Garment Making Instructor at Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust

WHO WE ARE Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust is a charitable organization working in the rural area of Rarieda sub-County in Siaya County, Kenya. Our vision is people believing in themselves and working together to build a vibrant and progressive community

Train students in specific technical skills area and prepare them for formal examinations/trade test.



  • Enrich the existing Curriculum to include emerging trends in the Dressmaking/TailoringIndustry.
  • Develop lesson plans for training.
  • Take part in recruitment process of the new students.
  • Provide counseling to the students, address their disciplinary issues and assist in Conflict Resolution among them.
  • Prepare the students for their final examination and facilitate internal examinations.
  • Accompany the class to the examination center.
  • Ensure all qualified students are registered for the exams.
  • Ensure all qualified students pay their contributions to the exams.
  • Ensure RWMT values and principles are communicated to the students and their caregivers.
  • Ensure RWMT Training and Resource Center rules and regulations are clearly communicated to the students.
  • Ensure the students participate in all other related RWMT activities including other projects.

Information Management  

  • Keeping database of students.
  • Keeping database of Personal details and relevant documents of the students.
  • Filing of the family profiles and making sure the right students as per the RWMT criteria are the ones attending class.
  • Keeping daily attendance registers for the students.
  • Keeping (filing) examination records.
  • Preparing and collecting monitoring and evaluation data.
  • Preparing and filing monitoring and evaluation reports for class.
  • Ensure students are aware of and pay their fees to RWMT Finance department fully and timely.

Economic Mentoring to Students

  • Train and mentor students to acquire skills in developing items for sale and ensure self-sufficiency.
  • Facilitate students to meet production deadlines and relevant targets.
  • Train the students on how to deal with possible clients so as to enable them have competitive advantage.
  • Train the students on how to determine prices of their finished products to enable them engage in profitable ventures out of the acquired skills.
  • Train the students on the possible ways of marketing their skills as well as their finished products.

Maintenance of Equipment

  • Implementation of RWMT policies that are geared towards ensuring better security of inputs.
  • Regular maintenance of equipment and assets i.e. oiling of the machines
  • Requesting inputs from the inventory (and procurement) and allocating the same to students for use.
  • Reporting any damage caused and repairs needed in class and respective equipment.
  • Locking and opening the room (workshop) in the morning and evening.
  • Providing recommendations that can improve security of the class and RWMT equipment.

General Maintenance 

  • Assist in general repair and maintenance on areas that are relevant to the incumbents’ expertise whenever called to.
  • Advise the organization promptly on different areas that are related to the incumbents’ field.
  • Come up with products for the organizations use whenever called to.


  • Assist in Tailoring and dressmaking production ventures of the organization whenever called to.
  • Assist in supervision of casuals and students work with regards to production.
  • Ensure that the final products are of good quality so as to maintain satisfaction of RWMT clients.
  • Take part in wage preparation of the casual staff engaged in Tailoring and dressmaking production.
  • Assist in conducting interviews for Tailoring and dressmaking casuals and/or staff.

Internal Administration

  • Provide quality and timely delivery of production and training reports in their agreed format and deadlines to facilitate follow-up and improvement of the work.
  • Maintain follow-up system to ensure efficient processes of production and training activities.
  • Maintain and keep up to date and accurate production and training records and reports of activities and beneficiaries according to the organization’s M&E and reporting requirements.
  • Actively maintain the internal referral system to ensure beneficiaries are provided with maximum support from the organization’s various expertise.


  • At least a Diploma in the area of technical skills training from a reputable Polytechnic or/and Technical Institutions.
  • A Grade 1 Trade Test Certification in the area of specialization will be an added advantage.
  • Tailoring and dressmaking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Certificate in Computer Studies
  • Must possess good facilitation/training skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build harmonious relationships with students.
  • Must have developed good intercultural orientation and strong public relations skills.
  • Must have registered with TVET
  • Must have a Technical Teacher Training Certificate
  • At least two (2) years relevant experience in a similar position.

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