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TVET & Job Skills Qualification Advisor

Posted 4 months ago by GIZ
Location Ramadi Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

About the project 

The “Assisting Reconstruction and Improving Living Conditions in Anbar” (ARILA) is commissioned by BMZ to improve the conditions for better livelihoods in selected communities in the districts of Fallujah, Heet and Ramadi in Anbar governorate. ARILA’s economic component seeks to promote income opportunities through both dependent and self-dependent employment. Corresponding activities supported by the project include (i) short-term vocational training followed by job matching and placement services to improve the target group’s perspectives for dependent employment as well as (ii) a combination of vocational training, entrepreneurship / business training and business activation grants to foster entrepreneurial self-employment. The activities are implemented in concert with ARILA’s measures to rehabilitate and restore public and social infrastructure and efforts to promote peaceful and inclusive communities.

Tasks

The “Assisting Reconstruction and Improving Living Conditions in Anbar” (ARILA) is commissioned by BMZ to improve the conditions for better livelihoods in selected communities in the districts of Fallujah, Heet and Ramadi in Anbar governorate. ARILA’s economic component seeks to promote income opportunities through both dependent and self-dependent employment. Corresponding activities supported by the project include (i) short-term vocational training followed by job matching and placement services to improve the target group’s perspectives for dependent employment as well as (ii) a combination of vocational training, entrepreneurship / business training and business activation grants to foster entrepreneurial self-employment. The activities are implemented in concert with ARILA’s measures to rehabilitate and restore public and social infrastructure and efforts to promote peaceful and inclusive communities.

 

The advisor will contribute to or, if delegated, be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of component activities. Amongst other tasks, the advisor proactively:

  • Builds and maintains a network with formal and informal providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) or job skills and qualification courses, relevant authorities for the development of training curricula and plans, stakeholders in the private sector with the overall aim of improving trainings for job seekers based on the needs of the labour market
  • In close coordination with the Head of Component, prepares options for supporting the TVET and qualification training architecture in Anbar. This will include capacity building and organizational development to strengthen individual actors and networks.
  • Provides advisory services on capacity development for cooperation partners in Anbar related to TVET, short term qualification courses, internship and apprenticeships for youth entering the labour market, and other topics as per guidance of the Head of Component.
  • Cooperates closely with the component’s advisor for business development in order to match trainings to needs of supported businesses. 
  • Facilitates contacts to networks and individuals for the Head of Component and, if necessary, for other GIZ projects and project consultants

 

The advisor will be instrumental in developing and putting into action the strategic and operational plans of the component. Amongst other tasks, the advisor proactively:

  • Supports the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan in cooperation with the Head of Component and other colleagues. This may include the full responsibility for certain, delegated activities such as the development of Terms of Reference for contracts, writing of reports, backstopping of consultants, and other tasks
  • Advises the Head of Component to identify new ideas and partners for implementation of activities to create and promote sustainable livelihoods, income generation and job opportunities for vulnerable groups in Anbar
  • Assists all other employment promotion and training activities implemented through the ARILA project or its implementing partners, including providing technical advice and coordination efforts

 

Qualifications: 

 

We are looking for a team player, who fulfils his/her delegated tasks in a reliable and responsible way, maintains high quality standards throughout his/her work and proactively looks for ways to support his/her colleagues and our partners

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience (additional 2 years of related work experience) in education and teaching, social work, social sciences, business administration or related fields. 
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in managing and/or teaching at a vocational training center or equivalent institutions, or in supporting vocational training centers
  • Work experience with actors and agencies for international cooperation for sustainable development (such as UNDP, USAID, DFID, JAICA, GIZ, KfW) is considered beneficial.
  • The applicant needs to demonstrate that they have good relationships with the vocational training sector in Anbar and with relevant administration and private sector actors.
  • Above-average fluency in written and oral English and Arabic languages are mandatory for this position
  • Very good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management. 
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate their professional skills during the selection process

 

Requirements for application: 

  • The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (RA-ARILA022-072) TVET & Job Skills Qualification Advisor
  • The subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for. 
  • CVs and motivations letters that are in the form of IMG, pictures, screen-shots, and links will not be accepted. 
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered 

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