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Assistant Manager (Professional Practices & Community)

Learning and Professional Development
Job Description
  • Lead in the design, development and implementation of One-Stop Skills Credentialing (under Institute for Adult Learning), which includes the construct, qualifying criteria, badges to launch, information toolkit, application and assessment templates, issuance of credentials, key work tasks, workflow, value propositions and benefits etc. 
  • Co-formulate policies with SSG with regard to OSSC.  
  • Perform outreach to drive OSSC participation, adoption and buy-in with stakeholders such as enterprises, Institutes for Higher Learning, training providers and individual practitioners to propagate OSSC.
  • Lead engagement efforts to cultivate collaboration with potential partners or other professional communities for cross recognition or partnership.
  • Provide advisory to stakeholders on OSSC objectives and requirements, and guide them in putting up their submission.
  • Prepare and conduct briefing and training for assessors on the assessment principles and criteria, and key work tasks to be performed.
  • Perform the role of co-assessor, which includes reviewing application submission, work artefacts/portfolios, assessment records, and conducting interviews.
  • Lead in reviewing and refining OSSC overall mechanism to ensure the initiative is aligned to the latest national and TAE development and trends.
  • Facilitate benchmarking studies to ensure relevance and parity of OSSC.
  • Drive the implementation of the Adult Education Professionalisation (AEP) which includes enhancing the value propositions of digital badges and alignment of digital badges progression towards AEP.
  • Lead efforts to engage and retain recognised practitioners through planning and organising various engagement activities such as tea sessions, local learning journeys and overseas study trips, coordinating across teams to curate Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or IAL non-certificated programmes to meet the developmental need of the recognised TAE practitioners, and identifying and curating assignment and job opportunities for the community.
  • Mobilise leaders and influencers within the community to take on key roles in driving OSSC forward.
  • Produce accurate and detailed reports, presentations, and budget for update to management on a timely basis.
  • Oversee and ensure all databases are up-to-date and accurate.

This position is located at Insitute for Adult Learning, Paya Lebar.

Job Requirements
  • A tertiary qualification preferably in learning/training and development
  • Possess ACTA/ACLP/DACE or strong pedagogical knowledge/practice in Adult Education
  • At least 5 years of experience in training and development, preferably in Adult Education
  • Experience in strategic planning, programme development and project management
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Possess good communication, networking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong acumen in problem solving, critical thinking, logical and analytical skills
  • Be able to synthesis different disciplines and areas of knowledge and insights to guide decisions, foster collaboration and drive continuous improvement
  • High learning agility, be able to work under time pressure, and be highly adaptable to thrive in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment
  • Be able to handle the work demands and deliver high quality work within the given timelines
  • An entrepreneurial spirit to do things better, be open to possibilities, and be able to navigate technical, political, and organisational roadblocks that can emerge
  • Candidates without the required qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply

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