Job Opportunities at Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) – Tanzania

OVERVIEW
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation – is an independent, non-profit foundation based in Zürich. It was founded in 1959 by leading figures from the Swiss private sector and Swiss universities and has been present throughout South-East Asia for more than 30 years. It is exclusively involved in international development and is active in more than 33 countries with 110 programmes and has over 1,000 members of staff. The private sector is at the heart of all of Swisscontact’s work and plays a crucial role in achieving more inclusive economic growth. It does this through four thematic areas; a) Skills Development, b) Enterprise Promotion, c) Inclusive Finance, and d) Climate Smart Economy

Project Profile
Project Name: Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET)
Funded By: Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
Place of Duty: Morogoro, Tanzania
Project Goal: Improve prospects of gainful youth (self-) employment through a contribution to improved access, relevance and quality of VSD
Target Group: Youth, women and young mother (15 to 24)
Project Duration: 01.05.2019 to 30.06.2022

Vacancy title: Labour Market Information for Skills Development Assistant

JOB DETAILS: 
Vacancy Announcement for Component 3 Assistance on Capacitating Agricultural Training Providers Addressing Barriers of Youth, Women and Young Mothers Employment

Objective of the function
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 3 activities in accordance with the programme document. To work closely with and facilitate selected training providers (public and private) and proactively engage in component activities..

 

Main Tasks
She/he will support in the implementation of component 3 progressing activities in accordance with the workplan and assigned budget. Work closely with training providers through facilitating the platform of training providers and the capacity building of the training providers.

 

Detail Tasks
Support the component 3 lead on all the below tasks

  • Liaise closely with the SET financial manager
  • Facilitate the progress of the established platform of training providers by, among other things, applying a strong governance principle
  • Develop and implement the capacity building plan for training providers on the capacity of providers teaching, training management competencies and new courses addressing the identified training needs of young people, women and young mothers
  •  Explore opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchanges between training providers in the previously mentioned areas
  • Have practical experience from gender focused activities
  • Plan and implement pilot training activities
  • Develop ToRs and supervise the cooperation with training providers
  • Cooperate with short course sub-contractors
  • Coordinate the work of the component 3 support officer
  • Compile and disseminate assessment results
  • Responsible for compiling data for MRM in accordance with the MRM plan

Qualifications & experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in agricultural and applied economics, community development, social science, rural development, training or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience from development initiatives related to agricultural community development, training of rural youth, women and/or young mothers, agricultural innovative training development;
  • Experience working from:
  • Cross-functional teams;
  • Facilitate network development and maintenance involving a multitude of stakeholders;
  •  Develop and implement complex project activities;
  • Apply a gender agenda at implementation level;
  • Project leadership/management;
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili

Vacancy title: Labour Market Information for Skills Development Assistant (SET Component 1)

JOB DETAILS:
Objective of the function
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 1 activities in accordance with the programme document and the annual work plan, developed in cooperation with VETA..

Main Tasks
She/he will be supporting the component 1 lead on all component related issues. The assistant will work closely with all component partners with a focus on coordination, knowledge sharing, and facilitating the implementation of the work plan. Liaising with sub-contractors on the delivery of capacity building activities and the development and testing of the relevant approaches for data collection.

 

Detail Tasks

  • To work closely with the team leader on component 1 issues and the designated labour market analyst at VETA Head Office
  • To cooperate with VETA staff on the implementation of the capacity building work plan]To plan and organise the capacity building sessions in partnership with VETA
  • Monitor the market and labour market assessment initiatives undertaken by other partners
  • Facilitate the LMI for skills development to support VETA’s gender initiatives and development targets
  • Follow economic developments of relevance to VET
  • Develop ToRs and supervise sub-contractors
  • Follow and evaluate VET system developments in Tanzania by liaising with programme stakeholders
  • Support the team leader in implementing the daily programme and component tasks
  • Compile and disseminate assessment results
  • Responsible for compiling data for MRM
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili.

Vacancy title: Vocational Teacher Training Self Study Development

JOB DETAILS: 
Objective of the function
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 2 activities in accordance with the programme document and the annual work plan, developed in cooperation with MVTTC, on the development of a self-study modular teacher training course.

 

 

Main Tasks
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 2 activities in accordance with the programme document and the annual work plan, developed in cooperation with MVTTC, on the development of a self-study modular teacher training course.

Detail Tasks

  • Take the lead for implementing component 2 by working closely with MVTTC and the team leader
  • Cooperate with MVTTC staff on the implementation of the work plan.
  • Liaise with the relevant staff at VETA Head Office.
  • Develop and closely follow the progress of the module working groups developing the training odules.
  • Ensure that a gender agenda underpins the development of the modules.
  • Maintain close contact with FDCs (management and teachers).
  • Plan and implement pilot training activities.
  • Develop ToRs and supervise sub-contractors.
  • Compile and disseminate assessment results.
  • Responsible for compiling data for Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM.

 

Qualifications & experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in programme/project management, education, adult learning, vocational education, vocational teacher training or equivalent
  • A minimum of seven years’ work experience in development initiatives related to skills development/vocational education and training, and curriculum development at NVA/NTA-level;
  • Working experience from the TVET in Tanzania
  • Experience working in:
  • Cross-functional teams;
  • Facilitating curriculum or course development activities involving a multitude of stakeholders;
  • Developing and implementing complex project activities;
  • Apply a gender agenda at implementation level.
  • The ability to write clear and concise reports
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili.

Vacancy title: Project Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) Coordinator

 

 

JOB DETAILS: 
Objective of the function
To ensure the quality of Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) in Skills for Employment Tanzania programme and aggregate results on a programme and organisation level..

Main Tasks
Responsible for the development, introduction and maintenance of SET’s MRM plan according to the guidelines of Swisscontact Monitoring and Results Measurement guidelines/Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) standards:

  • Establishing and managing results chains for SET’s three components.
  • Ensuring that gender issues are considered in the MRM-plan and its implementation.
  • Measuring and reporting results.
  • Continuous improvement of the MRM-system.
  • Developing and sustaining results measurement capacity of the project team and partners.

Detail Tasks

  • Establish together with the SET team an MRM plan including results chains, monitoring plans and assessment methods (indicators, enquiries, data collection etc.).
  • Review together with the SET team the results chains regularly and advise programme staff on improvements of interventions.
  •  Maintain a documentation according to the Swisscontact MRM guidelines/DCED-standard
  •  Ensure that gender aspects are an integrated part of MRM.
  • Compile project reports and presentations in line with Project Management guidelines.
  • Working closely with SET team to document and disseminate lessons learned.
  • Training and supporting the SET Team and key partners in developing results measurement tools and their applications.
  • Facilitate Collaborative Learning and Adaptation (CLA) among the SET and partners.

Reporting
Reports to the SET team leader, and when required, to the deputy team leader.
For MRM-system development: Closely work with SET project’s team and coordinate with the Swisscontact MRM Advisor at Regional level and MRM Coordinator at Head Office level-Zurich to ensure coherence of approaches, methods and practices for a credible MRM system.

Qualifications & experience

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in programme/project management, community development, education or equivalent;
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in development initiatives related to skills development/vocational education and training, community training or similar;
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in a monitoring and evaluating position including:
  • Leading assessment activities and designing, monitoring and evaluating programme initiatives/activities;
  • Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring and evaluation systems from named projects/programmes;
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams;
  • Experience in applying gender agenda to MRM planning and implementation;
  • The ability to train staff in MRM related subjects;
  • The ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili.

Vacancy title: Component 3 Lead/Deputy Team Leader

JOB DETAILS: 
Objective of the function
To proactively facilitate the implementation of component 3 activities in accordance with the programme document. To work closely with and facilitate selected training providers (public and private) and proactively engage in component activities.
Act as Deputy Team leader.. .

Main Tasks
She/he will lead the implementation of component 3 progressing activities in accordance with the workplan and assigned budget. Work closely with training providers through facilitating the platform of training providers and the capacity building of the training providers.

Detail Tasks

  • Take the lead in component 3
  • Support the team leader in the implementation of daily programme activities
  • Liaise closely with the SET financial manager
  • Facilitate the progress of the established platform of training providers by, among other things, applying a strong governance principle
  • Develop and implement the capacity building plan for training providers on the capacity of teaching providers, training management competencies and new courses addressing the identified training needs of young people, women and young mothers
  • Explore opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and exchanges between training providers in the previously mentioned areas
  • Have practical experience from gender focused activities
  • Plan and implement pilot training activities
  • Develop ToRs and supervise the cooperation with training providers
  • Cooperate with short course sub-contractors
  • Coordinate the work of the component 3 support officer
  • Compile and disseminate assessment results
  • Responsible for compiling data for MRM in accordance with the MRM plan

Qualifications & experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s or higher degree in agricultural and applied economics, community development, social science, rural development, training or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience from development initiatives related to agricultural community development, training of rural youth, women and/or young mothers, agricultural innovative training development;
  • Experience working from:
  • Cross-functional teams;
  • Facilitate network development and maintenance involving a multitude of stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement complex project activities;
  • Apply a gender agenda at implementation level;
  • Project leadership/management;
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports;
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English and Swahili.

Job application procedure
To apply, please provide a CV (no more than 4 pages) and covering letter (no more than 1 page with references) in English to [email protected] not later than May 31st, 2019.

Please quote the vacancy title on the subject line of your application. Swisscontact reserves the right to contact only applicants that have been selected for interview.

Swisscontact is an equal opportunity employer. Swisscontact does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

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