Trainer - Building and Civil

Nairobi, Kenya

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Job Details

Job Title:
Trainer - Building and Civil
Principal/ Director Business Unit:
Arc Skills Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting Line:
Project Manager

Job Purpose

The main purpose is to provide classroom and on-the-job training to employees from the vocational Industry in Kenya.

To contribute effectively to the successful learning experience of trainees through high quality teaching and a supportive approach that results in high levels of learner achievement. Our ideal candidate should have experience with various training methods, including on-the-job coaching, mentorship programs and e-learning. Experience with different projects, like management training and soft-skills development is also beneficial.

Internal & External Interactions


Master Trainer, Project Manager, other Functional Heads, Country CEO


Trainees, Vocational Training Centres

Key Responsibilities


  • Basic knowledge of Unit & measurement & arithmetic calculation.
  • Knowledge of basic levelling devices such as water level, spirit level etc. and standard procedure for transferring level.
  • Understanding of hand sketches and masonry drawings to compute dimensions, understand the position and orientation of sections for marking etc
  • Check and measure the basic dimensions of the room/floor/walls like slope, right angle & surface plane as per drawing
  • Appropriate techniques for pouring of concrete in the form of layers for concreting walls and its
  • screeding to correct levels in case of P.C.C. flooring/ slab concreting.

Steel Fixing:

  • Understanding types of drawings Numeration/General arrangement, R.C.C detail drawing,
  • Reinforcement drawing)
  • Measurement and marking method for cutting and bending
  • Types and use of PPEs required for reinforcement works
  • Sequence for tying of rebar for in-situ and pre-fabricated cages for footing, column, wall, beam
  • and slab
  • Hand tools for cutting and bending rebar manually as well as power tools
  • Different hand tools for reinforcement steel works as well as power tools
  • Basic maintenance of hand and power tools

Plastering, Tiling and Painting:

  • Cut tiles and shape them properly to ensure they fit around obstacles and in tight corners and odd
  • spaces using power and hand tools
  • Form tile beds using concrete, plaster, mastic, cement, glue or mortar utilizing tools such as
  • screeds, brushes and trowels
  • Understanding how to cut, install, polish surface granite and marble and ensure accuracy during
  • the installation process for lasting results
  • Know how to prepare painting surfaces by washing walls, repairing holes, or removing old paint
  • Handling planning and prep work in an efficient manner
  • Providing decorative and faux finishes as the project requires


  • Undergo Train the Trainer program as and when conducted, and get certified
  • Plan logistics for conducting classroom and On-the-Job training, including printing of workbooks,
  • arranging for classroom, site for training, projector, etc.
  • Facilitate mobilization and registration of trainees for training in respective sectors
  • Maintain accurate records of work, learner attendance, progress and assessment in line with
  • agreed procedures and produce reports when required.
  • Training/Teaching the Vocational Skills/Modules to trainees as per pre-designed curriculum/SOP.
  • Taking trainees through rigorous Certification Process
  • Choosing appropriate training methods per case (virtual, simulated, mentoring, on the job
  • training, professional development classes, etc).
  • Create training content as and when required
  • Development of knowledge and skills of trainees for employability
  • Responsible for Intellectual Property Right (IPR) of the training content and should not be found
  • sharing or using it at any other place outside the Company training programs
  • Compile training reports as prescribed and report as per reporting matrix
  • Get reviewed for training performance
  • Should conduct his/herself in an ethical and moral manner at all times during the course of
  • employment with the Company
  • Ensure training of youth is as per prescribed standards by conducting audits, with control on
  • defined levels of drop-outs, pass percentages and certifications
  • Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques
  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment if applicable

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Diploma in specified vocational industry is required
  • He should be able to communicate in English and local language.
  • He/she should have been working in the specified vocational industry for some time and have
  • basic knowledge of industry.


  • Strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanour and attitude; strong work ethic
  • Full proficiency in English
  • High energy, enthusiastic, motivational training style
  • Excellent creative and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Computer literate with in-depth knowledge of MS office, especially PowerPoint
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills
  • Should be able to impart above mentioned knowledge to the trainees through proper communication skills.


  • A minimum of 3-5 years of proven experience as a trainer.
  • Experienced in project planning, including logistics
  • Experience monitoring and auditing performance post-training, and delivering training reports


May 31st 2019

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