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Business Skill Trainer At Women For Women International (WfWI)

Date Posted: 21/Mar/2018
Deadline: 30/Mar/2018

Women for Women International (WfWI) - In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International (WfWI) supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.

Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has helped nearly 429,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in eight countries, offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

Business Skill Trainer

Location: Toro LGA, Bauchi
Reports To: Economic Empowerment Officer

Purpose

  • Plan, develop and deliver training on basic business skills to groups of Women for Women program participants.
  • Assess the educational level and literacy of the women and deliver material that is appropriate and applicable to the vocational training that will follow.
  • Collaborate with the Life Skills, Numeracy and Vocational Skills trainers to plan course material, schedule participants, synthesize material and maximize training results.
  • Work closely with and assist the Income Generation Officer and the Monitoring and Evaluation team to coordinate, plan and prepare training, assess and update training materials and tools and collect data from the participants.

Duties and Responsibilities
Assisting the Income Generation Officer:

  • Assist with gathering feedback on courses and assessing training material and tools.
  • Assist with reviewing and modifying lesson plans to improve upon training curriculum as needed.

Planning:

  • Collaborate with Life Skills Trainers on scheduling to have all participants enter and complete business courses at some point in their program cycle.
  • Review current business skills training curriculum in accordance to the needs of women and prepare lesson plans.
  • Assess training material needs, take stock/inventory and ensure training equipment and tools needed are readily available.

Implementation:

  • Deliver training and maintain business skills training group schedule - business basics training (two sessions); Entrepreneurship (one session); planning ahead (two sessions); Selling (two sessions); Bookkeeping (two sessions); Financing Your Business (two sessions).
  • Train women in business skills according to the standards and requirements’ set by the organization.
  • Communicate with local leaders or other local partners involved in business activities throughout the community.
  • Meet with colleagues to share techniques, strategies, success stories, difficult cases, supplemental materials, etc
  • Contact participants who do not attend sessions if needed to determine whether they should be dismissed from the program.
  • Recommend women for dismissal from the program according to organizational guidelines

Record Keeping:

  • Maintain daily attendance records of participants and provide these to supervisor.
  • Gather data on participants as needed by the program and provide monthly reports to the Income Generation Officer.
  • Record information about training sessions in trainer journal - including session topics, reactions to material, challenges and other relevant issues.
  • Provide monthly reports on the information of the ongoing business skills trainings.
  • Collect data for stories about participants as required.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least a Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience preferably with experience training and/or teaching adults.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.
  • Good inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email.
  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels and address issues pragmatically.
  • Ability to define problems, analyze situations and make decisions.
  • Ability to summarize information and effectively present information.
  • Must be knowledgeable of business practices and capable of answering questions about the material and providing proper advice and guidance.
  • Must be attuned to the particular situation and needs of the women in the program so as to give proper advice.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa language is compulsory (reading, writing and speaking).
  • MUST reside within Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State

Method of Application

Applicants should submit their updated CV's and Cover Letter and three professional references to: [email protected] Please specify "Numeracy Skill Trainer" OR "Business Skill Trainer" in the subject line.

Note: Only short listed applicants will be invited for interview. No telephone inquiries please.

Method of Application

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