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Workforce Development Manager

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May 1, 2023
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Job Description

Requisition - 2023200654

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research, and Technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories.

FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of Workforce Development Manager for the USAID/Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity. A Ukraine-based Manager with frequent travel around Ukraine is also possible.

The purpose of the Ukraine Economic Resilience Activity is to improve the overall economic resilience of Ukraine in response to the Russian war with Ukraine, which has disrupted critical market linkages, catalyzed the economic decline of previously dominant industries, and caused massive population disruption. Resilience is “the ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth.”

This activity aims to improve the economic resilience of Ukraine through accomplishing the following objectives:

1. Stabilization and Inclusion: building the capabilities of vulnerable populations to be able to capitalize on entrepreneurial and micro, small and medium enterprises’ (MSME) economic opportunities;

2. Business Revival: helping MSMEs relocate and rebuild marketing and supply chains; and

3. New Economy: working with coalitions and leaders to build confidence in the sustainable Ukrainian state, articulate a vision for the future, and put in place the building blocks for a modern, diverse, and MSME-friendly economy post-war.

WFD is aimed to ensure the meeting of the needs of the outlined directions through partnering and service delivery of educational institutions in the region(s), and deepening education-business parentships. The WFD team is helping workers in Ukraine adapt old skills to new industries that will drive the country’s post-war future; facilitate partnerships and opportunities for cooperation between the universities, TVETs, and businesses to develop and deliver education and training appropriate to employers’ needs; assist partner universities to redirect programs and curricula to be more relevant to the long-term needs of growing industries in Ukraine; work with universities and TVETs to align their curricula with the needs of the region; and finally, the team will work with particular emphasis on strengthening STEM, entrepreneurial, and soft skills.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and related technical assistance in the design and delivery of related program activities and implementation e.g. create and realize grants, write SoW for tender procedures and consultant support, draft publications for social media etc.;
  • Manage activities that help workers in Ukraine adapt old skills to new industries and develop new workers prepared for the industries that will drive the region’s future e.g. training sessions, consultations, webinars, online and in-person events etc;
  • Seek out opportunities with selected educational institutions to facilitate their partnerships with investors, and businesses to develop and deliver education and training appropriate to employers’ needs;
  • Work with team to develop and establish partnerships with education and private sector actors;
  • Assist selected educational institutions in redirecting programs and curricula to be more relevant to the long-term needs of the region;
  • Work with entrepreneurs and SMEs to facilitate supplier development programs;
  • Develop and monitor internal systems and procedures ensuring efficient and proper use of resources e.g. ongoing reporting, proper budget and interventions planning and monitoring, close coordination with team members etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, and prior experience with the private sector (especially construction, IT, STEM, AR/VR or engineering) is preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of Ukraine’s socio-economic context;
  • Experience in organizational development, management of development programs, and/or complex projects preferred;
  • Experience in creating grant applications and supplementary document flow is appreciated;
  • Fluency in Ukrainian; professional proficiency in English;
  • Must possess appropriate interpersonal skills to satisfy the requirements of the position.
  • Must be available to travel 10-25% to various parts of Ukraine.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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