Position: Skills Development Strategy Officer (SDF)__Deadline:18Aug

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) project has been piloted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) since March 2018 to test a new and innovative financing mechanism in order to promote demand-driven and sustainable skills development with the ultimate objectives of diversifying and increasing value addition of Cambodia’s Economy as well as creating better and well-paid jobs for Cambodian citizens. As a result, the SDF has approved 100 training projects in priority sectors such as Manufacturing, Construction, ICT, Electronics, Automotive and Tourism amounted 6 million USD worth of training grant for 11,309 trainees (37% female) under the cost- sharing and joint-training model between industry and training providers (public, private and NGO). Training outcomes include: 6% dropout, 93% employment, 92% employers’ satisfaction, salary of graduate > $400. This demand-driven model has strongly been welcomed by the market and development partners and proven to be an effective and efficient model in transforming the training market into a demand-responsive and sustainable skills development.

With this success, the Royal Government of Cambodia has transformed this pilot project into a TRUST FUND under the name of Skills Development Fund (SDF) (Sub-Decree 97.RNK.BK dated May 18, 2023) with the Board of Director comprised of the MEF, relevant line ministries and industry leaders. To date, the SDF has received fundings from the Royal Government of Cambodia, and development partners such as the ADB and AFD. The mission of the SDF is to strengthen and
expand the demand-driven training market in order to meet the needs of the economy and private sector as well as generating better and higher-value-added jobs for Cambodian citizens.

To realize this mission, the SDF is looking for deeply passionate, competent and committed talents to fill the following positions: Skills Development Strategy Officer

Main Roles and Responsibilities
  • Conduct the literature review on skills development practice from international and national studies;
  • Analyze and assess the gaps in the skills ecosystem in Cambodia,
  • Collect and analyze data of the skills demand and supply;
  • Co-initiate strategies and programs to bridge the skills gaps, strengthen the ecosystem, and promote the partnership of private sector, training institutions, and relevant stakeholders in skills development;
  • Collaborate with the private sector, training institutions and relevant stakeholders to develop and improve the quality of skills training to meet emerging industrial needs,
  • Take part in basic design for communicating findings/initiatives, and
  • Perform other assigned tasks by SDF management.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, education, international relations, development studies, or a related field;
  • At least 1 year of experience in research or relevant fields,
  • Keen interest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and issues related to skills training and development in Cambodia;
  • Moderate knowledge of statistics, familiarity with STATA or other data management software;
  • Critical thinking, ability to think outside the box and problem-solving skills,
  • Positive attitudes, strong commitment, and ability to handle multi tasks;
  • Ability to work in team and independently;
  • Good communication skills in Khmer and English, both oral and written;
  • Commitment to professional and capacity development;
  • Basic knowledge and skills in graphic and artwork design; and
  • Chinese language is a plus.

How to apply:
Interested    candidates    can    submit    his/her    CV    with    cover    letter    through    this    link (https://forms.gle/bRPmSLG2SaantzWq6) or email info@sdfcambodia.org

Moreinfo:  http://sdfcambodia.org/en/career

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Cambodia Jobs: Position: Skills Development Strategy Officer (SDF)__Deadline:18Aug
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