Electrical TOT Trainer

Name of Company/Organization: 
Building Markets Liberia
Location for Performance: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Fri, 10/30/2015
Description of Job: 
Project overview Through business needs assessments across a variety of sectors in Nimba, SDP has identified the skills gaps that should be addressed in order to create employment opportunities for youth. A recurrent gap in the availability of technical skills illustrates the opportunity for targeted technical training. SDP has specifically identified plumbing and electrical skills as key maintenance needs for businesses in Nimba. These skill sets are necessary across all sectors, including construction and hospitality, and may be developed to create a ready-to-hire pool of candidates. Developing technical skills will provide employment opportunities to youth who are not necessarily inclined to engage in professional work, and simultaneously fill in a skill gap that is of high value to businesses in Nimba County. SDP will work with partner training institutions to implement Training of Trainers (TOT) in electrical. Response specifications SDP is implemented in collaboration with training institutions. The aim is to build long-term results by assuring that the TOT will produce trainers that can successfully support a program in the targeted host training institution. Potential Trainers for TOTs will be required to provide the following: • At least 5-7 years’ electrical training / apprenticeship leader experience • Completed and received a diploma from a recognized Technical Vocational Training provider • Design a training curriculum to deliver TOTs • Good communication, presentation and facilitation skills. • A good command of both written and spoken English • Good report writing skills • Willing to travel to and reside in Nimba County for the duration of the training program. All responses must contain the following: (1) A letter of application in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format ONLY, under your own authorship; (2) A complete resume/CV in .doc, .docx, or.pdf format ONLY. This should be under your own authorship—candidates who cut and paste job descriptions, or falsify job history will not be considered; (3) Include (3) three names of professional references with email and contact phone numbers. (4) Please title your resume/CV as follows: “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ CV for ‘JOB TITLE.’” Please title your cover letter “’LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’ COVER LETTER for ‘JOB TITLE.’” (5) The subject line of the email should read: “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME” and “Electrical trainer.” DO NOT SEND photographs, copies of diplomas or certificates, or other documents other than the above. DO NOT SEND any documents in .jpg, .gif, or any other file formats other than the above. DO NOT SUBMIT your application in person or otherwise contact BML unless you receive an email response. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further evaluation. If you meet these qualifications, please send the following, attached in an email to hrliberia@buildingmarkets.org The deadline for applications is 30th October, 2015
Description of Company/Organization: 
Building Markets (BM) is a nonprofit organization that creates jobs and sustains peace by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities. Operating in half a dozen post-conflict and developing countries, BM addresses the gaps between economic potential and access to opportunity by building the capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and breaking down information barriers preventing local suppliers from accessing business opportunities. In addition, BM offers a variety of consultancy services designed to build broad-based, inclusive economic growth, whether through supply chain linkages, value chain development or data collection and analysis. These services are underpinned by inclusive business growth, partnerships and capacity building. To this end, BM promotes mutually reinforcing partnerships between SME suppliers, the financial sector, private companies and business development agencies. In Liberia, some of our most popular services include market research and sector-specific reports; business support services; market-focused monitoring and evaluation and demand analysis; and supplier capacity diagnosis and development. With support from Humanity United (HU), BM has piloted the Supplier Diversity Project (SDP). The project is aimed at, among other objectives, creating environments in concessionaire communities for increased employment opportunities for youth (18-35 years). The project also aims to fill in the skill gaps required to increase the productivity of businesses within concessionaires’ supply chains. Through SDP, BM is seeking partnerships with training institutions who aim to build capacity and generate employment opportunities for youth in targeted geographic areas (concessionaire communities). Concessionaire communities have recorded instances of youth unrest and uprising which often stem from issues regarding lack of access to capital. SDP is focused on increasing local hiring among businesses in these communities by providing relevant, targeted and impactful training to youth that enables them to integrate into the job market as generated by the needs of the extractive sector. SDP works through training institutions to implement programs based on business needs and employment opportunities. The objective of these training programs is a cycle of sustained market-driven training in skill sets that cater to the immediate and long-term hiring needs of businesses, extractive and otherwise, in Nimba.
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