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18 Février 2019 Il y a 2 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis et 1 autre(s) régions

Position: Workforce Development Team Leader (Key Personnel)

Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Background

The Workforce Development Team Leader will support the USAID/Tunisia Jobs, Opportunities and Business Success (JOBS) project, and will oversee all activities for the project’s workforce development component, which focuses on improving the match between skills in demand in the labor market and training provided in order to address structural unemployment. This component includes several major sub-objectives and activities covering the Higher Education and Vocational Training System. The Level of Effort split between the Higher Education and Vocational Training Systems will be defined and subject to change depending upon the evolution and demands of the project:

  • Identify major workforce skill deficiencies and support VTCs and higher education institutions in developing demand-driven curricula.
  • Build the capacity of Career and Certification Competence Centers (4Cs) to improve employability of youth and facilitate dialogue between university faculties and the private sector.
  • Train university teachers in soft skills and an updated pedagogical approach.
  • Improve VTCs’ ability to provide technical training based on market projections.
  • Report on educational metrics emphasizing graduate employability and employment.
  • Reach Tunisian youth with information on efforts to improve job services availability.
  • Recommend reforms to enable higher education institutions to operate effectively (Option Period Activity).
  • Assist programs in achieving international accreditation (Option Period Activity).

As key personnel to the contract, the Workforce Development Team Leader will work closely with Chemonics, the prime contractor and Pro Invest to: 1) strengthen private sector linkages to education and training institutions and engage them in demand-driven enhancements to curricula and career centers; 2) facilitate innovative partnerships with leading private companies to incorporate technology and avail opportunities for certification to further enhance the employability of Tunisian candidates; and 3) work to strengthen regional social networks, creating an enterprise support ecosystem that brings together government, the private sector, education and training institutions, job placement services, and civil society organizations to deliver easily navigable and location-specific job-seeking support to unemployed individuals throughout the country, with a particular focus on women and youth.

Roles and Responsibilities

In order to ensure the success of the USAID Tunisia JOBS and fulfill EFE-Tunisie’s responsibilities under the work plan, the Workforce Development Team Leader will carry out the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Oversee regional market assessments that combine available data on local labor market needs with focus group discussions with area businesses.
  • Leverage EFE’s relationships with Tunisian ministries and other institutions to secure their approval and support for the curriculum reform process.
  • Identify and leverage partnerships with private sector companies to establish technical training, on-the-job training opportunities, and internships.
  • Oversee Career Center Specialist’s work to establish or upgrade Career and Certification Competence Centers (4Cs) with the tools, capacity, infrastructure and resources they need to become modern career counseling providers.
  • Oversee Curricula Development Specialist’s work to identify major workforce skill deficiencies and support VTCs and higher education institutions in developing demand-driven curricula
  • Oversee Vocational Training Specialist’s work with participating VTCs to identify areas for improvement and developing a services strengthening plan related to labor market demand data, private sector linkages, technology in the classroom, employment training and school-to-work transition support programs, business development support, institutional autonomy and sustainability; and communications and outreach.
  • Oversee work with the National Employment and Self-Employment Agency (ANETI) to strengthen their ability to place university and VTC graduates in jobs.
  • Support project sustainability by working with higher education institutions to integrate 4Cs into overall student experience and developing feedback loops between 4C directors, staff, and education institution faculty and administrators to encourage ongoing learning and curriculum reform.
  • Lead creation of a support ecosystem for unemployed job seekers, particularly youth and women, by coordinating with local government, private sector, education and training, and job placement institutions.
  • Work with JOBS project team to conceptualize and recommend reforms to enable higher education institutions to operate more effectively.
  • Expand partnerships for international accreditation of demand-driven skills trainings.
  • Manage and coordinate the Component 2 project team in consultation with the EFE-Tunisie CEO, ensuring achievement of internal and external deliverables.
  • Manage the budget for the implementation of all C2 activities and establish an internal system of checks and balances to ensure the project is meeting its targets and delivering on implementation requirements.
  • Foster clear communication and coordination among EFE-Tunisie staff and project staff co-located in the Chemonics office to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively implemented.
  • Take the lead on reporting for Chemonics and EFE-Global (including quarterly, annual and final reports) and coordinating inputs from all team members

Support

The Workforce Development Team Leader is supported by several full-time staff members, including a Curriculum Development Specialist, a Job Placement and Career Center Specialist, Workforce Advisors, a Vocational Training Specialist,  and part-time technical and administrative support staff and consultants at Chemonics, EFE, Pro Invest and SSG.  The Workforce Development Team Leader will report to the Chief oParty and will have reporting responsibilities to EFE-Tunisia’s CEO  as specified in the project communication plan.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Graduate degree in education, human resource development, organizational behavior or other relevant or equivalent field. In circumstances where a candidate possesses exceptional relevant experience but lacks a graduate degree, relevant post-education experience will be considered
  • At least seven years of project management experience, including effective team management, activity coordination, managing project budgets, and ensuring development and delivery of high quality deliverables
  • At least five years in team management and staff supervision
  • At least five years of experience in workforce development in a developing country, including experience working with host country training or higher education institutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), outstanding management skills (including ethical management), resourcefulness, flexibility, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in French and English; proficiency in Arabic is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with USAID and other USG funders, and experience working in an international NGO environment ( Preferred)
  • Familiarity with Tunisia and the economic context of Tunisia. (preferred)
  • 1-3 years’ experience leading a similar project. (preferred)
  • Experience with economic development or job creation projects. (preferred)

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