Digital Skills Program Manager

Amazon - Cape Town, Province of the Western Cape

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Digital Skills Program Manager

Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training & Certification team is seeking a driven, talented, and experienced Digital Skills Programs Manager who defines, drives and delivers complex AWS technical education programs and projects to support our customers and partners in developing a skilled workforce and to increase the AWS educational footprint on the EMEA market.

Here is your chance to join the AWS Training & Certification team working in the highly visible role of Digital Skills Programs Manager - EMEA. In this role you will be planning, building and executing education programs and projects that leverage international and/or government skills strategies and help to develop adult learners into skilled cloud IT professionals.

Because at Amazon we pioneer, you will need to be forward thinking and creative in your approach to addressing big challenges and embrace novel solutions. In this role, you will need to be an excellent communicator and it is expected that you will have the ability to influence and convince others and to discuss and reach agreement for complex projects with multiple stakeholders representing international organizations, government agencies, non-profit organization, public and private education and training providers.

Roles and Responsibilities

- Plan, implement and manage internal and customer facing education programs
- Execute educational pilot projects and transfer these into production
- Engage, develop and manage relationships with government policy stakeholders
- Define and manage partnerships across variety of external stakeholders, including non-profit organizations, employment agencies or education institutions
- Develop and implement program/ project management tools and processes
- Manage budget
- Coordinate project v-teams
- Measure and report key program/project metrics
- Evaluate, document and present program/project progress and results
- Identify internal and external stakeholders and build a close working relationship

Basic Qualifications

· 5+ years of experience in the area of education, training and/or digital skills programs
· 5+ years of experience in public policy, government relations, policy outreach
· 3+ years of experience in managing World Bank/UNICEF/EU/Government funded education or training projects in the area of digital skills
· Practical knowledge and expertise in digital skills, education and training policies
· Proven experience in running education programs and/or projects incl. budget management
· Bachelors degree in education or social sciences or equivalent industry experience
· Excellent communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
· Proven experience in multinational environment and complex international project management
· Proficiency in English
· Good command of one other African language

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of Amazon Web Services or Cloud Computing concepts
· Knowledge and/or experience of ICT/Digital industry landscape in Africa
· Knowledge and/or first experience in process analysis, market research and design
· Knowledge and/or first experience in change management


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