FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor, Labor & Workforce Development for a Middle East Livelihoods Program .
Unemployment and underemployment has been identified by the Government of Iraq as among the most pressing problems facing the nation. The problem has serious implications for establishing lasting peace and security as well as building the foundation for future economic prosperity. In support of this national development priority, USAID/Iraq is considering a program designed to improve livelihoods and create jobs for Iraqis with special emphasis on youth, women and vulnerable populations.
The Technical Advisor, Labor & Workforce Development provides technical leadership to those designing and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in specific technical areas. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence- based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds country-based program staff capacity and assesses current technical, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program level as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate proposal design and protocol development to ensure design is sound and based upon evidence- based practice.
Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel.
May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; local governments and ministries, international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work.
Provide technical leadership in a specific technical component and activities related to the following:
Structure and Characteristics of the Labour Force;
Labout Market Settings/management;
Employment Services and Offices;
Wage Policy and Labour Market;
Social Dialogue and Job Creation .
With technical oversight, provide technical leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-building of specific technical components of programs.
Participate in resource development activities.
Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division.
Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.
Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues.
8-11 Years of experience in workforce development or related field.
Master’s degree in social sciences or its international equivalent.
Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in MS Office.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; Arabic language skills a plus.
Informed of current program developments in division/unit/technical area.
Years of work experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of industrial issues.
Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
Advanced degree in social sciences or related field.
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org . Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.
FHI 360 is a leading human development organization dedicated to improving lives by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.