Scholarships Programs Manager

Deadline Sat, Apr 15, 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 key information and resources to both 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 sound and 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 the development of 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 in ensuring 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 on budget of a cost center
  • Annual Amount: NA.
  • Hiring Authority & Promotion: Coach New Employees - Direct Supervision - Responsible for Employees Performance Appraisal - Conduct Technical Interview 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.
  • Master degree in related field is preferred (education; development practice; public administration).
  • Basic legal knowledge is preferred.


  • A minimum 8-10 years’ work experience in related field, and minimum of 3-5 years in 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 translation of documents from German to English & Arabic, is a plus.

Core Values:

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

Equality: We grant each person the right to express, participation and ownership of 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, 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 details.
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Working independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, adaptable 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 April 15th, 2023.

Kindly note that candidates' applications will be reviewed upon receipt and the vacancy will be closed upon hiring.