Vacancies

Communication Skills Trainer


Work Area: Freetown Sierra Leone
Reporting: Country Coordinator
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Open to all nationalities.

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
This role is open to Sierra Leonean and non-Sierra Leonean candidates based in Sierra Leone.

Application Instructions: Submit CV and Cover Letter to info@afriqia-solutions.com with “Business Communication Skills Trainer” in Subject Line.

  • Key Purpose

    The ideal trainer should have a relevant qualification to support the teaching/training experience he/she has, or at least a commendable relevant experience of training effective communication and feedback; promoting constructive dialogue in formal settings; models of communication suited for the job environment and with a track record of dealing with young people.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    • Attend Schooling for Life Training of Trainers
    • Plan and conduct the trainings
    • Prepare curriculum and lesson plans in advance
    • Conduct a 2-hour session once per week for an academic year (depending on the subject)
    • Conduct regular assessments of students’ learning and development, and adjust pace accordingly
    • Prepare, conduct and grade exams
    • Conduct and produce students’ progress updates and reports to Schooling for Life
    • Implement Schooling for Life teaching methods
    • Hand in exams (and reference) and marking schemes two weeks before exam date
    • Hand in exam results within a week after exams
    • Make sure revision is done during class following the exam with marked papers
    • Reference is done a week after revision
    • Make sure students remain time conscious and will not be allowed into class after 5 min later than start of class
    • Make sure all Schooling for Life rules and regulations are upheld during class
  • Education & Experience

    • Attained Bachelor/or higher degree in related field.
    • Relevant experience of training effective communication and feedback.
    • Experience in promoting constructive dialogue in formal settings
  • Skills and Abilities

    • Experience in working with youths/young people
    • Experience in dealing with groups and guiding groups
    • Experience in planning and organising training (lesson plans/curriculum)
    • Experience in training design and research and creating curriculum accordingly
    • Experience in participatory approach in teaching / training
    • Experience in student focused teaching
    • Experience in analysing students and advising on progress
    • Excellent presentation, feedback and coaching skills
    • Experience in training related to the Sierra Leone job market
    • Plans and creates interesting and participatory activities to improve learners’ skills
    • Experience in translating complicated topics/issues into easy to understand information
    • Receptiveness to change
    • Conflict Resolution skills
    • Demonstrates patience and tact in working with students who may lack confidence
    • Fluency in English (oral and written) and knowledge of Krio
  • Skills and Abilities

    • Categories/ types of communication
    • Verbal/ non-verbal communication
    • Effective listening
    • Questioning skills
    • Barriers to effective communication
    • Interpersonal communication skills
    • Public speaking
    • Social vs. Work related communication
    • Communication in the work place
    • Verbal vs. Written formal/informal communication (writing work emails)

NOTICE

CVs from University leavers in Sierra Leone are welcome and will be considered for entry level positions and for internships. When submitting your CV for open consideration, please accompany with a cover letter clearly indicating job interest.

All candidates must be able to work in the English Language. Applications are welcome from both within and outside Sierra Leone.