Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Training and Events Specialist

The USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism (BEST) project is seeking a Training and Events Specialist who will oversee the successful implementation of project training and events as required through the accurate and timely application of T&E procedures as per USAID BEST policies and USAID rules and regulations.


  • Coordinate closely with components to implement workshops, seminars, and observational study tours
  • Assist local and expatriate consultants to prepare training and events materials
  • Coordinate events and manage all preparations before, during (on-site), and after training. This includes preparing checklists, meeting with component teams to go over event requirements, booking and confirming event related bookings (AV, F&B, Venues and locations, transportation, IT….), calling for and conducting preparation meetings for events.
  • Take part in organizing committees for large-scale conferences and events, prepare training folders, inserts, name and table tags, charts, tables, etc., in English and Arabic in coordination with the HO staff if applicable
  • Maintain accurate and timely electronic and hard records for all training and events and utilize TraiNet system and update as required
  • Assist the Program Support Component Leader to evaluate vendor bids for training-related services
  • Document their feedback of training participants regarding the programs and evaluate the success of training and events activities
  • Coordinate with the M&E specialist to continuously feed TraiNet
  • Coordinate with the communications team in implementing the event communications plan
  • Supervise the project contacts database
  • Assist in maintaining training materials, files, and systems
  • Perform all other relevant duties that may be needed to ensure the overall efficient implementation of the USAID/BEST activities.



  • 2-3 years’ experience in similar position, preferably with USAID projects, NGOs, or international organizations
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in both Arabic and English
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow project staff members, visitors, and the general public
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize work assignments, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the image of the project and Chemonics
  • Ability to effectively use computer software MS Office applications and MS Project

The application deadline is Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. To apply, send your application cover letter and updated CV to

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