Senior Specialist, Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (Grant Position)

Updated: 8 months ago
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Reports to: Program Manager and Fund Administrator, Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Purpose:The job holder is responsible for the overall coordination of the gift under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager and Fund Administrator. He/she should streamline the procedures for the acceptance, administration and follow up of the program’s entire components.

Principal Accountabilities:

Advertising and Promotion for the Fellowship

  • Execute the advertising and promotion plan for the new cohort including information sessions, social media, contacting different entities and coordinating with communication office for different publication material, as well as attending different AUC events such as the graduate open house
  • Update the fellowship Facebook page with news, events and fellows’ biographies
  • Liaise with AUC concerned offices to update information and news on AUC website
  • Respond to applicants’ and future candidates’ queries through email, telephone and scheduled interviews

Students’ Selection Process and Activities’ Logistics

  • Prepare applicants’ files for the internal committee interview
  • Coordinate and organize logistics for the first internal committee interview and the second external committee interview
  • Organize logistics of the orientation session for the new fellows
  • Coordinate all logistics for the Know thy country trips and International Study tours including working with the travel office for hotel reservations, booking flights, and arranging transportation and tour guides
  • Handle and settle needed payments with both the travel office and the controller’s office including invoices, advance payments, and allowances for the Know thy country trips and International study tours 
  • Coordinate with the International Programs Office regarding the available options and slots and assist throughout the process if needed
  • Handle SAP payments for host universities, reimbursements, travel, and per diem for fellows
  • Coordinate with the travel office for ticket booking and insurance
  • Handle all documents needed to process and issue the per diem for the fellows traveling on a semester abroad
  • Keep track of all expenses broke down to each line item for each cohort and update the needed reports.
  • Organize and handle the logistics of fellows’ gatherings and networking events
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with fellows and assist them in every possible way
  • Maintain and updated database of all fellows and handles the documentation process for the program (filing)
  • Other additional duties, as assigned​​​​​​​


Minimum Education Requirement(s): BA in a related discipline


  • Minimum of four years of relevant experience
  • Prior experience in an academic, multi-cultural setting is a plus


  • Excellent command of English and Arabic both spoken and written
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize and work under pressure
  • Tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, SAP, Photoshop) and knowledge of websites


This position is open until November 26, 2019

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, send an updated and detailed resume to, stating 50023976 Senior Specialist, Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Program” in the subject line.

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

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