Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development international organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interest and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children. In Nigeria, SOS Children’s Villages was established in 1973 after the civil war as an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages International which is a federation of 137 SOS Children’s Villages Associations worldwide. We build families for neglected, abandoned or orphaned children, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities. In fulfilment of our expansion project, we urgently require skilled individuals to fill the following vacancies. All eligible candidates are required to possess the under-listed skills in addition to role-specific requirements:
Understanding the NGO/INGO sector
Excellent understanding of children’s rights and child protection issues
Awareness and basic understanding of issues affecting orphans & vulnerable children, such as the causes of vulnerability (e.g. HIV & AIDS, Gender, Social Development Issues, Youth Development); local and national responses, etc.
Excellent command of written and spoken English – other languages, an asset
Strong analytical and reporting skills, including the ability to identify problems and possible solutions, and the ability to reflect these in a report.
Good communication skills and people development skills, including facilitation, coaching and mentoring skills, to build the capacities of co-workers from partner organizations; as well as of children and their caregivers, and other community members
Collaboration skills, being driven to work with others and being able to build strong working relationships with community members and groups
Fluent in at least one of the local languages spoken in the Programme’s target communities
Ability and willingness to travel as required within and between project/programme locations
Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
Strong use of MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365
In accordance with the organization’s Child Protection Policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Qualified candidates should apply through the website address: www.sosvillages-nigeria.org/career not later than two weeks from the date of publication. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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