March 19, 2006

Vacancies: SOUTH SINAI REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

SOUTH SINAI REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The South Sinai Regional Development Programme (SSRDP) is financed by the European Union (EU) for the benefit of the South Sinai Governorate. SSRDP is a five-year programme which aims to:

Ø promote the sustainable local economy
Ø support social development
Ø protect the natural resources
Ø preserve the cultural heritage

SSRDP needs to contract energetic, committed and hardworking candidates for the following positions at the Programme Support Unit (PSU) which is based at El Tur City in South Sinai.

1. SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST – Component 1

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to

Procurement and contracting of civil works, supplies and services including the preparation of the Terms of Reference, technical specifications and tender dossiers.
Development and implementation of a monitoring system for ensuring contractor’s compliance with the terms, conditions and implementation schedules of the contract(s) awarded to him.
Establishing and maintaining a database of contractors and suppliers
Any other assignment which he may be given by his/her superiors.

Requirements

B.Sc. or higher degree in engineering.
Proven experience of 10 years or more in a similar position in the field of procurement and purchasing procedures in a major project.
Acquaintance with the procurement procedures and regulations of the EU or any other international donor agency would be a distinct advantage.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

2. SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST – Component 2

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to

Screening and analysis of Grant funding applications and preparation of related tender documentation procedures including the preparation of the Terms of Reference, technical specifications and tender dossiers.
Development and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems for the grant related activities of the Programme.
Any other assignment which he/she may be given by his/her superiors.

Requirements

B.Sc. or higher degree preferably in economics, business studies or rural development.
Proven experience of 10 years or more of which at least five years in a similar position in a major project.
Acquaintance with the procurement procedures and regulations of the EU or any other international donor agency would be a distinct advantage.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

3. FINANCIAL SPECIALIST IN ACCOUNTING

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

All accounting related activities such as maintaining the books of accounts, ledgers and financial and accounting records, treasury, payroll, monthly and other periodic general ledger and accounts reconciliations, tax return preparation, if any, budgeting and other financial and accounting activities in accordance with the Financial Agreements with the donating agency. It should be noted that all records and books of account are to be prepared in English.

Requirements

B.Sc. in accountancy
Proven experience of at least seven years in a similar position and presently employed with the Civil Service.
Proven skills in computerized accounting on the accrual based accounting system.
Computer literate with knowledge of, and working experience with MS Office and accounting software.
Able to work under high pressure to meet reporting deadlines.
Acquaintance with the EU financial system would be an advantage.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

4. Communication and Public awareness Specialist

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

Preparation and implementation of a Programme Visibility and Communication Plan targeting all project stakeholders including (but not limited to) the Bedouin communities, Government, the private sector and general public. Key functions of the specialist will be to design and manage the Programme website (www.eu-ssrdp.org), prepare e-newsletters, promote stakeholders participation, publish articles, and develop information products of value to stakeholders.

Requirements

B.Sc. in a relevant field
Proven experience of at least seven years in a similar position.
Excellent oral and written skills in both English and Arabic
Proficient in database and graphic software (e.g. Corel Draw, Photoshop, Freehand as well as internet languages (e.g. HTML, MS Front Page, Dream Weaver)
High level of initiative and creativity
Able to work under high pressure to meet reporting deadlines.
Acquaintance with the EU Visibility Policy would be an advantage.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

5. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGER

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

Supervision of drivers, guardians and building maintenance staff.
Supervision of maintenance of vehicles and other equipment
Recording of trips and fuel consumption
Licensing of vehicles
Obtaining permits and other official documents for the project and the foreign visitors and experts
Public relations.
Liaison with civil authorities, officials and other third parties.
Any other assignment which he/she may be given by his/her superiors.

Requirements

University degree in management or other relevant field.
Proven experience of at least ten years in a similar position.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

6. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

Undertake all normal secretarial duties including: answering the telephone; taking messages; sending and receiving faxes and emails; receipt, dispatch and registration of mail; typing and filing documents; photocopying, etc.
Arrange appointments, hotel reservations and travel bookings as well as venue bookings for PSU meetings, workshops and training activities etc.
Maintain records of PSU staff activities (timesheets, leave records etc.)
Maintain PSU staff attendance record book
Take minutes of meetings when required
Meet and greet visitors to the Programme Support Unit (PSU)
Computer literate including Windows XP, MS Office and other software
Arrange subscriptions to selected newspapers, magazines and journals
Assisting all staff with archiving and library set-up and library maintenance
Any other related duties which maybe requested from time to time

Requirements

Degree in management or other relevant field.
Proven experience of at least ten years in a similar position.
Highly motivated and results oriented
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

7. Assistant Secretary / Translator

His/her responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

Act as an interpreter for international experts
General translation of correspondence, articles, reports and other documents
Ensure that the PSU premises are kept neat and tidy at all times
In consultation and under the supervision of the Executive Secretary undertake all normal secretarial duties including: answering the telephone; taking messages; sending and receiving faxes and emails; receipt, dispatch and registration of mail; typing and filing documents; photocopying, etc.
Any other related duties which may be requested from time to time

Requirements

University degree and/or appropriate secretarial training
Proven experience of at least 5 years in a similar position
Computer literate including Windows XP, MS Office and other software
Excellent communication skills
Able to prepare concise reports and minutes
Willing to work over-time on occasions and to travel to various other parts of the South Sinai and Cairo when necessary

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should:
· Be fluent in English and Arabic
· Have completed their military service or be officially and finally exempted from same
· Excellent computer skills (except the driver)
· Have no criminal record
· Be of good standing
How to apply

Applications (CV and cover letter) should be submitted in English to:

Dr. Khaled Metwally
SSRDP Programme Director
The Office of the Governor
El Tor, South Sinai Governorate

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006.

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