Call for Technical Experts- Egypt

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 10 March 2020
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Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: CALLF01976
Posted Date: 2020-03-09
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Cairo, Egypt EGY


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:

Creative Associates International (Creative) is seeking technical experts for the upcoming Building Egypt’s Skilled Workforce activity.

Project Summary:

This activity will focus on interventions aimed at achieving the following results:
  • Modernizing and improving the quality of Egypt’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in order to develop the technical skills and capabilities demanded by a globally competitive private sector;
  • Improving human resource management at the firm level and ensuring strong private sector engagement with the TVET system to maximize employment opportunities for graduates; and
  • Improving the enabling environment through employment and labor market policy reform to address inefficiencies at local and national levels.

Reporting & Supervision:

Technical staff will report directly to various directors/managers/Chief of Party as designated.

Technical Skills needed:
  • Education, training, and job intermediation services experts with demonstrated experience working with workforce development institutions;
  • Experts in curriculum development design to strengthen courses in targeted sectors including; production of instructor’s training manuals;
  • Adaption of existing curricula to incorporate new technologies and specific needs expressed by employers;
  • Ability to identify private/public sector workforce demands and design targeted/responsive programs;
  • Experience providing job placement and follow-up to juveniles, among others.
  • Improve and expand service offerings of workforce development institutions—either through in-house improvements and/or through partnerships—to include job intermediation functions such as internships, job matching, job information, career counseling, mentoring, entrepreneurship support and other important follow-on support.
  • Experience providing technical assistance and capacity building to TVET institutions.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Masters’ degree for Director level positions;
  • BA degree for managerial level positions highly preferred;
  • Previous operations experience on donor-funded projects, USAID experience highly preferred
  • Experience working in a highly diverse office space;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize program work teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, and to liaise as needed with donor and home office personnel to ensure the smooth implementation of the contract;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, written and spoken.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
  • Experience effectively integrating gender equality, female empowerment, and social inclusion into development projects.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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