Workforce Development Advisor

  • Mid-level, Field assignment
  • Posted on 14 February 2020

Job Description

Category: Programs
Req ID: WORKF01951
Posted Date: 2020-02-13
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Amman, Jordan JOR


Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

This position is for an anticipated Women’s Economic Empowerment activity based in Amman, Jordan. The activity has three (3) objectives including;
  • Improve women’s access to jobs and leadership opportunities in the private sector
  • Improve perceptions and advocacy
  • Stimulate more equitable and safer working environments

Position Summary:

The Workforce Development Advisor will take a lead role in demand driven skills training, job intermediation and matching services, and employment support offered by targeted workforce development institutions for an upcoming USAID-funded Women’s Economic Empowerment and Leadership Activity in Amman, Jordan. The Workforce Development Advisor should expect to manage results, including but not limited to:
  • identify private/public sector workforce demands and design targeted/responsive programs
  • provide job placement and follow-up to job seekers.

S/he will also work with workforce development institutions and Jordanian associations to improve and expand their service offerings—either through in-house improvements and/or through partnerships—to include job intermediation functions such as internships, job matching, job information, career counseling, mentoring, entrepreneurship support and other important follow-on support.

Reporting & Supervision:

The Workforce Development Advisor will report to the Women’s Economic Empowerment Team Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Identify major educational/workforce development skill shortfall areas and assist TVET, business education and skills training, and higher education institutions to develop new curricula to address gaps;
  • Develop processes for education institutions to learn from career counseling center activities, both in placement and curricula development and adaptation;
  • Support in establishing additional career counseling centers and/or upgrading existing counseling centers to serve all regions;
  • Support higher education, business education and skills training and TVET institutions to achieve foreign or international accreditation; and
  • Measure the quality of the match between graduates and employer expectations/needs.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Education, Human Resource Development, Organizational Behavior, Business, Economics, or other relevant field highly desired;
  • Excellent track record of achieving improved employment outcomes in similar workforce development activities;
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in workforce development in a developing country, including experience working with host country training or higher education institutions;
  • Experience designing and delivering capacity development programs and service provision with business associations and entrepreneurs;
  • Arabic and English fluency required; and
  • Applicants must be able to legally work full time in Jordan.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


About the Organization

Creative Associates International (Creative) is a dynamic and fast-growing professional services firm that specializes in international development in the areas of education, democratic transitions and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm has field presence in 20 countries worldwide with a strong and diverse portfolio that includes global contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other clients including the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Defense. The firm has earned a solid reputation among its clients and missions worldwide and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.