National Technical Advisors At Sustainet Group Limited

Project Status: Tender

Project Period:

from 2021 to 2023 (planned)

Duration of Assignment:

17 months, with potential for a follow-on phase

Project Name:

Employment and Skills for Development in Africa (E4D)

Country/Duty Station:

The project is implemented in Kenya. The technical advisors are expected to be based in the three counties of Nyeri County (Nyeri National Polytechnic), Meru County (Meru National Polytechnic), and Mombasa County (Technical University of Mombasa)

Project Description:

The regional program “Employment and skills for development (E4D)” is a multi-partner initiative financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), EU, KOICA; Shell, Sasol, Rio Tinto, Quoniam and Tullow Oil (and until 2020 also DFID). It is implemented by GIZ and operates in six African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda.

The project aims at improving the employment and economic situation of job seekers in cooperation with the public and private sector in Kenya, with a special focus on women and youth (overall objective). The core rationale is that building the capacities of jobseekers and supporting their transition into the labor market will contribute to an improved employment and economic situation of the target group.

Expected Outputs are:

Ø Output 1: Vocational training offers are labor-market-oriented

Ø Output 2: The preconditions for a successful transition from training to jobs are improved

Ø Output 3: Public-private cooperation related to employment promotion is improved

Reporting to the International Team Leader based in Nairobi County.

Tasks of each of the three technical advisors will be;

• Assisting the Team Leader in planning and implementing all project activities and strategies in the respective vocational training institutes i.e., Nyeri National Polytechnic, Meru National Polytechnic, and the Technical University of Mombasa

• Responsible for achieving the project indicators in Meru County, Nyeri county, and Mombasa County

• Analyzing data as required (mobilization, number of trainees enrolled, trainee attrition, companies’ engagement, and trainee internship placement)

• Conducting administrative duties such as setting up meetings and workshops that appertain to the project

• Assisting in tracking and reporting project progress in their respective duty stations

• Participates in monitoring visits to the project site

• Performing other duties assigned by the Team Leader in an orderly and efficient manner


Education/training: University qualification (bachelor’s) in project management, business administration or social sciences;

Languages: Knowledge of English, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and fluent in Swahili (Full Professional Proficiency – Ability to speak fluently);

General professional experience: 8 years of relevant professional experience in TVET and employment promotion;

Specific professional experience: 5 years of relevant professional experience in private sector engagement, trainee mobilization (with a specific focus on women mobilization), organization of job fairs, and financial management of subsidies;

Leadership/Management experience: 5 years of relevant professional experience in project management;

Regional experience: 5 years of work experience in Kenya;

Development cooperation (DC) experience: 3 years of experience working on DC projects;

In addition to their specialist qualifications, all team members should also have the following qualifications:

• Team skills

• Initiative

• Communication skills

• Social and intercultural skills

• Efficient partner- and client-focused working methods

• Interdisciplinary thinking

How to apply

Candidates who meet the requirements should send their CV including their mobile contacts by COB (1st September 2021)** and follow the application instructions on the site.

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will consider applicants on a continuous basis until the 1st of September 2021