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Workforce Development Manager, Rwanda

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium seeks a Workforce Development Manager for the anticipated USAID-funded project in Rwanda. The purpose of the project will be to facilitate the emergence of a dynamic off-farm sector that can generate more and higher wage employment for the broad majority of Rwandans currently engaged in subsistence agriculture and other marginal economic activities. The activity will achieve this by alleviating constraints to entrepreneurship, in particular but not exclusively, constraints to finance.

Responsibilities

  • Assesses labor market, enterprise and training needs
  • Facilitates job placement, job search information mechanisms and job counseling services
  • Responsible for upgrading of firm level human resource practices
  • Facilitates job skills curriculum development, training of trainers and skills training for target beneficiaries including poor
  • Provides technical guidance and support on training curricular
  • Creates improved higher education, vocational school and potentially secondary school curricula that addresses improved hard and soft skills, strengthen work ethic, and address gender stereotypes
  • Liaises with local governments and intergovernmental organizations, stakeholders, vocational/training institutes and/or other training and educational providers, and other counterparts in the public and private sectors

Requirements

  • Master?s degree in human resource management, education, capacity development or training, business or related field
  • 10-15 years in workforce development, labor market assessments, enterprise development and a bachelor?s degree in business, capacity development, rural economic growth would be a considered.
  • Experience in career counselling, job placement, training preferred
  • Prior experience building strong public-private partnerships to create internships opportunities that are industry specific for both genders
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English; French is desirable