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Project Managers in the fields of Skilling and Decent Work (m/f/x) – Uganda

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Posted date:
December 2, 2022
Close date:
December 18, 2022
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Job Description

Category:  National


RWE/ALB/BUSOGA&Kampala, Uganda

Reference:  19904

Final date for application:  18/12/2022


Enabel is the Belgian development agency. It implements Belgium’s governmental cooperation. The agency also works for other national and international donors. With its partners in Belgium and abroad, Enabel offers solutions to address pressing global challenges - Climate Change, Urbanisation, Human Mobility, Peace and Security, Economic and Social Inequality - and to promote Global Citizenship. With 2,000 staff, Enabel manages about 170 projects in twenty countries, in Belgium, Africa and the Middle East.


Enabel in Uganda will be implementing a new Country strategy 2023-2027. The overall objective is that “Young people and women in Uganda develop into active, economically independent citizens in a sustainable society that respects human rights and ensures quality basic services’’.

The WeWork project focuses on providing young people, and especially young women, with the right vocational skills and genuine opportunities to generate an income and contribute to the economy through sustainable and decent work. This objective will be pursued by addressing barriers both from the supply-side (employability) and the demand-side (jobs and entrepreneurship). This project will follow an economic sector logic approach, with a focus on specific value chains in agriculture and green economy.  

Within this context, Enabel is seeking to recruit 3 (THREE) Project Managers with expertise in skilling and decent work to manage the domains of the project, coordinate the different aspects of project implementation as well as to lead a team in the implementation of the country portfolio.

Job description

  • You are responsible for the good execution of the project;
  • You coordinate the realisation of the activities with a view of achieving the project objectives;
  • You support the persons indicated to lead the change process;
  • You coordinate the learning process on how an intervention contributes to the development of the sector;
  • You lead the team placed under your hierarchical responsibility;

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Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Vocational Studies, Development Studies, Skilling and Employment, Social Protection and Decent Work or other relevant field related to the area of expertise.

Required experience  

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in steering international development projects;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Skilling and Decent Work as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) related projects;
  • An experience as team manager;
  • Experience in several projects is an asset.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of project management methodologies;
  • Knowledge in the areas of agriculture and green economy, skilling in the formal and non-formal sectors, entrepreneurship promotion and support to vulnerable youth and women;
  • Thorough knowledge in the specific area of enterprise development for green growth and decent jobs;  
  • Monitoring and evaluation competences;
  • You are result oriented;

Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel (

We offer you

  • A fascinating/interesting/varied job in an international environment.
  • A contract of 48 months. The duty stations are Busoga (Jinja-1 position), Albertine & Rwenzori (1 position) and Kampala (1 position).
  • A salary package that comprises the monthly gross salary, in accordance with our salary scales (class 6).
  • The contractual conditions will be established according to the organisation's salary polices.

Following this recruitment procedure, a shortlist of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.

Every person who fulfils the conditions listed in our job advertisements may apply. Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.

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