Advisor Vocational Training and Labour Market

Reports to: Project Manager – Build4Skills

Duration: Until 31 May 2025


Vocational training systems, globally, often lack alignment with industry needs. Graduates may be formally certified, but often have had little to no exposure to the workplace they have been trained for.

Companies find they must provide additional training to compensate for this, which involves making investments, undermines trust in the performance of public training institutes, and makes entrepreneurs reluctant to hire young trainees without work experience. Formal state certificates lose their value if the holders have only a tenuous grasp of the skills their certificate attests. 

Build4Skills is a globally operating project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have formed a strategic partnership united in the belief that infrastructure measures hold an untapped potential for work-based training. By combining TVET measures, inspired by the German dual training system, and ADB’s strong engagement in infrastructure, Build4Skills demonstrates how inter-agency cooperation addresses the prevalent lack of industry-driven, practical vocational training. Build4Skills is operating small-scale pilot interventions in Pakistan and Mongolia.

As of June, we are expanding our operations to Kenya, Senegal and South Africa. We intend to cooperate with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other investors in construction measures to promote workplace-based training. Join our team and help us transform construction sites into training sites.


Build4Skills is looking to fill a position to support in the implementation of its activities such as workplace-based training on AfDB funded construction sites.

The successful candidate will combine technical know-how with a strong track record of project management in a fast-paced, results-orientated, partner-focused environment. Joining the GIZ Build4Skills team in its Pretoria premises, you will:

  • Understand and analyse partner needs and objectives in the context of the South African TVET sector.
  • Support the design and implementation of Build4Skills activities related to workplace-based training and skills development in technical vocations.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with key international and local stakeholders.
  • Assist in maintaining the relationship and partnership with AfDB by providing technical assistance.
  • Assist and facilitate the successful completion and project management.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) detailing why they should be the preferred candidate and the value they will bring to the work of Build4Skills. This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating their nationality to: with job title quoted on the email subject line “Advisor Vocational Training and Labour Market” for the attention of Head of Human Resources.

Closing date for applications: 01 July 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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