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  • Posted: Mar 17, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 28, 2021
  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world.
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    Livelihoods Assistant – Dressmaking and Tailoring Instructor (Kakuma)

    Overall purpose of the role:

    The instructor will deliver high quality vocational skills training to selected trainees for Dressmaking/Tailoring/Fashion and design course. The position holder will be responsible for fully preparing the trainees towards skilled job opportunities. 


    • 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
    • Train tailoring/dressmaking trainees with life skills and entrepreneurial skills.
    • 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 delivery
    • 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.
    • 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 course. 
    • Management and maintenance of operating equipment and machines for Tailoring class. 
    • Conducting safety checks on training equipment.
    • Document lessons learned from training activities, community meeting and assist in preparing training reports. 
    • Provide technical capacity to the dressmakers working at the established business center.
    • Establish innovative ways of marketing the products produced by the supported individuals. 
    • Conduct other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or management

    Experience and technical competencies: 

    • 2 years relevant experience in hands-on training on Tailoring/dressmaking/Fashion and design. 
    • Knowledge and Skills in training Community Based Vocational course. 
    • Strong self-starter, able to take initiatives
    • Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities.
    • Hands on- community mobilization.


    • A Diploma or Certificate in Tailoring/Dressmaking /Fashion and Design from a reputable training institution.

    DRC Core Competencies:
    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.  


    • Contract: 9 months contract with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council terms of employment for National staff.
    • Availability: April 2021
    • Duty station: Kakuma (Local contract does not qualify for RnR and accommodation)
    • Key stakeholders: (internal and external): Programme Management Unit, M+E staff, implementing field teams, support team, Kakuma SMT, community workers; Local government authorities, Other NGOs, Donors, Implementing partners

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Danish Refugee Council on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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