Vacancy Announcement




Cairo, Egypt

Post Duration

6 Months

Post Type

Full Time/Part Time

Closing Date

25 October 2018


Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween-ICD) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a young dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween-ICD specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween-ICD provides project planning, design and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween-ICD fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading; heritage management and conservation; community development and mobilization; and direct involvement in participatory design and construction activities.

Job Description

The Ethnographer will be working for a period of 6 months as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within the “Rediscovering Esna’s Cultural Heritage Assets (RECHA) Project” aiming at promoting an alternative tourism development approach in the historic city center of Esna (Luxor Governorate.) 

The Ethnographer will assist the project team in developing an in-depth understanding of Esna’s local culture and society, local economy and trades, political role and representation, with special focus on the area’s habits, kinship/social ties, oral histories and the spatial alignment of all these elements with the city’s complex urban fabric.

To this effect, the Ethnographer will be responsible for: conducting fieldwork to collect primary data (through interviews, focus group discussions, observations, workshops, etc.); collecting secondary data; analyzing collected data; producing field reports and articles describing the local culture (patterns of mental activities, expression of ideas and beliefs through actions, relations to the city’s urban fabric and built environment, etc.).


-          Degree in Sociology, Anthropology or a related field or equivalent field experience.

-          Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English proficiency is a must

-          Excellent analytical and writing skills in Arabic and English is desirable

-          Detail oriented, flexible, self-motivated and meeting deadlines

-          Strong interpersonal communications skills

-          Strong skills in preparation and organization of focus groups discussions and workshops

-          Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Work Location

-       Ethnographer will work in Esna City – Luxor and Maadi Cairo office, accommodation and transportation are covered.

Salary & Benefits

Depends on the qualifications

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs & work samples to:

Subject:  RECHA Vacancy: Ethnographer

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview