Team Leader for the HTUplus Project in Jordan
Starting date: As soon as possible
Project status: Ongoing project
Project title: HTUplus
Period of project: 07/2021 – 07/2026
Client: Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II Technical University (HTU)
Duty station: Amman, Jordan
Job code: PLA-HTU21
The Team Leader will be responsible of the overall day to day management of the Financial Cooperation project according to the contractually agreed implementation schedule. The assignment requires for the Team Leader to be present in the project office in Amman. The Team Leader has to manage a total budget of 25 Mio Euro, during the project implementation period (01 July 2021 – 31 July 2026).
Tasks and responsibilities of the Team Leader
Daily cooperation with the client’s PIU and governance structures for managing the implementation of the project according to the contract
Steer the preparation of project deliverables and ensuring client’s approvals and KfW non-objection
Elaborate and timely compile project reporting and technical documents (progress reports, technical documents) according to the consulting contract
Ensure the effective coordination of the project investment components (works, supply)
Elaborate and agree upon and support the implementation of the TVET Accompanying Measures
Plan and coordinate short-term expert missions in accordance with the workplan and budget
Monitor the agreed project indicators
Update continuously the project implementation schedule; identify bottlenecks, delays and their impact on the implementation of the project and facilitate actions to mitigate
Coordinate the procurement & tender processes according to KfW Procurement Guidelines (2021)
Liaise constantly with the Backstopping Team and the PLANCO Project Director
Manage cost-effectively the project funds.
Diploma/master’s in vocational education, economics, project management or related field.
12 years of professional experience in Financial and Technical Cooperation, project management, TVET
Specific Project Experience:
8 years of management/leadership experience as Team Leader
Min. 8 years of experience in the management of FC projects.
Min. 3 years of experience in Arabic countries
Strong reporting skills
Strong time management skills
English (Very good skills)
German, Arabic (Desirable)
The HTUplus Programme is a development project of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan co-financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Development Bank to promote Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). The purpose of the project is to provide high-quality labour market relevant and affordable TVET programmes and thereby to increase the attractiveness of TVET in Jordan. The Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II Technical University (HTU) acting as Project Executing Agency implements the project. The programme is supposed to establish additional vocational education and training offers in various technical occupational fields at HTU and in the affiliated Vocational Training Institutes. The main activities include building and equipping a new TVET campus of in Amman, and the further improvement of two Vocational Training Institutes in Irbid.
The project consists of an Investment Measure with two components (Construction Works and Equipment Supply) and an Accompanying Measure further divided into individual activities (Management Advisory Support, Development of Training programmes, Capacity Development of TVET Teachers, Scholarship Fund, Marketing). Phase II of the HTUPLUS Programme is under preparation.
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