One National Skills Development Specialist (NSDS)
|កាលបរិច្ឆេទផ្សាយ||:||Oct 17, 2019|
|បិទកាលបរិច្ឆេទ||:||Oct 31, 2019|
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through the Ministry of Economy and Finance has received a Credit from International Development Associate (IDA) to fund the Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor (LEAP) Project. The project is a 5- year funded by the World Bank with IDA Credit number 5960-KH with the project code P153591. The project has a total budget of SDR 15,100,00, approximately USD 20,170,000 and became effective on May 26, 2017 and has a closing date of November 30, 2022. The project development objective (PDO) is to improve access of poor and vulnerable households in selected communities to financial services, opportunities for generating income, and small-scale infrastructure, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency. This would be achieved through the: (a) establishment of self-help groups (SHGs), savings and credit groups, producer groups, agricultural cooperatives and other peoples groups/organizations; (b) provision of capacity building and training to beneficiaries to improve their income generation opportunities; (c) establishment of private sector linkages to improve and expand market opportunities; and (d) identification and provision of community-based social and economic infrastructure to help improve livelihood and economic productivity of the poor.
The project is divided into four components. These are:
Component 1: Improving Livelihoods for Rural Poor and Vulnerable Households
- Sub-Component 1.1: Building and Strengthening Institutions of the Rural Poor
- Sub-Component 1.2: Enhancing Skills and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor
- Sub-component 1.3: Improving Basic Services and Community Infrastructure for the Rural Poor
Component2: Improving Livelihoods for Urban Poor and Vulnerable Households
- Sub-Component 2.1: Enhancing Skills and Employment Opportunities for the Urban Poor
- Sub-Component 2.2: Improving Basic Services and Community Infrastructure for the Urban Poor
Component 3: Project Management, Coordination, and Monitoring &Evaluation
Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response
For Sub-Components 1.2 and Sub-Component 2.1 would provide investments in the development of beneficiary skills (particularly unemployed youth and women from poor households) and the ability to obtain new or improved employment. Activities would include: (a) local labor market surveys and training provider assessments; (b) beneficiary selection; (c) employability training and career counseling; (d) voucher provision and skills training; (e) job placement and employment support, including to engage in partnership with the employers who provide specialized training.
The key beneficiaries of the project would be approximately 20,000 ID Poor and vulnerable households in the target 47 communes in Siem Reap Province and 13 Sangkats in Phnom Penh Capital, respectively. The provision of skills development support aims to reach a total of approximately 2,100 individuals (Phnom Penh: 750 individual and Siem Reap: 1,350 individuals).
The Project Coordination Office (PCO) supports and facilitates executing agencies in their component implementation, and is responsible for project management and coordination, procurement and finance, reporting and communicating with the World Bank and key stakeholders.
It is expected that the incumbent would observe at all times in the highest standard of professional ethics and integrity, and promote results-oriented approach in the area of his/her responsibility and accountability.
The objective of this assignment is to accelerate the implementation of the Sub-Components 1.2 and Sub-Component 2.1, as described above, with a focus on the professional quality and timeliness of activities, so as to generate the program’s strategic results. The incumbent is expected to work closely with the international Skills Development Advisor (SDA), PCO, Sub-Management Teams (SMTs) in skills development program components to enable them to achieve the program’s objectives. These actions are expected to build the PCO human capacity, through his/her example and mentoring, in fostering interagency cooperation in the implementation of the LEAP’s Project Development Objective (PDO).
The National Skills Development Specialist (NSDS) will be based in the Project Coordination Office (PCO), Ministry of Interior (MOI). She/he will work under the supervision and guidance of the LEAP Project Manager and work in close collaboration with the Human Resource Development Specialist (HRDS), Human Resource Development Facilitators (HRDFs), and other team members working on the skills components of the project. The NSDS will be responsible for providing overall leadership and coordination of the skills development activities in the project under subcomponents 1.2 and 2.1, working closely with the SDA to ensure that these activities meet high quality standards and benefit from global and national good practice.
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