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25 Aug, 2020
25 Aug, 2020
AFOS Foundation is a business-oriented value-based foundation for international development cooperation, represented in four countries. It promotes – since 2003 -economic, social, and environmental development based on catholic social values.
The ICT Skills for Business development project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, via sequa gGmbH, supports Ghanaian partners in implementing practice-oriented ICT qualification programs and accompanying measures to promote employment of the local youth.
To ensure successful project implementation and thereby contribute to increased productivity and competitiveness of companies and thus higher employability, we are looking for a
Job Title: Team Leader for ICT Skills in Business
Starting date: October 2020, negotiable
Contract duration: approximately 39 months
Duty station: Cape Coast or Accra with regular travels in Ghana
Contract: Local contract
To develop an innovative and hands-on IT education approach at a pilot university, blending the perspective of the academic sector with the experiences from the private sector.
Lead project implementation to achieve qualitative and quantitative outcomes and intended impact;
Ensure the inclusion of marginalized population groups;
Lead the knowledge curation process, particularly with regard to developing country-specific TVET, SME and skills-development concepts, toolkits and case studies;
Mentor and coach project staff to build their capacities on various technical and management issues pertinent to the project;
Responsible for quality Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting;
Ensure financial reports to AFOS Foundation are accurate and submitted timely;
Lead on partner management and communications and representation of the project during events.
At least a master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social Science or equivalent;
Minimum 10 years of progressive professional work experience, incl. at least 5 years of experience in managing skills development initiatives;
Strong understanding of private and public sector development, TVET systems, tertiary and basic education systems and business decision-making processes;
Understanding of market-oriented approaches and leveraging private sector investment for workforce development and business modernization, especially in the ICT sector;
Excellent analytical, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making skills;
Ability to manage working relationships with diverse public and private stakeholders;
Experience in log frame development, Monitoring and Evaluation, reporting.
Experience in mentoring and coaching young professionals;
Excellent communication skills, English proficiency;
Excellent computer literacy, incl. MS Office;
Understanding of working principles and methods of German development cooperation, as well as work experience with a German development organization or a similar post preferred;
Experience with German private sector preferred;
Experience in the ICT sector preferred.
We offer attractive working conditions in an international and multicultural context. We see our work as a joint effort in an agile organizational culture: mutual respect, trust, and teamwork and follow a human-centered approach.
We look forward to receiving your application with the following documents: introduction letter and curriculum vitae.
How To Apply
Please email your application to: [email protected] Application deadline: 30th of August 2020 Further information about the organization is available on our website www.afos-stiftung.de Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the final selection process.