General Manager

General Manager-Recognition of Prior Learning - 0009 Individual Consultant (46462-003)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

• Assist Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA)/ World Skill Centre (WSC) and Government of Odisha in
overall planning, management, implementation of skill trainings with OSDA/WSC under OSDP (Odisha Skill
Development Project).
• Assist in Contract management of consultant firm related to RPL and similar activities.
• Updating the data on Training and placement of the trained candidates and successful employment
• Assist and coordinating in facilitating mobilization efforts in leveraging existing eco-system related
to various training programs within Odisha State and by engaging industry partners for placement of the
trained candidates.
• Support by establishing market/institute linkages and creating awareness and enthusiasm in the Odisha
state about the RPL project to ensure encouraged participation. Work towards the marketing campaigns of
the project with relevant educational / other institutions and industry players, showcase the results
and best practices, document the outcomes, and share with all stakeholders’ etc.
• Assist in providing all relevant data to RPL Consultant for the project execution (data from existing
MIS related to mobilized candidates, trained, and placed youth, details of salary points, geographies of
operation etc.)
• Assist in finalizing and mobilization of suitable candidates through RPL consultant by conducting
community awareness events, such as Activity based Workshops, Corporate Talks, and Success Stories etc
to encourage increased participation; especially from women.
• Assist RPL consultant in establishing coordination with government institutions/departments as per the
• Assist in issuing guidance on the assessment, certification,evaluation procedures, reporting formats
and any other suitable monitoring tools.
• Assist in setting up OSDA/WSC portal and subsequent online monitoring of RPL consultant’s activities
on both OSDA/WSC and National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) portals.
• Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project vis-à-vis with the defined milestones and end
objective. Periodical contract performance review of RPL consultant by tracking the progress made,
consolidating and disseminating information on program progress in form of periodic implementation
progress reports.
• Collect gender disaggregated data on the numbers of youth trained.
• Assist in Contract and Consultant management by reviewing the invoices, verification of eligible
payments and release of payments as per the contractual provisions, expeditiously.
• Assist in regulatory framework and procedures for dispute resolution of contract.
• Assist in Organizing and record keeping of all contract related documents after completion of contract.
• Any Other Responsibility assigned.

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 will be given to candidate having a Master’s degree in management, rural development, social work or equivalent discipline"
Screening Criteria 2
"Minimum 10 years’ experience of managing large skill training programs."
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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