Life Skills and Financial Literacy Trainer

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 02 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Job description

CTG Overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.

In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

The client is seeking to recruit an experienced Life Skills and Financial Literacy Trainer to support beneficiaries in the female transition centre in achieving livelihood goals. The position involves:

  1. Counselling beneficiaries regarding educational, vocational, and career goals,

  2. Facilitating life skills training to teach beneficiaries both soft (e.g. conflict resolution, emotion management, leadership) and hard skills (e.g. resume writing, interviewing, job searching) to facilitate employment, and

  3. Facilitating financial literacy training to teach beneficiaries basic financial concepts.

The position will work closely with social workers and other instructors in the centre to develop individualized livelihood plans for women. Overall contract performance management will be done under the supervision of the Centre Manager with technical oversight from the Youth Livelihoods Project Officer.

Role objectives

This is a full-time position based in Baidoa. The specific tasks include:

Career counselling

· Help beneficiaries identify personal strengths and skills based on educational background, employment history, and career goals;

· Provide beneficiaries with information and strategies for excelling in the workplace and dealing with job dissatisfaction;

· Identify individual barriers to employment and assess need for further training;

· Assist beneficiaries with job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing resumes, and preparing for job interviews;

Life Skills Training

· Conduct life skills training to teach psychosocial skills such as decision-making, conflict resolution, and emotions management, among others;

Financial literacy

· Develop and provide classroom teaching to implement a financial literacy curriculum to teach beneficiaries low literacy how to manage personal finances responsibly and obtain financial self-sufficiency;

· Motivate students to take control of their financial well-being;

· Develop and implement strategies to support and foster financial literacy to students.

General Responsibilities

· Create, update and maintain training materials, manuals, handouts, practice exercises and administrative documentation;

· Maintain standardized student assessments and record keeping system for student progress and attendance;

· Work with social workers to ensure that student case files are maintained properly and student progress reports are reviewed periodically to reflect individual progress towards goals;

· Participate in needs and interest assessments and regularly monitor beneficiaries’ well-being and needs;

· Establish rapport/trust with beneficiaries;

· Integrate a variety of teaching strategies and curriculum content;

· Give explanations, reasonable and appropriate assignments, and directions clearly;

· Organize the classroom to contribute to the learning process;

· Perform other duties related to the DDR program as assigned by supervisor.

Project reporting

Youth Livelihood Project Officer

Key competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values - All IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Further information

• Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching adolescents or adults; or 2 years in providing psychosocial support services to vulnerable populations (e.g. child protection, gender-based violence, adolescents/youth)

• Experience managing confidential information and managing attendance

• Prior experience working with vulnerable populations

• Prior experience in UN or NGO preferred

• Knowledge of financial literacy, budgeting/debt reduction, saving, and problem-solving and intervention strategies;

• Computer literate (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook)

• Female candidates are prioritized for the role

This vacancy is archived.