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Supervisor: Computer Science Teacher & Digital Learning Specialist
Specializations: Computer Science, IT, STEM, digital literacy, teaching, youth
Anticipated Start Date: March 2022
RefuSHE is recruiting an IT Trainer to join its education team in Nairobi, Kenya for a digitial inclusion and upskilling program that will train refugee young women to access freelance employment opportunities online. RefuSHE seeks a skilled IT Teacher with experience training adolescents with an ideal background of trauma-informed teaching or working with refugees.
The IT Trainer will play a key role in a new program being launched by RefuSHE in partnership with Konexio and supported by a multinational technology company. This program aims to provide digital skills training to refugee young women and connect them to the growing online freelance economy. As part of this program, RefuSHE will also provide wrap-around services – including counseling, day care, and a laptop buy-back program – to help refugee women launch their careers and thrive after graduation. As a result of the program, RefuSHE aims to enhance participating refugee young women’s resiliency and economic independence, and thereby increase their economic inclusion in Kenya.
The candidate will serve as one of RefuSHE’s IT Trainers for the program and be responsible for leading cohorts of students through Konexio’s 6-month digital upskilling training curriculum. The 6-month curriculum consists of: a 3-month instructional module in digital skills and soft skills; and a 3-month practical module where students apply their skills in preparation for entry into the online job market. They will be responsible for teaching the training curriculum to ensure students develop both digital and soft skills and are prepared to succeed in online freelance work. The IT Trainer will also be responsible for RefuSHE’s IT Lab, network infrastructure and computer equipment during student trainings. The IT Trainer will be responsible for working with Konexio’s lead trainer throughout the program, including teaching and managing students in the classroom, from training to monitoring and evaluating student progress.The candidate should have experience in hands-on classroom instruction, technology integration, and collecting data for impact evaluation.
The candidate will report to RefuSHE’s Computer Science Teacher & Digital Learning Specialist, who will oversee management of the program. The candidate will play a key role supporting the Computer Science Teacher & Digital Learning Specialist with management of the grant, including but not limited to reporting on the program and data collection for monitoring and evaluation (M&E). The ideal candidate has a strong educational background, demonstrated technical acumen, advanced teaching skills, and a passion for working with young people. They should be proactive and self-motivated to advance the use of technology for education.
Digital Skills Training Program
This position is responsible for leading vocational trainings in IT and digital skills to youth as well as soft skills needed to access employment in online freelance work. They must have strong interpersonal skills and technical knowledge as well as experience providing instruction in digital and IT learning. They must also demonstrate a keen ability to participate in Konexio’s training of trainers, digest the curriculum, and integrate new information to conduct 6-month trainings cycles with refugee young women in the program. The ideal candidate should be a highly effective, organized, trustworthy, and flexible leader and teacher. S/he will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills and characteristics:
Your application should be sent to [email protected] indicating the position title as “Application for IT Trainer” in the email subject by close of business 10th December 2021. It should include a cover letter, detailed CV, relevant credentials along with proof of past work experience.
HR & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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