USAID Project Careers – Workforce Development Specialist at Management & Training Corporation (MTC)

Organization: Management & Training Corporation (MTC)
Funding
Source:
USAID
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
MTC:
Management & Training Corporation’s (MTC) innovative,
forward-thinking attitude and culture have helped tens of thousands of people
each year learn new academic, technical, and social skills to become more
employable and productive citizens. MTC seeks to implement the USAID-funded,
Uganda Youth Leadership in Agriculture Program.
Job
Summary:
The Workforce Development Specialist
will be responsible for conducting a nation-wide assessment of technical
training institutions (formal and informal), leveraging youth and private
sector involvement. The Institutional Development Specialist will analyze the
assessment results in order to develop a capacity building strategy for
identified training institutions serving the formal and informal employment
sectors.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Leading assessments and analyzing nationwide skills development
    capacity and the capacity of workforce development training institutions;
  • Providing expertise in the development of skills building activities
    for private sector and business actors;
  • In charge of upgrading local workforce institutions’ skills training
    practices in agriculture and agribusiness (technical and cross cutting
    skills) including development of curriculum, training methods, materials,
    certification and related areas.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • All suitably qualified and interested candidates should possess a
    Post graduate or equivalent qualification in relevant field of study
    (Workforce development/TVET/Agriculture or Agribusiness), or an equivalent
    combination of credentials, knowledge, skills, experience.
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience working on similar or
    related economic growth projects in developing country context; preferably
    in Uganda.
  • Past exposure and experience as a team member or consultant
    designing and implementing technical vocational projects, youth workforce
    development projects, or entrepreneurship projects in a developing, or
    transitioning country. Uganda experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of various approaches to institutional capacity
    building for the formal and informal sectors
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral, and
    be able to work under pressure with limited guidance.
How
to Apply: 
All applicants should either Apply via the Online
Jobs Portal, Click
Here
or send an updated CV to international@mtctrains.com. Only
applicants that include a resume or CV shall be considered.
Deadline:
13th February 2015

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