Tuesday, 17 January 2012

SOS Children’s Villages International - National Family Strengthening Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages association are affiliated. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect.

With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children as well as preventing children from losing the care and protection of their own families. SOS Villages advocates for child rights and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse.

The Coordinator is expected to manage the family strengthening program and ensure that planned activities are implemented.

As well as ensuring that the programmes continue to provide relevant and quality services that lead to self-reliance of families and the community. The coordinator will be based in Hargeisa Somaliland with frequent travels to Nairobi.

Qualities & Key competencies:
  • Professionalism: Deep understanding of Community Development/Social Development including programming skills in: Health, Education, Child Rights, Gendermainstreaming and HIV/AIDS
  • Planning and Organisation competences: Excellent ability to plan, and organise the different work processes, particularly to integrate the activities of the different bodies/units within the general objectives of the organisation
  • Communication: Excellent communication both oral & written, as well as ability to present information in a clear concise manner. Ability to generate reports, and presentations
  • Teamwork: Good inter-personal skills and capacity to build and maintain excellent relationship with different partners
  • Leadership and organisation: Ability to lead and manage others in order to achieve the required objectives
  • Project Management: Familiar and able to work with Log-frame and project cycle management approach.
  • Degree in one or more of the following fields: Community Development, Social Work, Social Development, Project Management and Sociology
  • Must have proven experience in the field of: - Community Development and/or Social Development and at least 3 years of experience in programme/project management.
  • Language Skills: Proficient in English. Knowledge of Somali is a an added advantage
  • Computer skills : Good knowledge of standard software such as MS-Word, Spreadsheets, power point
If you fit the above profile, please apply by sending a detailed cover letter, CV, scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates, daytime contact, and three referees to the Human Resource Department on hr@sossomalia.org

The last date for receiving applications will be 23rd January 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted



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