Alexandria, Egypt EGYDescriptionBackground:
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.Project Summary:
Creative Associates seeks a Regional Office Coordinator for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Egypt. The anticipated Building Egypt’s Skilled Workforce (BESWF) 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.
The Regional Office Coordinator supports the Technical Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), manages a team of regional coordinators as well as one field office, and carries out any other tasks assigned by the Technical DCOP to ensure proper management of the Contract. The Regional Office Coordinator will oversee the Contract’s regional development and implementation through direct supervision of its regional technical teams, as directed by the Technical DCOP.Reporting and Supervision:
The Regional Office Coordinator works under the leadership of the Technical DCOP and supports the Technical DCOP in appropriate technical and coordination aspects of program.Primary Responsibilities:
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Manages the team of regional technical specialists and supports the Contract’s implementation of its core technical areas, in cooperation with the Technical DCOP, other project staff, USAID, and the Government of Egypt;
- Supports the Chief of Party (COP), DCOP, and technical teams in identifying, reaching out to, and managing cooperation with stakeholders in the private sector, civil society, and national and local government, in the target regions in compliance with Creative and USG policies and procedures;
- Provides support to the Technical DCOP in programmatic, strategic development and quality control duties; and liaise with USAID and government stakeholders to respond to their informational, data and monitoring requirements;
- Provides technical contributions to regional development and implementation results;
- Develops and delivers reports and written documentation related to technical activities to be reported to USAID, including weekly, quarterly and annual reports, and all relevant project deliverables;
- Oversees operational management of a field office in either Port Said or Aswan governorate, including procurements, financial management, and other operational needs;
- Ensures field office meets client requirements, USAID rules and regulations, and all regularly reporting deadlines; and
- Responds to requests from donor and supervisors as needed.
Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.Position contingent upon donor funding.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, international development, or other relevant field;
- At least five (5) years of experience implementing complex economic growth assistance; of which three (3) years should be experience focused on promoting workforce development in rural or peri-urban areas in one or more of the Contract’s target areas;
- Previous experience in workforce development, with a deep knowledge of Egyptian TVET systems preferred;
- Experience effectively integrating gender and youth programming into development programs;
- Experience managing operational needs of international development programming, including experience managing contract compliance, finance, procurement, and other operational team members;
- Experience working collaboratively with host country governments and the local private sector, and coordinating activities with those of other donors; and
- Excellent oral and written Arabic and English language communication skills.
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)