Technical Advisor TVET for Cambodia

Swisscontact is a business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1100 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

In Cambodia, Swisscontact is implementing the Skills Development Programme (SDP), a Technical Education and Training (TVET) project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). We are looking for a

Technical Advisor TVET

Employment Start: 1st of December 2021 (negotiable)

Contract duration: until June 2024 with option of renewal

Place of work: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Technical Advisor TVET for Cambodia

Contract type
Limited

Responsibilities


The overall responsibility of the Technical Advisor is to provide technical support to the Team Leader and the team in the field of TVET for the implementation of the Skills Development Programme (SDP).  The Technical Advisor reports to the Team Leader. The following are the responsibilities of the Technical Advisor:

  • Support the Team Leader in programme coordination, overall programme steering (including active participation in bi-annual Steering Committee meetings) and strategic review (meetings and other activities of the Strategic Review Panel). 
  • Contribute to reporting and planning procedures including the elaboration of the annual and half-yearly reports and yearly plans of operation. 
  • Provide technical support and advice to the Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) Manager and his/her team in all work related to MRM, i.e., development of monitoring and measurement plans, result chains, output and outcome monitoring (related to the SDP Logical Framework), evaluations, assessments, analyses related to cost efficiency, etc.
  • Ensure Inclusive System Development (ISD) is built into all interventions of SDP and support the teams in designing interventions
  • Support the Intervention Managers in designing and adapting interventions.
  • Support capacity building, coaching, and training of team members on Swisscontact’s working areas in Skills Development (Initial VET, Labour Market Insertion, and Up-skilling and Reskilling), as well as the Working Principles and Sustainability Criteria. 
  • Support the team leader in carrying out quarterly review meetings by compiling results, providing recommendations, and suggesting course correction where necessary. 
  • Lead knowledge management and harvesting of good practices and lessons learned in the project. 
  • Participate in internal and external events, webinars, discussions, and fora related to TVET/Skills Development.
  • Contribute to the discussions in the Communities of Practice of Swisscontact and SDC related to Skills Development and TVET. 
  • Support communication-related activities of SDP in close collaboration with the Communications team.
  • Maintain and build relations and manages information exchange and coordination with relevant other projects and organisation in the TVET field, including Government, Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations.
  • Support and work closely with the technical advisor for Hospitality Training.
     

Requirements

 

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, or any other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years proven experience in the field of TVET, preferably in the field of in international development cooperation.
  • Knowledge and relevant working experience in the Swiss and dual Vocational Education and Training (dVET) system.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the Cambodian TVET system is an asset. 
  • Experience in the implementation of e-learning, dual-training, apprenticeship training and/or workplace-based learning.
  • Sound understanding of current pedagogical/andragogical and methodological concepts for TVET.
  • Well established capacity to develop and execute plans with partners as well as to monitor and evaluate results.
  • Strong intercultural communication skills.
  • Prior experience in coaching and mentoring. 
  • Willingness to travel to remote rural areas.
  • Familiarity with mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion in projects.
  • Familiarity with developing products for internal and external communication as well as knowledge management processes. 
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
     

Additional information

Swisscontact offers attractive working conditions in an international and multicultural context. We see our work as a joint effort in an agile organizational culture: mutual respect, trust and teamwork.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: letter of motivation, curricu-lum vitae, diplomas, and references. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal until 27 September 2021 . We particularly encourage women to apply. For further information please visit www.swisscontact.org or contact Doris Keller, HR Business Partner, doris.keller@swisscontact.org
 

 

Swisscontact - Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation

We are a leading partner organisation for the implementation of international development projects. Founded in 1959 and registered under Swiss law, we are an independent non-profit organisation. We are politically and denominationally neutral.

Swisscontact offers attractive working conditions in an international and multicultural context. We see our work as ajoint effort in an agile organizational culture: mutual respect, trust and teamwork.

Swiscontact is a leading partner organisation for the implementation of international development projects. We are represented in 38 countries with over 1 200 employees. The foundation is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Swiscontact promotes inclusive economic, social and ecological development to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies.

  • We strengthen the competencies of people, improving their employability
  • We increase the competitiveness of enterprises, growing their business
  • We foster social and economic systems, promoting inclusive development

We believe that people, even in dire conditions have the ability and will to act and liberate themselves from the shackles of poverty. However, this is only possible in an enabling environment and level playing field.

Swisscontact stands for professional quality and high ethical standards in its activities.

Foundation
Founded in 1959 and registered under Swiss law, we are an independent non-profit organisation. We are politically and denominationally neutral.
Team
The abilities and readiness for action of our employees are decisive for our projects’ ability to achieve sustainable impact, as well as our long-term success. As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.
Mission statement
We promote inclusive economic, social and ecological development  to make an effective contribution towards sustainable and widespread prosperity in developing and emerging economies. With this objective in mind, we offer the chance to economically and socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives on their own initiative.

Technical Advisor TVET for Cambodia

Contract type
Limited