National Coordinator CAADP ATVET NGO Career Jobs – GIZ

 National Coordinator CAADP
Organization: GIZ
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator East Africa in Nairobi Kampala
About US:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is owned by the Federal republic of
Germany with International operations in Uganda, GIZ Implements commissions for
the German government and other national and international, public and private
sector clients within the framework of the international Cooperation between
the Federal Republic of Germany and the Government of Uganda.
About CAADP Programme:
The GIZ CAADP Support Programme
consists of four projects, namely Policy Advice, Climate Change, the
CAADP-ATVET (Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training) and the
ATVET for Women. The CAADP-ATVET project module objective is: ‘ATVET, as an
innovative concept, is implemented in selected countries within the CAADP
framework’. The project works at continental level with AUC and NPCA to support
the policy framework for ATVET within the CAADP.
Job Summary: The National
Coordinator CAADP ATVET will support the formulation of coherent policy
frameworks for the reform of agricultural education; to develop guidelines for
the inclusion and strengthening of ATVET in the National Agricultural
Investment Plans (NAIPs) and National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs); and to
develop and implement market-oriented and competency-based technical vocational
training measures at national level. The national coordinator will provide the
necessary advisory support to the main partners (TVET department and department
in charge of agriculture, professionals associations, and training centres)
involved in the implementation of the project and on the issues of agricultural
vocational training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management and coordination:
  • Be
    the main contact person for GIZ CAADP ATVET implementation-related issues
    in Uganda.
  • Coordinate
    and manage the CAADP-ATVET project at country level
  • Ensure
    regular dialogue and cooperation between the national ATVET partners (e.g.
    the ministries of agriculture, education and labour, steering committees,
    farmers’ and women’s associations, technical working groups, training
    service providers, agricultural training centres and private sector
    organizations and/or companies).
  • Support
    and advise the ministerial partners in the development, review process
    and/or strengthening of the national agricultural investment plans (NAIPs)
    and on the development and implementation of national qualification
    framework (NQF) guidelines.
  • Support
    national stakeholders in the establishment/ strengthening of national
    steering committees as well as technical networks on ATVET.
  • Provide
    technical advice and involve the private sector in the development,
    up-scaling and/or revision of occupational standards (OS), curricula,
    training modules and learning and training material along the selected
    value chains, provide opportunities for Workplace Experience Learning
    (WEL) and develop a sustainable system for certification of ATVET
    measures, using gender-sensitive and competency based education and
    training (CBET) approaches.
  • Develop
    and implement an approach for the training of trainers (ToT) for the
    implementation of the training measures in the agricultural training
    institutions (ATC) as well as for non-formal training approaches, coaching
    and mentorship tailored specifically to the needs of women and youth,
    based on the CBET approach.
  • Support
    the capacity development of value chain industry players to play leading
    roles and participate in demand-driven industry-led skills training
  • Coordinate
    and implement the agreed annual work plans of the project in Uganda at
    policy and technical level and ensuring the implementation within the
    agreed timelines and budgets and with the administrative and financial GIZ
    support staff in the pilot countries.
  • Identify
    suitable international and national consultants and coordinate their
    support to the project and prepare the terms of reference (ToR).
Communication and Networking
  • Develop
    information material on ATVET approaches and lead the conduct tracer
    studies for sharing best practices through a knowledge management system
    (KMS) approach on regional and continental level with other partners and
    institutions and countries.
  • Document
    the experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of the project
    and ensure their scaling up at the national level, in the field of
    agricultural vocational training;
  • Contribute
    to knowledge management, and promoting “local knowledge” at
    national and continental levels.
  • Collaborate
    actively with relevant GIZ programme(s)
  • Contribute
    to the ATVET Internal project M&E system as well as to the continental
    MIS system for the ATVET programmes linked directly to the NAIPs and other
    relevant National Development Planning Systems

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the National Coordinator CAADP ATVET placement must hold an M.Sc.
    or other relevant qualification in agriculture, international development,
    education / pedagogy or any related sciences.
  • Eight
    to ten years of professional experience in project management of which 5
    years are within a similar position as advertised.
  • Knowledge
    and experience in agricultural policy advice, rural development and value
    chain (VC) approach.
  • Knowledge
    on the market-oriented approach and experience in involving the
    agricultural private sector in developing Occupational Standards,
    curricula, modules and learning and teaching material to address Uganda’s
    labour-market needs.
  • Knowledge
    on the corporate and dual-training system as well as on formal and
    non-formal training
  • Knowledge
    and experience in the development and implementation of national
    qualification frameworks (NQFs) and national accreditation and quality
    assurance systems.
  • Experience
    in developing gender-sensitive approaches, based on CBET, for the training
    of farmers, entrepreneurs, as well as trainers (ToT) and implementing it
    within and outside of the agricultural training institutions (ATC).
  • Experience
    in African / developing countries working on regional programmes.
  • Experience
    in working in / with international development cooperation
  • knowledge
    of Pan-African institutions and the CAADP
  • Strong
    leadership, managerial and networking skills within a multicultural
  • Excellent
    IT skills (Internet, Microsoft Office, email)
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication abilities in English
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs (max. 3
pages) and a cover letter (max. 2 pages) addressing the applicant’s motivation
by email to: Please note: Only those applications
with the subject heading “National Coordinator CAADP” will be accepted.
Deadline: 25th February 2018
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