Vocational Skills Instructor – Electrical wiring and Solar installation

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Company:Danish Refugee Council
Category:NGO, Community & Social Devt
Job Type:Contract

Job details

About DRC 
DRC began operating in Kenya in 2005 with assistance to refugees and displacement-affected communities via implementation of protection and livelihoods activities. DRC works in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, as well as in Nairobi and Mombasa to assist urban-based refugees, and in Mandera County implementing a 3-year cross-border resilience programme. In Kakuma, DRC’s programme supports refugee youth and adolescents with life skills, resilience, training and scholarships alongside livelihood and vocational skills development.  DRC has recently acquired implementing partner status of UNHCR and will be implementing protection related activities in Kalobeyei camp – which is a new camp opened near the Kakuma refugee camp. 
About the job 
The Vocational Skills Instructor – Electrical & Solar will be directly in charge of delivering high quality vocational skills training to selected trainees for electrical wiring and solar installation leading to Grade Test certification by the Government of Kenya. The position holder will be responsible for fully preparing the trainees for the Grade Test Examinations. 
Main Responsibilities:  
Project Administration and Operation: 
  • In liaison with the VTC Lead Trainer and technical advice from training officer, the Livelihoods Team Leader, develop, customize and deliver standardized curriculum for the specified Vocational Skill Courses for learners in the refugee camps and host community; 
  • Prepare Schemes of work/Work plans, Lesson plans and lesson notes, Record of work covered, Learners’ evaluation and progress records, Stock records for all training materials, tools and equipment in the workstation. 
  • Maintain daily class attendance register 
  • Design  and  prepare materials,  resources  and  information  to  be  used  in  respect  of programme delivery 
  • Equip the students with household electricity wiring and solar installation skills 
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students. 
  • Coordinate with the examination and certification body (e.g. NITA for grade test and certification) 
  • Guidance and skills development to ensure that learning standards are maintained and improved 
  • 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 to be trained on electrical wiring and solar installation. 
VTC Support
  • Installing and management of operating equipment and fixtures; 
  • Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports; 
  • Preparing diagrams and written instructions on repairing a faulty equipment; 
  • Conducting safety checks on training equipment. 
  • Undertake any other duty assigned by the supervisor 
  • Liaison/coordination and partnership: 
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC, host community groups and refugee groups in the Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee camps. 
  • Represent on request in the camp-level inter-agency Livelihoods Working Group; 
  • Promote collaboration and synergy between the DRC host community project and similar projects/groups in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Settlement 
Training/Meeting/ Forums: 
  • Prepare and conduct community sensitization forums/meetings with community leaders and beneficiaries in the refugee and host community set up.  
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports 
  • Design, Monitoring and Evaluation activities 
  • Prepare and apply appropriate tools to be used for monitoring and reporting on learners progress 
  • Participate in regular lessons learned feedback sessions with the project team 
  • Document success stories and project milestones as well as best practices 
Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or management 
About you: 
  • A diploma or higher National diploma in Electrical and Electronics from a reputable training institution  
  • 2 years relevant experience in hands-on training on electrical wiring and solar installation 
  • Proficiency skills in electrical wiring and solar installation  
  • Experience in training Community Based Vocational skills project 
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiatives 
  • Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities. 
  • Hands on- community mobilization. 
DRC Core Competencies:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ 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.   
Position Description:
Title   : Vocational Skills Instructor– Electrical wiring and Solar installation  
Location   : Kakuma 
Start of Contract & Duration: 3rd September 2018, 4 months (renewable contingent on funding) 
Reports to: Lead Vocational Skills Instructor 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff. 
Key stakeholders:  
Internal: Programme Management Unit, M+E staff, implementing field teams, support team, Kakuma SMT, community workers. 
External: Local government authorities, Other NGOs, Donors and Implementing partners  
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html) 
Application Process  
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation, and qualifications and a CV. Applications should include contact details of three professional referees who have supervised the candidate in the last five years. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. Only applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.   
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 20th August 2018. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact [email protected]    
Danish Refugee Council does not charge any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents.   
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