Researcher (gender inclusive urban planning and design)

Job Type

Full-Time (2 Months)

Job Location

Cairo

Department

Design & Planning Unit

Closing Date

Thursday, September 29, 2022

About the job

Takween Integrated Community Development is actively seeking a researcher to work on a project in the field of gender inclusive urban planning and design. The candidate is required to have a demonstrable understanding of the field of urban planning, design, and gender inclusion, and with good experience in writing comprehensive reports and papers. The position is based in Cairo for a project duration of 2 months.

Key Result Areas

Technical Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze extant literature, data and other relevant information.

  • Review previous reports and studies related to the project scope.

  • Carry out field surveys and produce written and graphic documentation including written notes photographic documentations, videos, and sketches.

  • Assist in conducting workshops and seminars engaging local stakeholders, professionals, and public audience.

  • Communicate complex information and research outcomes clearly in both writing and presentations.

Communication and Reporting

  • Assist the Project Manager in documenting projects’ results; and collecting written and graphic materials to produce different reports, communication materials and presentations.

  • Attend regular coordination meetings with project staff, consultants, donors, clients, and beneficiaries as required, and report on a regular basis progress of activities to the Project Manager.

Requirements

Qualification

  • B. Sc. in development studies, or equivalent university degree in related area of study (Master's degree is an advantage)

Experience

  • 5-7 years of working experience of urban design and planning, and gender inclusion.

  • Experience of presenting research outcomes to various audience.

  • Experience in empirical data collection.

  • Experience in preparing and conducting interviews or focus groups.

  • Experience of working in an urban context, assessing complex issues and identifying solutions which address the needs of multiple user groups.

Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of appropriate research methods.

  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesize research data and information.

  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both in written and visual formats.

  • Ability to use innovation and creativity to solve problems in research context.

Skills

  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is a must.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in Arabic and English.

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.

Competencies

  • 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.

  • 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.

About us

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.