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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • OUR MISSION We transform education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. We have a methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands-and eventually millions-of people who are unemployed, underemployed, or need to learn new skills. Our program creates real business value for employers and lasting career impact for participants. OUR VALUES Go further, together. We are better together. We collaborate with and help others, both inside and outside of Generation. Solve problems that matter. We work on activities that do the most to advance our mission, and rigorously measure our impact to guide where we spend our time and resources. Better our best. We will never be perfect, and we always have more to learn. As long as we use data, experience, and dialogue to grow and improve, we are moving in the right direction. Empower & support. We know that people do their best when treated with kindness and respect. We support and develop each other personally and professionally, allowing our unique talents and capabilities to flourish. Here to serve. We commit to enabling the learning and growth of our participants, and to providing great talent for our employer partners. One alone is not enough, our success depends on serving both groups. Be open & transparent. We believe in honest sharing. We welcome diverse perspectives, opinions, and ideas.
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    Technical Co-ordinator-Sewing Machine Operators (SMO) Program


    Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

    • Diploma in Technical Education from Kenya Technical Trainers College.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Tailoring and Dressmaking (Degree in Fashion and Design will be an added advantage).
    • 5 years’ experience in similar position.
    • Knowledge of effective training techniques and adult learning theory will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form in both English and Kiswahili.

    Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to manage and hold confidential information
    • Very high attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple projects successfully.
    • Proficient in MS Office 365 applications.
    • Ability to work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population.

    Personal Qualities

    • Resolutely data-driven in approach to solving problems.
    • Warm, empathetic, and love getting to know new people –can build trust-based relationships with diverse stakeholders in a range of geographic, cultural and industry contexts.
    • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and will continually push others to raise the bar.
    • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and align with Generation vision, mission, and values.

    Other requirements

    • Position will mostly be based in Mombasa Kenya with frequent travel to other locations


    Support Instructor Onboarding

    • Support the C&I team in the delivery of in-person onboarding for SMO instructors.
    • Facilitate in-person training sessions on technical aspects of the SMO Curriculum, such as prioritized technical sessions, labs and assessments.
    • Collaborate with the C&I team and Program Risk to identify instructor strengths and potential areas of support in the delivery of technical content.

    Support Instructor Delivery and Assessment of SMO Technical Content

    • Review technical sessions, plans and assessments with Generation instructors, clarifying important content, key messages, and behaviors to look for in participation performance.
    • Facilitate question and answer sessions with SMO instructors about technical content in the curriculum.
    • Promote alignment across SMO instructors in administering assessments by defining quality standards for sewing products and samples.
    • Identify critical operations that may arise or are defined by employers for alignment with C & I and delivery to meet industry standards.
    • Support instructors to clearly communicate quality standards to participants
    • Support instructors to identify quality issues in sewing products, communicate feedback to participants and create opportunities for participants to try again.
    • Collaborate with SMO quality assurance officers to deliver any additional technical support to SMO operators.

    Prepare Materials and Machines

    • Ensure requisite materials for program delivery are distributed to respective
    • Ensure Machines are checked by instructors and are in good working condition.
    • Ensure instructors complete all material preparations meeting standards and timelines.

    Build Expertise within the SMO Programme

    • Collaborate with the Senior Manager Curriculum and Instruction to understand Generations methodology, the structures of the SMO curriculum, the basic guidelines for effective instruction in Generation classrooms.
    • Collaborate with the SMO Quality assurance officers to align on technical standards for the SMO Programme with instructors.
    • Participate in meetings with the C&I team and or other generation stakeholders to align on and problem solve any challenges related to the delivery of the curriculum.
    • Develop a transition plan to eventually assume greater responsibility for the technical training and development of new SMO instructors.
    • Learn and adopt best practices and industry standards for Sewing Machine Operators in partnership with employer partners and industry experts.

    Expansion of Programme Portfolio

    • Support the identification of new roles within the apparel industry and support with activity mapping to identify skills Gap that will lead to the development of new programmes and roles.

    Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time

    • Be a committed and valued member of the Kenya team.

    Method of Application

    INTERESTED candidates please submit your applications to attaching your latest resume and application.  Shortlisting / Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Kindly indicate in the Email subject:

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