Communications and Knowledge Management Officer

  • Anywhere

Project Background:

The “Green Sharm El-Sheikh” project is committed to turn Sharm El-Sheikh into an integrated and ecologically sustainable tourism city of national and international importance. The project aims to establish a new sustainable paradigm of how tourist destinations can successfully address the challenges of development and growth. The city of Sharm El-Sheikh is expected to become one of the first Green Tourist Destinations and Sustainable Cities in Egypt and in the Arab region.

An overall strategy for achieving the goal of a sustainable city will be developed and will integrate the contributions on sustainability from several stakeholders, including the Government Departments concerned, the municipality, the protected areas of Ras Mohammed, Abu Galum and Nabq as well as hotels, tourism operators, NGOs, and local communities. The Sharm El-Sheiks Sustainable Development Strategy (SSDS) and action plan will encompass several activities revolving around the five main project pillars: biodiversity, energy, transport, water and waste.

Project implementation is based on a holistic approach to various ‘greening’ activities, including low carbon technologies, sustainable water supply and resource use, effective waste management, pollution prevention and well-managed protected areas safeguarding biodiversity and natural resources of the area. Project activities also balance socio-economic and urban development and the growth of the tourism sector, through sustainability planning and standards.

The project support to the city of Sharm El-Sheikh is a first important step for integrating energy and resource efficiency, solid waste management, biodiversity and green infrastructure into a framework for a sustainable and resilient city to improve the quality of life.

Project implementation include technical assistance, capacity building, demonstration of good practice for climate change mitigation, chemicals and waste prevention and management, minimization of environmental impacts, reduction of carbon emissions and reduction of impacts on the natural capital and its biodiversity.

Project interventions are expected to showcase the city as a model that can offer lessons learned and opportunities for replication elsewhere in Egypt.

The Project consists of the following interlinked components:

  • Component 1 will emplace an enabling framework for a green sustainable tourism in Sharm El-Sheikh, by:
    • Developing an integrated sustainable development strategy and action plan
    • Developing a marketing and branding strategy for green tourism
    • Ensuring that increased investment in environmental sustainability is in line with the new strategy and implementation plan
  • Component 2 will reduce GHG and UPOPS emissions in targeted urban zones through innovations and public and private partnership, by:
    • Building capacity for integrated urban planning in Sharm El-Sheikh to identify, design and implement innovative low-carbon and climate-resilient solutions
    • Developing a long-term financing scheme to increase private sector investments in environmental technologies and biodiversity conservation, including (consultancy)
    • Reducing GHG and UPOPs emissions and other negative environmental impact through interventions addressing tourism facilities and the built environment in Sharm El Sheikh, and through green purchasing and improved waste management and recycling
  • Component 3. will enhance biodiversity protection measures for management and mitigation of key threats, by:
    • Planning and management of marine and coastal protected areas adjacent to Sharm El Sheikh
    • Increasing protected area financing through improved revenue generation and reinvestment
    • Monitoring economic practices that harm biodiversity and the status of key biodiversity resources
    • Improving the participation and benefit sharing by communities neighbouring protected areas
    • Engaging hotels, related enterprises and tourists in measures that protect biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Component 4. Knowledge management and Monitoring and Evaluation


Duties and responsibilities:

Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager (PM), the Communications and KM Officer will have the responsibility for leading knowledge officer in helping the PM, on a Full -time basis, in developing the project communications strategy at the project outset and coordinating its implementation across all project components. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of the project communications and KM strategy;
  • Coordinate the execution of the Green Sharm El Sheikh Marketing and branding strategy;
  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of public awareness activities across all project components;
  • Lead and coordinate the development of knowledge management outputs of the project;
  • Facilitate the design and maintenance of the project website, social media platforms and ensure it is up-to-date and dynamic;
  • Facilitate learning and sharing of knowledge and experiences relevant to the project;
  • Provide logistical and admin support to information sharing events


  • University degree, in the field of mass communication, or related field
  • At least three years of relevant work experience of communications for project or programme implementation, ideally involving international donors. Previous experience with UN projects will be a definite asset;
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing communications strategies for organizations or projects
  • Strong professional working capacity in managing online presence and social media platforms;
  • Previous experience in implementing tourism related marketing strategies;
  • Understanding principles of environmental management and natural resources management is an asset;
  • Very good inter-personal skills
  • Excellent language skills in English (writing, speaking and reading) and Arabic languages

Work activation and reporting

  • The Comms and KM officer will report directly to the Project Manager;
  • The Comms and KM officer is expected to manage the related project activities in South Sinai on a full- time basis, in many cases traveling to Sharm El Sheikh will be required;

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to on or before the 28th of May 2024 at 16h00 with the subject line: Communications and Knowledge Management officer (Green Sharm El Sheikh Project)

 Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • PersonalCV

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