NGO Jobs – Village Director at SOS Children’s Villages Gulu

Job Title: Village Director
Organization: SOS Children’s
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director Gulu
Job Ref: SOS707
About Us:
Client, SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is a member of SOS Kinderdorf
International, a worldwide, independent, non-governmental social development
organization that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests
and rights of children since 1949.
Children’s Villages Uganda is a locally registered Trust with a local governing
body: the Board of Trustees. It has been operating since 1989 and currently has
projects caring for more than 2,500 children in four locations at Kakiri,
Entebbe, Gulu and Fort Portal. The various projects include SOS Children’s
Villages, Community outreach programmes, Kindergartens, schools, medical
centres and social centres.
Key Duties &
  • Provide leadership for the Family Based Care (FBC) programme at
  • Lead the planning, budgeting and implementation of the FBC programme’s
    action plan.
  • Lead the regular monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of
    the FBC programme’s action plan.
  • Ensure the quality of child care at location is within the framework
    of the SOS child care model.
  • Be a guardian and take an active role in the growth, development and
    education of each SOS child/youth at location.
  • Support the SOS families and mothers in working towards the best
    interest of the children and youth at location.
  • Lead and build a motivated performance driven FBC programme staff
    team at location.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining relations with local and
    international sponsors of the FBC programme at location.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a university degree from a reputable
  • At least five years post work related experience with child/youth
    care programmes, with 2 years at a supervisory level.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and
    evaluating programmes.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining donor relations.
  • Planning and organisation skills.
  • Representing and networking skills.
  • People management skills such as training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Personal Competencies: Strategic thinking, Conceptual thinking, Leadership
orientation, Results orientation, Personal integrity, Understanding others, Team
management orientation, Concern for standards, Pro-active work ethics, Efficiency
orientation, Development orientation,  Flexibility towards circumstances.
How to Apply:
Please send the
following documents by email to and quote the job title and
reference number:
  • Updated CV which demonstrates that you are suitable for the job role
    including your contact information and three work related references in
    either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • A one page statement describing your suitability for the particular
    job role, in either Microsoft
  • Word or PDF format.
  • Please do not attach any academic certificates.
Deadline: 15th November, 2013 by 5 pm

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