Project Manager Training Hub (m/f) in Namibia

Project Manager Training Hub (m/f) Programme to Promote Vocational Training (ProVET)

JOB-ID: 25332

Field of activity

Although considered a middle-income country, Namibia is marked by significant inequalities. Despite stable economic growth, Namibia suffers both, from a high unemployment rate and a serious skills shortage on the labour market. The need for trained skilled workers in many sectors cannot yet be met by the vocational education system. In response, the EU and Germany will provide assistance to Namibia particularly to the Namibia Training Authority (NTA). Germany is supporting vocational education and training (VET) through its project ‘Promotion of Vocational Education and Training in Namibia’ (ProVET) already since 2012. Above, GIZ will be commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through its ProVET project with the implementation of the EU programme ‘Support to Vocational Education and Training’. The position advertised will support the implementation of the latter programme. The specific objectives of the EU-GIZ action is to increase equitable access to and completion of VET programs and improve VET quality to ensure provision of labour market oriented skills and competencies. It is envisaged that this will be achieved through the establishment of a Training Hub. The Hub is a platform for the three existing training centres Eenhana, Valombola and Nakayale to meet and share information, to coordinate, to create synergies and to decide on joint priorities. The Hub structure allows to create centers of specialisation and to promote learning pathways among the three centers.

Your tasks

You are working as a Project Manager in the field of Vocational Education and Training supporting the set-up of a Training Hub in Namibia’s north. You are responsible for the implementation of the project activities. You work in close cooperation with the ProVET team and its team leader, who is responsible for the overall implementation.

Your specific tasks include:

  • Technical support and VET advisory services to the management teams of the three institutions constituting the Training Hub
  • Facilitation of networking among the three training centers and facilitation of twinning arrangements for capacity development
  • Facilitation of development plans for the Hub
  • Facilitation of stakeholder dialogue with the private sector and other relevant stakeholders on sustainable and demand oriented training programmes
  • Introducing models for industry and community engagement
  • Support the development of general guidelines for the work of the Training Hub
  • Promote innovative training formats e.g. e-learning
  • Facilitate the develop of a ‘toolkit’ of good practices
  • Coordination and planning of procurement of services and equipment
  • Management of short-term expert interventions and coordination of up to 4 staff
  • Monitoring and financial planning in close cooperation with the ProVET M&E expert and Finance Officer
  • Planning and coordination of PR activities according to EU, NTA and BMZ requirements
  • Reporting (according to NTA, EU and GIZ requirements)

Your profile

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field (education, business administration, economics or other disciplines)
  • At least 5 years of professional experience, in particular in development cooperation in the area of VET
  • Thorough knowledge of VET systems; Experience in advising VET institutions and with the implementation of measures like the upgrading of TVET-schools, VET management support, teachers training, advising VET commissions, curricula development, e-learning etc., ideally in Africa
  • Knowledge of Competency Based Education & Training (CBET).
  • Proven skills and experience in the design of networks and knowledge exchange platforms
  • Good working knowledge on setting up and managing annual operational plans, impact monitoring, as well as financial management of project budgets
  • Ideally EU-project management experience
  • Solid management and advisory skills, conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ideally experience in leading teams
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written); ideally German language skills

Assignment period

April 2016 till December 2017 (to be extended until December 2019)

Our offer

Other information

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until

Closing date :08/02/2016

Contact department:
Eva Stuetz
+49 6196 79-1879


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