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Coordinator for the Vocational Training and Protected Workshops Implementation

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:29
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Job title: Coordinator for the Vocational Training and Protected Workshops Implementation
Organisation: L'Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD)
Job type: Foreign NGOs
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Saida - Lebanon
Job sector: Emergency and Relief
Deadline: February 10, 2014
Job specifications

L'Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) is a French development organization operating in the field of international solidarity. It has been operating in Lebanon since 1989. Today, IECD and its local partners implement several Training and Professional Integration, Support to Small Enterprises and Access to Education and Health Care projects.

The situation in the local labor market and especially the high rate of unemployment had previously led IECD and its partner, Foyer de la Providence, to intervene conjointly in the promotion, development and implementation of vocational education curricula in the industrial field. They developed as well a specialized school “Mosaik” targeting students with learning disabilities.

The IECD in partnership with Foyer de la Providence and its two entities Mosaik and Trait d'Union is now launching a new project. The overall objective of this project is to increase the employability of young people in Lebanon, especially those most vulnerable, by developing their hard skills, soft skills and improving their access to information.

One part of this project is based on the implementation of adapted vocational trainings (VT) and productive workshops. Those trainings will offer to vulnerable youth an opportunity to develop their technical capacities in an environment adapted to their special needs. The implementation of those trainings will rely on the experience of the Foyer de la Providence (Mosaik special needs school and Trait d'Union ressource centre), Arcenciel, Skoun and IECD. For each of those training, the curricula will be adapted to the specific needs of the students and the trainers will be trained to the adapted teaching techniques.

Key responsabilites:
  • The adaptation and implementation of five Vocational Training (VT) programs which will facilitate the access of people with special needs (mental or physical disabilities as well as learning disabilities) to fields of specialization that are currently out of their reach.
  • The creation or adaptation of three protected workshops. Those workshops mainly aim to provide on-the-job training opportunities for particularly vulnerable unemployed young people. Depending on their needs, it can also provide a safe working place where some can find long-term employment.

His/her main tasks will consist in:

  • Coordinating the field surveys, the preparatory phase and the identification of the activities according to different criteria (feasibility, impact on the youth, long-term adaptability and, for the workshops, financial sustainability)
  • Implementing the adaptation of the VT/workshops taking into consideration the needs of the various beneficiaries. For the workshop: s/he will have to coordinate the assessment of the material needs, in terms of adapted venues and equipment, with the support of an occupational therapist.
  • Collaborating with the teachers in all the adaptation process and coordinating their training so they can acquire the teaching skills necessary to carry out the sessions
  • Carrying out the creation of manuals for all trainings and their various adaptations so they can be available in resource centers
  • Coordinating the follow-up of the implementation of the VT/workshop and the final evaluation of skills acquired by the trainers.

Most of the phases of these activities (adaptation, training of trainers, implementation and follow-up) will be executed through the collaboration of the partners mentioned above and the support of external expertise.

Key competencies:
  • Education: Graduate in Education, Project management or any related field with at least two years of experience
  • Experience: good knowledge of the Lebanese technical education system
  • Interests: Interest in vocational education, sensitive to the thematic of youth with learning disabilities
  • Skills and qualities expected:
  • Driving license mandatory
  • Very good interpersonal communication, good coordination skills in a multi-partenarial project
  • Autonomous, good organizational skills
  • Arabic and fluency in English and/or French
Contract terms:

Status: Local contract
Dates: 1st of February 2014, 23 months
Location: Saïda/Beyrouth
Under the supervision of: Head of Project based in Saïda
Package: To be defined according to profile and experience
Send your application file (CV and cover letter) - With reference ‘Afkar Coordinator VT' to Cecile MASSIE, Head of project,

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