Project Director Employment Opportunity – Belgian Development Agency (BTC)

Job Title:       Project Director
Organisation: Belgian Development Agency (BTC)
Funding Source: European Union (EU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Belgian
Development Agency, BTC Uganda mobilizes its resources and expertise to
eliminate poverty in the world. They support more than 200 cooperation projects
in 20 countries including Africa, Asia and Latin America.
About EU Project:
The
EU Commission established the Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing
the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa (EU-TF)
on 20.10.2015 and signed the Constitutive Agreement in La Valletta on
12.11.2015 during the EU-Africa Summit in Valetta. As part of the EU-TF,
BTC-Uganda is preparing and intervention to enhance ‘livelihood and labour
market relevant skills for youth, women and girls of the refugees and host communities.’
The intervention will build on policy and practice and will contribute to
improved employment opportunities for refugees and their host communities
through short and medium term Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Support
in Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua districts in North-Western Uganda (Northern
Uganda). The intervention is fully integrated into the Support to the Refugee
Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda programme of the EU trust
fund. This intervention will follow a similar reform approach applied by
Belgian funded “support to implementation of Skilling Uganda strategy”, which
is supporting a nationwide reform process following a wide and overarching
sectorial analysis, and will be implemented under the Belgian Development
Agency, BTC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Coordination and
Project Management 40%
  • Manage the planning and implementation of
    activities for the, roll put, of the support to the, EU Trust Fund
    projects
  • Contribute to the quality assurance and
    technical guidance of the Skills Development activities in the Northern
    three districts;
  • Pro-actively coordinate and seek synergies
    with other programmes targeting gender and disadvantaged youth in Northern
    Uganda;
  • Implement additional technical activities
    assigned to him/her according to the joint team planning;
  • Ensure the follow- up of administrative files
    in support of the supervisor(s)
2. Coaching and
supporting 30%
  • Offer technical support in the overall
    implementation of the Skill Development component EU Emergency Trust Fund in
    Northern Uganda, by providing guidance on skills development and
    livelihood opportunities for refugee and host community
  • Support the setting up -of a BTVET knowledge sharing
    platform for BTVET stakeholders (regional business membership organizations
    (BMO’s), humanitarian livelihood coordination, district education partners
    and skills development coordination bodies)
  • In charge of coaching and supporting the selected
    Skill Development providers in the three
  • Northern districts in design, adaptation and
    quality assurance of Skills Development training programmes for refugees
    and host communities
  • Take lead in undertaking Skills Needs
    Assessments in North-West Uganda;
3. Reporting/knowledge
sharing 30%
  • Manage the monitoring (including baseline) of
    progress towards plans of the selected BTVET partners, as well as the
    implementation of the training and other investments financed by the SDF
    together with the implementing agencies in each district;
  • Compile and submit (monthly and) quarterly
    progress and activity reports as required
  • Facilitate/support the external monitoring
    and audits;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree or equivalent in technical fields, social sciences/ Business Management
    & Administration/ Education
  • A minimum of six years of proven, relevant
    experience in strategic change management of private sector organisations
    and/or BTVET training institutions;
  • Broad working knowledge of and experience in
    project management;
  • Relevant experience in facilitating the
    cooperation between BTVET institutions and private sector stakeholders
    would be an advantage;
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    with/in the private sector would be an advantage.
  • Prior experience working for a bilateral or
    multilateral agency would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in English, with excellent reporting
    skills;
  • Soft skills such as to work in a team, to
    work autonomously, etc.
  • Good ICT skills in Word, Excel, Power Point
    and Internet;
  • Have no objection to undertake regular field
    missions and working overtime.
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: 11th March 2016 by 4:00pm.
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