities and projects that build on technology in order to develop self-expression, knowledge dissemination and production of thought. In its new iterations, ADEF engages with and supports Arab collectives, initiatives and groups to embark on projects that creatively capitalize on digital technology for the production of free and open knowledge and the promotion of artistic expression

Since it started its activities in 2007, ADEF has organized 5 consecutive summer digital expression camps. It has trained 170 young Arab professionals aged between 20-40 from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan and Syria in digital arts based on open-source technology and various experiential based training methodologies for the purpose of expression. It has also trained 284 youngsters aged 11 to 16 from across the region, in various forms of digital expression including cinema, sound and music, graphic design, web design, animation, web comics and web 2.0. It has been building a network of committed NGOs working with youth, art and ICT development, along with a wide and diverse network of artists, techies andeducators