Workforce Development/TVET Component Lead

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Overview

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. In keeping with donor requirements, Creative strives to ensure that all its projects promote inclusive development by meaningfully integrating gender and social inclusion at each level of programming. Creative also seeks to ensure that its projects engage and respond to the needs of all members of the communities they serve in accordance with USG directives and Creative's own Gender and Social Inclusion Policies.

Creative Associates seeks a Workforce Development/TVET Component?Lead?for an upcoming USAID-funded?program?in Afghanistan focusing on?women's economic development through the creation of business enabling environments?which enable women to enter?the formal economy. The project?will?focus on building systems to support services for female job seekers and business owners, improving their knowledge and skills and providing increased access to finance and job markets.

Responsibilities

The Workforce Development/TVET Component Lead supports the Technical Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), manages a team of jobs creation experts focusing on respective target groups, and carries out any other tasks assigned by the Technical DCOP to ensure proper management of the Contract.

Creative Associates employs an overarching, conflict-sensitive approach to gender sensitization and gender inclusion throughout its programming and implementation. The Workforce/TVET Component Lead is expected to ensure all component staff uphold the values demonstrated in the gender integration framework and ensure activities and team members are in line with its components.

The Workforce Development/TVET Component Lead works under the leadership of the Technical DCOP and supports the Technical DCOP in appropriate technical and coordination aspects of program.

Expected Component Outcomes:

  • In line with USAID Afghanistan expectations, the project will increase the proportion of female participants with access to productive economic resources, private sector engagement and income-generating activities;
  • Gender sensitivity in targeted public or private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), business education and skills training, high value skills training and higher education institutions is increased, and institutional capacity improved;
  • Improved technical skills and work readiness of women; and
  • Talent pipelines between private sector employers and female job seekers in demand-driven jobs created.

The Workforce Development/TVET Component Lead will oversee the Contract's Workforce Development component implementation through direct supervision of its target group experts, as directed by the Technical DCOP.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.

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