The government of Nepal (GoN) and the Government of Switzerland have been implementing Nepal Vocational Qualifications System Project(NVQS-P) since 2015. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is providing financial and technical assistance to the GoN (Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)/Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) for the implementation of the Nepal Vocational Qualifications System (NVQS) Project.
Swisscontact is a leading partner organization of SDCfm for the implementation of international development projects. Swisscontact Nepal has set up a technical assistance team- Project Support Unit (PSU) on behalf of SDC for implementation of the NVQS project We invite applications from qualified candidates (Nepali Citizens)for the position of Team Leader to implement the ongoing Phase II of NVQS Project.
Position: Team Leader
Start of employment: 1 August 2021.
Place of work: NVQS PSU Office, CTEVT Complex, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Reports to: Country Director, Swisscontact Nepal Subordinates: National project personnel, medium and short-term experts
Place a strong team in place with appropriate skills to implement the NVQS project.
Lead hiring competent staffs and experts in the project and orient/train staffs who will be working to manage vocational qualifications system in Nepal.
Lead and manage entire project team at the federal and province levels of NVQS project to accomplish the client’s contract.
Conduct performance appraisals of the NVQS staff and apply corrective measures for nonperforming staff.
Liaise with international (Swiss and others) technical expert teams.
Liaise and facilitate multistakeholder dialogue for effective support to the project.
Oversee Project Management
Make sure the NVQS goals and objectives are properly and sufficiently communicated to the public and private stakeholders, actors, and beneficiaries in three tiers of the government.
Ensure adequate project management (planning-implementation-monitoring-evaluationcontrolling).
Ensure complete and timely project documentation at all times.
Prepare timely narrative and financial reporting according to the Swisscontact’s regulations and project contracts of donor and relevant sponsors, if any.
Prepare annual operational plans (yearly plans of operation) and budgets for the NVQS project.
Prepare reports related to the project as per the requirements of the client, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Nepal and Swisscontact.
Ensure effective financial management, budgeting, internal control, and external audit of the project.
Approve procurement of goods and services related to the project.
Approve all expenses related to the project.
Qualification and experience:
The incumbent must have the following qualifications and expertise.
Master’s degree in relevant field (Education/TVET/Workforce education/Management/Business Studies/Development Studies).
Minimum of ten years of work experience in project / program management or administering national and /or regional TVET Programmes and team (including at least four years of management experience in relevant field i.e. development cooperation and/or, TVET sector programs).
International experience in facilitating policy dialogue and collaboration between national and international organisations in the field of TVET system development /Vocational Qualifications System management is preferable.
Ability and willingness to lead a team that will deliver high quality outputs within deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
Experience in facilitating policy dialogue and collaboration between national and international organisations; federal, provincial, and local governments to ensure smooth management, organisation development and implementation process.
Experiences and aware of the Nepali TVET system and ongoing reform initiatives in Nepal and elsewhere.
Advanced communication skill in both English and Nepali (verbal and written).
Proficiency in MS Office work and Internet use and project management tools.
Knowledge and work experience in the implementation of Quality Assurance System
Willingness and ability to travel within and outside Nepal.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements for the relevant position are requested to send their current CV (maximum four A4 pages) and a motivation letter to email@example.com latest by 11:59 PM Nepal time on 4 June 2021. Along with the CV and the motivation letter, please send the duly filled in “job application form”, which is available on our website click here
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Swisscontact Nepal will not entertain any phone inquiries or other such solicitations for these positions.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the selection process. Swisscontact Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Swisscontact Nepal promotes workforce diversity and applies positive discrimination to candidates from discriminated groups (women, Dalit, Janajati, Madhesi/Terai and other minority communities).
Swisscontact supports economic, social and ecological development of South Asia by implementing projects which enable people to improve their living conditions on their own initiatives. Swisscontact has been engaged in international development cooperation in the region since 1962, when it started working in Chandigarh, India and established the Indo-Swiss Training Centre. Gradually, Swisscontact expanded operations across Bangladesh in 1979, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1980 and Nepal in 1990.
At present, Swisscontact South Asia has the largest portfolio of development projects in Bangladesh and the office located in Dhaka functions as the South Asia Regional Office (SARO). Swisscontact also maintains a country office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Swisscontact aims to further strengthening its presence in South Asia whilst building and maintaining strong networks with private businesses; public agencies; micro, small and medium enterprises; non-governmental organisations and civil society; bi- and multi-lateral donor agencies and host governments.