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DFID-funded skills development programme
Empowering marginalised youths and women
Reporting to - Apprenticeship Intervention Manager
MAFITA is a 6-year DFID-funded programme working in Nigeria's northern states, with a vision to empower marginalised youths and women through provision of increased economic opportunities and social inclusion. MAFITA is currently recruiting.
The Training Specialist will support training activities, assessment and certification in the Apprenticeship intervention.
Key areas of responsibility
Duration and Location
This is a full time position, commencing on the 4th January 2016 with anticipated 440 days of input until 4th January 2018. The consultant will be based in the Kano project office with some travel to the focal states; Kaduna and Katsina, with Jigawa in the long-run.
Northern Nigeria has high-youth unemployment, insecurity and limited economic opportunities. This reality can lead to extremism and instability. Marginalised groups, such as adolescent women and the Almajirai are particularly hard-hit.
MAFITA aims to lead 68,000 marginalised young people - with a particular emphasis on adolescent girls and Almajirai - to gainful employment. By 2021, the program will create a net total of 43,300 full-time equivalent jobs and assisting 23,500 micro and small enterprises (MSEs). The project will tackle the supply and demand side of the labour market, focussing on the delivery of skills essential for employment, as well as the absorptive capacity of the labour market.
MAFITA will partner with public and private stakeholders to improve access to relevant and quality training, mentorship, work experience, business development, and financial services for marginalised youths and women. The programme will also support local market systems to enable the absorption of MAFITA's target beneficiaries into sustainable income-generating activities.
Interested applicants must have experience working in the skills sector and must comply with requirements.
Applications close on 31/12/2015
Due to the volume of applications received by Adam Smith International, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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