The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Disarmament, Demobilisation & Reintegration (DDR) unit is seeking to recruit an experienced Life Skills & Financial Literacy Trainer to support beneficiaries in achieving livelihood goals. The position involves:
- Counselling beneficiaries regarding educational, vocational & career goals.
- Facilitating life skills training to teach beneficiaries both soft (e.g. conflict resolution, emotion management, leadership) & hard skills (e.g. resume writing, interviewing, job searching) to facilitate employment.
- Facilitating financial literacy training to teach beneficiaries basic financial concepts.
The position will work closely with Social Workers & other Instructors in the centre to develop individualised livelihood plans for beneficiaries. Overall contract performance management will be done under the supervision of the Centre Manager with technical oversight from the Youth Livelihoods Project Officer.
This is a full time position based in Kismayo. The specific tasks include:
- Help beneficiaries identify personal strengths & skills based on educational background, employment history & career goals.
- Provide beneficiaries with information & strategies for excelling in the workplace & dealing with job dissatisfaction.
- Identify individual barriers to employment & assess need for further training.
- Assist beneficiaries with job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing resumes & preparing for job interviews.
Life skills training:
- Conduct life skills training to teach psycho social skills such as decision making, conflict resolution & emotions management, among others.
- Develop & provide classroom teaching to implement a financial literacy curriculum to teach beneficiaries low literacy how to manage personal finances responsibly & obtain financial self sufficiency.
- Motivate students to take control of their financial well being.
- Develop & implement strategies to support & foster financial literacy to students.
- Create, update & maintain training materials, manuals, handouts, practice exercises & administrative documentation.
- Maintain standardised student assessments & record keeping system for student progress & attendance.
- Work with Social Workers to ensure that student case files are maintained properly & student progress reports are reviewed periodically to reflect individual progress towards goals.
- Participate in needs & interest assessments & regularly monitor beneficiaries’ well being & needs.
- Establish rapport / trust with beneficiaries.
- Integrate a variety of teaching strategies & curriculum content.
- Give explanations, reasonable, appropriate assignments & directions clearly.
- Organise the classroom to contribute to the learning process.
- Perform other duties related to the DDR program as assigned by supervisor.