Palladium Job Placement Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia
Palladium Job Placement Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia
Project Overview and Role: CATALYZE is a $250 million 5 to 8-year program, designed to catalyze $2 billion in private capital, especially to underfinanced social sectors (such as education) and higher risk countries (especially low-income and post-conflict countries) around the globe, complemented by a cross-cutting inclusion of gender-lens investing. CATALYZE will provide services to many missions and bureaus that “buy in” to tap the CATALYZE investment and pay-for-results project management expertise. Our aim is for investors to explore and find commercially viable opportunities and approaches to creating jobs, developing sustainable social services, tightening and rationalizing supply chains, and advancing inclusive growth.
CATALYZE: Market Systems for Growth (MS4G) will drive private enterprise expansion to catalyze Ethiopia’s future economic growth and prosperity. MS4G intends to foster enterprise-driven growth, especially among private enterprises that have high growth potential and the capacity to catalyze job creation throughout market systems. MS4G will address systemic challenges, including building business development services capacity, creating a more conducive business environment, building the financial sector infrastructure and capability within private finance providers, and expanding the digital economy. MS4G will catalyze private sector growth by improving access to finance and facilitating transactions through targeted interventions across market systems (demand, supply, and enabling environment). Expanded access to finance will also drive change across the market system by increasing business revenue and necessitating job creation. The program has an estimated life of project funding of $55 million and is anticipated to operate for four years. MS4G will promote expansion across
agribusiness, light manufacturing, and telecommunications & ICT (including financial technology). Across all initiatives, there will be a cross-cutting focus on women and youth, as well as a focus on ensuring that disparate ethnic groups and regions equitably benefit from the interventions.
The Job Placement Advisor will lead design and implementation of job training and placement activities for MS4G, ensuring both rapid direct implementation as well as capacity building for market-led workforce skill building, and contributing to sustainable. market system transformation. This individual must be based in Addis Ababa. The Job Placement Advisor will report to the Investment &
Trade Portfolio Manager.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Job Placement Advisor will:
Lead implementation of evidence-based programmatic interventions on market-driven workforce development, privates sector partnerships, and entrepreneurship;
Facilitate stakeholder consultation and ownership with students/youth by serving as the liaison for the MS4G Youth Advisory
Board, private sector actors, Ministry of Education, and others to inform the project approach;
Ensure that MS4G meets all its youth training and placement targets;
Contribute significantly to developing and addressing the MS4G Learning Agenda on youth workforce development.
The position requires significant technical knowledge of demand-led youth training and job placement, strong coordination skills, experience in Ethiopia, and the ability to ensure coherence and consistency while under urgent deadlines. Primarily responsibilities include:
Develops and implements project approach to enhancing local capacity for empowering youth to enter the workforce (employment and entrepreneurship);
Designs and facilitates stakeholder consultation with youth, including the Youth Advisory Board, the business community, government ministries, civic organizations, and others to inform project approach and activities;
Supervises provision of technical assistance and training, and development and oversight of solicitations and awardees, to achieve project objectives and targets;
Liaises with the Investment Manager and Investment and Trade Portfolio Manager to streamline job training programs in line with new investments to facilitate youth training and placement
Liases with MS4G business enabling environment activities to identify and address policies constraining youth workforce training and placement
Liaises with MS4G to develop digital economy initiatives to support youth training and placement
Identifies and addresses key learning agenda questions on youth workforce development.
Significant professional experience developing market-driven skilling and job placement programs;
Experience supporting or leading similar skilling and job placement activities in Ethiopia;
Demonstrated experiences in private enterprise partnerships, youth engagement, and workforce training;
Evidence of strong interpersonal and written communications skills;
Deep knowledge of private enterprise, youth development, and training networks in Ethiopia;
Current networks covering private enterprises, youth-serving organizations, and training organizations;
Strong ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English and local language(s).
How to Apply
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