Workforce Development Managers – Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity (multiple locations)

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from FHI 360
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Workforce Development Manager for an anticipated USAID/Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity (UERA). A Workforce Development Manager will be needed in Mariupol, Kramatorsk, and Severodonetsk, in addition to someone with similar skills who is based in Kyiv and would be willing to travel to Kramatorsk.

The purpose of the Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity (UERA) is to improve the overall economic resilience of Eastern Ukraine in response to Russian aggression, which has disrupted critical market linkages, catalyzed the economic decline of previously dominant industries, and caused massive population disruption. Resilience is “the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.” This activity aims to improve the economic resilience of Eastern Ukraine through accomplishing the following objectives:

Objective 1: Improve the Economic Growth Prospects of the Donbas Region

Objective 2: Integrate and Link the Donbas Economy into Ukrainian, European Union (EU), and other international markets

Objective 3: Build Confidence in the Future of the Donbas Economy

Reforming and supporting human capital resources in the region will be a key part of achieving Objective 1. FHI 360 will help workers in the Donbas adapt old skills to new industries and develop new workers prepared for the industries that will drive the region’s future; facilitate partnerships between the universities, investors, and businesses to develop and deliver education and training appropriate to employers’ needs; assist selected universities to redirect programs and curricula to be more relevant to the long-term needs of the region; and work with informal education institutions, such as training centers, co-working spaces, and other vocational schools to align their curricula with the needs of the region.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and related technical assistance into the design and delivery of related program activities and implementation
  • Manage activities that help workers in the Donbas adapt old skills to new industries and develop new workers prepared for the industries that will drive the region’s future
  • Seek out opportunities with selected universities to facilitate partnerships between the universities, investors, and businesses to develop and deliver education and training appropriate to employers’ needs
  • Assist selected universities in redirecting programs and curricula to be more relevant to the long-term needs of the region
  • Work with informal education institutions, such as training centers, co-working spaces, and other vocational schools to align their curricula with the needs of the region
  • Work with entrepreneurs and SMEs to facilitate supplier development programs
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Support the Chief of Party in budget planning and monitoring
  • Work closely with subcontractor organizations
  • Assist with quarterly and annual reporting
  • Develop and monitor internal systems and procedures ensuring efficient and proper use of resources

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Workforce, International Development, Education, Business Management, or a closely related field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant experience, and prior experience with the private sector is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Ukraine’s socio-economic context
  • Experience in organizational development, management of development programs, and complex projects and/or financial management systems
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role preferred
  • Fluency in Russian, Ukrainian, and English
  • Must possess appropriate interpersonal skills to satisfy the requirements of the position

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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