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Junior Architect

Takween Integrated Community Development - Esna, LuxorPosted 25 days ago
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In January of 2021 Takween will be starting a new Project in Esna, Visit Esna. This project objective is to put Esna on the tourist map through a number of conservation, marketing and economic interventions.

Purpose of the position

Takween is hiring Junior Architects to provide support to Takween-ICD urban development program in areas of research, documentation, design, execution, and communication activities. The Junior Architect will be engaged under the supervision of the Senior Architect in different project phases including mobilizations, assessment, planning and implementation. The Junior Architect is expected to work in a range of fields of interventions including urban upgrading, participatory design of public open space interventions, architectural design and detailed urban planning/redevelopment of existing urban areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze extant literature, data and other relevant information that is focused on Takween-ICD fields of interventions
  • Carry out field surveys and produce written and graphic documentation including written notes photographic documentations, videos, and sketches, and measured drawings for buildings and public open spaces
  • Identify potential partners and local stakeholders on the neighborhoods level, and engage in focus group meetings and interviews with different stakeholders to collect information required for the development of Takween-ICD projects
  • Conduct participatory needs assessment sessions with different stakeholders to assess their needs
  • Production of design proposals packages; 3D models, construction drawings, BOQs, working on development of the project’s initial studies; and strategic development options
  • Assist in conducting workshops and seminars engaging local stakeholders, professionals and public audience.

Communication and Reporting

  • Assist the Senior Architect in documenting projects’ results; and collecting written and graphic materials to produce different reports, communication materials and presentations
  • Attend regular coordination meetings with project staff, consultants, donors, clients and beneficiaries as required, and report on a regular basis progress of activities to the Senior Architect
  • Assist the Senior Architect in designing, organizing, and publicizing different Takween-ICD workshops and seminars engaging local stakeholders, professionals, and public audience

Actively engage under the supervision of the Senior Architect in communication activities and public debates initiated by Takween-ICD through its website, electronic campaigns, or social media platforms



Job Requirements

The Requirements


  • B. Sc. in architecture/urban planning, or equivalent University degree in related area of study (Master's degree is an advantage)


  • 2-5 years of working experience in design development and urban upgrading projects;


  • Fair understanding of critical urban planning issues in the Egyptian context
  • Familiarity with urban conservation, upgrading of informal areas, housing, and participatory planning issues


  • Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is a must;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in Arabic and English is desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent working knowledge MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite: (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier), AutoCAD, Adobe acrobat professional, relevant 3D modeling and rendering software
  • Graphic design, photography and sketching skills are an advantage;


  • Ability to work under high pressure and carry out multi-tasks in simultaneous projects;
  • Self-motivation and willingness to learn;
  • Creativity and ability to seek and explore innovative solutions
  • Effective communication of ideas and design solutions
  • Teamwork abilities and work collaboratively with other stakeholders and staff members
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to cope with expected workload
  • Accountability and high commitment to the company’s quality standards and code of ethics



  • Junior Architects will work in Esna City – Luxor;
  • Junior Architects must be a resident from Luxor or Esna.

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