Apparel and Textile Specialist – Workforce Development and Training

Entreprise: RTI International

Type de contrat de travail:
Temps plein

Secteur d'activité:
Organisations Internationales

Localisation: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Date d'embauche: 19 mars 2015

Publiée le: Feb 19, 2015


Apparel and Textile Specialist – Workforce Development and Training at RTI International

Description du poste:

RTI is recruiting candidates for a value chain and enterprise development project in Haiti. The Local Enterprise and Value Enhancement (LEVE) project is seeking to stimulate job creation through the support of MSMEs and the value chains in which they operate in three sectors – agribusiness, apparel and textiles and construction. The project works in three economic development corridors – Cap Haitien, Saint-Marc, and Port-au-Prince.

Position Title: Apparel and Textile Specialist – Workforce Development and Training

LEVE is applying a facilitation approach to building the competitiveness of apparel and textiles sector, by supporting the development of lead firms to expand and broaden their impact upon their respective value chains, including working with providers of training services to the sector. LEVE is undertaking a series of interventions, including the provision of specialized technical assistance to address production and marketing constraints, training and upgrading of the workforce, provision of institutional capacity development and co-funding of innovative ideas and investments that can stimulate growth in the value chain and sector.

As part of the LEVE team, the Apparel and Textile Specialist will work closely with the Apparel and Textile Team Lead, supporting LEVE’s value chain activities in general, and paying particular attention to developing appropriate solutions to address the training needs of the employees of both large exporting firms and smaller domestic firms (small-scale stitchers and designers). The Specialist will encourage market-driven approaches to addressing these needs, linking technical, vocational and educational training providers (TVETS) to the firms requiring the training and skills upgrading. For example: linking training and workforce service providers with mass industry; assisting TVETs to adapt curriculum to meet the needs of the mass industry and design-oriented firms; training of trainers; and the development of systems to monitor the performance of training and workforce service providers.

Qualifications requises:

• Master’s degree in business, education, or a relevant field
• Good familiarity with the apparel and textile sector, including mass industrial and small-scale stitchers and designers
• At least 5-7 years of experience providing assistance to apparel and textile sector firms, service providers and apparel associations
• Experience developing and supporting training, internship, apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs in the apparel sector
• Preference for candidates with experience supporting (or “working with”) a private firm’s human resources department, focused on training, orientation, and/or upgrading skills of employees
• Fluency in English, French and Haitian Creole
• Demonstrated understanding of Haitian context.

How to apply
Please email cover letter and CV to . Applicants must include the position title in the subject line of their email. To learn more about RTI and our work in international development, please visit Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

A propos de RTI International

RTI International (RTI) is one of the world's leading independent, non-profit research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Founded in 1958, RTI now has on-going operations in more than 50 countries, over 3,000 staff worldwide and annual revenue of over $700 million. RTI provides cutting-edge research and technical assistance in a wide range of areas including agriculture, SME finance and development, work force development and global value chains, business environment, impact evaluation, innovation, survey research and statistics. Our experts frequently collaborate across technical areas to utilize the breadth of our institutional capacity and provide superior services to our clients. These include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Millennium Challenge Corporation, World Bank, U.K. Department for International Development, foreign governments, private clients, and others.

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