2 Job Positions at Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA)(Deadline: 3rd October, 2022)

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2 Job Positions at Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA)(Deadline: 3rd October, 2022)

Workforce Development Coordinator at Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA): (Deadline 3 October 2022)

JOB TITLE: Workforce Development Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Workforce Development and Training Manager

Supervisor: AKA Team Lead

LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

CONTRACT LENGTH: Open ended contract 

Job Summary

The Workforce Development Coordinator (WDC) will support the USAID-funded Feed the Future Employment and Entrepreneurship Activity, implemented by a consortium led by RTI International and AKA. The WDC will provide support to the Workforce Development and Training Manager and be responsible for creating and facilitating a private sector‐led system that attracts and develops workers in sufficient number to meet the needs of the current and prospective labor market. This will be accomplished by working with relevant partners to identify and enhance capacity of both individuals and firms to improve employability of workers by providing skills/career training in targeted fields, increasing collaboration and coordination of workforce development efforts, and creating a better data system for measuring supply and demand.

The WDC will be responsible for engaging participants in all aspects of career planning and development through coaching, workshop facilitation, engaging employers, vocational assessments, skill-building, and direct connection to employers. Throughout this job description, “implementing partners” refers to tertiary institutes, technical institutes, employers, farmer associations, and other organizations who provide technical and soft skill training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct an audit of workforce needs in the agri-food systems sector and map existing program offerings against needed skills
  • Liaise with tertiary and technical institutes and private sector actors to expand/design program offerings in agri-food systems in line with the mapping findings
  • Create/expand job placement platforms and programs to match potential employers with job seekers
  • Work in close collaboration with curriculum and development department to organize relevant training for IPs
  • Identify and foster effective partnerships and linkages between market actors
  • Track employment placement and retention for targeted participants
  • Contribute to all program deliverables (e.g., workplans, quarterly reports) and technical meetings, including planning and coordination of all activities.
  • Collaborate with technical and M&E team members to capture success stories, project indicator data, lessons learned
  • Serve as a technical point of contact (relationship manager) to oversee work of grantees, subcontractors, and consultants related to IR1’s workforce development activities.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Degree in Agri business, Economics, Labor Economics, Business Administration, Project Management, Agriculture, Development Studies, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience in workforce development, entrepreneurship and/or job creation and carrying out trainings. Being master trainer is added advantage.
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Proven experience in the development of successful partnerships.
  • Demonstrated public relations skills and political acumen.
  • Understanding of the local and national workforce development ecosystem.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (Kinyarwanda, English, French).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience in youth, women, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) engagement.
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and creativity.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work effectively under tight deadlines.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:  Interested and qualified candidates should submit 1page Motivation letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of two professional referees, to include most recent or current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: info@akazikanoze.org  -cc abusinge@akazikanoze.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is October 3rd 2022 at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • AKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without any kind of discrimination in regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

AKAZI KANOZE Access (AKA) MANAGEMENT

Curriculum/Training Coordinator at Akazi Kanoze Access (AKA): (Deadline 3 October 2022)

JOB TITLE: Curriculum/Training Coordinator

REPORTS To: Workforce Development and Training Manager 

Supervisor: AKA Team Leader

LOCATION: Kigali, Rwanda

CONTRACT LENGTH: Open ended contract 

About AKA:

AKA is a registered National Non-Government Organization (NGO) operating under the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). AKA’s mission is providing Rwandan youth with employability skills, capital, and support to take advantage of economic opportunities.

Curriculum Development and Training Coordinator  

Job Summary: The Curriculum Development (CD) and Training Coordinator will support the USAID-funded Feed the Future Employment and Entrepreneurship Activity, implemented by a consortium led by RTI International and AKA. The CD & Training Coordinator will oversee the quality improvement and assurance of curriculum development and training through implementation, monitoring, adaptation.  He/She will manage the development of instructional material; design training modules; conduct literacy and numeracy tests for prospective enrollees; coordinate, supervise, and train master trainers who will support trainings at educational and technical institutes; coordinate with local agricultural institutes and associations to deliver technical trainings; and provide ongoing coaching and assessment. Throughout this job description, “implementing partners” refers to tertiary institutes, technical institutes, employers, farmer associations, and other organizations who provide technical and soft skills training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and review implementing partners curricula and delivery methodology of relevant programs to assess their alignment to identified skills gaps in priority market segments and monitor piloting of selected curricula.
  • Support the development and dissemination of project documents, information, and tools to local implementing partners, including technical training manuals, training materials, and quality improvement and training assessment guidelines
  • Design and coordinate training workshops to support capacity building of implementing partners in collaboration with local actors
  • Coordinate quality assurance mechanisms for the delivery of training by all implementing partners; measure trainees’ performance and skill improvement at the end of the trainings; gather feedback from trainees, trainers, and other relevant stakeholders and recommend suggestions for improvement where necessary
  • Ensure all Master Trainers and Trainers are adequately prepared to train effectively at the required standards
  • Contribute to all program deliverables (e.g., workplans, quarterly reports) and technical meetings, including planning and coordination of all activities.
  • Collaborate with technical and M&E team members to capture success stories, project indicator data, lessons learned.
  • Serve as a technical point of contact (relationship manager) to oversee work of grantees, subcontractors, and consultants related to IR 1’s training and curriculum development activities.
  • Contribute to research for and selection of trades for curriculum development and adaptation,
  • Support development and improvement of training packages for selected trades
  • Maintain updated records of curriculum, trainees, and other training records.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Entrepreneurship, Social Sciences, Project Management, Curriculum Development, Agri-business or other related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in education, curriculum development, and training.
  • Practical experience with workplace mentorship programs and on-job training
  • Knowledge of and extensive practical experience in the Competency Based Training (CBT) Curriculum Development process.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and reporting skills (Kinyarwanda, English, French).
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience in youth, women, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) engagement.
  • Strong analytical skills to examine participant test data and make recommendations for improvement in curriculum and training.
  • Demonstrated completion of work readiness training preferred (Master Trainer)
  • Experience working with USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and creativity.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with an ability to develop strong relationships, manage conflicts, solve problems, and provide leadership and coaching.
  • Able to work effectively under tight deadlines, including willingness to work flexible, varying hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:  Interested and qualified candidates should submit 1page Motivation letter, and updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of two professional referees, to include most recent or current employer/supervisor (all in/as one document) – via email only to: info@akazikanoze.org  -cc abusinge@akazikanoze.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is October 3rd 2022 at 16:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • AKA is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without any kind of discrimination in regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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