Team Leader (m/f/d) Skills Development in Kyrgyzstan

Posted on:
22 Nov, 2022
Application by:
18 Dec, 2022
Project status:
Project title:
Skills Development in Kyrgyzstan, funded by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation)
Period of project:
1.5.2023 – 31.10. 2023 (Inception Phase); 1.11.2023 - 31.10.2027 (Phase I)
Duration of assignment:
4,5 years
Duty station:
Job code:

Project description

The main objective of the new project is to establish and institutionalize short-term skills, development mechanism nationwide by strengthening the interventions on system level, aimed at upskilling and reskilling working-age population (with focus on youth, incl. young women), and based on private sector needs. It will have the following elements on system and programme level (also as end-of-project vision in 12 years):

  • Employment (and business) associations jointly with other actors identify training needs, assist in developing training curricula and play a key role in exams/tests;
  • Private, state and non-state providers organize and conduct short-term upskilling/reskilling trainings based on private sector needs;
  • Policy environment is (made) more conducive to skills development;
  • Youth and women are supported through job market mechanisms that will be developed.

Job description

  • Lead a team of international and national experts
  • Steer and quality assure conceptual developments
  • Communicate, negotiate and network with public and private stakeholders in the education and the private sector
  • Coordinate activities and stakeholders
  • Manage and oversee capacity building and networking activities
  • Reporting


  • Demonstrated managerial and social competences and experiences in managing and coordinating mandates comparable in size and scope.
  • Relevant higher education (equivalent or superior to master) in economics and/or related areas is preferred.
  • Prior professional experience working in one of the Central Asia/CIS countries, preferably in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Strong skills in result-oriented management, strategic planning, human resources and financial management skills; solid experience in steering and mentoring, capacity to anticipate issues and identify forward-looking solutions; strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Proven track record in cooperating with a large number of stakeholders and in strengthening/building the capacities of key local partners.
  • Confirmed experience in skills development, VET and related thematic areas (including, migration, engagement with government authorities, civil society organizations, business/employers’ associations, trade unions, private sector, VET/higher education and government authorities).
  • Complementary experiences, skills for ensuring sustainability of the project results.
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz/Russian is an asset
  • Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing

Please send your application (email and attached CV) by 18th December 2022 to:
Ms Ursula von den Driesch
Recruitment Specialist

Contact person

  Ursula von den Driesch

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