Pilot Skills Development Fund (pSDF) Officer – Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Organisation: Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
Project
Name:
Skilling Uganda
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
Belgian Development Agency, BTC Uganda
and Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Sports will implement
together a support program to the implementation of the Skilling Uganda
Strategy. The main aim is to raise standards and expand coverage of training,
create employable skills and competencies relevant to the labour market instead
of educational certificates.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Fund Management: 40%
·        
Set
up the framework and guiding principles for the pilot Skills Development Fund;
·        
Take
lead in the development and ensuring of quality of pSDF grant facility
operational manual;
·        
Manage
quality control of pSDF activities;
·        
Ensure
gender equity & social targeting of the pSDF;
·        
Ensure
the follow-up of administrative files and supporting document of the pSDF in
support
2. Coaching and Promotion 30%
·        
Oversee
the promotion of the competitive pSDF as an agent for change and innovation in
Skills Development in Uganda;
·        
Coaching
and supporting the private sector organisation and the BTVET institutions in
the Albertine (and other) regions in Introducing quality proposals in in the
framework of the fund, based on a sound identification
·        
Coordinate
the positioning of the pSDF in the overall support landscape to BTVET providers
and knowledge sharing on SDF;
3. Reporting/Knowledge Sharing: 30%
·        
Technically
support monitoring and supervision of the selected pSDF partners &
activities
·        
Compile
regular pSDF progress & activity reports, lessons learned from pSDF and
contribute to overall project reporting.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Pilot Skills Development Fund pSDF Officer employment
opportunity should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in technical fields,
social sciences/ business management/ education;
·        
A
minimum of four years of proven, relevant experience in grant
·        
Prior
experience in facilitating the cooperation between BTVET institutions and private
sector stakeholders;
·        
Past
exposure and experience with/in the private sector or bilateral or multilateral
agency is an advantage.
·        
Fluent
in English, with excellent reporting skills;
·        
Ability
to work autonomously and in a team, sometimes under stressful conditions.
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs, motivation letters and
sustaining documents to Belgian Development Agency BTC, Lower Kololo Terrace
1B, Kololo, Kampala. Uganda. Please clearly indicate the position you apply for
on the envelope.
Deadline:
15th January 2016 by 4:00pm.
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