National Field Manager Irish Aid Skilling Project Jobs – Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Job Title:          National Field Manager
Organization: Belgian
Development Agency (BTC) Uganda
Project Name: Support to
Skilling Uganda
Funding Source: Irish Aid
Duty Station: 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 Skilling Uganda:
BTC, the Belgian Development Agency supports the Ministry of Education
& Sports to implement the Support to Skilling Uganda (SSU) Project.
Job Summary: The National
Field Manager will be managing the planning and implementation of activities
for the roll out of the support to the BTVET stakeholders and their private
sector stakeholders in the Karamoja region.
Key Duties and
  • Manage the planning and implementing
    activities for the roll out of the support to the regional BTVET
    stakeholders and their private sector stakeholders:
  • Actively contribute to the quality
    assurance and technical guidance of the pilot Skills Development Fund in
  • Implement additional technical activities
    assigned to him/her according to the joint team planning;
  • Support the design and implementation of
    skills development by focusing on
Technical Advice in BTVET:
  • Tasked with upgrading instructors of the
    selected BTVET institutions technically and pedagogically (in service
  • Developing work-based learning (WBL)
    schemes as well as its modalities and build the capacities of both
    employers and training institutions in its implementation;
  • Setting up the “Production Unit” approach
    in the through capacity building and coaching;
  • Introducing certification for short term
    courses (such as the workers’ PAS in the training and assessment offer of
    UGAPRIVI and its partners) in the Karamoja region;
Reporting/Knowledge Sharing:
  • Support the setting up of a BTVET
    knowledge sharing platform for BTVET stakeholders & BMO’s at regional
  • Oversee the monitoring of progress towards
    business plans of the selected BTVET partners (including tracer studies
    and supervision), as well as the implementation of the training and other
    investments financed by the Skills Development Fund (SDF)
  • The jobholder will compile (monthly and)
    quarterly progress and activity reports, and share with the Project
    Management Team (PMT) and the international intervention field manager;
  • Actively contribute to the compilation of
    the project final report at the end of the project.
Capacity Building and Daily Management:
  • Develop a capacity building strategy for
    the local (decentralized) partners of the intervention, and supervise
    these activities
  • Tasked with the preparation of different
    Capacity Building instruments (guidelines, manual, grant agreements
  • Works closely with the support to the
    development of HR intervention
  • Liaise with other donors and technical
    partners in BTVET
  • Liaise with the national office,
  • Coach the Karamoja-staff officers in any
    Capacity Building activities.
  • Provide guidance and instruments and
    facilitate M&E
  • Contribute to the development of a PPP
    strategy on the local level
  • Preparation of manuals and guidelines on
    PPP in BTVET
  • Provide expertise to regional Skills
  • Coordinate working groups
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Set-up of the baseline and of the
    data-gathering methodology for thn baseline
  • Gather M&E data and compile M&E

Operational planning & reporting (10%): Compile (monthly
and) quarterly progress and activity reports, and submit them for approval to
the project manager and co-manager
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Masters /Degree
    in Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Business Administration
  • At least seven years of professional
    experience in development work,
  • At least four years’ experience in working
    for a bilateral or multilateral agency;
  • Relevant experience in the TVET sector,
    expert in PPP, M& E and or/ Capacity building
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in
    project management.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in
    project management;
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    facilitating the cooperation between BTVET  institutions and private
    sector stakeholders would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience working with/in the
    private sector would be an advantage,
  • Experience working for a bilateral or
    multilateral agency would bo HI advantage;
  • Experience working with refugees would be
    an advantage;
  • Soft skills such as teamwork, and ability
    to work autonomously;
  • ICT skills in word, excel, power point and
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions
    and having no objection to working overtime.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent
    reporting skills;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an
application letter, an updated CV (Resume) with copies of academic and
professional certificates as well at least 3 (Three) recent referees with their
contacts addressed to;
Human Resource Officer;
Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace,
P.O. Box 40131, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th August
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