FHI 360 and partners, International Research and Exchange Board (IREX), Education for Employment (EFE) and Golden Resources (GR), are implementing the USAID CAREER CENTER program in Morocco. The activity is implemented in close coordination with Government of Morocco (GOM) counterparts, the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education. USAID CAREER CENTER will play a central role in advancing USAID/Morocco and the GOM’s broader goal of increasing the employability of young Moroccans. The project establishes career development centers linked to universities and the vocational training system, and incorporate work readiness training into the Moroccan tertiary education system, vocational training system, and workplaces where these skills will contribute to the employability and performance of youth in the workplace.
The USAID CAREER CENTER’s theory of change is based on the premise that the most powerful way to achieve systemic change is by affecting people’s mindsets. In this case, the mindsets of youth, and employers, are fundamental to achieving better outcomes in the labor market and smoother transitions for youth between education and employment. For example, (see graphic below) there are universal questions about one’s future that youth ask themselves at different phases of their lives: “What will I do in the future,” “Who am I,” and “Will I be fulfilled?” In the graphic below, the first response represents what their answer is likely to be before (or without) the USAID CAREER CENTER intervention. The second response represents the ideal attitude, which we would expect to see in the case of a successful intervention(s).
The Regional Coordinator (Casablanca) will be responsible for the following tasks:
– Regularly maintain relationships with local counterparts, primarily the University, vocational training partners, the private sector, and regional institutions that the program is working with
– Ensure activities listed in the program Work Plan are successfully implemented at the regional level
– Manage the regional team and ensure that the USAID CAREER CENTER activities are well integrated into the regional context
– Monitor and facilitate successful activity implementation in the field at the regional level and for the local Career Centers
– Ensure regular reporting of the activities’ implementation with the Rabat office
– Participate in all of the events taking place in the region by the USAID CAREER CENTER.
The Regional Coordinator will, in addition, act as the essential intermediary for the implementation of national activities that can be adapted to the regional level.
Finally, he/she will participate in regular work sessions with her colleagues based in the regions of Marrakech and Tangier in order to share experiences and best practices as well as ensure coherence within the USAID CAREER CENTER program.
REPORTING AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
During this assignment, the Regional Coordinator will report to the USAID CAREER CENTER Technical Director.
- Master degree (or equivalent) in international relations, sociology, economy or related fields
- At least 5 years of professional experience in project and team management
- Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal/written communication skills
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Bilingual French and Arabic. English will be an asset.
LEVEL OF EFFORT
This position is full time for the duration of the USAID CAREER CENTER program.
The Regional Coordinator will be engaged by FHI360
Please send a resume and a cover letter to [email protected] with “Regional Coordinator – Casablanca” in the subject line by December 9th, 2017