Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH recruiting for Technical Expert (Standards and Quality)
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Position: Technical Expert (Standards & Quality)
Reference Number: 18/04/2018/TE/IGVET
Project: Indo-German programme for Vocational Education and Training (IGVET)
Type of Job: Contractual (Fixed term contract until April 2019)
Location: New Delhi
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Educational Qualification: University degree, postgraduate degree in business administration or economics.
- 12 years of professional experiences in designing TVET curriculum or as in-company trainers, for VET courses;
- Working experience with the Multi-disciplinary teams
- Working experiences in German Companies or German Chamber of Commerce would be an asset.
- Intellectual Curiosity & Problem-Solving – intelligent and agile; comfortable with concepts and complexity; able to think independently and make sound, reasoned judgments and solve problems within a large organization.
- Strategic Thinking – Critically evaluates the operating information and other outside information to formulate a plan for success.
- Focuses on outcomes
- Communication: Excellent oral, written skills;
- Business Acumen/Strategic Perspective – understands business and the strategic role of corporate engagement in assessing and analyzing challenges and opportunities.
- Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
- A self-starter with strong work ethics shows passion, energy, excitement and enthusiasm.
Project Background: The Government of India and the Government of Germany agreed to address the challenges faced by Skill Training in India. Based on the MOU signed between the two governments in 2014, which included bi-lateral cooperation in the field on vocational education and training as a priority area, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) launched a new project as part of their bilateral cooperation portfolio with India. The implementation agreement for this new project – the ‘Índo-German programme for Vocational Education and Training’ (IGVET) was signed between Ministry for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in August 2016. The project started in September 2016 and will last until April 2019.
The IGVET draws its inspirations from the German Dual VET model, which is characterized by a strong involvement of the private sector. The overall objective of IGVET is to achieve a demand-driven cooperation for VET between public and private actors in three industrial clusters: automotive components in Aurangabad (Maharashtra), electronics and manufacturing in Bangalore (Karnataka), energy-efficient construction in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan). Together with its partners and programme actors, the project is working towards establishing cooperative workplace-based VET models in these clusters. The processes, approaches and experiences in each cluster would be documented for replication by the MSDE and other key stakeholders.
The quality and standards in skill training have been one of the main area of concern for the IGVET stakeholders, especially the industry associations. IGVET has been requested by stakeholders for providing hands-on support in complying with these frameworks.
Roles and Responsibilities:
IGVET is looking for a dynamic team member who would provide advisory support to our stakeholders in complying with the NAQF and NSQF. She/he would support in translating the required occupational profile into the qualifications as advised under NSQF; propose modifications/ revisions in existing VET curricula for optimal coherence; extend the boundaries of NSQF to include service sector skills and new upcoming skill sets like ‘Artificial Intelligence’; and also advise on integrating those who have no formal qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The role would be challenging and require strong multi-stakeholder engagement across the VET ecosystem in India.
- Coordinates with Industry-led VET institution and the government (both National and State) to agree on identifying the essential processes (checklist) to be NSQF and NAQF compliant;
- Facilitate in setting up of an multi-stakeholder committee with experts for reviewing the skill qualification, including the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the informal sector;
- Facilitate dialogues and deliberations with the policy makers (NSDA, NSDC and SSCs) and the industry experts on coherence between the qualifications of manpower and the required occupational profile; promote research, and fact-finding activities.
- Promote collaboration and networking with other national and international organizations/ institutions on concerned issues related to the area of responsibility
Application Process: Interested candidates shall send application in GIZ India Job Application Form along with a statement of suitability for this position, expected salary and availability in terms of date of joining to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference number in subject line (Reference No: 18/04/2018/TE/IGVET)
Last date to apply: 17 March 2017
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
* GIZ supports work-life balance.
* GIZ promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.
About GIZ – GmbH:
For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 staff in India, of whom 85 percent are national personnel.
India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20), and of the BRICS association. Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio- economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanization in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.
The thematic areas of GIZ in India are:
• Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity
• Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development
• Sustainable Economic Development
The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as well as the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) are the main commissioning parties of GIZ in India. Other clients include Indian public sector clients, the European Union and foundations.
The Government of India has launched numerous important initiatives to address the country’s economic, environmental and social challenges, and GIZ is contributing to some of the most significant ones. For example, it supports key initiatives such as Smart Cities, Clean India and Skill India. GIZ, in close cooperation with Indian partners, devises tailor-made, jointly-developed solutions to meet local needs and achieve sustainable and inclusive development.