SNV is a Dutch Based International Development Organization that provides Capacity Development Services to local institutions and organizations in more than 30 developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Present in Ghana since 1992, SNV is committed to the reduction of poverty, and works to achieve this in line with national poverty reduction strategies.
Our strategic choices are Agriculture, Renewable energy and Water and sanitation (WASH).
SNV’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa (SNV WCA Office) is located in Ouagadougou.
Partnership & Resources Mobilization has become SNV’s main priority, this is to build up its financial capacities and diversify its funding sources. In this light SNV aims to strengthen its partnerships and mobilize resources at national, regional & international level.
SNV-Ghana is a Dutch development organization that aims to strengthen the capacity of Ghanaian organizations to improve access to basic services and income and employment for the poor.
SNV is now implementing the High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs & Income (HITT) through the European Commission (EC) funded programme, Developing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Methodologies and Services for the Informal Economy.
HITT aims to contribute to sustainable, scalable, pro-poor economic growth in Ghana as well as six other countries through the development and implementation of an integrated, market-driven tourism Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system targeting the informal economy.
More specifically, the HITT programme aims to expand access for disadvantaged groups (in particular women, youth, under skilled and semi-skilled) to practical and market-oriented vocational training and facilitate direct links with the tourism industry to maximize opportunities for production, income and employment for participants.
SNV is implementing the HITT Programme in Ghana in partnership with the Opportunities Industrialization Centre, Ghana (OICG)
Location: Accra with frequent travels to other regions
Objectives of the assignment:
- Lead the HITT project team in Ghana to meet impact target including providing strategic direction in programme design and implementation, developing detailed implementation plans, day-to-day management and mentoring SNV and partner staff
- Lead the development of curriculum, training material and approaches and the delivery and monitoring of Train the Trainer & Training of Beneficiaries for targeted occupations in Ghana
- Identify synergies and develop strategic partnerships with government TVET institutions, training providers, development organizations, and the private sector to ensure additional funding for the implementation of trainings and that HITT training is implemented effectively and sustainable beyond the life of the project
- Identify and document best practices, innovations and lessons learned from piloting the HITT learning and curriculum development approach in Ghana
- Support HITT implementation globally through sharing best practice from HITT Ghana, inputting into the HITT learning, curriculum and enabling environment global approach
- Raise the profile of the HITT initiative in Ghana through public relations activities
- Manage the HITT budget and fulfil SNV and EC reporting requirements to a high level
- In-depth understanding of the tourism and hospitality sector of Ghana
- In-depth understanding of the TVET sector of Ghana and existing supply of TVET for the tourism sector
- Proven track record of developing tourism curriculum and training material and designing and implementing trainings (Training of Trainer and end beneficiaries)
- Proven track record engaging and developing strategic partnerships with the private sector
- Practical experience and demonstrated knowledge on designing, developing, implementing and evaluating TVET programmes for the informal sector
- Demonstrated experience in managing the implementation and monitoring of donor funded projects
- Masters degree in hospitality and tourism, human resource development or other relevant field of study
Excellent written and spoken English skills and sound report writing skills
Timelines and contract term
A National Associate Adviser Contract of approximately 93 days will be offered from 06 August 2012 to 31 January 2013 – with possibilities of extension until January 2014 for approximately 96 days.
The selected candidate should be ready to start work on September 3, 2012.Deadline is 3rd August 2012
How To Apply
Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted. Please send a detailed copy of your most recent CV to:
The Human Resource Adviser
P. O. Box KIA 30284
Airport Residential Area
- Personally drop it at our 0ffice located at
- No6 Mankata close airport residential area (behind National Service Secretariat)
- Also visit our website, www.snvworld.org
- Tel: 0302-776198/775240.
- Closing date: August 3, 2012
NOTE: only shortlisted applicant will be contacted