Officer, Cares Community Projects, Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability, Grant Position

Updated: 2 months ago

Purpose: Manage the implementation and coordination of three of CARES’ community project activities. This will include the planning, coordination, implementation and control of the projects within AUC and with other partners as well.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist the manager in managing and controlling the project team and the implementation of all projects’ activities and deliverables including AUC’s and partners’ deliverables
  • Manage the budget of the assigned project and prepare necessary reports, along with the financial officers
  • Liaise with partners and keep open channels of communication to achieve projects’ deliverables according to the planned timeline
  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and prepare and maintain minutes and agenda
  • Keep updated records, create reports and assist in developing a proper monitoring and evaluation process for the project
  • Update the grant provider by reporting to them the project’s updates and uploading reports and deliverables on time
  • Track the progress of partners and team members in each assigned work package and report back to the community projects manager and Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Assist the manager in reviewing the work of the partners and ensure the quality of their work by making necessary revisions and producing the final version of the training materials/assessment/dissemination material/ reports
  • Carry out necessary research of sustainable development or projects’ related practices
  • Evaluate the project process and results and provide recommendations for further improvement
  • Participate in the development of a dissemination and visibility plan and materials and/or website
  • Organize and oversee dissemination events and workshops, including developing materials, preparing agendas, list of invitees, outreach work to reach the community members
  • Travel inside or outside Egypt to carry out project activities or attend meetings and training workshops as required
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Education Requirement:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (natural sciences or environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, agriculture or equivalent)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Science (MSc) in development or relevant area is preferred


·       Minimum eight years of experience, including three years of professional experience in managing and coordinating community projects


  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills are necessary to set and evaluate progress against goals, develop plans and timelines, establish policies and procedures, and manage data to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with partners, donors and other relevant stakeholders and personnel associated with this program
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and able to handle multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and effectiveness in problem-solving

The position is open until January 7, 2021

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

“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”

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