Project Manager, University Centers for Career Development Projects (Grant Position)

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

Purpose: The holder of this position will manage the establishment of two to three university centers for career development in one to two assigned public universities in Egyptian governorates - with funding from USAID - over the span of four years according to the project plan, budget and timeline, ensuring successful achievement of outcomes. He/she will oversee the performance of UCCD staff, coordinate the organization, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities, manage partnership relations and contribute to the development of donor quarterly and annual reports.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage the establishment of two to three university centers for career development in assigned one to two public universities in Egyptian governorates in coordination with the project team, UCCD staff and public university administration, using best practices/tools for project execution
  • Ensure that project goals and deliverables are aligned with project implementation
  • Plan and schedule project timeline and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Handle the organization and logistics of all project-related events and activities according to the set budget and timeline
  • Oversee the day-to-day program activities within assigned universities
  • Liaise with the administrative and financial officer on relevant administrative and financial functions
  • Develop effective working relationships, liaise and maintain a regular flow of communication with companies, project team, UCCD staff and university administration
  • Develop status and progress reports, and contribute a summary of achievements to be included in four quarterly and one annual technical reports per year
  • Track success stories and contribute to the program’s communication/marketing plan
  • Translate English/Arabic documents as needed, and ensure proper documentation of project correspondence and material
  • Monitor and evaluate the project progress and effectiveness in relation to desired outcomes
  • Ensure the implementation of a sustainability plan that assures continuity of the project beyond its lifetime


Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • Bachelor's degree is required; master's degree in a related field is an asset


  • Minimum 10 years of experience, including five years in managing funded projects and donor relations
  • Prior experience in areas of education, development or corporate social responsibility is preferred
  • Good knowledge of project schedule management and report writing
  • Experience in volunteer management, event planning, and program monitoring and evaluation required
  • Previous marketing experience is an advantage


  • Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic
  • Supervisory and leadership skills, with good attention to details and excellent follow-up skills
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and assume project management responsibility 
  • Excellent relationship-building, networking and follow up skills
  • Ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with project constituents
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Team-oriented work style
  • Excellent organization, presentation and administrative skills
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint); avid internet user
  • Good command of project management software an asset
  • Skilled in collecting and analyzing data
  • Excellent report writing skills 


The position is open until March 2, 2020


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted.

If interested, follow the link below and apply:

Project Manager


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