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Assistant Manager / Manager (MSF-SUSS Family Counseling Training Programme, 1 year contract)

S R Nathan School of Human Development
Job Description

The successful candidate is required to plan and manage MSF’s continuing education and training programmes for FDG-funded agencies. He  or She will keep track of the programme’s budgets. He or She will also be responsible for creating and managing a family counselling eco-system that will keep the practitioners updated on the  best practices and latest developments  in the sector. As such he or she should have an interest in social issues and is expected to work closely with MSF. He or She reports to the  coordinator of the MSF-SUSS programme.


- Liaises with partners to ensure smooth running of planned training programmes for FDG-funded agencies;
- Facilitates supervision and coaching sessions as well as Communities of Practice (CoP) for FDG-funded agencies;
- Engages experts locally and/or overseas to facilitate supervision and coaching;  
- Oversees the development of the competency framework and the training roadmap of the FDG sector;
- Consults with FDG in mapping out training plans for practitioners at FDG funded agencies to ensure alignment of sector training with practice and policy considerations;
- Works closely with FDG to strategically identify potential development areas and community partners relevant to the project over the next four years;
- Takes the lead partnering with internal stakeholders regarding FDG sector’s needs;        
- Conducts research and sources for relevant resources on training so as to build a network of providers to leverage best practices in the training and learning sector; 
- Projects planned training runs, schedules and financial budget; 
- Recommends additional capability building measures beyond classroom training to build capability in FDG practitioners;
- Works closely with MSF and other partners to explore the potential development of professional and academic pathways to support practitioners’ continuous upgrading and achievement of competencies required;
- Reviews the feedback and evaluation collected from programme participants regularly and provides reports on the quality of training programmes to MSF;
- Provides suggestions and improvements based on evaluation results;
- Engages other partners to review and revamp the content of the programmes to ensure its relevancy and accuracy;
- Drives the acquisition of assessment and evaluation expertise to ensure programme robustness in support of FDG sector’s needs;
- Provides timely publicity of course information and available training opportunities to FDG partner agencies; and
- Performs any other duties required by FDG

Job Requirements
  • Degree holder.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant working experience, of which at least 3 years are at senior administrative/academic management or similar level preferably in an institution of higher learning.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with excellent command of written and spoken English. 
  • A good manager, able to work with the team as well as motivate and coach team members. 
  • Resourceful team player who is able to work independently and display initiative
  • Mature, meticulous and possess high level of discretion and integrity.
  • Must have basic project management skills.
  • Should  have a basic understanding of cost accounting  and is able to read simple financial statements
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