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Skills for Handicraft Officer

Applications close Fri 12 April 2019

● An exciting opportunity to be a part of the Vanuatu Skills Partnership in Port Vila

● Contract full-time position for a Vanuatu Citizen

● Port Vila with travel to the islands based

The Organisation

The Vanuatu Skills Partnership aims to develop new approaches for a national skills system that better links skills training to economic outcomes within a quality assured framework. It has a dual focus on supporting the development of ni-Vanuatu entrepreneurship and the growth of the local private sector, as well as creating pathways for further formal training and employment opportunities. Provincial Skills Centres, now incorporated into the structure of the Ministry of Education and Training, have been established by the Partnership to facilitate access to a range of demand-driven skills training and business development support. Through the financing mechanism of the National Skills Development Fund, the Skills Centres contract registered local training providers and industry coaches to deliver a range of integrated skill development services according to identified productive sector and industry priorities. The Partnership proactively promotes and mainstreams the participation of marginalised groups, specifically those disadvantaged by gender and disability. The Partnership operates as a coalition for change within a complex local political environment. It is locally-led and works sensitively, flexibly and responsively ‘within the grain of local custom and culture’ to catalyse development in line with the objectives of the ‘National Sustainable Development Plan 2016-2030’.

The Position

Working under the guidance of the Productive Sector Manager and in collaboration with the Department of Industry (DoI), the SfH Officer will be responsible for the administration of planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all SfH activity. This role will require close collaboration with the Skills Centre Managers across all Skills Centre provinces and direct liaison with training providers and local and expatriate industry coaches. The position will be based in Port Vila with regular travel to other provinces.

Essential Selection Criteria

► Relevant education qualifications.

► Proven experience in the administration of complex programs.

► Proven administration and data management skills, including managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

► Excellent communication/relational/cross-cultural skills.

► Excellent organisational and time-management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines in a challenging work environment.

Desirable Selection Criteria

► Competency in the use of MS Excel, and, ideally, collaborative project management tools such as Dropbox, Team-up.

How to Apply

Please click on the link below to download a job description with details on how to apply online.

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Applications close 12 April 2019

Click the link below to apply online

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