Scholarships Programs Manager

Deadline Sat, Sep 30, 2023

Main Job Purpose:

Support the Education & Scholarship Programs Sector Director by assisting in the design, administration, and monitoring of projects & programs, processes, and communications; providing essential information and resources to internal and external beneficiaries; providing general technical and operational support to the sector.

Overall Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to setting the sector strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support Sector director in identifying key trends in higher education, in relevance to local needs and relation to global, regional, and local trends in designing future jobs and reviewing and d annual plans and strategies.
  • Develop operational guidelines, strategies, plans, and methodologies that ensure interventions are managed and executed efficiently and effectively via a sustainable & replicable model.
  • Initiate, establish, and maintain productive working relationships with key program stakeholders (e.g. partners, private sector, universities, and relevant Ministries).
  • In collaboration with the Finance Sector, prepare, manage, and monitor annual budgets to maintain expenditures in accordance with yearly budgets.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and monitoring of new scholarship concepts.
  • Lead on developing outreach materials; review content and ensure all SFSD platforms disseminate relevant and accurate information.
  • Develop an alumni engagement strategy and leadership with the team on implementing it.
  • Oversee alumni databases and ensure they are up-to-date and accessible.
  • Ensure grievance redress mechanisms are in place and effective.
  • Work closely with the Finance sector to ensure relevant governmental approvals are obtained.
  • Manage and mentor team, including feedback; on-the-job training; period evaluations, and year-end performance evaluation.
  • Abide by new tasks raised by Director.

Position Relationship with Other Parties:

  • Internal Relationships: Finance Auditing - Learning & Strategy - HR & Admin.
  • External Relationships: Partners - NGOs - INGOs - Associations.

Work Environment:

  • In Office: 60%
  • Out of Office: 40%
  • Working Days: 5
  • Days off: Friday & Saturday
  • Working Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Work Hazard: Normal

Position Dimensions:

  • Level of Authority: Authority and decisions within own departmental decisions.
  • Financial Control: Department budget: responsible for the budget of a cost center
  • Annual Amount: NA.
  • Hiring Authority & Promotion: Coach New Employees - Direct Supervision - Responsible for Employees Performance Appraisal - Conduct Technical Interviews only.

No. Subordinates:

  • Direct Reports: 2-3 (Senior Scholarships Program Officer - Scholarships Program Officer)
  • Indirect Reports: NA

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in public administration, Education, public policy, or any related field.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field (education, development practice, public administration) is preferred.
  • Basic legal knowledge is preferred.


  • A minimum of 8-10 years of work experience in a related field and a minimum of 3-5 years at a managerial level.
  • Able to do research functions.

Computer Skills

  • Excellent computer literacy, with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases.
  • Intermediate proficiency in spreadsheets is preferable.


  • Native-speaker proficiency in Arabic composition.
  • Proficiency in English composition.
  • Good Knowledge of German Language speaking and composition is preferable.
  • Experience in report writing.
  • Intermediate proficiency in translating documents from German to English & Arabic is a plus.

Sawiris Foundation's Core Values:

Respect: Dealing with each individual considering all his/her needs, rights, differences, and opinions; we Value time, effort, place, and resources.

Equality: We grant each person the right to express, participate, and own all his/her rights, privileges, and equal opportunities.

Trustworthiness: Fulfillment of rights, duties, and responsibilities effectively with sincerity, integrity, and dedication to work.

Cooperation: Work within the spirit of support, and show flexibility with all people and entities we deal with.

Team Work: Organized collaboration between an integrated group of people with specific and interrelated roles to reach a common goal.

Core Competencies:

  • Planning.
  • Adhering to principles and values.
  • Working with others.
  • Accountability.
  • Time management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and Networking skills.

Functional Key Competencies:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Working independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and adaptability in effective relationships with both Egyptians and foreigners.
  • Ability to independently carry out tasks.

How to Apply:

To apply please send the application form and your CV to with the subject line "Candidate Name – Scholarships Programs Manager – L13"

The deadline for applying is Aug 30th, 2023.