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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.