1 Feb 2019

Tanzania Private Sector Foundation Job Vacancy : Tourism and Hospitality Sector Coordinator

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The Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is currently implementing the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) to particularly address the issues on the current low skill levels of the workforce, the future demand for higher occupational skill levels in a more diversified and competitive industrial and service economy and the need to scale up and improve the quality of vocational training and technical education. The NSDS is a ten-year strategy (2016/17 – 2025/26) and its interventions are designed to have a transformative impact on the skills supply system for industries with high potential for growth and job creation.

Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) has been mandated by the Government to establish Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) for six selected economic sectors namely Agribusiness and AgroProcessing, Transport and Logistics, Tourism and Hospitality, Energy, Construction, and ICT. SSCs are expected to be platforms to promote public-private cooperation by way of collaboration with regard to skills development for the said sectors. SSCs are part of the governance structures of the “Education and Skills for Productive Jobs (ESPJ) Program for Results”, currently supported by the World Bank through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST).

ESP) Program for Results has been developed to address specific skills challenges as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The ESPJ addresses needs in respect of human capital as outlined in Tanzania’s National Development Vision 2025 (FYDPI & FYDPII). The strategy is closely aligned to the Education and Training Policy (ETP) 2015, as well as to other policies namely, the Integrated Industrial Development Strategy (IIDS) 2025, the National Employment Policy (NEP). The Institution

TPSF was formally incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap 212) as a company limited by guarantee on 4th November, 1998 for the purpose of promoting private sector-led social and economic development in Tanzania. As an apex and focal private sector organization (PSO), TPSF seeks to promote effective engagement with the government and other stakeholders on matters of policy development and ensuring sustainable provision of services to members. It acts as a common voice of the private sector to advocate and create an enabling environment for doing business and attracting investments.

TPSF therefore commands significant influence and importance locally and internationally. It has a unique position as the government’s partner in policy and advocacy, public private partnership (PPP), high-level dialogue platforms and National budget. TPSF has thus stood tall and bold on many issues of national and sectoral importance.

Description of the Position
The Sector Skills Coordinators will provide support in the management of Sector Skills Councils. She/he is responsible for providing programmatic support in the coordination, planning, implementation, budgeting and reporting of Sector Skills Council programs and its respective linkages in the Employment and Skills for Productive Jobs Country Project.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Support the Project Coordinator in managing the Specific Sector Skills Council at the Foundation.
• Stakeholder’s identification and coordination in the respective sectors
• Develop and implement strategies, work plans and budget for the respective sector skills council.
• Identifying and prioritizing skills needs in the respective sector in collaboration with sector stakeholders.
• Support in developing industry skills strategies and plans to achieve priority goals and respective implementing Plans/Programs in line with the NSDS. Provide support in defining and revising occupational and competency standards, training programs and curricula in collaboration with stakeholders.
• Coordinate Public Private Partnership in training delivery with appropriate linkages to the SSC.
• Establish linkages with enterprise-based training institutions to promote entrepreneurial culture.
• Work closely with sector stakeholders on information and knowledge sharing on progress and results for the different interventions in the program. Work with media and communications activities to ensure visibility of Sector Skills Council and TPSF at the national level.
• Continuously monitor and evaluate Sector Skills Councils activities in close collaboration with the M&E specialist and the Secretariat.
• Prepare and review annual work plans in addition to monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports with regards to the roles of the respective Sector Skill Councils.
• Explore new areas for support that are in line with the NSDS Strategic objectives and advise accordingly,.
• Prepare and implement Sector Skills Council Sustainability Plan Any other related responsibilities that may be assigned by the SSCs Coordinator from time to time.

Academic and professional qualifications
Tourism and Hospitality Sector Coordinator:
University degree or Ordinary Diploma from a recognized academic institution in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Tourism Management, Tourism Marketing, Management or Business or related field with strong experience in Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

All candidates must possess extensive experience in project planning and management, with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the labor market and skills development. A mix of work experience in both public and private sectors would be an advantage.

• A self-motivated individual able to work both independently as well as part of a team.
• Well informed with labor market information of the sector Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to establish and maintain strong partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to influence, network and build sound, productive working relationships and networks.
• Excellent report writing skills with the ability to effectively communicate and articulate key
• Strong analytical and advocacy skills.
• Good understanding of key national contexts as relating to skills development.
• Fluent (writing, reading and speaking) in both English and Swahili Good computer skills

Work experience
• A minimum of five years at a senior level in a relevant and reputable institution, or in an international organization, with proven skills in the management and coordination of donor funded projects,
• Extensive experience in project, planning and management, with sound knowledge of contemporary issues in the labor market and skills development.

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Deadline and Application Requirements The deadline is two (2) weeks after appearance of the advertisement Please send your well written Application Letter accompanied by your updated CV. Your submission should be made online through [email protected]  APPLY TO: [email protected]

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