L'Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) is a French development organization operating in the field of international solidarity. With its partners, it constructs environments that allow every person to reveal their talents, build a better future, and become a responsible actor in his/her country. Today, IECD and its local partners implement several programs for professional integration support, access to education, support to small enterprises and health care projects.
IECD has been operating in Nigeria since 1992. Today, IECD and its partners implement Training & Professional Integration projects for the youth as well as the Support to Small Enterprises program. Early 2013, IECD launched in Nigeria the Seeds of Hope project which aims to train at 300 young people per year for careers in electricity as from 2016.
ORIGINS OF THE PROJECT
Seeds of Hope project places companies at the heart of its approach: they are involved in the development of the program to adjust the training to their real needs. In addition, partnerships are built with local companies to promote the placement of students. Today, the program is ongoing in Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria.
In Nigeria, Seeds of Hope project is run in partnership with 3 international companies: Schneider Electric, CFAO and Cummins. The project currently consists in the launch of training programs in the electrical field with existing training centers or NGOs. This involves the development of partnerships with various organizations and the provision of technical assistance to education partners. Nigeria holds great potential for the development of training and access to employment initiatives, which entails opportunities for a rapid expansion of the project.
To coordinate the different activities and extend IECD presence in Nigeria, IECD looking for a Project Manager.
The project manager will be in charge of the general project management, will supervise the project team and in charge of the relations with the partners and all stakeholders involved.
His/her main tasks will consist in:
1/ General Project Management
o Curriculum assessment guidelines, Guidance and Employment procedures, etc.;
o E-learning programme development;
o Development of new training modules in renewable energy.
2/ Provide Technical Assistance to the Education Partners to run the different activities of the project
3/ Management of the Partnerships with the different stakeholders of the project
4/ Development of New Partnerships
Education:Master in Business Administration, Engineer or Master in Cooperation.
Experience:At least 5 years of work experience. Technical background strongly appreciated. Previous experience in Africa is recommended, in particular in Nigeria
Interests:Strong interest in Technical Vocational Training
Skills and qualities expected:
Statut : Contract of voluntary service of international solidarity - including training session in Paris before departure
Localisation :Lagos – travels to plan : Abuja, Port Harcourt and in others countries where the program is expanding (Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco)
Under the supervision of :
Start date: February / March 2015, for a transition with the current project manager; for 2 years (1 year extendible)
Please send your application (CV and Cover Letter) ð With the reference ‘CDP GDE Nigeria’ to the recruitment service, firstname.lastname@example.org