Support to the Association Agreement Programme

Vacancy Announcement


The Egyptian Agriculture Research Centre (ARC) Ministry of Agriculture and land Reclamation and the French Ministry of Agriculture, Foodindustry and Forestry intends to carry out a 24 months EU Twinning Project in Egypt. The project is being implemented in the framework of the Support to the Association Agreement Programme (SAAP) – Ministry of International Cooperation, a programme funded by the European Union. The purpose of the project is to contribute to increase the efficiency and sustainability of the agricultural sector in Egypt by improving agricultural productivity, food safety and quality of agricultural production through enhanced agricultural research overall performance. To this end, the ARC will host a French Resident Twinning Adviser (RTA) and a pool of experts for the duration of the project. 

Applicants are invited for the positions on a full time basis:

Place of Work    ARC Cairo 
9 Gamaa street 
11231, Dokki, Giza
Contractual nature of the job    Renewable annual contract whenever the Support to the Association Agreement Programme (SAAP) is valid. As the contractor, the project management will be in charge of paying the monthly salary.
Remuneration    Negotiable, subject to evaluation of skills and experience.
Status of the position:    The RTA assistant employment will run from the date of the signature of the contract and throughout the implementation period of the twinning contract. The implementation of the twinning contract is expected to start in December 2015 and will end in November 2017.
Reporting    The RTA assistant will work under the supervision of and report to the RTA
Description of the job    ?    Interpreting meetings and other conversations from English to Arabic and vice versa (also simultaneous translations),
?    Translating documents, regulations, training materials, information materials and other written materials from English to Arabic and vice versa,
?    Drafting of written materials with relation to the project in Arabic and English,
?    Drafting of minutes of meetings,
?    Assisting the RTA assistant in his/her tasks

Necessary Qualifications    ?    Relevant Education Background
?    She/he should not be a civil servant or agent from ARC in the past 6 months nor is on leave from ARC to take up the position of the Language Assistant;
?    Be a native speaker of Arabic language,
?    Master degree in English Language (translator) 
?    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
?    Managing the English language on translation and interpretation level on a daily basis for the RTA Organizational and analytical skills, initiative
?    Flexibility and maturity of judgment,
?    Willing to travel within Egypt and other EU Countries to accompanying Egyptian workgroup members and foreign experts.
?    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations,
?    Ability to operate Windows applications (MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-Powerpoint,etc.), Internet and e-mail, 

The following would be an advantage:
?    Knowledge on public administration and especially being familiar with the phytosanitary field
?    Relevant Government policies, laws, external assistance and operational structures affecting agricultural and rural policy
?    Knowledge of EU issues and institutional structures, particularly in the phytosanitary domain.
?    A minimum of two years of professional experience, experience in similar projects.
?    Knowledge of the French language is highly desired.


The first selection of applications will be carried out by the partners and it is envisaged that interviews will be held on 12th October in Cairo at the ARC premises (address shown above)

More information can be obtained from: Hassan MOSTAFA (PAO-SAAP) or Frédéric POUDEVIGNE RTA;