Cairo, Egypt
Arts and culture
Posted on 06-07-2021
Start : juillet 2021
> End : janvier 2022


GebRaa is a social enterprise aiming at reviving Egyptian traditional crafts which are at risk while supporting the economic inclusion of marginalized communities in Egypt.

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- About us (our company, goals) - 

Founded in 2008, GebRaa is a social enterprise aiming at revitalizing Egyptian traditional crafts that have been at risk of disappearance for the last decades, threatening traditional Egyptian culture and identity and the activity of marginalized and rural communities in Egypt. 

More specifically, GebRaa is an export and supply company that works on two main aspects: 

  • On the one hand, it provides traditional and marginalized artisans with training on both quality and design to produce innovative, green, and unique items that match the international demand, thus reaching out to new markets locally and internationally,
  • On the other hand, it enables the laters to gain visibility and customers by marketing their products on its online platform, its social media, and through GebRaa’s wide network. Joining GebRaa's network allows them to multiply their sales and have enough income to support themselves and their families.  

We work with over 30 shops, galleries and hotels, as well as international organizations, and with more than 3000 marginalized artisans, including 70% of women.

GebRaa is a 2011 winner of SEED initiative (UNDP, UNEP and IUCN), a 2013 winner of World Bank Development Marketplace award and a 2016 winner of Pioneers of Egypt award by Synergos and 2020 winner of MEDUP by the EU. GebRaa is featured at local and international media outlets such as Forbes, CNN, Google, World bank and many others. 

Founded in 2016, Karama Foundation for Social and Cultural Development is its developmental arm that supports the delivery of social support to artisans aiming to create a new generation of artisans through knowledge transfer.

Job Description 

Your role

GebRaa is an ambitious social enterprise that aims at developing its activities and establishing itself as a global leader. As the executive assistant to our CEO, you will be her key advisor as a strategic right-hand. In close collaboration with her, you will carry on the building and structuring of the processes that allow the company to grow on three dimensions: operational development, funding strategy, and human resources & office management. 

You will have a 360° view of GebRaa, and a global perspective of the challenges and opportunities of a social enterprise in Egypt. 

Key Duties And Responsibilities:

1/ Operational development  

  • Work on widening strategic partnerships
  • Automate management tools and processes that must be implemented to restructure GebRaa’s organization 
  • Implement and improve reporting tools (expense tracking, activity analysis and evolution, indicator tracking, margin analysis, cash flow tracking, etc.)   

2/ Funding strategy: support the CEO in responding to calls for proposals and grants 

  • Ensure the monitoring of public grants 
  • Ensure the monitoring of call for proposals 
  • Draft the files for calls for proposals in collaboration and support it during the different phases of instruction and iterate on the whole process

3/ HR and office management 

  • Maintain accounting and financial tools: maintenance of budget management tools, our providers' invoices, and our financial obligations
  • Manage the sourcing and the follow-up of the recruitment process 
  • Define, implement and optimize an onboarding process for new recruits as well as their progression process 

- Profile -

We are looking for a student/freshly graduated from a top 5 business school with a specialization in entrepreneurship. You are a versatile person who is looking for an empowering experience supporting a CEO level where you are given complete autonomy to own your role and you are seen as a true right-hand support to the CEO.

Skills and experience needed:

  • A team player with lots of energy, drive and creativity who thrives off supporting and working with others
  • A proactive, solution-oriented and resilient individual who is happy to work flexibly according to the business needs and adjust priorities at short notice
  • Possess leadership qualities such as adaptability, dependability, accountability and strong decision making
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills both internally and externally
  • Fluency in professional English is required
  • Knowledge in Arabic is a plus. 
  • A taste for handicraft is a plus. 

- Interview process -

  • Selection on CV and motivation letter to send at Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations.
  • Interview with the former intern
  • Interview with the CEO

- Further details - 

Type of contract: Volunteering / internship - 35h/week 

Duration: 6 months 

Place: Garden City, Downtown Cairo, Egypt 

Beginning of the contract: As soon as possible 

Allowance: an allowance will be provided, to be discussed with the CEO 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status