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TVET PROJECTS LEAD

Closing: Jul 5, 2024

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Published: Jun 21, 2024 (23 days ago)

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About KEPSA


Kenya Private Sector Alliance is the apex body for private sector in Kenya. KEPSA brings together local and foreign business associations, federations, chambers of commerce, professional bodies, corporates including multinationals, large and medium-sized corporates, SMEs and start-ups from all sectors of the economy, representing over 1 million businesses locally and over 45million businesses globally through the membership of ICC-Kenya Chapter. We enable these businesses to speak with one voice when engaging Government, development partners and other stakeholders on cross-cutting policy issues affecting private sector development and we implement programs that ensure the social-economic development of the country including women and youth empowerment.


KEPSA serves as a federation of over 80 Associations and professional bodies. In the EAC region, KEPSA serves as the national focal point of the East African Business Council and engages closely with peer apex bodies in the EAC region to resolve any emerging business issues as well as to promote trade and investment.


About TVET


Embracing a commitment to national development, KEPSA launched the Kenya Youth Employability and Empowerment Program (KYEEAP), a targeted initiative aimed at enhancing the skills and employability of Kenyan youth.


Within the expansive scope of KEPSA's initiatives, various Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) projects emerge as groundbreaking endeavours under the umbrella of KYEEAP. These projects position themselves to revolutionize TVET in all regions in Kenya. In strategic collaboration with development partners, these projects aim to create industry training slots through the implementation of dual training models, establishing robust partnerships between educational institutions and businesses. 


Your Data 


If you choose to apply for this position, you will be providing us with your Personal Data, which we will process for the purposes of selecting a candidate for the position only.

We will keep the Personal Data you share with us as part of the application process for six months from the deadline for application, after which it will be deleted.

Your Personal Data will be accessed only by our HR Staff managing the recruitment process, as well as the members of the selection panel.

You have the right to:

a) ask us for access to your Personal Data and for information about how we process it;

b) to ask us to rectify the Personal Data we have on record for you;

c) to ask us to delete your Personal Data or restrict its use; and

d) to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

To exercise these rights, please contact; [email protected]

If you have any concerns or complaints about how KEPSA processes your Personal Data, please submit them to [email protected]



Responsibilities

About KEPSA


Kenya Private Sector Alliance is the apex body for private sector in Kenya. KEPSA brings together local and foreign business associations, federations, chambers of commerce, professional bodies, corporates including multinationals, large and medium-sized corporates, SMEs and start-ups from all sectors of the economy, representing over 1 million businesses locally and over 45million businesses globally through the membership of ICC-Kenya Chapter. We enable these businesses to speak with one voice when engaging Government, development partners and other stakeholders on cross-cutting policy issues affecting private sector development and we implement programs that ensure the social-economic development of the country including women and youth empowerment.


KEPSA serves as a federation of over 80 Associations and professional bodies. In the EAC region, KEPSA serves as the national focal point of the East African Business Council and engages closely with peer apex bodies in the EAC region to resolve any emerging business issues as well as to promote trade and investment.


About TVET


Embracing a commitment to national development, KEPSA launched the Kenya Youth Employability and Empowerment Program (KYEEAP), a targeted initiative aimed at enhancing the skills and employability of Kenyan youth.


Within the expansive scope of KEPSA's initiatives, various Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) projects emerge as groundbreaking endeavours under the umbrella of KYEEAP. These projects position themselves to revolutionize TVET in all regions in Kenya. In strategic collaboration with development partners, these projects aim to create industry training slots through the implementation of dual training models, establishing robust partnerships between educational institutions and businesses. 


Your Data 


If you choose to apply for this position, you will be providing us with your Personal Data, which we will process for the purposes of selecting a candidate for the position only.

We will keep the Personal Data you share with us as part of the application process for six months from the deadline for application, after which it will be deleted.

Your Personal Data will be accessed only by our HR Staff managing the recruitment process, as well as the members of the selection panel.

You have the right to:

a) ask us for access to your Personal Data and for information about how we process it;

b) to ask us to rectify the Personal Data we have on record for you;

c) to ask us to delete your Personal Data or restrict its use; and

d) to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

To exercise these rights, please contact; [email protected]

If you have any concerns or complaints about how KEPSA processes your Personal Data, please submit them to [email protected]



Objective of the Role


As the TVET Projects Lead, you will oversee the comprehensive management and strategic direction of all TVET-related projects under KEPSA. Your role is crucial in ensuring that these projects are effectively coordinated, implemented, and aligned with KEPSA's broader goals of enhancing youth employability and supporting national economic development. You will be responsible for providing guidance to the program officers of individual TVET projects, ensuring synergy and consistency across all initiatives. Additionally, you will report directly to the Global Director, Youth and Jobs in KEPSA, ensuring that project outcomes and impacts are communicated effectively to all stakeholders.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Provide overall leadership and strategic direction for all TVET projects under KEPSA.
  2. Coordinate and oversee the implementation of TVET projects, ensuring alignment with KEPSA’s goals and objectives.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including educational institutions, industry partners, and funding agencies.
  4. Ensure effective communication and collaboration between TVET program officers and other project staff.
  5. Monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of TVET projects, providing regular updates to the Project Global Director, Youth and Jobs.
  6. Facilitate policy advocacy efforts to promote the dual TVET approach at national and regional levels.
  7. Oversee the development and dissemination of project reports, success stories, and other communication materials.
  8. Organize and lead stakeholder meetings, workshops, and other events related to TVET projects.
  9. Ensure compliance with funding requirements and manage project budgets effectively.
  10. Identify and mitigate risks associated with the implementation of TVET projects.
  11. Promote best practices and innovative approaches within the TVET sector.
  12. Foster a collaborative and supportive environment for program officers and other project team members.
  13. Develop concepts and proposals for new TVET projects to secure additional funding and expand KEPSA's impact.

Qualifications and Experience


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  2. At least 5-7 years of experience in managing large-scale educational or vocational training projects, with a focus on youth employment initiatives.
  3. Proven experience in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and policy advocacy.
  4. Strong leadership and team management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  5. Familiarity with the TVET sector and dual training models. 
  6. Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  7. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


Added Advantages


  1. Previous experience working with international development agencies or donor-funded projects.
  2. In-depth knowledge of Kenya’s education and vocational training landscape.
  3. Experience in managing multi-stakeholder projects and partnerships.
  4. Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  5. Demonstrated success in securing funding and managing project budgets.


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