Posted 8 months ago

Assistant Country Director for Programs


The Assistant Country Director for Programs (ACD) at the AMIDEAST/Egypt Field Office oversees the portfolio

of programs that are offered through its offices in Cairo and in Alexandria and through its network of partner

institutions located throughout the country. This portfolio features programs, courses and services in the following

areas: English language training, test preparation, standardized testing, workforce development, scholarships

and exchanges, educational advising, and entrepreneurship. As a member of the Senior Management Team,

s/he assists with the overall management of the office and with the development and execution of its annual

plans and budget in close collaboration with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.

The ACD works closely with the CD and other senior staff on ensuring that AMIDEAST program departments

adhere to efficient project management practices and that programs and services are well planned and executed

in line with the organization’s quality standards. The ACD will be responsible for developing program

implementation strategies to ensure that offerings are innovative, results-oriented, and financially viable, as well

as in line with AMIDEAST best practices.

This position is based in Cairo but requires regular travel throughout Egypt.


Supports the CD with driving the strategic vision for the field office and with implementing the

AMIDEAST/ Egypt country strategy. This entails ensuring that field office strategic objectives are

integrated in all aspects of program implementation so that targeted program results are achieved;

Supervises and guides the following departments in the field office while maintaining strong working

relationships with department managers to ensure effective project management;


English Language Training

Scholarships and Exchange

Educational Advising

Professional Training

Oversees the implementation of all AMIDEAST contracts and grants to ensure high quality technical

implementation, efficient budget management, and adherence to all donor reporting requirements;

Participates in the management of external relations with all AMIDEAST current and potential partners,

donors, and stakeholders, such as the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, Government of Egypt entities and

officials, local and international foundations, corporations, , and educational institutions.

Collaborates with the CD and AMIDEAST’s Regional Director for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to

ensure that an M&E system is actively implemented for all technical programs and services;

Analyzes M&E data for all programs to ensure appropriate program design and implementation

modifications are made;

Oversees the network of AMIDEAST/Egypt’s off-site service providers and authorized standardized test

distributors across Egypt in coordination with the sales department;

Participates in the design of proposals and new programs in close collaboration with the business

development, marketing, and sales departments. This includes providing input on program design, writing

technical proposals, assessing appropriate staffing requirements and adherence to AMIDEAST

guidelines on program implementation;

Prepares and presents annual program budget to the CD in collaboration with program managers;

Organizes monthly financial review meetings to track the overall office’s financial performance;

Collaborates closely with the Director of the branch office in Alexandria to ensure alignment of

operations, processes and program design across both offices;

Focuses on developing and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction regarding all programs and

services that AMIDEAST/Egypt provides;

Represents AMIDEAST through active membership and participation in professional business and

education associations, conferences, meetings and workshops;

Keeps current on changes within the education and training sectors in Egypt by monitoring publications

and relevant media sources;

Oversees the flow of operations between the program departments, customer service, finance and sales

and marketing ensuring the efficient and collaborative implementation of services, projects and programs.




A graduate degree in business, education, TESL/TEFL, international development, or other relevant field;

A minimum of 10 years of professional work experience, preferably in an international education-related


In-depth experience with, and knowledge of, the U.S. basic, secondary, and tertiary education system

Demonstrated experience with business development, including technical proposal writing and

associated budgeting

A minimum of 5 years of instructional experience

Demonstrated experience with staff recruitment, training, and mentorship

Experience in managing development assistance projects and/or service-fora-fee programs in education

and training using project management tools;

Ability to manage large, multiple and diverse teams for effective program and project implementation

Strong leadership experience with an ability to make effective decisions quickly based on existent

information and data;

Experience developing and overseeing annual and program budgets with a focus on optimal utilization of

resources to meet project and program objectives;

Demonstrated experience with technical report writing

Strong financial management experience

Strong stakeholder and client management skills;

Excellent computer literacy in MS Office;

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;

Excellent written and spoken English language skills with a minimum TOEIC score of 960 or equivalent;

Exceptional strategic thinking and business oriented philosophy

Experience leading and managing change skills

Ability to lead and manage a team

Communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Strong Analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making ability

Effective planning and organizing skills

Excellent computer skills (windows, Microsoft Office, accounting package software)


  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or Project Management for Development (PMD Pro); and
  • Demonstrated marketing experience with traditional and social media channels
  • A working proficiency in spoken and written Arabic.


    The incumbent in this position will work in a professional office environment and will utilize the following equipment when working from the corporate office or remote home office (temporarily due to COVID-19).

• Computer (laptop or desktop)
• Printer/Photocopier/Scanner/Fax • Telephone
• Other (Specify if any)

Up to 5% business travel may be needed to support Egypt office as needed.

The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position description is an overview of the major functions and requirements of this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of the position; the Employee’s Manager may assign other duties as related or as otherwise deemed appropriate and necessary within the general scope, without the need for additional compensation.


  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Project Management
  • Full-time
  • N/A
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