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Economic Recovery Officer – Digital Trainer

Overall purpose of the role: 

  • The Economic recovery Officer – Digital trainer will support the Digital Learning program by providing high-quality face-to-face mentorship access to on-demand digital skills across the three refugee camps, provide online work linkages to online freelancers, work closely with the partner trainers and mentors in training and assessing participants before onboarding to work platforms. Train ICT skills in Microsoft productivity software and ICDL, online collaboration tools, and user support in opening and operating on-line job accounts for clients. She/he will provide financial literacy and life skills trainings to the trainees

Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Management and Development: 

  • Participate in mobilization and enrolment of digital learners. 
  • Work closely with the partner trainers and mentors in training and assessing participants before onboarding to work platforms.
  • Participate together with the digital team to prepare training manuals.
  • Establish and Maintain the digital training database.
  • Keep inventory of all the ICT equipment’s under your supervision
  • Support needs assessment and propose new ideas to improve the digital learning and on-line jobs for youth.

Mentorship;

  • Provide both financial literacy and life skills training to the trainees.
  • Review the mentorship curriculum and strategies in place.
  • Support high-quality face-to-face mentorship access to on-demand digital skills across the three refugee camps.
  • Provide online work linkages to trained freelancers.
  • Support the freelancers in bidding for online work and offer assistance when required.
  • Support acculturation, priority setting, networking, career planning, and counseling related to the individual’s (mentee’s) identified goals toward advancement in their freelancing career.
  • Support freelancers in client engagement and contract management strategies
  • Watch out for trends on the online platforms and advise the program team on ways to align implementation
  • Support knowledge sharing, with other experienced freelancers in the local and international market, both offline and online.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Record learner’s attendance details.
  • Keep a database of those trainees already working online and track their progress for success stories sharing.
  • Record earnings by on line job clients and report to your supervisor
  • Submit weekly/monthly project updates to the digital learning officer

Planning and Budgeting

  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly plans and share with your supervisor with the aim of implementing them

Training Digital Learning Skills

  • Plan and implement active learning for the students in relation to the stipulated syllabus.
  • Training the trainees on freelancing ethics including privacy and confidentiality safeguards between freelancers and clients. 
  • Formulate a suitable scheme of work, lesson plans, and record of units covered for various kinds of innovative Digital Skills training undertaking.
  • Continuously evaluate students, maintain performance, and provide feedback to learners during their learning period
  • Participate in mobilization and enrolment learners.
  • Provide IT Support in the IT lab center assigned to you.
  • Working with stakeholders in delivering various Digital Skills to the learners
  • Provide counselling and social development mentorship to learners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least a Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, BBIT, Community Development, or any other related field.
  • Three-year previous experience in teaching youth in a school/college / Vocational training institution setting
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Experience in working with underprivileged youth. 
  • A good team player with high degree of initiative, flexibility and tolerance.
  • A minimum of 5 proven years of freelancing and the digital economy. 
  • Experience working online and bidding for online jobs
  • Experience in digital creation, innovation, and problem-solving
  • Goal-oriented with the ability to work under pressure, independently, and with limited supervision.
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to tolerate diverse cultural, educational and religious diversity in the workplace

Education

  • At least a Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, BBIT, Community Development, or any other related field.
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Language: 

  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Kiswahili 
  • Working knowledge of the Somali Language is an advantage.

Key stakeholders: 

  • All staff
  • Technicians
  • Assistants

Peace Building Officer

Overall purpose of the role: 

  • To support the peacebuilding component of DANIDA 2023 and in implementing HDP activities within Garissa County, especially as it relates to operational oversight and implementation of activities by Project Assistants. This includes, but is not limited to tasks related to: planning and implementation of project activities, development and management of activity budgets; timely and high quality narrative activity reporting; support to/oversight of Project Assistants in the field as delegated by the TL, adherence to DRC’s security procedures and regulations, representation of DRC in Garissa as delegated by TL; adherence to DRC’s standard regulations and operational procedures (including the Code of Conduct, the DRC Programme Manual and administrative regulations).  

Duties & Responsibilities:
Project Management and Development:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of DRC’s internal strategies for Kenya, with a focus on initiatives in border areas of North-East Region;
  • Support TL to develop project activity plans; 
  • Assist the Project Asistant(s) to ensure timely implementation of project activities; 
  • Ensure that the team prepares weekly work-plans and submit it to the TL;
  • Ensure that logistics support, transport and other support for the field activities are coordinated in timely fashion with the Supply-Chain and HR & Administration Units;
  • Work with Project Assistants to ensure the implementation of activities as per the required standards stipulated in DRC manuals;  
  • Ensure correct financial procedures are followed by PAs and advise on improving performance; 
  • Ensure purchase requests are properly done and well in advance by the PAs in respect of activities to be carried out to provide the Supply Chain unit adequate time for planning;
  • Contribute to the development of proposals and project budgets; 
  • Work closely with the with other sector leads in the area, Area manager and HDP Manager for technical supervision

 Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:

  • Carry out data collection for project baseline and for Monitoring and Evaluation of project implementation; 
  • Ensure that all monitoring forms and monitoring activities are duly maintained by the team;
  • Ensure that internal activity reports are consistently done in a timely manner and meets the expected standard, based on agreed formats and schedules; 
  • Submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the TL (using agreed format); 
  • Conduct evaluation of the activities and propose amendments to the content of the sessions, conduct of the sessions, teaching methods and adequacy of teaching materials and propose material development.

Coordination & Partnerships:

  • Ensure smooth coordination with sub-county, division, location and sub-location authorities for the implementation of activities; 
  • Ensure coordination with the security providers, invite them to activities and share information with them on the activities on a need to know basis; 
  • Ensure a good coordination with other NGOs, consortium partners and civil societies in the area of work to avoid duplication of activities, clash of activities date and ensure cooperation; 

Staff Management:

  • Ensure discipline amongst PAs, coach and build capacities and ensure a good morale is maintained; 
  • Plan/advise/conduct relevant training for the staff capacity development.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 4 years’ professional experience in the field of conflict/security issues and peacebuilding 
  • Experience in project management and delivery including planning, budget administration and donor reporting 
  • Experience at working with a team and ensuring strong teamwork and morale 
  • Strong knowledge of and experience of working in northeastern Kenya 
  • Experience of implementing programs in conflict-prone and insecure areas 
  • Knowledge of the Core Humanitarian Standards is desirable  
  • High degree of computer literacy 
  • Willingness to live and work in northeastern Kenya, including travel to locations on the Kenya-Somalia border 
  • Strong coordination, representation and interpersonal skills 
  • Most preferably a resident of the region.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies, Conflict Management, Social Studies or closely related fields

Language: 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in local spoken languages.

Method of Application

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