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06 Février 2015 Il y a 9 years

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Position: Chief of Party, Higher Education Partnerships Program
Location: Egypt
Reports To: Director of Education Programs Division
Division: Education Programs Division



IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.
Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.


IREX seeks a Chief of Party to manage a USAID-funded Egypt Higher Education Partnerships Program. The program seeks to strengthen Egyptian higher education institutions and enhance their ability to develop a globally competitive Egyptian workforce by supporting 15 to 20 partnerships between universities, technical colleges, and the private sector in Egypt and the United States, and to provide technical assistance to the Egyptian public higher education system. The Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and implementation of the Program. The position is contingent on funding.


  • Provide vision and strategic direction for the program
  • Develop and implement a plan of activities to meet program objectives
  • Initiate and manage the different types of partnerships that will be developed to ensure the program’s success and sustainability, with a focus on partnerships with higher education institutions and the local private sector
  • Serve as primary liaison with USAID and the government of Egypt
  • Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the higher education sector and in the economic growth sector
  • Manage and mentor project staff
  • Coordinate with the IREX home office
  • Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline
  • Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities



Critères d'éligibilité

  • A minimum of a master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Public Policy, Higher Education, Administration, International Development or a relevant field from an internationally recognized university
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the successful implementation of higher education and/or human and institutional capacity development programs
  • At least 5 years of international experience leading capacity development programs that involved collaborative design and implementation across multiple institutions
  • Proven leadership in the administration of similar sized international donor technical assistance projects, or universities and technical colleges with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in higher education development areas, including human capital development, private investment in higher education, curriculum & research, and/or development of higher education policies
  • Partnership experience between academia (universities), private business, and/or government.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including conflict resolution abilities; and a demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable for quality outputs and results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including governments, private sector, higher education institutions, donors, etc.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Experience working in the private sector is preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of the education sector in Egypt a plus
  • Must be fluent in English, proficiency in Arabic a plus

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