Makerspace Program Manager Giza Systems Education Foundation

Giza Systems - Cairo

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Experience Needed:
More than 8 years
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job

Job Description

  • Create an environment that supports creativity and innovation through the different Fab Labs.


  • Work with the foundation manager and the Education Program Manager to develop and implement the plans to impact the short and long term goals of the Fab Labs.
  • Develop business plans and budgets for the fab labs with the fab lab managers and present to the foundation manager for review and approval processing.
  • Nominate and coordinate with the outreach leader, technical partners, third-party organizations and experts to support the continuous development of the FabLab services.
  • Set action plans with the FabLab team, the foundation project coordinator and the foundation manager to manage, control and achieve the goals of the FabLab.
  • Communicate with the Education Program Manager to develop training tracks and curricula for the neighbourhoods attracting the different segments of the community with the intention of building alumni networks.
  • Review course material and delivery methodology with the assigned trainers.
  • Work with the Outreach Leader and the foundation manager to implement outreach programs to market the FabLab activities.
  • Set processes in coordination with the foundation team to ensure quality of work.
  • Work with procurement to ensure that all technical specifications are met when acquiring new equipment.
  • Ensure that preventive maintenance plans are set to ensure the efficiency of the machines.
  • Ensure that the successes achieved in the local FabLab are mirrored in the FLoW and the Mini FabLabs programs.
  • Review consolidated reports for the Fab Labs operations with the projects coordinator and submit to the foundation manager and the M&E specialist for assessing the success of the Labs.
  • Join every opportunity to represent the Fab Labs in communities and events to promote the different activities and the learning and creating environment.
  • Recruit and develop resources, trainers and volunteers to ensure the success of the training and services provided.
  • Assign teams to their activities, supervise their work throughout the different projects and act as the second line support.
  • Ensure that backup plans are in place for continuous efficient operation of the FabLabs.
  • Set performance objectives for subordinates, measure and evaluate the performance of direct subordinates.
  • Work with FabLab teams to document all training courses and development tracks material and ensure their availability for the trainees.
  • Work on the continuous development of knowledge for the teams to ensure they are up to speed with the technological advances and trends.
  • Continuously challenge and create a learning environment to ensure the FabLab sustainability.
Job Requirements

Personal Skills

  • Excellent command of English.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent leadership & people management skills
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills.

Technical Skills

  • Min 8 years of experience with at least the last 2 years in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of maker space different technological aspects.


  • Bachelor's of Engineering preferably in Mechatronics.