Position Summary :
The Project Management Disability Officer is responsible for the project that will establish and / or develop a disability service center at each of five public universities (Ain Shams, Alexandria, Assiut, Cairo, Mansoura) through coordination with university leadership, a subgrantee with expertise in disability services, and the AMIDEAST HEI team.
The Officer will ensure a strong management and policy structure for each center, establishment of a strategic plan, and implementation of activities to achieve project objectives.
The Disability Officer will also provide technical guidance and advice to the AMIDEAST HEI team working with students with disabilities.
The Officer will report to the Project Director.
Oversee the establishment and development of disability centers at the five partner universities
Communicate and coordinate closely with subgrantee monitoring implementation, advising and supporting, reviewing performance, documenting achievement of objectives, and monitoring budget and spending
Work with university leadership as needed to ensure the success of the disability centers
Encourage the sustainability of the centers by supporting best practices in management
Monitor the project actuals against the budget, including subrecipient spending, and report quarterly on progress and projections.
Monitor progress of the project and report against Monitoring and Evaluation indicators.
Collect data and maintain documentation of all project activities.
Prepare all required reports
Network with and create links to other relevant institutions / companies working with disability to share experiences and lessons learned, which can inform project activities.
Visit project sites to build relationships with university leadership and disability staff, advise project implementers and partners, and monitor project activities.
Provide guidance to AMIDEAST HEI Student Officers on supporting and guiding scholarship students with disabilities (needed assistive technology, etc).
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited, well-recognized university in a relevant field such as education or international development;
Minimum of 5 years of project management experience
Experience in the disabilities field
Strong people management and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Fluent in English and Arabic, with exceptional communication skills
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office
Experience working on policy with governmental institutions in Egypt, ideally
Master’s degree from an accredited, well-renowned university in a relevant field such as education or international development;
Experience working on USAID projects focused on education or training;
Excellent interpersonal skills
The HEI Public University Scholarship Program will provide underserved students from across Egypt with high quality undergraduate education in Egypt, and the skills and knowledge to participate actively and responsibly in their communities and contribute to the economic development of the country.
Sponsored by the U.S. Government, in partnership with the Government of Egypt, the HEI scholarship is part of the U.S. Egypt Higher Education Initiative.
The U.S. Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) is an investment in Egypt’s future that provides educational opportunities for high-
achieving Egyptians to learn skills that will better meet the needs of the 21st century economy. This U.S. Government Initiative provides scholarships for talented young Egyptians women and men from underserved communities in rural and urban areas to Egyptian and American universities in fields that will help them reach their aspirations and contribute to Egypt’s economic prosperity.