SOS Children’s Villages Job Vacancy Application Details

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Job Vacancy Opened at SOS Children’s Villages | How to Apply.

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Details of SOS Children’s Villages Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

About us:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused, social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors, (institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg Foundation, ERIKS Development

Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP), Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of Companies.

Job Summary: The National FSP Coordinator, reporting to the National Program Development Advisor is primarily responsible for supporting the implementation of the Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) within the National Association. S/He works in partnership with the Programme Director (PD) to supervise the work of the FSP Coordinators who are responsible for the management of FSPs across all SOS Children’s Village locations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Overall coordination of the programme strategy, coordinating

Programme plan formulation and implementation within the National Association, focus on

child and Family development, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, monitor the efficient use of Organisation resources, support to Child Care and advocacy programmes, actively involved in the recruitment of FS programme staff. The National FSP Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating baseline studies regarding planned programmes; writing reports on FSP, and meeting related information / feedback demands. This position must work closely with the National Program Development Advisor, advising him on key matters of the FSP and in relation to community development issues that affect our NA. S/he will also support the development of funding and partnership proposals.

Overall Coordination of the Family Strengthening Programme Strategy

  • Lead the implementation of SOS Children’s Village Programme strategy through;
  • Policy formulation and dissemination
  • Ensuring that policies, procedures and guidelines are adhered to, to the best interest of the child
  • Support the FSP in development and Initiation of relevant capacity building strategies for the families in the target group
  • Knowledge sharing of policies , new ideas and positions from IO/RO

Coordinates Programme Plan formulation and Implementation within the National

Association

  • Spearheads and supports the planning, establishment and monitoring of new family strengthening programmes in SOS Children’s Village locations in line with the FSP policy guidelines.
  • Leads the overall planning and formulation of proprieties for strategic action in FSP work within the NA and support FS coordinators in drawing up the plans and budgets.
  • Participates in national and regional FSP processes e.g. feedback sessions, meetings and meeting programme requirements geared towards the work of the organisation.
  • Keeps the National Director well informed regarding FSP strategic direction within the National Association through regular meetings and reporting (quarterly, annual etc.), as well as through consultations with him to ensure consistency in the programmes.

Child and Family Development

  • Monitors the Programme to ensure that the right procedures and policies are followed in admitting beneficiaries into the program.
  • Ensures that the Family Development plans are adhered to and are a guiding tool to the self sufficiency of the families
  • Supports the implementation of the education strategies and direction in SOS Children Village Programme by :
  • Participating in regular evaluation of SOS educational programmes
  • Maintaining strong support for national actions and processes to built the capacity of Communities and duty bearers to assure relevant and inclusive education

Monitors the Efficient Use of the Organisation’s Resources

  • Works in close cooperation with the Programme Directors to ensure that all funds and other resources are properly managed, controlled and utilised principally for promoting programme objectives
  • Ensures that the usage of resources is in accordance to the approved project and budget frames. Any ‘out of budget’ expenditures must be consulted with and approved by the National Director
  • In liaison with the financial Controller acts to see that the key priorities of the FS programme are funded and approved by the National Director

Supports Child Care and advocacy programme within the National Association

  • Promotes Strong links with like-minded organisations and Networks, as well as those which provide services that complement our services, contribute towards SOS progress and building strategic alliance and participation towards public campaigns.
  • Guides locations in partnership development with community initiatives, local authorities and Non-government Organisation
  • Leads in identifying resources (financial, human, training etc.) from the community, government departments, development cooperation and funding agencies. In this regard, she encourages programme coordinators in networking with NGOs working in their locations.
  • Seeks opportunities for / organises official visits to the programme locations in conjunction with the programme coordinators, and handles public and other inquiries with regard to FSP.

Conduct Ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation of the Programme activities

  • Review, disseminate and monitor utilisation of the FS manual across all locations and KIPs
  • Develops and implements effective monitoring and evaluation tools and mechanisms in consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Manager, programme coordinators and other stakeholders, to ensure that the family strengthening programmes provide quality services, and target the development needs of the most vulnerable children within the communities.
  • Maintains good records of programme statistics on beneficiaries, services provided etc in the Programme Data Base., and documentation on good practices, useful in knowledge-sharing.
  • Guides programme staff in conducting regular reviews, provides feedback and make a follow-up on the utilisation of the findings.
  • Coordinates external evaluations of the FS programme at the various location to ensure that the minimum expected standards by International and Regional Offices are met

Supports Staff Recruitment and Training

  • Articulates manpower planning needs for FSP programmes, making proposals for needed staff positions and plans in consultation with the Human Resource Coordinator and Programme Coordinators.
  • In conjunction with the Programme Director, conducts regular staff performance review of the FSP Coordinators as shall be determined
  • Supports the recruitment of new staff in close collaboration with the Human Resource Coordinator, by screening applications, preparing for interview requirements etc.

Other Duties

  • Coordinates and submits summations of narrative reports and statistics (quarterly, annually etc), and responds to inquiries and feedback issues from the National Director, Regional FSP Advisor or other source.
  • Helps to establish (in conjunction with programme coordinators) systems and procedures for all matters of community programmes e.g. food and medical assistance, provision of school requirements, as well as for services such as counselling, legal advice, and trainings for beneficiaries.
  • Supports specific work assignments including preparation, placement and follow-up of project / funding proposals to government departments, private and public funding agencies. Works with the programme coordinators to review, respond to queries, and develop plans and reports related to any strengthening the family programme documentation. Carries out important internal / external liaison as shall be assigned.
  • Provides other support as shall reasonably be assigned by the National Director.
  • Assists in the various activities initiated by the National Office, including Fund-raising initiatives & other meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in community Development related studies such as social work, development studies, public administration, or Social Sciences.
  • At least five years relevant work experience in community development
  • Excellent command of the English language and good communication skills are required. Skills in proposal writing will be of great advantage.
  • Management experience will be an added advantage. You will have an understanding of social /community development issues, such as education, health, HIV/AIDS and gender.
  • You must be highly organised, efficient, able to work independently, use initiative and meet
  • Fluency in local languages will be an added advantage. You will have basic computer skills (Windows, Word and Excel, power point etc.)

How to Apply

All interested and qualified candidates please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and photocopies of academic certificates, and names, emails and contact details of three traceable referees to :

The Head Human Resource and Administration

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II Road

Kampala

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages and the position title as the subject to: nationaloffice@sosuganda.org

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified.

Deadline: 20th December 2019.

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