Project Director

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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Project Director

Sri Lanka

Background:

Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.

Project Description:

Land O'Lakes International Development is seeking candidates for the Project Director position for skills development for economic growth project in Sri Lanka. The projected four-year project will partner with businesses and educational and training institutions to build the skills demanded by industry and link youth to private sector jobs.

Position Summary:

The Project Director shall be responsible for leading and managing the overall USAID Career Development Activity. The Project Director shall work closely with USAID, Project Directors of other USAID activities contributing to the same project purpose, as well as senior‐level host country government and private sector representatives.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Project Director will oversee a staff of project employees. S/he will report to Land O’Lakes’ Regional Program Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record engaging private sector and educational institutions to collaborate on employment and employability programs

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning, training, and human resource management

  • Advanced knowledge of Sri Lanka’s socio‐economic context

  • Advanced knowledge of Sri Lanka’s higher education and vocational education systems

  • Strong multi‐cultural, inter‐personal, and supervision skills

  • Ability to deliver effective presentations and write high quality technical reports

  • Excellent ability to collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders, including government, education, business, and individuals

  • At least 10 years of experience successfully managing projects in the field of workforce development and/or higher education, with preference for eight years or more in a development country context

  • Ability to think outside the box, solve problems, and build teams and partnerships

  • A Master’s Degree in an appropriate interdisciplinary field such as education, management, business administration, or related field

  • Business proficiency, written and spoken, in English.

Please note only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes enforces a policy

of maintaining a drug-free workforce.

This vacancy is archived.

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