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Higher Education Senior Technical Specialist,
Egypt Partnerships for Educational Progress Activity

at Arizona State University

Location: Cairo, Egypt




Arizona State University is seeking qualified Higher Education Senior Technical Specialist candidates for the anticipated USAID/Egypt Partnerships for Educational Progress Activity. The activity will strive to transform Egypt’s public universities into world-class centers of learning that prepare Egyptian students for and connect them to meaningful jobs.

Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the Higher Education Senior Technical Specialist will be dedicated to supporting partnerships of U.S. and Egyptian higher education institutions (HEIs), including directing the delivery of technical assistance to enhance:  Egyptian HEI market-relevant curricula; modern, student-centered teaching strategies; integration of technology into instruction; and provision of opportunities for students to engage in applied, workplace-embedded learning.

This position is based in Cairo, Egypt and is contingent upon award funding.



  • Serve in technical advisory role in finalizing MOHESR/USAID approval a plan for recruiting, supporting, and monitoring U.S./Egyptian HEI partnerships.

  • Provide technical advising and oversight to each partnership in developing and implementing capacity-building strategies and work plans.

  • Collaborate with U.S. HEIs in designing and implementing capacity-building activities for Egyptian faculty and administrators in market-relevant curriculum development; student-centered pedagogy; integration of technology in instruction; design of experiential learning opportunities; and education leadership.

  • Support project in planning and programming study tours for Egyptian faculty and administrators to U.S. HEIs, private sector organizations, and other relevant entities.

  • Collaborate with project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager in developing and implementing plans for measuring progress of partnership activities.

  • Contribute to USAID-required reports.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Advanced degree (Masters level or above) in international education, higher education administration, education in development, or a related field.

  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education capacity building.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the inherent complexities of higher education partnerships, including cultural difference, power differentials and resource limitations.

  • Professional experience in MENA region higher education systems; experience in Egyptian higher education system strongly preferred.

  • Egyptian national strongly preferred.

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English and evidence of strong oral and written communications skills.


Arizona State University is a public learning enterprise, and our mission is no less than transforming the model for public higher education. We call the model the New American University, and we began our transformation in 2002, led by President Michael Crow. Six years later, Newsweek hailed ASU as “one of the most radical redesigns in higher learning since the modern research university took shape.” By 2016 and again for the following six years, U.S. News and World Report has named ASU the #1 innovative U.S. university. ASU ranks #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally for university impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Times Higher Education, 2022). ASU is eager to collaborate with and learn alongside higher education systems in emerging economies to meet shared and escalated expressions of challenges educators face globally. Since 2010, ASU has successfully implemented projects in the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for USAID, the State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the Inter-American Development Bank, and private sector donors including foundations such as Mastercard and Gates. Through its University Design Institute, ASU is partnering with 90 institutions in 20 countries to assist universities that are transforming themselves into powerful engines of social and economic impact.


This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. ASU reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

ASU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


How To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a CV and cover letter highlighting fit for the position to with the subject line "ASU Egypt Higher Ed Senior Tech Specialist”

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