Takween’s mission focuses on innovative and concrete solutions that have been researched, tested and implemented to meet the needs of communities and their specific built environments to achieve inclusive urban spaces that will thrive for generations to come. With this mission, Takween aims to improve the quality for inhabitants living in cities across Egypt and the Middle East.
Junior Architect (gender inclusive urban planning and design)
Full-Time (2 Months)
Design & Planning Unit
Thursday, September 29, 2022
About the job
Takween Integrated Community Development is actively seeking a junior architect to work on a project in the field of gender inclusive urban planning and design. The primary role is to provide support to Takween-ICD urban development program in areas of research, documentation, and communication activities. The Junior Architect will be engaged under the supervision of the Project Manager in different project phases including mobilizations, assessment, planning and implementation. The Junior Architect is expected to work in a range of fields of interventions including urban upgrading, participatory design of public open space interventions, and detailed urban planning/redevelopment of existing urban areas. The position is based in Cairo for a project duration of 2 months.
Key Result Areas
Collect and analyze extant literature, data and other relevant information that is focused on Takween-ICD fields of interventions;
Carry out field surveys and produce written and graphic documentation including written notes photographic documentations, videos, and sketches, and measured drawings for buildings and public open spaces;
Identify potential partners and local stakeholders on the neighborhoods level, and engage in focus group meetings and interviews with different stakeholders to collect information required for the development of Takween-ICD projects;
Conduct participatory needs assessment sessions with different stakeholders to assess their needs;
Production of design proposals packages; 3D models, construction drawings, BOQs, working on development of the project’s initial studies; and strategic development options;
Engage in the design and development of Takween-ICD digital database on urban upgrading and community development resources, initiatives and projects;
Assist in conducting workshops and seminars engaging local stakeholders, professionals and public audience.
B. Sc. in architecture/urban planning, or equivalent University degree in related area of study
0-3 years of working experience in design development and urban upgrading projects.
Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is a must;
Excellent analytical and writing skills in Arabic and English is desirable;
Strong interpersonal communications skills
Excellent working knowledge MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite: (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier), AutoCAD, relevant 3D modeling, 3D Max, Lumion, Vray, Sketchup with supportive render plugins;
Graphic design, photography and sketching skills are an advantage;
Ability to work under high pressure and carry out multi-tasks in simultaneous projects;
Self-motivation and willingness to learn;
Creativity and ability to seek and explore innovative solutions
Effective communication of ideas and design solutions
Teamwork abilities and work collaboratively with other stakeholders and staff members
Strong planning and organizational skills to cope with expected workload
Accountability and high commitment to the company’s quality standards and code of ethics
The Junior Architect will work at the Main Office in Cairo.
Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween provides project planning, design, and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading, heritage management and conservation, community development and mobilization, participatory design and planning, and construction activities.