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Job Title:   TVET Specialist
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Thul
Gender:   Male
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
Salary Range:   PKR 70,000 to 80,000 per Month
Apply By:   Oct 20, 2021
     
     
 
Job Description:

Background of the project:



  • LNGB project is designed based on one of the successful learning model of alternate learning Program where girls learn literacy and numbery skills.

  • The Leave No Girl Behind (LNGB) project is aiming to support the ‘harder’ and ‘hardest’ to reach out-of-school adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years of age in gaining literacy, numeracy and other skills relevant for life and work.  

  • After completion of L&N cohort, girls enrol in technical and vocational training programs, where girls learn technical skills around market driven trades/skills.

  • The span of technical courses are 3-4 months.

  • These skills also provide opportunity to the girls to start income generation and improve their life standard.

  • They are utilizing the earned money for their own and families’ education expenses.


Overview of the Post



  •  The Skills TVET Specialist will provide technical oversight the implementation of TVET, employment and entrepreneurship/Knowledge about business (KAB) training component in LNGB project.

  • Under the supervision of deputy team leader, and Food security livelihood adviser, TVET Specialist will support employment and entrepreneurship implementation of Technical and Vocational training program which also include Business incubation interventions, private sector engagement, institutional support to TVET and life skills for most marginalized adolescent girls.

  • He/she will engage youth /adolescent’s girls in community based programming and skill building training programs.


Functions



  • Support TVET officers with technical knowledge and capacity building to link adolescent’s girls to relevant employers or market their products effectively in a competitive local and regional environment.

  • Ensure that graduates are linked with apprenticeship opportunities

  • Ensure that graduates find income generating opportunities, including the promotion of small business development and micro-finance loans together with the anticipated partnership with private sector engagement and government led Rozgar schemes PMN

  • Identify sustainable business development opportunities in local and regional markets.

  • Support TVET officer to mainstream diversity into all programme activities through focusing on the mobilization of marginalised communities, including persons with disabilities, rural communities, women and local minorities.

  • Together with the FSL adviser and AMEU teams, the TVET Specialist shall further support ACTED in conducting rapid market appraisals to assess options for at least market driven and innovative courses for women.

  • The TVET Specialist will ensure that project cycle management tools, including the project monitoring framework, work plan and budget forecast are regularly updated, together with deputy team lead. He/she will ensure that project implementation is conducted within the parameters of the grant agreement and support ACTED teams in ensuring compliance with donor regulations and proposal objectives.

  • Activities are correctly completed across the areas of intervention and that expected standards are met;

  • Challenges to implementation are identified and addressed in a manner that takes into account beneficiary needs and expectations;

  • Community / beneficiary feedback is collected and shared in programme and coordination meetings;

  • Targeted indicators as stated in the Project Management Framework (PMF) and/or Log frame are met.

  • The TVET Specialist shall be responsible for the management of project / field staff and for ensuring that all field teams are comprehensively briefed on the objective, expected output and overall implementation strategy of any given activity. The Project Specialist shall ensure that Project / Field staff are given training and complete all the necessary documentation in line with programme requirements.

  • The TVET Specialist shall ensure that he/she regularly meets with HR, Finance, and Logistics Departments to ensure that support mechanisms such as the BFU, Procurement plan, and recruitment are completed on time and reflect operational realities/needs. 

  • The TVET Specialist shall support the preparation of reports to be submitted to Donors / Authorities / Coordination bodies (i.e. OCHA / Internal Coordination). He/she will be expected to provide reports covering activity implementation, achievement of objectives, successes / challenges, beneficiary feedback, etc.

  • The TVET Specialist is expected to provide regular reports to the deputy team lead on the progress of the implementation of activities and on observations made during the mission and collaborate closely with the AME unit as part of monitoring and evaluation activities.


Essential skills



  • At least 3 years’ experience in the development sector / or alternatively at least 3 years’ experience of working in business management in the private sector, preferably in a trade relevant to the selected courses or in the TVET sector.

  • At least 2 years’ management experience, preferably in a development project

  • Master degree in relevant field, such as economics, business administration or social sciences

  • Experience of developing partnerships with private sector stakeholders

  • Experience of training communities in small business development and/or promoting local entrepreneurship

  • Experience of conducting market appraisals and assessments for gathering information on demand and supply, ideally related to the selected trades* or technical and vocational education and training sectors


Desired skills



  • Experience of marketing products or services, preferably in relation to Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the skills taught in the selected courses*



  • Experience of forming interest groups for income generation (e.g. savings groups, cooperatives, trade unions)

  • Experience of working with TVET institutes and/or TVET sector stakeholders


ACTED SOPs:



  • Good understanding of child safeguarding/protection/inclusion issues in Pakistan. Particularly for girls.

  • Good fluency in Sindhi language and good interpersonal, communication, motivation and presentation skills.

  • ACTED is commitment to zero tolerance to all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff.

  • ACTED is equal opportunity employers.

  • Minorities are encouraged to apply.

  • Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Final selection will be based on security clearance of the candidate.


Company Information
 
Company Name:  ACTED Pakistan
Company Description:
ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. Our mission is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. ACTED ‘Links Relief, Rehabilitation and Development’ to provide continued support to vulnerable communities as their needs evolve.

ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 with assistance ongoing presently in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu Kashmir. The country programme comprises of four key pillars:
Pillar 1 – Humanitarian assistance – Through this component, ACTED supports the emergency and early recovery needs of communities following disasters. In recent years this has included support for communities affected by floods, earthquakes and the complex emergency;
Pillar 2 – Income generation and sustainable livelihoods – ACTED has extensive experience in this sector including market-oriented vocational trainings, basic skills development, as well as on and off-farm livelihood assistance;
Pillar 3 – Social cohesion and access to basic services – ACTED improves access to basic services through a range of measures including support for educational institutions, community infrastructure and local governance. Social cohesion is a key component to ensuring equitable service provision. ACTED’s interventions include the establishment of local representation bodies as well as supporting the rights of women, minorities and marginalized groups;
Pillar 4 – Environmental protection and community resilience – This pillar aims to mitigate some of the effects of recurrent disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. Interventions start at a household level, such as construction of fuel efficient

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