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Establish Center of Entrepreneurship


Cairo, Egypt

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AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
USAID’s Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (SEED) in Egypt project is part of the United States – Government of Egypt Trade and Investment Promotion in Egypt (TIPE) Bilateral Agreement. More specifically, the purpose of the SEED contract is to increase employment and income of MSMEs and entrepreneurs, especially those owned by women and youth in disadvantaged areas, by: (1) stimulating entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) enhancing formalization of private enterprises; (3) improving financial and non-financial services to MSMEs; (4) integrating MSMEs and entrepreneurs in progressive value chains; and (5) addressing enabling environment policy reform initiatives to facilitate MSME development that is aligned to the Government of Egypt’s (GOE) socio-economic development strategy.

Main Tasks
Conduct an assessment of the university’s current resources, capabilities and readiness to launch a Center of Entrepreneurship (CoE):
Study the university offerings and how they can serve the CoE.
Complete a capacity building assessment to identify the needs required to establish the CoE (including university, services, staff, students).
Identify the most appropriate model to fit the university’s vision, capacity and offerings.
Develop selection criteria and determine the training needs of the CoE staff.
Draft and iterate until a final marketing and outreach plan for the COE is agreed upon.
Based on the experience from this assignment, develop a work plan and comprehensive toolkit on how to establish a Center of Entrepreneurship. This toolkit will be used as blueprint for replication in other universities.

Minimum Requirements
A degree in Business Administration, Finance, Business Development or related field.
Previous experience in establishing similar academic or professional models.
Thorough understanding of the local and international entrepreneurship sphere especially in relation to academia.
Experience working in academia in general and entrepreneurship in specific.
Prior experience working with women and youth on entrepreneurship issues.
previous experience in project management and development projects.
Prior experience in strategic planning for business organizations, including financial modeling.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to deal with various levels of stakeholders.
Must be proficient in writing, reading and speaking in English and Arabic (for Egyptians candidates).

Preferred Qualifications
Previous USAID experience
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