DRC Livelihoods Assistant - Vocational skills trainer Jobs in Kenya
DRC Livelihoods Assistant - Vocational skills trainer Jobs in Kenya DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities.
The Livelihoods Assistant (Vocational Skills Trainer-Tailoring & Home Decor) will ensure a high-quality direct delivery of vocational skills training among selected refugee and host community members on specific trades leading to Grade Test certification by the National Industrial Training Authority (a Government of Kenya agency).
This position works closely with the Livelihoods Officer and other team members to ensure an integrated approach in beneficiary training, assessments and beneficiary feedback.
This position is assigned to work within skills training components in areas of crafts, soft furnishing, home decoration, tailoring and dressmaking at vocational skills training centers within the refugee camps and in the host community.
Project Administration and Operation
Working closely with the Livelihoods Officer or Assistant, and with technical advice from the Team Leader for Livelihoods, to develop, customize and deliver standardized curricula for Vocational Skills Courses offered (soft furnishing, home decoration, crafts, tailoring and dress-making) for learners in refugee camps and host community
Prepare course outlines in a timely fashion
Maintain daily class attendance registers
Design and prepare training aids, learning materials and information to be used in activity delivery
Carry out teaching and training activities based on best-practices
Make certain that course syllabi are well covered and completed in time
Participate in career guidance and counseling targeting learners
Take part in designing and procurement of learning materials
Provide market information, technical support that includes linking graduates of the program to employment opportunities
Equip learners with technical and other necessary market-place skills
Take responsibility for the quality of teaching delivered
Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments to the students
Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes
Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
Coordinate the advertisement, interviews and selection of the students.
Vocation Training Centre Support
Installing and management of operating equipment and fixtures
Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports
Following diagrams and written instructions to repair faulty equipment
Conducting safety checks on training equipment
Supervise incentive (community) trainers in the various trades
Organize and coordinate related stakeholders’ meetings/workshops/forums to enable the active, free and meaningful participation of project beneficiaries in the design and implementation of project activities within the refugee camps and host community
Ensure and maintain mutual linkages with the relevant Sub-county offices especially with related line ministries to enhance their understanding of program needs in the assigned area of operation.
Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community project and similar projects/groups in the Dadaab refugee camps
Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community
Document lessons learned from training activities, community meetings and assist in preparing training reports
Coach and mentor the incentive (community) trainers on core competency areas in teaching
Provide entrepreneurship and business skills training to learners
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Activities
Apply appropriate tools to be used for monitoring and reporting on learner progress
Participate in regular feedback sessions with the project team
Document success stories and project milestones as well as best practices
Carry out any other task as assigned by supervisor.
Experience and Technical Competencies
Minimum of 4 years of relevant combined business and training experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in teaching youth at a Vocational Training Institute or Mid-level College setting
A strong self-starter and able to take initiative
Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem-solving abilities
A hands-on community mobilizer
People management skills (worked with small teams ranging from 1-5 individuals)
Cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with other stakeholders
Knowledge and understanding of Somali society; Experience in refugee settings and knowledge of refugee issues essential
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
Striving for Excellence You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the Lead You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating Integrity You act in line with our vision and values.
Diploma in a relevant course area from a Government-accredited educational institution
Holds a recognized certificate in Technical Education
Language Spoken and written English & Swahili. Ability to speak the Somali language is an added advantage
External - Kenya Government (RAS), NITA, NGOs and INGOs working in the Dadaab Refugee Complex, refugee and host community leaders, beneficiaries (Refugees and Host communities)
Internal - DRC team members from various departments
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; DRC Livelihoods Assistant - Vocational skills trainer Jobs in Kenya
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