Manager, Industry Partnership, University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) Project, Career Center (Grant Position)

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) Project, Career Center

Purpose: Reporting to the chief of party, the industry partnership manager will lead the program efforts in developing strong partnerships with the private sector to identify the job market needs and industry engagement opportunities with UCCD in career-related functions, and to generate employment opportunities for youths. S/he will work closely with the chief of party on UCCD sustainability plan and support UCCD staff in its implementation.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop linkages and partnerships with the private sector and employers in collaboration with project staff

  • Provide technical expertise and input into the development of the UCCD including the co-development of market-relevant products and services

  • Work with UCCD staff and the chief of party to start up and maintain UCCD at up to twenty public universities in greater Cairo, Upper Egypt, and the Delta region

  • With the support of the international labor organization and project staff, oversee the establishment and maintenance of a system for mapping and analyzing labor market needs in each of the regions in which the project works

  • Oversee the formal training and on-going coaching on industry analysis, and developing capacity-building plans for UCCD staff

  • Work with UCCD staff to ensure a successful transition of these centers into sustainable career centers that function as research units

  • Advise UCCD and partners on the development and implementation of student and graduate tracking system

  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of career centers’ work

  • Contribute to program reporting

  • Ensure that all activities are in compliance with the United States agency for international development and AUC applicable policies and regulations



Minimum Education Requirement: Degree in business, economics, human resources, education, or equivalent.


  • Minimum seven years of experience in a similar function or in workforce development

  • Proven ability to initiate and establishing public-private partnerships

  • Experience in working with stakeholders from various industries, private/public sectors and non-profit organizations


  • Passion to support youth entrepreneurial initiatives.

  • Team player

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills

  • Good command of English and Arabic.

  • Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Mobile and willing to travel within Egypt


The position is open until February 25, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Manager, Industry Partnership, University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) Project, Career Center” in the subject line.


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