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Wear Coordinator

at Development Alternative Inc (DAI)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 1, 2019
Category Consulting
Job Type Contract


1. Background

EP supported the development of a soft skills training content and conducted training of trainers (ToT)[1]. The soft skills training includes work ethics, time management, and life skills- summary of training. There are now four training service providers in HIP providing soft skills training and induction for recruited workers. These service providers have trained 7600 operators directly in Hawassa Industrial Park. The training is in class and takes a total of five days (8 hours a day) to complete.

Although assessments of current training have shown that factories recognize the value of the training, and see good training results in orienting operators, majority of whom come from informal farming work or no work experience to factory floors, there are a number of challenges that remain to be addressed. Some of these challenges, as identified by factories include the intensity of the induction process, the need for a more interactive methodology to get the message across, this can include audio/visual tools and the need for flexibility to deliver the training.

The cost of training per operator charged by current service providers is another major challenge in a situation where worker turnover was averaging 10%[2].  Factories have no incentive to invest in their workers at those replenishments rates and have clearly indicated they would be unwilling to cover the external costs of direct training to operators.  EP, investors, and stakeholders are now interested in evolving the current training content, curriculum and training methodology to address overarching and specific challenges identified.

Taking these challenges into consideration, EP facilitated the formation of a Steering Committee, which by the support of an international learning expert developed audiovisual supported curriculums, focused on aided and continual learning. The curriculums form part of a learning program focused on worker engagement and retention. The overall objective of the WEAR program is to help build a resilient and productive workforce in the Ethiopian garment industry by aligning basic human needs with industry requirements.

This TOR provides for the terms of engagement for a coordinator who will support in facilitating the execution of these training, and monitor the impact through engaging with factories, and the monitoring and results measurement team (both within different institutions, and in EP). The coordinator will also work to support different stakeholders in evolving the program, as required.


 The objective is to ensure that targets set under the WEAR program are hit, and support required to ensure this is adequately availed to all stakeholders.

2. Deliverable

· Provide training of trainers to in-house facilitators, and other institutions using or scaling the program.

· Coordinate stakeholder engagement meetings related to the WEAR program.

·  Facilitate the scaling of the program to other parks.

·  Facilitate discussions on and around the scaling, and evolving of the WEAR program, including to other sectors if necessary.

· Coordinate and support processes related to monitoring, evaluation, and accreditation.


The focal person within EP for this assignment will be the Intervention Manager.  The consultant will be working in Addis Ababa, with frequent travel.


The assignment will take place between  July 2019- March 30, 2020.

[1] For ETIDI staff, private fashion design and operators sourcing colleges and soft skills training provider firms

[2]Insert reference

Job Requirements

-   BA/MA in Management, education, psychology, sociology or related fields

-   At least 5 years’ experience providing training in the form of adult learning, experience in the garments sector, experience managing programs, experience liaising with different stakeholders.

How to Apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and applications that do not meet the minimum requirements and doesn't follow the application process will not be considered. Interested applicants should submit their application through e-mail as follows:

[email protected]

Please clearly mark in the subject line 'Consultancy - Wear Coordinator ’ and email your CV and application letter. Please note that ONLY CV and application letter (not other testimonials) are required to apply at this stage.

Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls, please.