Team Leader Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP) Myanmar

We are hiring the next team leader of our flagship program in Myanmar: Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP) Phase III.

VSDP enhances employment and self-employment opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds by promoting skills development and employment opportunities for them in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME's). The Program focuses on sectors such as Agriculture, Textiles and Infrastructure Maintenance.

VSDP is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), represented by the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar.

Team Leader Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP) Myanmar

Contract type
Limited
Working location
Yangon
Employment start: 1st May 2024 or by arrangement; Contract duration: 1 year with option to extention until March 2027; Place of work: Yangon with visits to project’s field locations within Myanmar

Tasks

  • Lead, guide, support and mentor the VSDP Team
  • Represent VSDP towards external stakeholders
  • Develop and foster contacts and cooperation with institutions from private and non-profit sectors 
  • Analyse and synthesise Program outcomes and contribute to the further development of concepts
  • Establish and maintain structures and instruments for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Prepare and conduct regular review of the Program’s progress and constraints
  • Achieve qualitative and quantitative outcomes and impacts of the Program 
  • Ensure that gender equality and social inclusion, conflict sensitive program management, and environmental sustainability aspects are mainstreamed and achieved
  • Establish an adaptive programme management process utilising the results and evidence from the Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) system. 
  • Lead the overall knowledge management 
  • Develop progress reports maintaining excellent analytical quality
  • Lead fiduciary management of the programme
  • Maintain and update risks assessment and mitigation strategies  

Requirements

  • Minimum 12 years of progressive professional work experience and at least 6 years of experience at a strategic leadership role in managing complex programs
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in a field relevant to the programme
  • Solid track record in designing, implementing, and managing TVET projects
  • Experience of working with market systems development approach
  • Understand employer-led skills development interventions
  • Experience in managing medium to large-scale development cooperation programmes, especially aiming at achieving systemic results
  • Lead a diverse team and build teams
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Manage working relationship with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience of working in fragile conditions and ability to handle stressful situations
  • Experience of working in Asia, and the region, will be an asset
  • Advanced communication skills in English (verbal, writing, listening and presentation) with excellent computer literacy in MS Office programs, specifically MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Do you relish leading and mentoring a dynamic team of sharp professionals? Are you a development professional with an appetite for leading an exciting and ambitious program in a challenging context?

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 before 8 March 2024, with the following documents: letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas and three (3) references. Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. We will contact only short-listed candidates for the final selection process.

For further information please visit our website and/our country website Myanmar.

Swisscontact - Fundación Suiza para la Cooperación Técnica

Swisscontact es una organización de desarrollo independiente y sin fines de lucro, establecida en 1959 por representantes del sector privado suizo y la sociedad civil.

Nuestro trabajo de cooperación al desarrollo se centra en liberar el potencial de la iniciativa privada en las economías en desarrollo y en las emergentes. Promovemos el desarrollo económico sostenible y generalizado con el objetivo de crear empleos, mejorar las condiciones de vida de todas las personas y elevar el nivel de bienestar general.

Nuestro compromiso está basado en tres pilares: fortalecemos las competencias de las personas para que mejoren sus oportunidades de empleo y sus fuentes de ingresos, mejoramos la competitividad de las empresas para que puedan crecer y fortalecer su resiliencia y promovemos sistemas socioeconómicos que propicien el desarrollo integral por una prosperidad sostenible y generalizada. 

La organización actualmente cuenta con más de 130 proyectos en 41 países y unos 1400 empleados. Tiene su sede en Zúrich, Suiza.

La Fundación
Swisscontact es una organización de desarrollo independiente y sin fines de lucro, establecida en 1959 por representantes del sector privado suizo y la sociedad civil. 
Equipo
Las capacidades de nuestros empleados y su prontitud para la acción son decisivas para que nuestros proyectos puedan lograr un impacto sostenible, así como para nuestro éxito a largo plazo. Swisscontact es un empleador atractivo puesto que invierte en una cultura positiva de la gestión y del desempeño laboral. Esto está determinado por nuestra comprensión fundamental de que el desarrollo tiene por objeto servir no sólo a nuestros beneficiarios en los países donde gestionamos proyectos, sino también a nuestros empleados y empleadas.
Misión
Impulsamos el potencial de la iniciativa privada para fomentar el desarrollo sostenible y la prosperidad compartida en las economías en desarrollo y emergentes.

Team Leader Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP) Myanmar

Contract type
Limited
Working location
Yangon
Employment start: 1st May 2024 or by arrangement; Contract duration: 1 year with option to extention until March 2027; Place of work: Yangon with visits to project’s field locations within Myanmar