Vacancy: Skills Trainer for Bag Stitching (10 Vacancies)

Date 03 Apr 2024
Job Type Short-term

Company Profile

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA designs, rigorously evaluate and refines these solutions and their applications together with decision-makers to ensure that the evidence created is used to  improve opportunities for the world’s poor.

Job Description

Volatility In Income Project – VIP


  • Position Title: Skills Trainer for Bag Stitching (10 Vacancies)

  • Location:Nanton District, Northern Region

  • Duration:Short Term (April 22nd to May 3rd, 2024)

Overview of Project

The VIP research project aims to understand the causal effects of income instability. The study participants will be engaged in a cash-for-work program with varying levels of hours and earnings through Bag Stitching.

Position Overview

We are seeking a passionate and skilled individual to join our team as a Bag Stitching Skills Trainer for our Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) project aimed at empowering village communities. The Skills Trainer will be responsible for facilitating training workshops to teach participants practical skills in bag stitching. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on rural development and community empowerment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct training sessions for village participants based on the project's objectives and curriculum.

  • Utilize participatory methods and interactive techniques to engage participants and ensure effective learning outcomes.

  • Provide hands-on demonstrations and practical guidance to participants on new bag stitching skills.

  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages active participation and collaboration among participants.

  • Monitor and evaluate participants' progress throughout the training program, providing feedback and support as needed.

  • Collaborate with project team members to coordinate logistics, assess training needs, and adapt curriculum as necessary.

  • Maintain accurate records of training activities, and evaluation data for reporting purposes.

Required Skills or Experience

  • At Least a BECE certification

  • Proven experience as a trainer or facilitator, particularly in rural or community settings.

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in dressmaking and bag stitching.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse groups of participants.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective training programs, incorporating participatory and experiential learning methods.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and an understanding of the challenges faced by rural communities.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

  • Fluency in Dagbani.

  • Residence within Nanton District of the Northern Region or willingness to travel to rural villages within Nanton District for training sessions as required.


How To Apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form by clicking the link below:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling Basis.

  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2024



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