TVET Cooperative Program Officer (02 Vacancies)

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organisation for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya. Established in 1959 as a private sector body, KAM has evolved into a dynamic, vibrant, credible and respected business association that unites industrialists and offers a common voice for businesses. KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities. In pursuit of its core mandate of policy advocacy, KAM promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business.

Department : KAM Consulting Unit
Reporting to: TVET Executive Supervises : None
Location: Nairobi (1 Position) And Nyanza -Kisumu/Eldoret (1 position)
Contract Type: Fixed Contract – 13 months Availability: Immediate

Job Purpose:

  1. The Cooperative Project seeks to link KAM members to skilled labor using the Dual Vocational training model and the above positions are expected to support implementation of this project with key objectives as below;
  2. Ensure successful implementation of the Dual Vocational Training project in Nairobi and/or Nyanza
  3. Ensure increased industry appetite for Dual Vocational Training in the two regions

Duties & responsibilities

  1. With guidance from the TVET Coordinator and GIZ Technical Advisor, design a methodological approach and tools for project implementation
  2. Taking minutes for the region activities, reporting to GIZ technical advisor, the Head of KAM
  3. Consulting and TVET Program Manager on the specific region project progress, attending meetings among others.
  4. Mapping of industries, identify industry partners based on sectors, create awareness and onboard them to project, while creating an up-to-date database for industries interested /taking part in the project.
  5. Conduct project awareness and advocacy forums with industry and other stakeholders.
  6. Conduct and report on industry visits for the project and maintaining a database of students in industry.
  7. Mobilization of industries to provide technical experts to participate in the development of Occupational Standards and review of curriculums.
  8. Identification and mobilization of industry mentors for capacity building including TOT training by the AHK.
  9. Document practical use of approaches from industry mentors.
  10. Co-ordinate industry exchange and learning visits for industries and technical training institute trainers.
  11. Coordinate implementation of work readiness and soft skills trainings for the project beneficiaries.
  12. Coordinate job bazaars for matching for students to industries in the project.
  13. Host knowledge sharing platforms to encourage discussion around technological advancement, enlighten stakeholders on new industry and skills development trends.
  14. Coordinate stakeholder forums and ensure minutes are taken and shared in a timely manner.
  15. Engage stakeholders (government, chapters, other BMOs) to promote technical skills development.
  16. Provide project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and learning, and prepare timely regular progress reports.
  17. Work with KAM and GIZ communications teams to design relevant publicity and communications materials.
  18. Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive.

Requirements and Personal Attributes:

  1. A degree in either of the following: Social Sciences, Education,
  2. At least 2 years relevant work experience in a comparable work environment, working with youth and/or private sector
  3. Effective organizational skills, team player, keen attentive to detail and ability to multitask.
  4. Good knowledge of the manufacturing industry.
  5. Excellent relationship management and networking skills
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication and reporting skills
  7. Knowledgeable of the industrial sector in Kenya.

How To Apply

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  hr@kam.co.ke
Use TVET Cooperative PO -Nairobi as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 12 November. 2021
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