Project Director Job Placement - Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Job Title:       Project Director
Organization: Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world. BTC currently supports more than 200 cooperation projects and programmes in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the future, BTC’s efforts will focus on 14 partner countries as a result of a decision made by the Minister of Development Cooperation.

About EU Trust Fund:
The European Union Commission established the Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (EU-TF) in La Valletta during the EU-Africa Summit in Valetta. As Part of the EU-TF, BTC-Uganda is preparing an intervention to enhance ‘livelihood and labour market relevant skills for youth, women and girls of the refugees and host communities.’ The intervention will build on policy and practice and will contribute to improved employment opportunities for refugees and their host communities through short and medium term Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Support in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua districts in North-Western Uganda (Northern) Uganda. The Intervention is fully integrated into the Support Programme to the Refuge Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU) of the EU Trust Fund. This intervention is also integrated in the ‘Support to implementation of Skilling Uganda Strategy’, which is supporting a nationwide reform process following a wide and over-reaching sectorial analysis, and piloting in Western Uganda – funded by Belgium and in Karamoja – funded by Ireland. The intervention is implemented by the Belgian Development Agency, BTC in close coordination with Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) and partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Coordination and Project Management: 40%
·         Manage the planning and implementing activities for the roll out of the support to the EU Trust Fund project to stakeholders and their private sector stakeholders;
·         Actively contribute to the quality assurance and technical guidance of the Skills Development activities in the West Nile;
·         Actively coordinate and seek synergies with other programmes targeting gender and disadvantaged youth in Northern Uganda;
Reporting/Knowledge Sharing: 30%
·         The incumbent will manage the monitoring (including baseline) of progress towards plans of the selected BTVET partners as well as the implementation of the training and other investments financed by the SDF together with the implementing agencies in each district;
·         Compile (monthly and) quarterly progress and activity reports, and share with the Project Management Team (PMT), the Quarterly Coordination Mechanism and prepare input for the project Steering Committee;
Coaching and Supporting: 30% Support the overall implementation of the skills component of the SPRS-NU programme in Northern Uganda, by providing guidance on skills development and livelihood opportunities for refugee and host community by providing support to a) the demand side (livelihood, refugee economy, green economy, etc.) in identifying the current and future skills requirements, and to b) the supply side by providing quality control on SD training provider institutions able to professionally respond with technical and entrepreneurial training required;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in technical fields, social sciences/ business management & administration/education
·         A minimum of six years of proven, relevant experience in strategic planning and organisational change management of private sector organisations and/or training institutions;
·         Extensive knowledge of and experience in project management;
·         Relevant experience in facilitating the cooperation between BTVET institutions and private sector stakeholders would be an advantage;
·         Previous exposure and experience working with/in the private sector would be an advantage;
·         Previous experience working for a bilateral or multilateral agency would be an advantage;
·         Prior exposure and experience working with refugees would be an advantage;
·         Fluent in English, with excellent reporting skills;
·         Soft skills such as to work in a team, to work autonomously, etc.
·         ICT skills in word, excel, power point and internet;
·         Able to work under stressful conditions and having no objection to working overtime.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated CVs to addressed to The Director - The Human Resource and Administration Officer.

Deadline: 30th November 2016

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