Location: South Africa (home based, will require extensive travel locally and internationally)
Contract type: Ad Hoc projects (Part Time)
Expected start: Early 2024
Annual salary: Market Related – daily rate
About DeafKidz International
DeafKidz International (DKI) is the UK’s leading organization working to ensure that deaf children and young people are able to live safely and without fear of stigma, discrimination and abuse in their communication mode of choice. With safeguarding at the heart of all we do, DeafKidz International aims to respond comprehensively to the safeguarding and protection of deaf children and young people worldwide.
This is an exciting time to join a small but growing charity, as we enter DKI’s tenth year of operation and next phase of our strategy. The consultant will be responsible for training a wide variety of stakeholders on the delivery of the DeafKidz Defenders (DKD) Safeguarding Programme. This programme will ultimately be delivered to deaf children in low resource settings globally.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities
- Train DKI team members, identified partners and other stakeholders on the DeafKidz Defenders Safeguarding Programme.
- Create and update training materials, modules, and resources to ensure they are comprehensive and up to date.
- Organize and deliver training sessions, workshops, or seminars for team members, identified partners, stakeholder, and volunteers.
- Facilitate discussions, provide case studies, and engage participants to enhance learning and understanding of how best to teach the DKD Programme.
- Ensure that all training provided aligns with legal regulations and standards related to safeguarding, such as child protection laws or vulnerable adult care guidelines.
- Monitor and update training programs in line with any changes in legislation or best practices.
- Conduct assessments to measure the effectiveness of training programs, gathering feedback from participants and supervisors.
- Use evaluation results to improve and refine training content and delivery methods.
- Maintain accurate records of training attendance, completion, and certifications.
- Ensure that all staff and volunteers have completed the required training and certifications.
- Offer additional resources or assistance for individuals needing further information or clarification.
This does not provide an exhaustive list of duties and may be reviewed as the role develops.
The role is expected to be home-based and remote, with in-person training sessions to be held on a project-by-project basis. The role will require global travel to undertake training workshops.
Essential Knowledge and Experience
- At least two-years experience as trainer.
- Strong leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and guide participants toward achieving set goals.
- Skill in developing and nurturing a positive team culture, fostering collaboration, and supporting the professional growth of team members.
- Problem-Solving: ability to address issues and find solutions efficiently.
- Technical Proficiency: proficiency in office software and systems for documentation, communication, and task management, (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
- Attention to Detail: ability to oversee and manage small details while focusing on larger goals.
- Time Management: Efficiently managing time and prioritizing tasks for optimal productivity.
- High capacity for work output to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to travel locally and internationally as requested.
Desirable Knowledge and Experience
- Lived deaf experience.
- Experience working with deaf people or people with disabilities.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, donors and partners.
- Values diversity and sees it as a source of competitive strength.
- Enthusiastic, positive and collaborative.
- Solution and results focused.
- Takes initiative, persists at tasks and pursues completion of objectives.
- Is open to change and new information.
- Adapts to new information, changing conditions or unexpected obstacles quickly.
- Thinks ‘outside the box’.
- Honest, open and transparent.
- Upholds DeafKidz International’s values.
- Acts without consideration of personal gain.
- Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior and inappropriate conduct.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st March 2024 and
- A short (one page) cover letter addressing the person specification above, explaining your interest and suitability for the role; and
- CV (maximum 2 pages) outlining your education and experience.
Should your application be shortlisted, we will contact you via email to arrange an interview date.
DeafKidz International is an equal opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender, marriage or family status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any other basis.
DeafKidz International has zero tolerance of abuse, exploitation, inappropriate behaviour or harassment of any kind. We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, vulnerable adults, beneficiaries, and our staff. All staff, consultants and volunteers are required to share in this commitment though our Code of Conduct. We will undertake pre-employment checks including references and criminal record checks as appropriate.
For any questions about the role please contact email@example.com