What We Do

JOBA targets the improvement of the non-state training market in Mozambique, to overcome the mismatch between the supply and demand of skills in the labour market. JOBA aims to build constructive partnerships between non-state technical and vocational education and training (TVET) providers and the private sector, supporting an inclusive and sustained approach to job creation.


Skills For Employment

DFID Mozambique has developed the Skills for Employment (S4E) Programme that focuses on:

  • Improving shortcomings in the Mozambican labour market, trying to overcome the mismatch between supply and demand of labour and ultimately improving the quality of the country’s workforce
  • Building constructive partnerships between non-state TVET providers, the private sector and government
  • Supporting young women and marginalized youth to access quality training and job opportunities

The intended impact, expected outcomes and planned outputs of the project are as follows:

Intended impact of the project: Higher income among JOBA Employment Fund ultimate beneficiaries, especially young women and adolescent girls.
Expected outcomes of the project: • More youth, especially young women and adolescent girls acquire marketable skills leading to (self-) employment or further training and education;
• Strengthened Mozambican skills training market.
Output 1: Expanded access to inclusive, affordable, market relevant, quality training and wrap-around services by non-state training providers.
Output 2: Strengthened delivery capacity of non-state training providers.
Output 3: Strengthened collaboration on skills training between Government of Mozambique and the private sector.
  • 2,000 graduates have received technical training of which 25% are women; at least 85% of the graduates are employed in the field of training or have started own business 1 year after completion of the training
  • 3,000 graduates have received vocational, second chance or entrepreneurship training of which at least 50% are adolescent girls and women; 70% of the graduates have started own business or are employed 1 year after completion of the training
  • £4.8 m of additional private sector resources for S4E interventions
  • Improved quality and sustainability of non-state skills training

Theories of Change