04 August 2017

Technical Advisor Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Employment Opportunity - GIZ

Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader E4D/SOGA Uganda

About US:
GIZ provides customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

About E4D/SOGA Project:
GIZ has been commissioned to implement the E4D/S0GA - Employment and skills for Eastern Africa project on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The project aims to prepare and qualify the Ugandan workforce to be able to access jobs and economic opportunities arising from investments in the extractives sector and oil and gas supply chains. The project is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and activities are aligned with the National Workforce Skills Development Strategy and Plan and the National Content Policy, spearheaded by the Ministry. Cooperation with the private sector is a key element of the project to ensure industry-oriented skills and enterprise development.

Job Summary: The Technical Advisor Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) will be part of the project management team being responsible for coordination, implementation and monitoring of project activities implemented at vocational training institutions and youth organisations that partner with the project. He/she will work in close collaboration with the financial partner institution and the business association.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Build strong partnerships with suitable vocational training institutions and youth organisations for the introduction of work readiness trainings
  • Technically support the development of a ToT concept to train and accredit work readiness training facilitators at the institutions
  • Provide technical advice to the partners on how to best adapt existing work readiness training approaches to the training environment at vocational training institutions
  • Support the link between the institutions and potential employers through an internship matching database, linking students to internship opportunities
  • Render support in the development of TORs for consultancy assignments planned within the partnership, and manage and supervise these contracts
  • Support M&E of project activities, outputs and outcomes
  • Ensure timely and smooth communication between project partners
  • Take over administrative tasks for a smooth implementation of the project
  • Exchange knowledge and learnings with other stakeholders in the sector (e.g. by participating in technical working groups), and draw on existing evidence to improve the quality of the project activities
  • Facilitate linkages to other similar partnerships/projects within the overall E4D/S0GA project and support these projects if and when needed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree (minimum MSc or MA) in an area related to the programme objectives e.g. in economics, education, management, development studies or a comparable field of studies.
  • A minimum of seven years of related experience in project management with a specific focus on projects supporting skills development
  • At least three (3) years working experience on supporting vocational training with significant experience on curriculum and training approach development, practical work exposure for students and linkages to the private sector
  • Previous exposure and experience with working on public private partnerships and managing multi-stakeholder projects is an advantage
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the vocational training sector in Uganda and the various stakeholders involved
  • Solid understanding of the Ugandan labour market and its dynamics, especially regarding policies, challenges and causes of youth unemployment / underemployment
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English, as well as proven communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of  Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Excellent people skills and ability to negotiate between different stakeholder groups
  • Work experience with the private sector and/or donor or aid agency is an advantage
  • Self-drive, creativity, and problem solving capacity are required.

How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs and a one page letter addressing the applicant's motivation by email to

Deadline: 10th August 2017

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