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Technical Advisor for Home Based Training

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Are you skillful in sewing, making accessories and crafts work? Do you enjoy making things with your hands? Would you like to use those skills for training families and supporting them in taking care of their children? Then join us!

You will be joining the multi-disciplinary team of Friends-International (FI) comprised of over 600 professionals committed to creating innovative social service for youth, children and families worldwide.

What will you do?
As a Technical Advisor for Home Based Training your mission will be to support families in gaining technical skills that will enable them access to employment.

This includes producing a training curriculum adapted for home based setting, building the capacity of local trainers to grow the skills of families and ensuring the high quality of products made by the families.

Initiatives to develop include the following:
• Designing a skills training curriculum and a skills assessment tool for the families
• Developing training for trainers and building capacity of our local teams to ensure skills development of the families we work with
• Working with our programs and partners worldwide to adapt and implement the Home Based Training to their local context
• Setting up quality and safety standards and processes
• Oversee the training across our programs and ensure high quality standards are being met and best practices shared
• Working with the product development team to develop new exciting products that families will be able to make and that we are also able to sell to customers

About you:
• You have sound skills in sewing, making crafts, accessories and different items; and skills in simple production
• You have passion for training and building the capacity of others
• You have experience working with marginalized population
• You have the ability to collaborate and coordinate well with multiple teams
• You are a highly independent and dynamic leader who enjoys spending time on the field
• You enjoy spotting opportunities to improve and develop new solutions to the organization

You will be based in our Head Quarters in Phnom Penh with occasional travels nationally and in the region
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experiences.

About us:
Friends-International is a social enterprise that works with marginalized urban children and youth, their families and communities, to help them become independent and productive citizens of their country.
We drive an innovative network of government and non-government organizations working together to solve the problems children and youth face worldwide. The objective is to significantly improve the quality and impact of services to marginalized urban children and youth and related groups through an effective network of internationally recognized organizations. We have developed a holistic social integration cycle that is based on individual and community needs to achieve best practice methods directly or in collaboration with partners.

Join us by:
Submitting your cover letter with a CV and salary expectations to hr [at] friends-international [dot] org with the caption subject: TA for Home Based Training

Friends-International is an equal opportunity employer and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit.
The successful applicant will be expected to comply with Friends-International’s Child Protection Policy.
Please submit you application before 8th February, 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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