Kenya: Vocational Skills Instructor– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

Job title: Vocational Skills Instructor– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

Employment category: Grade 5, Step 0

Reporting to: Lead Vocational Skills Instructor

Direct reports: Incentive Workers

Unit/department: Training and Scholarship

Location: Kakuma

Authorization level: N/A

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. In Kakuma, DRC holds key expertise in Protection (protection monitoring and referrals, community based protection, psycho-social support, child friendly spaces); livelihoods including small and medium sized business support, value chain development, community based savings and loaning groups, vocational training, professional scholarships, franchise promotion, product development.

About the job

The Instructor will be in-charge of conducting skills training to 50 students who will be undertaking Tailoring and Hairdressing course in Kalobeyei Settlement. The instructor will deliver high quality vocational skills training to the selected trainees for Tailoring and Hairdressing courses. The position holder will be responsible for fully preparing the trainees towards skilled job opportunities.

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Deliver standardized curriculum for the specified Vocational Skill Courses for learners in the refugee camps and host community.
  • Design and prepare materials, resources and information to be used in respect of programme deliver
  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
  • Guidance and skills development to ensure that learning standards are maintained and improved.
  • Maintain proper documentation process and records of the training progress, assessment and quality of the training.
  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students’ 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 students’ progress toward students’ learning outcomes.
  • Evaluate students performance fairly and consistently and return students’ work promptly to promote maximum learning
  • Coordinate the advertisement, interviews and selection of the students to be trained on Tailoring/hairdressing course.
  • Installing and management of operating equipment and fixtures for Tailoring/Hair-dressing class.
  • Conducting safety checks on training equipment.
  • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports.
  • Participate in regular lessons learned feedback sessions with the project team.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or management

About you:

  • A Diploma or Certificate in Tailoring/Hair-Dressing from a reputable training institution.
  • 2 years relevant experience in hands-on training on Tailoring and Hair-Dressing
  • Knowledge and Skills in training Community Based Vocational courses
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative
  • 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– Tailoring and Hair-Dressing

Location : Kakuma

Start of Contract & Duration: 1st July 2018, 5 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 Senior Management Team, community workers.

External: Local government authorities, other NGOs, Donors and Implementing partners



DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (

How to apply:


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 under Vacancies. Applications should be sent no later than: 5th June, 2018.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact

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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