As part of the program "Dialogue and Living Partnership (DLP)" to support the partner organizations Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) and Don Bosco Mondo e.V. in Germany, AGIAMONDO is seeking to fill the following position at the next possible date: Coordinator for vocational training projects (f/m/d), Nairobi, Kenya
As a coordination and networking office, DBTA represents over 100 vocational training institutions of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in 35 countries in Africa and has set itself the goal of combating poverty and sustainably improving the livelihoods of marginalised youth through vocational training.
DBTA is supported from Germany by Don Bosco Mondo e.V. The association is committed to helping particularly disadvantaged children and young people across denominational and ideological boundaries. Through school and vocational training they gain the opportunity to lead an independent life. DBTA is an important partner in this process.
Your new role
There is a steadily growing demand for skilled labour in African economies. The quantity, quality and relevance of vocational education and training are important drivers of skilled employment opportunities. Now that the network structures between the DBTA and the Salesian vocational training centres have been largely established, the organisational structures of the religious provinces need to be further strengthened and other stakeholders need to be involved.
The interaction of the stakeholders is to be promoted in a targeted manner through complex programmes and projects in order to jointly improve the quality and relevance of Don Bosco vocational training, thus offering 30,000 young people new perspectives. Clearly defined internal management processes, instruments of planning, monitoring and evaluation, as well as a sustainable strategy for organisational and staff development should help strengthen DBTA as a professional organisation. Networking with governments, institutions, associations and companies should create synergy effects that promote the central role of vocational education and training in African partner countries in combating poverty and ensuring quality of life.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will develop and implement a sustainable system of impact monitoring and enable DBTA as well as internal network partners to participate in project management.
• You will initiate organisational and personnel development processes, as well as co-financed projects in the field of vocational training with DBTA and network partners.
• You will promote internal and external networking by participating in annual network meetings and handle communication with donor organisations as well as cooperation partners.
• You will advise DBTA in applying for funding from local and international institutions, and coordinate the administrative and financial processing and reporting with specialised staff members.
• You have a university degree or have completed relevant vocational training with a background in development cooperation and have at least 5 years of professional experience in an international context, as well as experience abroad in Africa.
• You have strong knowledge of PM&E and participatory consultation skills and ideally vocational education.
• Ideally, you have experience working with religious organisations or orders and be familiar with this context.
• You have a business-fluent command of English. Ideally, you have additional knowledge of French and/or Portuguese.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the goals and concerns of church development and peace work and are a member of a Christian church.
What AGIAMONDO offers
• Individual and thorough preparation
• A three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
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