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15 Individual External Evaluators Job at Skills Development Facility ( SDF ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
15 Individual External Evaluators

Jobs at:
Skills Development Facility ( SDF )

Deadline of this Job:
30th June 2017 not later than 5 pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Background
The Skills Development Facility (SDF) is part of the $100 million Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP) which is a Government of Uganda Project funded by the World Bank, implemented. by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The SDF aims at promoting employer-led short term training in order to address prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training. PSFU now invites suitably qualified individuals with qualifications and experience to apply for the following position:
15 Individual External Evaluators for short term consultancy assignments
Main activities for the individual External Evaluators;
The external evaluators work will include, but not
necessarily be limited to the following:
  • Conduct a due diligence of selected grant applications, including verification of the information provided to the SDF, assess the relevance of the proposed training activities, including its economic relevance, assess the capacity of the proposed training provider, and review the realism the indicated budget in accordance with the guidelines provided by PSFU/SDF, 
  • Summarise the findings and recommendations in a report to the SDF
    Method of work
    The external evaluator will liaise with the SDF Unit and give attention to the following aspects:
  •  is the factual information provided by the applicant correct?
  • Does the project meet SDF programming guidelines and contribute substantially to the SDF objective?
  •  Does the project have a high likelihood of success?
  • Does the applicant and ‘the proposed training provider possess the capacity to achieve the proposed outputs and results?
  • Does the project incorporates lesson learned, apply industry best practices, and meet relevant industry benchmarks?
  • Does the project have any environmental implications or does it trigger any safeguard considerations?
Qualifications and experience
interested candidates should have the following qualification and experience as indicated below:
  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Agriculture, Financial Management, IT or related fields
  • Knowledge & experience in the manufacturing, construction or agriculture sectors
  • Experience from similar assignments
  • At least 5 years’ working experience
  • Good understanding and appreciation of formal and especially informal sectors in Uganda
  • Experience from private sector development initiatives
  • Good knowledge of skills issues related to the informal sector, and
  • High level of professional integrity and judgment.
Selection of evaluators
individuals with relevant experience will be competitively selected as an SDF evaluator and contracted on a retainer basis. Due to the risk of conflict of interest, Grant Application Support Assistants (GASAs) and PSFU staff are not eligible to apply for this position.
Duration: The contract will initially be for one year with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and business needs. For more details regarding this position, please visit PSFU website www.psfuganda.org.ug
Job application procedure
Interested persons should submit their application, CV and copies of academic certificates indicating the position you are applying for on the top corner of the sealed envelope addressed to:
The Head - Skills Development Facility,
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Plot 43 Nakasero Hill Road
P.0. Box 7683, Kampala
Tel: 0312263849/0312263850
The deadline for application is 30th June 2017 not later than 5 pm