Labor Migration

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Labor Migration Pillar

Through this pillar, Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) enhances the victims’ protection, safety, rehabilitation and social reintegration through:

  • Advocacy for the protection of labour migrants in the EAC and Diaspora

  • Development of the migrant Homecare Management curriculum for migrant Domestic Workers

  • Conducting Pre-departure training for labour migrants to the Gulf States

  • Providing direct assistance to victims of human trafficking, forced labour, migrants in distress and returnees.

  • Development of SOPs for Shelters that support Victims of Human Trafficking.

  • Supporting migrant returnees to self-organize for advocacy on migrant workers’ rights

  • Providing information on safe migration

Our Journey

1.2008 - Partnership between International Organization for Migration (IOM) and CDTD for "phase 2 of the Counter Human Trafficking in Kenya through Capacity Building, Awareness Raising and Assistance to Victims" project.

2.2010 - Sixteen victims of trafficking successfully assisted and reintegrated.

3. 2011 - CDTD appointed by IOM as a member of the taskforce for developing guidelines for victim assistance of Human Trafficking in the East Africa Region.

4.2014 - Consortium formed with ANPPCAN Regional office and Childline Kenya to combat urban child trafficking in Kenya through the project “Contributing to the elimination of urban child trafficking in Kenya”.

5.Between 2018 to Date - Talia Agler Girls Shelter served over 200 local and international girls and women victims of Trafficking.

6. 2022 -Consultative forum for free movement within EAC

What documents Do I need to be considered for work Abroad and Middle East?

You will be required to have:
a) Original birth certificate
b) Passport
c) Identity Card – NB: You must be over 21 years of age
d) A Curriculum Vitae

I have the required documents, What is the next step?

Once you have the required documents, find the list of accredited agencies on National Employment Authorities’ website and share an email with as many agencies as possible(EmploymentAgenciesList) . Cite your experience and interest, what documentation you have and attach your CV. Then await their response. Call or bring yourself to the agency’s office in person for more details.

What level of Education is considered for low skilled job?

The lowest education experience is high school level (form 4).

What are some of the low skilled jobs

The low-skill jobs include but not limited to domestic work, cleaning work, supermarket attendants, security guards, drivers etc.

What training must I have in order to considered for Domestic Workers' job

Since year 2019, the Kenyan government requires migrants to get professional training for low skilled jobs. Domestic workers undergo a 2-weeks intensive training in Homecare Management in accredited institutions. NB: If an agency promises work without this training, please note that they are rogue.

What units does the Homecare Management course for Domestic Workers entail

The course Curriculum consists of the following: 1. Homecare management which comprises: Housekeeping Childcare Laundry work Home nursing Catering 2. Support areas: Pre-departure training Lifeskills Labor relations Reproductive Health Duration The course duration is 2 weeks (14 days) full time. Certification This is offered by NITA (National Industrial Training Authority) on successful completion of the course and is mostly paid for separately from tuition fees. Training and NITA Fees – Approximately between 20 and 25,000 Ksh