Job: Tanzania: (International) Team Leader (technical, vocational and education training (TVET) and/or Employment Expert)

Organization: Adam Smith International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

Adam Smith International is an award-winning global company that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments. Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional offices are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

We are recruiting for a skills programme, which aims to enable East African women, men and young people to gain employment and economic opportunities in resource-based industries and adjacent sectors. It will qualify vocational education and training (VET) students and graduates for jobs in the supply chain of upcoming natural resource investments and adjacent sectors, through the establishment of two career centers at public VET institutions and the provision of short technical courses according to the needs of the private sector.

Job Description:

The Team Leader will
  • Provide advisory services to VETA on the establishment of career centres and/or curriculum development of short courses as well as sustainability of short courses and career centres
  • Conduct capacity building measures on employment services
  • Coordinate processes in regard to industry partners on identification of skills needs and set up of cooperation for short courses
  • Carry out project management functions such as:
§ Undertake funds management and financial planning in consultation with the responsible officers

§ Act as a contact person for the programme as well as production of regular reports

§ Coordinate stages of the project with key stakeholders and ensure transparency for the partner

§ Coordinate the organisation/running of training measures

§ Ensure project administration is in place

§ Monitor and document work progress

§ Ensure a monitoring and evaluation system is in place and fully integrated into programme delivery


§ Minimum of a Master’s in social sciences, economics, education, engineering or other relevant field

§ Minimum of 10 years professional experience in the field of capacity building for TVET or employment promotion

§ Experience in human resources managing

§ Experience in working with the private sector

§ Project management and monitoring and evaluation experience in development cooperation

§ Experience in leading intercultural teams

§ Working experience in Africa obligatory, preferably East Africa

§ Excellent spoken and written English is obligatory

§ Driving license category B

§ Must be available to begin work on the 18th of March 2018

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