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558721/ 005

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Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and neighboring countries


Education, Finance

Project Title:

Financing Facility for Skills Development


Skills Development Expert




54 months, tentative start Sept/Oct. 2017


48 Months



The Skills Initiative for Africa reflects the concern of the African Union Commission (AUC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) about the lack of opportunities for young people in Africa and the current refugee crisis.
The AU TVET strategy constitutes the overall strategic framework for the Financing Facility for Skills Development. The Facility shall support sustainable skills development initiatives that can be spread regionally and be incorporated into national strategies with the perspective of improving quality and promoting innovation for employment-oriented skills development. Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia have been nominated as pilot countries for the Financing Facility and public and private institutions from these five countries shall be eligible for submitting projects to the Financing Facility.
The Programme is one component of the Skills Initiative for Africa.

Job description:
  • He/she shall be responsible for guiding, instructing and supervising the focal points in the pilot countries with regard to the support to the partner structures for the management of the skills development initiatives.

Candidate's profile:
  • University degree qualification in his/her respective profession
  • Specialist in the TVET sector
  • not less than 7 years’ professional experience in similar employment oriented skills development projects in both, the public and preferably the private sector.
  • Experience should include:

Identification, pre-selection and selection of TVET/Skills Development Initiatives

Planning of skills development programs

Support to Skills Development Initiatives for project preparation

Needs assessment of Skills Development Initiatives.

Concepts for the management and maintenance of SkillsDevelopment Initiatives and their implementation.

Experience in comparable working environments and institutional set-ups.

  • Fluency in English, written and spoken, adequate command of French
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