Project Learning & Development Officer

Jordan

Position title: Project Learning & Development Officer

Position location: Amman – Jordan

Reports to: WE LEAD Project Manager

Contract type: fixed term contract, renewable for the duration of the project

Application deadline: August 26, 2022

Background

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development. Founded in 1957 and currently working in 22 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $45 million dollars, WUSC works towards a world where young people can grow up in safe, secure, supportive environments, where they can learn, work and play a vital role in their community and country’s development. Our internationally recognized programs support youth, women and other marginalized populations, focusing on three thematic areas of education, employment and engagement. Globally, WUSC works with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.

WUSC and its consortium partner the Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC) are implementing the Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD) project in Jordan. WE LEAD, a project funded by Global Affairs Canada, aims to increase women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth; this will be achieved through activities focusing on women’s employment by businesses and the reduction of gender specific barriers to women entering into and remaining in the workforce. The project will be implemented over a period of four years, from March 7, 2017 to March 31, 2024 in four areas (East Amman, Irbid, Zarqa and Salt) in Jordan.

The Project Learning & Development Officer will perform a varied range of operation and implementation tasks to deliver a quality support within World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Jordan office and the WE LEAD project as per the list of expected tasks below

Nature and Scope:

Responsibilities and Duties:

– Act as a focal person for TVET partners to support WE LEAD implementation activities (events, campaigns, meetings, partnership, ect.) in coordination with the WE LEAD team and local partners.

– Work Closely with the national and international Consultant for VTC’s institutional capacity building.

– Provide the needed support to VTC staff on sustaining processes for developing and updating market-driven, gender-sensitive training programs, with strong employer engagement.

– In collaboration with TVET technical consultant/ advisor provide the needed support on TVET best practices in curriculum development and revision, ToT and training program implementation, innovations and models, gender considerations and evaluations, internship linkages and employment processes.

– Implement and support the sustainability, scaling up and identification of revisions of technical and soft skills training programs as required of the national standards and plans. – In collaboration with TVET technical consultant/ advisor and MERL Specialist, assess the capacity of VTC at the institutional level, design and implement capacity development plan as required and coaching & mentoring the process of VTC capacity development and measuring the impact.

– Work closely with the gender specialist and gender unit within the VTC to make the TVET programs more gender sensitive and responsive to the needs of the private sector. – Coordinate the effort between the gender specialist, gender unit and employment hub within the VTC to improve the training and work environment.

– Facilitate linkages between the curricula development departments within VTC and the newly established health and ECD sectoral committees.

– In partnership with private engagement specialist, support the VTC and TVET commission to establish a healthcare and ECD sectoral advisory committees, led by the private sector. – Support in ensuring sustainable engagement and participation of the private sector in the development and implementation of the programs through the established sectoral committee.

– Facilitate the collection and documentation of lessons learned that are related to the system change within the VTC.

– In collaboration with national and international Consultant, build the capacity of the employment hub within the VTC to develop outreach and private sector engagement strategies in partnership with the private sector engagement specialist.

– Provide timely inputs to program and donor reports related to this component in compliance with internal WUSC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements in close collaboration with the project manager.

– Prepare periodic work plans, reports and other documentations for key stakeholders and donors regarding the status of the projects in close collaboration between WUSC and project partners.

– Manage the budget and expenditure related to the components activities related to the work plan, in coordination with the project manager.

– Participate in TVET-related working groups and maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs in Jordan;

– Participate in WUSC / CLIC’s communications and program development work by providing data, information and other material for use with WUSC and CLIC’s Canadian and international programming

– Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager.

Expected Qualifications:

  • Recognized professional designation in social science, management, or business administration (BA or Bsc.)
  • At least four years of progressive experience in related development projects. • Experience working with INGOS and various implementation partners, governmental and civil society.
  • Computing skills in office applications, including Word, Excel.
  • Ability to perform diverse and complex work.
  • Ability to work in a participatory manner within an international team. Experience in various types of reporting
  • Ability to think systematically and strategically while setting goals and planning priorities When required, willingness to travel to the areas of (East
  • Amman, Irbid, Zarqa and Salt).
  • Demonstrate commitment to gender equality and belief in women empowerment

Languages:

  • Strong oral and written English and Arabic language skills

Applications:

WUSC is an equal opportunity employer, both Male and Female candidates may apply for this position. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted. No Phone Calls are accepted.

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