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.
Project Manager (Culture Development/Creative Economies)
Saturday, October 30, 2021
About the job
Takween is actively seeking a seasoned, highly creative, and innovative Project Manager who will contribute to helping Takween promoting the City of Esna as a unique and prime tourist destination. the project focuses on two main components: a) increasing economic benefits to the local community from tourism development activities through improved employment and business opportunities and better revenue retention at the local level. b) documenting what makes Esna a unique destination in understanding its cultural heritage.
The project aims to capitalize on Esna’s diverse cultural heritage assets for the city to stand out as a prime tourist destination that offers a unique visitor experience. Through identification, documentation, conservation, and design activities – all focusing on tangible and intangible cultural heritage aspects of the city – we aim to develop an innovative and creative model that can be replicated in other places in Egypt.
Key Result Areas
Program Management /Responsibilities
Responsible to organize the project activities in accordance with what has been proposed and approved.
Ensuring we meet the objectives and goals of the project proposal.
Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
Meet with the different stakeholders to make communication transparent regarding project issues, decisions, and services.
Analyze program risks
Overall monitoring and ensuring that we meet all donor requirements.
Identify a team and work on the process that will be used to identify and document intangible cultural heritage
Define the protentional intangible heritage products, that they remain authentic to the heritage of Esna and how we can use this to promote Esna as a unique tourist destination
Work with the team to showcase the outcomes of the study which is both interactive and innovative for visitors
Design the retail tourism project in collaboration with the Economic Consultant
Identify through a competitive process the selection of businesses for this pilot
Carry out an assessment for a baseline of the vendors business and soft skills
Administrative and Financial Management
Monitor and approve in cooperation with the Financial Department all administrative and financial processes and procedures related to the project’s relevant activities including procurement procedures and approval of contracts and consultants’ payments to monitor and control expenditure - all in compliance with Takween and the donor’s policies and procedures
Communication and Reporting
Track and report to the Chief of Party in coordination with the Grant and Reporting Officer and the Financial Department technical and financial progress of the project-related activities through production and tracking of time schedules and financial tracking tools to ensure the preparation and timely submission of progress and final reports
Attend and conduct regular coordination meetings with project staff, consultants, donors, clients, and beneficiaries as required; and report on a regular basis progress of activities to the Chief of Party to ensure the timely and coordinated implementation of project activities
Collaborate with the project donors’ communication teams to promote the project activities and to ensure compliance with the donors’ branding and marking requirements
Graduate degree in Social Sciences, Cultural Management, Economics or relevant degree
7-15 years of experience in program management and implementation
Experience working with communities
Experience in Economic development programs is an advantage
Some understanding of the cultural tourism and hospitality sector and its ecosystem (on the local, national, and international levels) in Egypt desirable
Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is a must
Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to work independently on a wide range of assignments/tasks
Excellent presentation, negotiation, and verbal / written communication skills
Critical thinking skills - able to understand situations and problems, identify cause and effect relationships and develop effective strategies
Good intercultural skills and ability to work in a multicultural team
Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Creativity, innovation, and strategic thinking
Ability to work under high pressure and carry out multi-tasks in simultaneous projects
Self-motivation and willingness to learn
Teamwork abilities and work collaboratively with other stakeholders and staff members
Accountability and high commitment to the company’s quality standards and code of ethics
Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween-ICD) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a young 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-ICD specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween-ICD provides project planning, design and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween-ICD fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading; heritage management and conservation; community development and mobilization; and direct involvement in participatory design and construction activities.