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Job Description:

Amref Health Africa is seeking a Skill Development Officer to provide technical assistance and support for the France Development Agency (AFD) funded project. The primary responsibility of this position will be to help build the foundational skills of young people that open up pathways for economic opportunities and strengthen youth agency. This position will support the development and delivery of high-quality literacy and numeracy, life and soft skills, leadership and civic skills, and work readiness skills training for young people, and build sustainable capacities of youth-serving organizations to cascade future trainings at scale. The Officer will provide technical support such as capacity building training, workshops, consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders, supportive supervision, developing tools and guidelines that will contribute to a quality service in the implementation area.


-        Preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly detail implementation work plan.

-        Participate on project implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the activities

·         Collaborate closely with IYA, Kefeta technical advisors and specialists across the youth development ecosystem to ensure basic education and skilling interventions are well integrated and aligned with overall program strategy and goals.

-        Ensure that planning and implementation of the project activities are in accordance with the program principles, approaches, and procedures of the organization

·         Support the development and application of Kefeta intake tool to assess risk appetite and develop tailored training packages of work readiness skills for youth seeking paid employment, or entrepreneurship training for those starting their own businesses.  

·         Establish a functional literacy program within the project, linking youth in need of basic education to project services and adding components of life skills, healthy behaviors, and civic engagement to existing Regional Education Bureau ABE curricula.

·         Organizes and facilitates joint participatory monitoring programs with zonal and woreda partners and community groups, both technical and management bodies, document lessons and provide feedback to the project office.

-         Facilitates and encourages regular review meeting and project review schedules at zonal and woreda level and help the different institutions have it institutionalized commitment;

·         Prepare periodic update reports on project successes, challenges facing the project, and progress toward meeting deliverables focusing on the basic education & skills area.

-         Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor 

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors’ degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field such business education, TVET, or other education or social sciences, career counseling or talent development fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience implementing projects in the areas of accelerated education, youth development, vocational training, and/or job readiness in Ethiopia.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing projects targeting youth with basic literacy & numeracy education - Functional Literacy (FAL), Alternative Basic Education (ABE), or Accelerated Learning Program (ALP), and business skill development program.
  • In-depth knowledge of youth, basic education, and business or livelihood skills development situation & programming (constraints and opportunities) in Ethiopia.
  • Knowledge of and experience working within the Ethiopian higher education and vocational education systems a plus.
  • Strong understanding and demonstration of adult learning, effective teaching, cascade training, and measurement of knowledge/skill/ability acquisition.
  • Excellent training, facilitation, and workshop management skills. Experience with virtual training modalities and e-learning strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully working with the public sector, the private sector, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations.
  • Strong ability to build partnerships, facilitate cross-sector collaboration, advocate for institutional and systemic change, and generate commitment to shared goals.
  • Deep personal commitment to social and economic development that recognizes youth as critical actors and beneficiaries, and to gender equity and social inclusion. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic.
  • Strong presentation, research, reporting and representation skills.
Job Category:
Development and Project Management
Development and Project Management
Full time
Full time
Amref Health Africa Amref Health Africa

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