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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Skills Development Specialist job opportunity in Uganda at Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

Job Title: Skills Development Specialist
Recruiter  Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
Category Management
Reports to: Youth Livelihood Programme Manager
Project: Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP)

The Government of Uganda is to implement the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP), under the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD). The overall objective of the Programme is to address the escalating problem of Youth Unemployment in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Skills Development Specialist will manage and co-ordinate the Skills Development Component of the Youth Livelihood Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaise with skills training Institution to develop youths that require Vocational Training curriculum.
Organise and arrange apprenticeship with master craftsperson in training youth in practical vocational trades.
Advise the Youth Livelihood Programme Manager on effective promotion and implementation of Skills Development projects.
Supervise Programme activities related to participatory programme development, technical planning, promotion and performance appraisals for implementing Districts & communities throughout the programme cycle.
Prepare and submit quarterly Skills Development Performance report.
Co-ordinate YLP activities through Training of Trainers (TOT) in vocational skills.
Provide guidance to ensure consistency and coherence in the interpretation of YLP criteria, principles, standards and norms.

Organize and coordinate training events for respective actors to address specific and emerging issues while promoting awareness and enforcing shared understanding and working knowledge of YLP.
Ensure timely dissemination of reports.
Formulate short and long-term implementation plans.

All suitable applicants must be Ugandans possessing the following:- an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Economics / Development Studies / Social Sciences/ Social Work and Social Administration or Business Administration from a recognized University OR a Masters degree in Economics /Development Studies /Social Sciences / Business Administration from a recognized University.

Skills and Experience:
A Post Graduate Certificate in Vocational/Business / Technical studies will be an added advantage.
At least five years of practical experience in vocational, business or technical skills training.
Knowledge of Training for Community Development Transformation and Participatory Rural Appraisal.

How to Apply:
All applicants for the above jobs should attach three sets of certified photocopies of their certificates, academic transcripts and testimonials. Applications should be addressed to:  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, and delivered to the Security Registry (2nd floor) Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Simbamanyo House, George Street OR Post to PERMANENT SECRETARY Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development P. O. Box 7136, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: Friday 25th October 2013