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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Training and Employment Specialist - Winrock International , Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

POSITION TITLE: Training and Employment Specialist
LOCATION: Tanzania
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Project Director

Position Summary:
The Training and Employment Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the technical quality and delivery of our results-oriented program activities and providing leadership in developing, managing, and implementing the technical aspects of technical, vocational, or entrepreneurial training interventions with a specific focus on girls and vulnerable women. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

The Training and Employment Specialist's specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Provide strategic leadership of all programmatic activities concerned with training and employment opportunities, income generation programs/opportunities, youth entrepreneurships, life skills trainings, and internships.
• Develop and oversee implementation of youth training and employment work plans/targets, curricula, training materials, budgets, and reports.
• Coordinate strategy and activities with any implementing partners, national and local government authorities, and private sector entities involved in and responsible for education and economic development.
• Manage and mentor staff in workforce and employment readiness, entrepreneurship trainings, and connecting adolescent girls and vulnerable women to market opportunities and networks.
• Coordinate closely on data collection to measure impacts as well as track program graduates and employment opportunities.

- Education: Bachelor's degree required (master's degree would be a distinct asset) in economics, education, gender in development, or related discipline.
- Supplemental training in workforce and employment readiness, youth training, entrepreneurship training, monitoring and evaluation, gender analysis/mainstreaming strongly preferred.
- Technical: Minimum of three years of experience in a leadership position responsible for developing, managing, and/or implementing skills training opportunities for vulnerable women and girls.
- Minimum of three years of experience working on technical training aspects including individualized training plans, skills assessments, life-skills, curriculum development, training management, and training monitoring and information systems.

Work Experience:
• Experience in performing training needs assessments, developing corresponding training programs, evaluating training, and evaluating the impact of training on skills acquisition and employability.
• Experience in working with private sector stakeholders to improve skills training and job placement for vulnerable women and girls in the target country or the region.
• Experience in developing tools and mechanisms to promote the creation of skills training programs among private sector actors in a supply chain.
• Experience in building private sector capacity to provide skills training to vulnerable women and girls.
• Experience working successfully with government agencies, network of vocational training associations, employers' organizations, and trade unions or comparable entities.
• Experience developing mechanisms and tools to accurately determine market needs, and utilizing the results to contribute to the creation of market driven technical or employment training programs.
• Understanding of labor issues and local labor regulations, including those related to securing non-hazardous, non-exploitive employment opportunities for youth of legal working age.
• Experience managing and monitoring integrated US Government programs and budgets strongly preferred.

• Understanding of exploitive labor issues, including child labor and the special educational and training needs of vulnerable women and girls from exploitive labor conditions.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
• Fluency in English and Swahili is required.