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Technical Advisor
Egypt Center of Excellence for Energy (COE)

at Arizona State University

Location: Cairo, Egypt



Arizona State University is seeking an experienced Technical Advisor to be part of the USAID-funded Egypt Center of Excellence for Energy (COE) project. The COE project is a partnership between ASU-US and three Egyptian partner universities (EPUs): Ain Shams University, Aswan University, and Mansoura University. The COE goal is to improve the capacity of Egypt’s higher education institutions to drive public and private sector innovation, modernization, and competitiveness; strengthen government policy to stimulate economic growth; and contribute solutions to Egypt’s development challenges in the energy sector. The Technical Advisor will assist the Center Director in implementing a wide range of research and academic programs in Energy for COE. The Technical Advisor will work closely with the COE Project Director and In-Country Director, and the faculty at ASU and Egyptian partner COE Team. The Technical Advisor will also interface with USAID and the COE stakeholders and partners in the Egypt energy sector.



  • Develop, implement, and assist the COE activities including all activity components: curriculum, labs research, workshops, stakeholders and industry interactions, strategic plan, exchange program, and other academic and technical activities under the Center’s director and in-country director

  • Serve as liaison between the Egyptian universities’ faculty and ASU faculty.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic plan and roadmap through interactions faculty, industry leaders, GoE, ministries, and other stakeholders.

  • Develop a network with Egypt’s energy industry and government partners to support the Center.

  • Directly manage curriculum related work: assessment, identification of new courses and labs, technical reviews of curricula; organize and attend related stakeholders committee meetings related to curriculum.

  • Identify key research areas, direct and manage process related to new research projects (review/assessment/implementation); coordinate technical reviews of research projects; organize and attend committee meetings related to research deliverables.

  • Provide technical assistance to exchange program process (review/interview/technical support/orientation) together with ASU/EPU deans, faculty, committees. Hold regular quarterly meetings with students/faculty of exchange program.

  • Assist in the development of center sustainability strategy including technical, marketing, and implementation plan.

  • Identify and establish energy industry activities and relationships

  • Assist in certificate programs, workshops, proposals, etc. to support the center and the development of technology center.

  • Provide technical support to the development and facilitation of technical seminars and workshops in Egypt.

  • Draft short reports summarizing technical workshop and meetings with Egyptian university faculty, industry representatives and stakeholders.

  • Identify and organize internships with Egypt’s energy industry for Egyptian university students.

  • Provide support to MEL activities: meeting summaries, emails, reports, correspondence, assist and review quarterly reports.

  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or other energy related areas

  • Minimum five (5) years of academic experience

  • Preferred 5 years of industrial or equivalent experience in the energy sector.

  • Strong research experience in energy areas.

  • Active research in the energy area with strong publication record.

  • Familiarity with Egyptian universities and energy sector.

  • Experience with curriculum development, and other energy areas.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment subject to quickly changing priorities and potentially conflicting deadlines.

  • Language Proficiency: Level IV English and fluent Arabic required.


Working Environment:

  • This position will interact with administrators, faculty, and students working at COE. May travel to various locations within Egypt


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 COE Technical Advisor”

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