General Manager – Self Employment

General Manager - Self Employment - 0009 Individual Consultant (46462-003)
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Job Description

• Assist Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA)/ World Skill Centre (WSC) and Government of Odisha in
overall planning, management, implementation of self employment project under OSDP (Odisha Skill
Development Project).
• Assist the OSDA/WSC in Contract management of Consultant firm related to Self Employment(MSOP)
activities, such as selection of right candidates, suitable trades, training infrastructure and other
handholding support.
• Assist in providing inputs based on skill ecosystem assessment, certification, report preparations and
• Review and finalize the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by MSOP Partner for imparting self-
employment under OSDP.
• Planning and executing the activities for livelihood and small business development support for urban
and rural youth to be carried out by Managed Services Operating Partner (MSOP).
• Review and finalize various models for Self-Employment based on State Specific requirements.
• Evaluate the social mobilization campaign of MSOP Partner for generating awareness amongst the skilled
youth about the Initiative, its components and benefits.
• Assist the team in preparing the Knowledge paper on Successful Self Employment / Entrepreneurship
• Monitor the effectiveness of the training program and prepare case studies to show what works and what
does not.
• Perform other tasks and coordinate closely with relevant consultants as required for the successful
implementation of the project.

Project Description
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $75 million loan for the
implementation of the Odisha Skill Development Project (OSDP). The project aims to improve the skills
development ecosystem in Odisha and establish an advanced skills training center, the World Skill Center
(WSC), in the state capital Bhubaneswar. The proposed project will help the Government of Odisha
transform its skills development system by establishing WSC and integrating government ITIs,
polytechnics as well as engineering colleges under a hub-and-spoke model. The proposed model aims to
expand the state’s training capacity, uplift the quality of skills training, and strengthen the market
relevance of training programs, which would enhance the skills and employability of young workforce for
the high-demand priority sectors. It will further strengthen the overall branding of “Skilled in Odisha”
Screening Criteria 1
"Preference shall be given to candidate having a Masters’ degree in Management, Agriculture Science, Rural management, Social Work, or equivalent discipline with Livelihood Specialist"
Screening Criteria 2
Minimum 10 year’s experience of managing large skill training and self employment activities
Screening Criteria 3
"The candidate should be well acquainted with guidelines/norms of MSDE, NSQF, NOS, SSC etc"
Screening Criteria 4
" Conversant with Computer and good communication and report preparation skills are required for this assignment."
Screening Criteria 5
Experience of externally aided projects will be added advantage.
Screening Criteria 6
"Experience of working in Odisha and similar States will be preferred."

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