Project Officer

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th July, 2018

Job Description

Project Description:

The Project Officer will provide mid-level project activity support to the Egypt field office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Remain informed and updated on all election related developments.
  • Work with other staff members to ensure timely execution of project activities within the allocated budget and support specific project activities as needed;
  • Ensure progress and documentation of on-going and completed activities, major project developments and issues, as well as challenges for immediate management attention;
  • In coordination with HQ and IFES/Egypt staff, support the development of IFES work plans, performance monitoring plans, as well as all project-reporting requirements.
  • Support technical specialists with coordination and development of briefing/training documents and materials for programmatic activities;
  • Represent IFES as required in external meetings and maintain good relationships with key local and international electoral stakeholders;
  • Provide required support to and coordination with civil society partners, government institutions, research centers, and the judiciary.
  • Participate in handling procurement actions related to programmatic activities. This includes drafting of programmatic RFQs/RFPs, scopes of work, as well as selection memos of vendors.
  • Participate in delivering training sessions as necessary.
  • Communicate with vendors on programmatic related activities. This includes hotels for carrying out workshops, vendors providing programmatic services, as well as technical consultants working on programmatic activities.
  • Provide ad hoc translation/interpretation and assist in editing/reviewing project material; English/Arabic and Arabic/English;
  • In-country travel as necessary to monitor IFES events;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Skills needed:
  • The ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • The ability to complete tasks with limited supervision;
  • Excellent reporting and document handling skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and address inclusion matters with integrity


  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science or public administration or related fields.
  • 4-6 years of experience working with international NGOs/organizations on implementation of international technical assistance programs, preferably in the area of democracy and governance and/or elections;
  • Experience working on USAID-funded programs;
  • Training/facilitation skill/qualification is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Word, Power point, Outlook and Excel.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic language required.


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