Fashion/Garment Design Technician Job vacancy Kakuma 2019

  • Published date: September 17, 2019
  • Category: Creative & Design
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Fashion/Garment Design Technician Job vacancy Kakuma 2019 

Organization: Action Africa Help - International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 20 Sep 2019

AAH Kenya is a country programme of Action Africa Help International (AAH-I), an Africanled non-governmental organisation that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living. With Country Programmes in South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and recently in Djibouti, AAH-I has over 25 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and postconflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. More recently AAH-I has expanded its activities to work with other marginalised communities, including pastoralists and people living in informal urban settlements.

Action Africa Help International in Kakuma is looking for well-organized and highly motivated individual to be considered for the Garment/Fashion Pattern Technician position.

Department: Business Development

Reports to: Project Liaison Officer

Duty Station: Kakuma & Kalobeyei

Purpose of the job

The fashion/garment design technician is in charge of training the local garment makers in all pattern making on cloths and hand bags to match the current fashion demand. S/he will be in charge of mobilising, identifying and training tailors on garment patterns to create fashionable designs as well as training them on operation and maintenance of the industrial machines.


• Train the identified local tailors on how to make paper patterns based on style specification sheet.

Pattern grading:

• Train the local tailors to make patterns from one size to another size by increasing and decreasing measurements in certain points of the patterns.

Sample development:

• Take lead in making sample fashion designs for local tailors to produce and liase with the local social enterprises to produce samples that are trending in the market.

Garment FIT checking and correction of patterns

• Train the local tailors to make patterns in such a way that it fit to model body or dress form. Assist the local tailors in identifying problems if a garment does not fit to a dress form. S/he corrects the pattern accordingly.

Incorporate buyer’s comments on samples

• Train the local tailors on how to make changes in pattern as recommended by buyer.

Take care of product design and make it production friendly

 Garment technician take care of those critical points to make sample production friendly.

Fabric consumption calculation

 Do calculations on fabric used for a garment and lead in setting a competitive price for the market.

Technical support in servicing the industrial support

• Provide technical support in operation and maintenance of the industrial machines. Report writing

• Prepare periodic reports as required by your supervisor Inventory

• Maintain an inventory of tools and materials supplied and report the usage to your supervisor

Performs other related duties as required and or as assigned.


Minimum qualifications and experience required

• Minimum Certificate in garment making, fashion design or related field

• Minimum one years’ experience sewing garments on industrial sewing machines  Knowledge of garment manufacturing preferred.

• In-depth understanding of design principles, fashion, and the fashion industry

• Ability to communicate in Arabic is required

• Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently

• Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function for this position

Skills and Personal Qualities required

• Knowledge of quality control standards to maintain satisfactory levels of pattern production.

• Skill in problem-solving techniques.

• The ability to meet deadlines and work within a budget

• Team working ability.

• Self-motivated and self-directed

• Good physical (hand/eye) coordination

Other knowledge, additional competences

Managing Work: Managing work to achieve results on time. Understanding and supporting the organization’s vision, purpose and strategies. Understanding our products and services.

Communicating: Communicating clearly and candidly; avoiding vagueness, ambiguity, and mixed messages. Contributing to an enthusiastic, positive work climate; energizing others.

Learning & Adapting: Demonstrating a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments. Taking the initiative as problems or opportunities arise; being action oriented, willing to take risks.

Maximizing Resources: Working collaboratively with people in our group and in other parts of the organization; supporting others when requested. Working effectively with people who have diverse ideas, perspectives and values.

Desirable Skills

 Knowledge of trending fashion designs.

Additional Skills & Competences

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Spoken knowledge of Kirundi and Shilluk is desired

• Team-work and participation

• Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative

• Degree of accuracy and attention to detail

• INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector

• Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to to be received by 20th September, 2019. The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-K is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates. AAH-K does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents. Selection will be done on a rolling basis.

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