Overview of position
The Japanese Youth Vocational Training Project is a key initiative complimentary to on-going efforts at our client and the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing to create institutionalized support and capacity building that will further enable youth to work on the infrastructure and developmental sectors in Somalia.
The Strengthening Somalia Institutions for Public Works (SSIPWP) project currently carried out at MPWRH is a key initiative in developing the capacity of the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing, the State level Ministries and Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) to enable them independently plan, design, manage and oversee infrastructure and public works projects. With the intentions of building on this initiative through the Embassy of Japan, Our client in collaboration with MPWRH will provide skills and trainings to youth in the regions to complement the ongoing efforts to provide capacity-building opportunities for youth in the infrastructure and the development sector.
The project will focus on key areas of soft skills in construction and infrastructure in the Federal Member States of Puntland, Galmudug, Southwest and Hirshabelle. In collaboration with the respective FMS, each of the cities will conduct a training session (facilitated by an implementing partner) and a graduation ceremony and a job fair to give opportunities to the graduates to show case their skills and potentially lead to job placement opportunities.
The Japanese Youth Vocational Skills Training project, thus, is seeking a qualified liaison officer in each of the FMS identifies to support and facilitate the training program for the remaining 2.5 months.
The specific objectives of the Project Liaison Officer is to assure consistent time and cost effective delivery and reporting of the project activities at the state-level. The officer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to;
· Assisting implementing partner with facilitation of training, this may include providing localized support, information and liaising with the necessary channels as instructed;
· Support the PM and implementing partner with necessary travel arrangements during the training session, graduation ceremony and job fair ensuring all stakeholders and partners are present and informed;
· Facilitate with implementing partner the recruitment of trainees, based on the provided selection criteria;
· Maintaining contact lists for all stakeholders;
· Developing communication and reporting material throughout the duration of the project;
· Liaise with the Federal MPWRH Coordinator, as needed while providing updates and documentation of progress;
· Providing weekly updates to be submitted to PM and in collaboration with the FGS MPWRH coordinator;
· Monitoring and evaluating the project activities as the implementation is on-going and after;
· Keeping logs of training sessions and trainees along with the implementing agency, providing that to the Project Coordinator and client PM;
· Gather feedback from the trainers and trainees after each training module;
· Report against the progress of the implementing partner’s work plan/schedule, achievements and benefits;
· Submitting reporting material to by the indicated deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree in combination with an additional one year of relevant professional experience in client management or administrative work.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with internal and external stakeholders on training and/or capacity building initiatives.
• A relevant combination of academic credentials in high learning and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education.
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