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Sunday, August 13, 2017

National Field Manager Job at BTC - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
National Field Manager

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Deadline of this Job:
25th August, 2017

Duty Station:
Moroto with frequent travels to the Karamoja Region

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Job details:
Title: National Field Manager
Location: Moroto with frequent travels to the Karamoja Region
Project: Support to skilling Uganda(IRISH AID)
BTC, the Belgian Development Agency, together with different Government Ministries, are implementing the bilateral cooperation between Uganda & Belgium. In the framework of the MoES/BTC the Support to Skilling Uganda Project is implemented by the Ministry of Education & Sports and the Belgian Development Agency (BTC Uganda), one (1) National Field Manager will be recruited to be part of the team overseeing the planning and implementation of activities for the roll out of the support to the BTVET stakeholders and their private sector stakeholders in the Karamoja region.
The National Field Manager shall work closely with the international Field Manager, as follows:
Major Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee planning and implementing activities for the roll out of the support to the regional BTVET stakeholders and their private sector stakeholders;
  •  Contribute to the quality assurance and technical guidance of the pilot Skills
  • Development Fund in Karamoja;
  • Implement additional technical activities assigned to him/her according to the joint team planning;
  •  Support the design and implementation of skills development by focusing On
Technical Advice in BTVET
  • Upgrading instructors of the selected BTVET institutions technically and pedagogically (in service training);
  •  Developing work-based teaming (WBL) schemes as well as its modalities and build the capacities of both employers and training institutions in its implementation;
  • Setting up the “Production Unit" approach in the through capacity building and coaching;
  • Introducing certification for short term courses (such as the workers’ PAS in me training and assessment offer of UGAPRIVI and its partners) in the Karamoja region;
Reporting/ Knowledge Sharing
Support the setting up of a BT\/ET knowledge sharing platform for BT\/ET stakeholders & BMO‘s at regional level; Oversee the monitoring of progress towards business plans of the selected BWET partners (including tracer studies and supervision), as well as the implementation of the training and other investments financed by the Skills Development Fund (SDF) Compile (monthly and) quarterly progress and activity reports, and share with the Project Management Team (PMT) and the interactional intervention field manager; Contribute to the compilation of the project final report at the end of the project.
Capacity Building and Daily Management
  •  Develop a capacity building strategy for the local (decentralized) partners of the intervention, and supervise these activities
  • Preparation of different Capacity Building instruments (guidelines, manual, grant agreements
  • Liaise with the support to the development of HR intervention
  • Liaise with other donors and technical partners in BTVET
  •  Liaise with the national office,
  • Coach the Karamoja-staff officers in any Capacity Building activities;
  • Provide guidance and instruments and facilitate M&E
  •  Contribute to the development of a PPP strategy on the local level
  • Preparation of manuals and guidelines on PPP in BTVET
  •  Provide expertise to regional Skills Councils
  • Coordinate working groups
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Set-up of the baseline and of the data gathering methodology for the baseline
  • Gather M&E data and compile M&E reports.
  • Operational planning & reporting (10%)
  • Compile (monthly and) quarterly progress and activity reports, and submit them for approval to the project manager and co-manager
Education and Experience
  • A Masters /Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Business Administration
  •  A Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in development work;
  • Minimum of 4 years‘ experience in working for a bilateral or multilateral agency;
  •  Relevant experience in the TVET sector, expert in PPP, M& E and or Capacity building
  • Profound knowledge of and experience in project management.
Minimum Profile:
  • Profound knowledge of and experience in project management;
  • Relevant experience in facilitating the cooperation between BTVET institutions and private sector stakeholders would be an advantage;
  •  Experience working with/in the private sector would be an advantage;
  • Experience working for a bilateral or multilateral agency would be an advantage;
  • Experience working with refugees would be an advantage;
  • Fluent in English, with excellent reporting skills;
  • Soft skills such as teamwork, and ability to work autonomously;
  •  ICT skills in word, excel, power point and internet;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and having no objection to working overtime.
Job application procedure
interested applicants should submit their hard copy applications including a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic documents with names of at least 3 professional referees; their emails and telephone contacts to: Human“Resource Officer; BTC Uganda Plot 1B Lower Kololo Terrace P.O.Box 40131, Kampala Send in your application not later than 25th August, 2017 Qualifying Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.