Career Development Specialist

Morocco, Africa
Mar 24, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Non-Profit Organizations & Associations
IREX seeks a Career Development Specialist for an anticipated four year USAID-funded higher and vocational education career centers project in Morocco. The project will focus on advancing USAID/Morocco’s broader goal of increasing the employability of young Moroccans by improving career orientation, counseling and guidance services to students and recent graduates of higher education universities and vocational schools in the country The position is contingent on funding. SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as a liaison between key stakeholders, including government counterparts, private sector firms, educational institutions, USAID and implementing partners • Develop linkages with the private sector and employers • Develop successful partnerships with educational institutions and training providers • Work hand and hand with locally-hired Career Services Managers and the Chief of Party to start up Career Centers at 2-3 public higher education institutions in select regions determined by USAID and the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training and 2-3 Regional Vocational Education Offices (Délégations Régionales de la Formation Professionnelle) in the regions selected by USAID and the Department of Vocational Education • Organize training for the Career Services Managers to implement a robust program from international resources • Manage grants under contract component SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree in Education, Counselor Education, College Student Personnel or related field • Demonstrated success operationalizing career development centers • Experience engaging private sector and educational institutions to collaborate on employment and employability programs • Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking and planning, training and human resource management • Strong multi-cultural, inter-personal and supervision skills • Ability to give effective presentations and write technical reports • Strong ability to collaborate and coordinate activities with multiple stakeholders including government, education, business and individuals • Proven ability to advocate career development concepts • A minimum of 8 years of the Career Development field, preferably in an international context • Good knowledge of Morocco’s socio-economic context preferred • Excellent knowledge of Morocco’s higher education and vocational education systems preferred • Business proficiency, written and spoken, in English and French or Arabic TO APPLY: Go to and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. If you are creating a new profile you need to do so and then go back in to apply for a position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V