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Apr 042018
 

Organization: Edukans
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 17 Apr 2018

Edukans seeks a highly motivated individual with exceptional leadership skills to become our Programme Officer, Skills. Duty station of this position is Edukans Office Ghana in Accra. Headquarters of Edukans International is in the Netherlands.

Employment Basis

Full-time for an initial 1 year and subject to a 6 month probation period. Renewal after 1 year will be based on satisfactory performance.

Start Date

May 1st, 2018

Edukans Focus on Skills

Edukans International contributes to quality education for all. One of the two pillars is skills’ training for youth. Edukans International focuses on quality and relevancy of vocational education and training. This is operationalized in training programmes that are market-based and market-oriented, and given by trainers who apply active teaching. Working with existing professionals to train apprentices on the job is part of the strategy.

Aim of the job

The Programme Officer Skills contributes to the development of the skills programme in Ghana, based on the focus areas of Edukans International. (S)he brings a network and is able to open doors with relevant stakeholders in order to establish new partnerships for joint implementation and strategic partners at Meso and Macro level, for sustaining and upscaling Edukans programmes. He/she raises funds for skills programmes within and beyond Ghana and, in this way, contributes to the sustainability of Edukans Ghana and Edukans International. As skills expert, (s)he runs capacity building and skills acquisition programmes to create jobs . (S)he contributes to the development of Edukans’ Skills training approach through documenting lessons learned, methodologies and tools in close collaboration with the skills team. (S)he will also be responsible for the effective management of projects.

Reporting structure

Programme Officer, Skills is part of the Edukans Ghana office based in Accra. (S)he reports to the Country Representative Edukans Ghana. The Programme Officer, Skills is part of the global skills team. Development of annual activity plans and monitoring of progress will be done in close collaboration of the skills team in the Netherlands.

Key roles and responsibilities

Programme development and networking

  • Establishment and maintaining partnerships with training institutions, NGOs, companies, umbrella organizations and governments;

  • Contribute to institutionalisation and scaling up of Edukans models;

  • Programme development;

  • Relationship building with donors;

  • Fund raising for skills development programmes in Ghana.

Advisory & training

  • Provide training and advisory services on

    • Linking education to the market, including market research

    • Training teachers and trainers on active teaching and learning

  • Do acquisition for the advisory services mentioned

  • (Further)develop tools and methodologies

  • Set-up and expand Edukans training (own training concept to youth)

    • Acquisition of students

    • Acquisition of masters, willing to train apprentices

    • Monitor progress

Programme management

  • Administration / budget keeping of skills programme as a whole and individual projects

  • Reporting

    Targets on financial result, raised funds and days spent for consultancy will be set on an annual basis.

Required knowledge and experience

  • At least Master degree working knowledge in education, international development, economics or related fields

  • At least 7 years of experience in skills development.

  • Has proven track record in strengthening (agri)skills training

  • Experience in involving private sector with TVET

  • Brings a strong network within the skills and development arena, including government, education, NGOs and private sector.

  • Proven experience on training, preferably training of trainers.

  • Competent in business/programme development services and fund raising

  • Experience in programme management

  • Experience working with Small and Medium Size Enterprises will be an asset.

  • Experience in Agribusiness is an asset

Required skills

  • Experienced in working in an international team

  • Proactive and able to work independent and result-oriented

  • Strong communicator and networker, able to represent Edukans Int. to external stakeholders

  • Fluent in English and major Ghanaian Languages

  • Willing to travel regularly (national, Africa, Europe)

How to apply:

Kindly email covering letter and CV to ghana@edukans.org by close of day on 17th April, 2018.

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