Project Director Job Placement – Belgian Development Agency (BTC) Uganda

Job Title:       Project Director
Organization: Belgian
Development Agency (BTC) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilises its resources and its
expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of
the international community and works towards a society that provides present
and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and
fair world. BTC currently supports more than 200 cooperation projects and
programmes in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the future,
BTC’s efforts will focus on 14 partner countries as a result of a decision made
by the Minister of Development Cooperation.
About EU Trust Fund:
The European Union Commission established the Emergency Trust Fund for
Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced
Persons in Africa (EU-TF) in La Valletta during the EU-Africa Summit in
Valetta. As Part of the EU-TF, BTC-Uganda is preparing an 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 Programme to the Refuge Settlements and Host
Communities in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU) of the EU Trust Fund. This
intervention is also integrated in the ‘Support to implementation of Skilling
Uganda Strategy’, which is supporting a nationwide reform process following a
wide and over-reaching sectorial analysis, and piloting in Western Uganda –
funded by Belgium and in Karamoja – funded by Ireland. The intervention is
implemented by the Belgian Development Agency, BTC in close coordination with
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) and
Key Duties and
Coordination and Project Management: 40%
Manage the planning and implementing activities
for the roll out of the support to the EU Trust Fund project to stakeholders
and their private sector stakeholders;
Actively contribute to the quality assurance and
technical guidance of the Skills Development activities in the West Nile;
Actively coordinate and seek synergies with other
programmes targeting gender and disadvantaged youth in Northern Uganda;
Reporting/Knowledge Sharing: 30%
The incumbent will 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 (monthly and) quarterly progress and
activity reports, and share with the Project Management Team (PMT), the
Quarterly Coordination Mechanism and prepare input for the project Steering
Coaching and Supporting: 30% Support the overall implementation
of the skills component of the SPRS-NU programme in Northern Uganda, by
providing guidance on skills development and livelihood opportunities for
refugee and host community by providing support to a) the demand side
(livelihood, refugee economy, green economy, etc.) in identifying the current
and future skills requirements, and to b) the supply side by providing quality
control on SD training provider institutions able to professionally respond
with technical and entrepreneurial training required;
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or
equivalent in technical fields, social sciences/ business management &
A minimum of six years of proven, relevant
experience in strategic planning and organisational change management of
private sector organisations and/or training institutions;
Extensive knowledge of and experience in project
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;
Previous experience working for a bilateral or
multilateral agency would be an advantage;
Prior exposure and experience working with
refugees would be an advantage;
Fluent in English, with excellent reporting
Soft skills such as to work in a team, to work
autonomously, etc.
ICT skills in word, excel, power point and
Able to work under stressful conditions and
having no objection to working overtime.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications and updated CVs to
addressed to The Director – The Human Resource and Administration Officer.
Deadline: 30th
November 2016
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