SMEX is Hiring Events Coordinator

We are looking for an Events Coordinator to plan and coordinate Bread&Net, our yearly regional conference on digital rights,  in addition to other events hosted by SMEX.

Responsibilities

  • Managing events and addressing potential obstacles that may arise
  • Planning different aspects of the event including program, side events, invitees, panelists, press, stakeholders, etc.
  • Work closely with SMEX team and coordinate units’ event input
  • Consult and coordinate with the Advisory Committee to discuss Bread&Net’s strategy and all relevant details through regular calls
  • Evaluate session suggestions sent in by panelists
  • Recognize events and Bread&Net’s potential Community Partners with the support of SMEX management and coordinate with them
  • Create an action plan for all events with all assigned tasks to different team members
  • Write a report about the event’s activities 
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors 
  • Planning for potential scenarios that could impact the event
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the complex needs of a wide variety of events

Skills 

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Event Coordinators are required to network with a wide variety of entities in the course of their job. For Bread&Net, they are in contact with speakers, attendees, vendors and venues, and the entire SMEX staff to ensure the event runs smoothly. An Event Coordinator must have a general knowledge of what guests expect.
  • Team Management: Event Coordinators carry out many tasks on their own, but a significant aspect of the job is working with a team. Delegating to a team properly and making sure everyone has what they need to do their job requires team management and leadership skills.
  • Budgeting: Every event comes with a cost, and it’s the Event Coordinator’s job to keep those costs within the allocated budget. This will require a degree of financial skill as well as the ability to create accurate reports.
  • Logistics: Everything in an event, from the seating to the entertainment, must be set up in a practical and useful manner for the guests. To accomplish this, the Event Coordinator must possess a degree of skill in logistics to properly plan the details and anticipate potential problems that may arise.

Education and experience:

  • Degree in hospitality management, public relations, or any relevant field is preferred
  • Four years or more of progressive event management experience is preferred
  • Good understanding of Digital Rights and adequate knowledge of the WANA region 

Location
Beirut – Lebanon

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SMEX

SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.