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International Organisation hiring Participatory Development Programme Team Leader

Egypt, 07 September 2015

Name of project

Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) (GIZ).

Task description

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is an Egyptian-German development measure implemented in cooperation between the Egyptian Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The PDP was initiated in 2004 and is currently in its third phase ending in December 2018. The co-financing partners are the European Union (EU) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) (up to 12/2014), in addition to the core-financing of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the contributions by the Egyptian government.

PDP focuses on the upgrading of informal areas in the Greater Cairo Region (GCR – Cairo, Giza and Qalyubeya Governorates) by introducing and supporting the implementation of participatory methodologies for urban upgrading with public administration and civil society organizations to improve service provision, and thus, living conditions in an integrated manner to alleviate urban poverty.

The on-going phase of the Programme has as an overall objective of: "Public administration and civil society organisations collaborate in improving services and environmental conditions for the poor urban population" with the following four components:

  • Component 1 focuses on the dissemination of participatory urban development procedures and tools and their institutional anchorage.

  • Component 2 focuses on ways and means to increase the resilience of informal areas to climate change.

  • Component 3 has the objective of establishing an integrated and community-based solid waste management system in two selected areas (Khosoos and Khanka, Qalyubeya Governorate).

  • Component 4 is tackling the improvement of the living conditions for estimated 2 million residents in 9 unplanned informal urban areas (in Greater Cairo Region) through funds implemented according to EU's grant procedures.

Duration: 28 months

Submission Deadline: 15 September 2015

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