May 29

Vacancy: Project Officer with Expertise in Arts and Culture

The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)
Position open for Egyptian Nationals only
DEDI is an intergovernmental Danish-Egyptian institution established in Cairo in 2004 with funding from the Danish Arab Partnership Program (DAPP). The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute promotes political and cultural understanding between Denmark and Egypt and Europe and the Arab World. The Institute acts as a bridge builder for Egyptian and Danish partner cooperation and builds long-lasting networks and cooperation between Egyptian and Danish partners with mutual interests and shared challenges. DEDI works for these aims through programs, projects, and other activities developed and implemented in dialogue, exchange and equal partnerships between Egyptians, Danes, Arabs, and Europeans. The reference text for the Institute’s work is the strategy framework 2017-22: “Engaging to Understand Shared Challenges”.
DEDI’s Project Officer for the “Arts and Culture” Program will answer directly to the Program Manager, and the Director.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Identifying and assessing potential Egyptian, Danish, and Arab project partners. Participating in the planning and development of projects within the program.
  • Managing and reporting on assigned or on-going partnership projects, which may include: contract drafting, budget management, field visits and annual reporting and other.
  • Suggesting project ideas within the program scope.
  • Assisting/working with the Arts and Culture team on projects and ad hoc program activities, as well as working with the Program Manager on project documentation, communication and engaging with external parties relevant to the program.
  • Staying updated with the development in the field of arts and culture in Egypt, Denmark, and the Arab region through networking and research.
  • Cooperating with DEDI’s other program members in planning, strategy, and evaluation.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree and/or experience in a relevant field like design or humanities.
  • 3-6 years of professional experience at least three of which as a project officer or equivalent in the areas related to arts, culture and community engagement.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team.
  • A general knowledge of cultural fields like curation, urban culture, arts, architecture, and other related cultural fields. Merits in one or more fields are preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience of the project management cycle, planning, and follow-up methodology.
  • Awareness of cultural policy, international organisations and grant applications.
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English (a test might be required).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Danish is considered an additional merit.
  • Research abilities will be considered positively.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professional standards
  • Share basic values of the Institute such as dialogue and respect, human rights, non-discrimination, transparency, and accountability
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural environment and cooperate effectively within a team
  • Have a good eye for details as well as the surrounding environment of each project.
  • Be responsible for his/her own professional development to improve capacity to deliver on expected results
  • Be able to manage their assigned projects without close supervision.
  • Help other colleagues with their projects by advice and occasional assistance.

DEDI offers:

  • An opportunity to work as part of an international, multi-cultural, open and friendly work environment focusing on results and on teamwork and based on strong ethical values.
  • A position with opportunities to learn and develop a personal network in the community of development practitioners in Egypt, Denmark, and the Arab World
  • An opportunity to work independently and with a great deal of responsibility
  • A competitive salary based on personal qualifications and performance
  • Good general terms and conditions of employment

How to apply?
Candidates must before 10 June 2017 send
(1) a personal letter in English (max 600 words) indicating their interests and abilities and their possible contribution to DEDI,
(2) a professional CV in English (max 2 pages),
and (3) the filled summary sheet template found attached to this call. Download
Applications to be sent to the following email address: Titled: “Arts and Culture: project officer vacancy”.

Interview dates
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview at the Institute, these will take place between the 10th and 22nd of June.
NEW DATES: Between the 2nd and 4th of July.
The successful candidate is expected to start in early July 2017.

Further info
To read more about the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute see
For specific queries please contact Mohamad Abotera: