Vocational Training Program Coordinator (VTPC) Jobs – Africa Development Promise (ADP)

 

Job Title:    Vocational Training Program
Coordinator (VTPC)

Organisation: Africa
Development Promise (ADP)

Duty Station: Gayaza,
Wakiso District, Uganda

 

About US:

Africa Development
Promise (ADP) is a US based international non-profit organization whose mission
is to improve the lives and livelihoods of rural women in East Africa through
training and resources that support their collective efforts to operate
competitively in the marketplace. With offices in Rwanda and Uganda, ADP works
with rural women who rely on subsistence farming for food security and
employment. ADP’s primary goal is to move them from growing food for
subsistence to food for business using the cooperative model of enterprise. Our
secondary goal is to support women diversify income generating efforts. As a
result, ADP has launched a vocation program that offers computer literacy,
sewing workshops, and business training to cooperative and community members.

 

Job Summary:  Working under the direction of the Executive
Director, the VTPC, will be responsible for spearheading the ongoing design,
development, and deployment of the vocational program. The VTPC will develop
partnerships with other similar programs to share knowledge and resources.
Through workshops the VTPC will work with schools, students, cooperative and
community members to design programs tailored to their needs. ADP is looking
for a highly motivated, self-starter who is passionate about our mission and
sees themselves as an agent of change and not simply as a service
provider/implementor or representative of nongovernmental organization.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program management

·       
Take
time to understand the planned structure of the vocational programs and how the
program will benefit various stakeholders

·       
Assists
in developing classes/workshops based on levels of proficiency and recruit
presenters to teach each class

·       
Identify
and recruit two schools to participate in the mobile computer literacy program
in the first year

·       
Conduct
business training based on ADP/Street Business curriculum

·       
Collaborate
on marketing, promotions, and outreach efforts for ADP

·       
Register
and administer assessments for clients seeking computer literacy services

·       
Supervise
and participate, as needed, in computer literacy programming by providing
instruction

·       
Registers
and administers assessments for clients seeking computer literacy services

·       
Manage
day-to-day office operations of the program

·       
Manage
and schedule use of the computer and sewing lab

·       
Ensure
that all supplies, furniture, and equipment is appropriately set up for users

·       
Ensure
equipment is functioning; troubleshoot minor technology problems and/or ensure
fixing of complex order problems in a timely manner, and maintain records of
maintenance activities

·       
Ensure
that all lab users are aware of the rules of the lab and enforce the rules

Country Program
Strategic Planning

·       
Contribute
to ADP’s evolving vocational strategy in response to stakeholder realities

·       
Contribute
to the annual operating plan development

Partnerships

·       
Build
relationships with local sector players such as the District, private sector,
associations, educational institutions, NGOs, and other cooperatives to raise
awareness of ADP’s work and keep abreast of local initiatives; and identify
opportunities for collaboration

Monitoring and
Evaluation

·       
Assists
in developing monitoring and evaluation indicators for both computer literacy
and sewing programs

·       
Analyze
collected data and use analysis to make informed decisions for refinement of
program

·       
Conduct
baseline assessments for each participant and track progress

·       
Input
all collected data into ADP’s cloud-based Salesforce monitoring platform and /
or other monitoring platform

Reporting

·       
Update
and maintain the program reporting calendar

·       
Prepare
the monthly progress report and the next month’s planned activities and submit
to the Executive Director for review and submission to HQ.

·       
Document
all program activities, achievements, best practices, and challenges in a
monthly report. This should include pictures, videos, and most significant
change stories that can be used as marketing material.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

·       
University/College
degree in Administration, Business, Management or Social Science

·       
Excellent
computer skills, computer software programs, including MS Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint.

·       
Proven
ability to work with minimum direction and supervision

·       
Strong
management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets

·       
Ability
to be flexible and try new things when the best laid out plan does not come
together for one reason or another

·       
Demonstrates
leadership and teamwork and produces high quality work in a timely, cost
effective manner and has excellent writing skills

·       
Excellent
interpersonal communications and organizational skills

·       
English
language fluency

 

Employment conditions

·       
This is
a one-year contractual position where continuation and renewal depend on
performance and continuation of funding

·       
This
position is a four-day workweek of thirty-two (32) hours

·       
ADP’s
office and training facility is based in Kiwale Village, in Gayaza Parish,
Nangabo Subcounty of Wakiso District

·       
The
employee is responsible for transportation to and from work

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a
cover letter and CV outlining your skills, qualifications, and relevant
experience that makes you an ideal fit for the position. In addition, provide
salary requirements and name and contact information of three (3) professional
references. Expected start date is January 11, 2021. All applications must be
sent via email to: info@africadevelopmentpromise.org with the position title in
the subject line.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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