NGO Social Work Jobs – Village Director at SOS Children’s Village Uganda

Job Title: Village Director at SOS Children’s Village
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About SOS:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non government organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages international, a worldwide child care organization that provides children at risk of losing parental care with a permanent home and educational opportunities.
We run two major programmes i.e Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening Programmes supporting families in local communities.
SOS has been working in Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and Fort Portal – Kabarole district. SOS also subscribes to a child protection policy.
Job Summary: We seek to recruit a socially stable, mature person (male or female) aged 33- 42 years to undertake the establishment, leadership and management of the SOS Children’s Village Gulu.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The Village Director reports to the Programme Director and his / her key result areas include:
·         Leads the Family Based Care program, providing strong leadership to the affairs of the Children’s Village.
·         Takes responsibility for children’s education and psychosocial needs also promoting the welfare and job performance of SOS mothers and all other staff in the children’s village.
·         Leads the planning and implementation of activity programmes for the Children’s Village.
·         Develops and implements appropriate training programs for mothers and youth leaders’ development.
·         Creates a framework for a high quality of youth care within youth facilities/youth care programmes
·         Promotes and supports the development of strong and long term family ties among SOS families and acts as role model for the children, mothers and staff.
·         Actively contributes to the location management team of which he/she is a member.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         University graduate in one or combination of the following disciplines: Management of Organisations, Human Resource Management and Social Sciences, Qualification in social work, child psychology and counseling shall be of great advantage.
·         Working experiences should include: at least 3 – 4 years progressive work at key positions (in management) in a stretching / modern working environment preferably working with children and youth programmes.
·         Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities.
·         The candidate should possess the emotional stability to lead and guide the large community of children, SOS mothers and staff, maintaining the required high standards.
·         A stable social and emotional family situation.
·         The position requires the Village Director to live within the Children’s Village.
How to Apply:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P.O Box 27510,
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe, Abaita Ababiri-25kms Entebbe Road. Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 29th March 2013.
Only Short listed applicants will be contacted.
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