EAST AFRICA SKILLS FOR TRANSFORMATION AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION PROJECT (EASTRIP)
The World Bank is financing the establishment and implementation of an East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP), which initially involves three East African countries along the Northern Transport Corridor including Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. The Project’s development objectives are to increase the access and improve the quality of TVET programs and to support regional integration and regional economic corridors. The objectives and results will be achieved through:
Strengthening selected Regional TVET Centers of Excellence for high quality skills development in NCIP related sectors; Capacity building for national TVET systems; and Enhancing regional collaborative capacity in TVET and project coordination. The Project is targeting the development of specialized technical skills in priority sectors including transportation, energy, agriculture processing, manufacturing, and information and communications technology.
The Inter-University Council for East Africa has been selected to be the Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU) for the Project. The RFU will be involved in the preparation and implementation of the project by carrying out the day-to-day project activities. Hence, it will facilitate and coordinate the regional aspects of the project as the Secretariat. The RFU will coordinate the development and implementation of the project work plan, undertake monitoring and evaluation, coordinate capacity building initiatives for the selected centers of excellence, and share good practices across countries.
IUCEA is an institution of the East African Community (EAC), whose mandate is to coordinate the development of higher education and research, including establishment of centers for advanced study. The main objectives of IUCEA are to (i) facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and with universities outside the region; (ii) provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and (iii) facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher education.
In order to fulfill its EASTRIP mandate, the IUCEA Secretariat as the host of the Regional Facilitation Unit of the project hereby invites applications from qualified candidates from EASTIP participating countries (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) for the following posts:
Duty Station: The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) Kampala, Uganda.
Project Implementation Agency: IUCEA as the EASTRIP Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU)
Grade: P3 (EAC Job Grade)
Job Reports to: Project Coordinator
Job Purpose: To prepare and implement EASTRIP activities and resources management. The job holder will ultimately be responsible and accountable for the production of quality outputs undertaken and financed under TVET Centres of Excellence (CEs), and for proper management of accountability and reporting of the project funds, including periodic Monitoring and Evaluation reports.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Performance Indicators
Minimum Job Requirements
(a) Academic Qualifications
A minimum of Master’s Degree in fields related to TVET or engineering fields in the priority industries including energy, transport, manufacturing, agro processing and ICT with added Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management or Monitoring and Evaluation or a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management or Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized institution is a must.
(b) Work Experience
(c) Key competencies
Tenure and Remuneration
The successful applicant for Project Coordinator, TVET Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Project Accountant shall serve for one term of 5 years, the initial life span of the project. A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with the Job Grade of the East African Community for Project staff and Diplomatic status shall be offered to the suitable candidate. Additional details on these packages may be obtained from the undersigned. Six months’ probation period is required for the job.
The deadline for submission of applications to the IUCEA Secretariat is 3rd August, 2018. Application letters should be accompanied with the following:
(i) Certified copies of the applicants certificates, diplomas or degree awards
(ii) Up to date and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
(iii) Addresses of three referees, one of which should be the current immediate supervisor.
Applications marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF …… (Applied for) soft or hard copy (by courier) be addressed to:
The Executive Secretary
Inter-University Council for East Africa
Plot M833, Kigobe Road, Kampala, Kyambogo
P.O. Box 7110, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 773181662
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
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