Title: University Program Technical Coordinator
Reports to: University Program Manager
Work Load: Full Time
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Travel Requirement: Travel to aswan based on activity
To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to work@nileproject.org
Start Date: May 1, 2017

Job Description

The University Program Coordinator is responsible for developing content for all the Nile Project University Program activities including those of the Nile Fellows, University Chapters, and Partner Communities. The Program Coordinator will report to the Nile Project University Program Manager and will act as the main contact between the Nile Project team and facilitators or experts.


About the Nile Project University Program

Building on the success of its Music Program, the Nile Project has launched its University Program in 6 cities across the Nile Basin in Fall 2016. These cities are Cairo and Aswan in Egypt, Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, Nairobi in Kenya, Kampala in Uganda and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. During its first year, the Nile Project University Program will consist of:

  1. Fellowships for 24 student leaders at 6 partner universities: This unique 12-month fellowship is designed to provide exceptional students with transformative opportunities and learning experiences at the intersection of environmental sustainability, community development, citizen diplomacy and conflict transformation.
  2. 6 Nile Project Clubs at partner universities: Each Nile Fellows cohort will establish a University Chapter on their respective campus to offer a suite of activities that inspire Nile learning, explore environmental solutions to Nile challenges, and facilitate student collaborations across the Nile Basin.
  3. 6 Nile Project Communities: The Nile Project will work with faculty advisors and local partners to identify communities where university students can design and implement projects focusing on food sustainability. These community-based projects will provide students and community members with the opportunity to develop innovative solutions that can then be scaled across the Nile Basin.


General Responsibilities


  1. Program (40%)
  • Develop and maintain a detailed project plan for all curricula and content development
  • Partner with the University Program Manager to ensure the timely implementation of planned programs and activities
  • Design the framework for all program activities
  • Research community needs and design training modules for students accordingly
  • Coordinate the curriculum and content development of the program activities with field experts
  • Assist in designing corresponding evaluation frameworks
  • Cooperate closely with the Operations Coordinator in the implementation of activities
  • Work with other program leads to ensure cohesion of cross-cutting Nile Project activities.


  1. Management (40%)
  • Participate in weekly University Program staff meetings
  • Develop and implement system for follow up with facilitators and experts
  • Conduct bi-weekly meetings with each Nile Fellows cohorts
  • Ensure team cohesion, communication and efficiency
  • Conduct performance reviews for staff members
  • Champion organizational culture based on Nile Project values


  1. Finance (10%)
  • Ensure strong fiscal responsibility and accountability
  • Calculate required budget for relevant planned activities
  • Provide the Operations Coordinator with the required procurement documents for expenses
  • Implement the procurement process for activity related expenses
  • Contract service providers and make purchases based on quality and quotations received


  1. Fundraising & Donor Relations (10%)
  • Work with program and development teams to define financial requirements and fundraising strategy
  • Research prospect donors and keep abreast of relevant funding opportunities
  • Write donor technical reports and ensure donor recognition based on contractual benefits


Skills & Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant program planning, management and coordination experience
  • Demonstrable experience in leading university-level clubs or extracurricular programs
  • Good understanding of Nile environmental, political, and cultural landscape
  • Education and / or practical experience in water, food, or environmental sustainability
  • Project Management experience
  • Program fundraising experience a plus
  • Strategic, accountable and organized
  • Proactive, energetic, highly-motivated and autonomous
  • Able to express complex concepts clearly
  • Good listener, quick learner and can think on their feet
  • Creative and problem solver
  • Entrepreneurial and will do what it takes to achieve desired results
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic



The Program Coordinator will report to the Nile Project University Program Manager. Reporting tools will be agreed upon in the beginning of his/her mandate.