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  • Posted on: 10 March, 2011 Deadline: 20 March, 2011
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  • Established in 1973, SOS Children's Villages, Nigeria is an independent, non-governmental, non-political, social development organization, an affiliate of SOS-Kinderdorf International SOS Children's Villages Nigeria focuses on the child's development into a self supporting and contributing member of the larger society. We strongly believe that a child's development to his full potentials is best realised in a caring family environment. Our programme interventions are as follows: Direct essential services to children of our target group; Capacity building interventions, and Advocacy. 


    NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/ ADVISER

    Position Summary 

    •             The National HR & OD Advisor works as part of the national management team in Nigeria to build an effective National HR function in SOS Children's Villages Nigeria, and to support the implementation of HR policies, strategies and good practices. 
    •             The National HROD Manager/Advisor is a member of the West and Central Africa Regional Human Resources and Organizational Development Network 
    •             Build an effective HR functions at  national level, ultimately ensuring that all co-workers are properly recruited, oriented, trained and performance managed, and that fair and consistent employment conditions are established. 
    •             Support the implementation of HR/OD policies, strategies and plans within the country, ensuring global priorities and strategies directions are properly supported. 
    •             Support Organization Development (OD) initiative in National Association (NA) capacity building ('strong local rooting') focusing on building management & governance capacity. 
     
     
    Cooperation / Reporting Relationships 

    •             Reports to the National Director and cooperates closely with other National Office advisory staff. 
    •             Receives additional technical support and instruction from the Regional HR/OD Advisor, and contributes actively to the Regional HR/OD network. 
    •             Provides close guidance and support to co-workers in charge of HR within the projects, national director and other senior 
    National staff. 
     
     
    Qualification

    •             Masters level University degree in Business Administration with specialization in HR or Personnel Management 
    •             Three years of professional work experience in the field of HR or personnel administration. 
    •             Work experience in an international organization is desirable 
    •             Membership of Professional HR and Personnel Management Institute. 


    FIELD OFFICERS 
    FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME 2 positions (Gwagwalada & Owu Ijebu)  

    The Field Officer will be a full-time SOS employee who shall assist the programme coordinator with the day-to-day running of the family strengthening programme. In particular he/she shall provide support with the implementation of the family development process (FOP), supporting the provision of services to beneficiaries; Support the families to set up income generating activities; create and maintain beneficiary filing system; office administration; perform detailed financial administration tasks; as well as administrative support to the programme.  
     
    The ideal candidate must have strong 2 years post NYSC experience; Administrative; field work experience, computer literacy (Ms Word. Ms Excel, Ms Access, internet access); ability to work with forms, maintain records and write reports. Experience in child and youth development, counseling or auxiliary social work and knowledge about OVC issues would be an advantage. 
    You should be fluent in one or more of the languages of the target group. Possession of a valid driver's license will be an added advantage. 


    YOUTH COUNSELLORS (LAGOS AND OGUN)

     PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 

    - Degree in Education, Psychology or Social Work 
    - Minimum of 5 years work experience in social work, teaching or related field with youths 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

    Organizational skills in education, career guidance and other youth development activities - conflict management skiils 
    - should be ready to live with the youths 
    - Be familiar with Child Rights Act and Child Protection Policy


    SOS MOTHERS (JOS, PLATEAU STATE)

    Position Summary 

    The SOS Mother builds a close relationship with every child entrusted to her care and provides security, love and stability that each child needs. As a child-care professional, she lives with the children, guides their development, and runs her household independently. She recognises and respects each child's family background, cultural roots and religion. 
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    The Mother lives permanently in the Village in a house with the children entrusted in her care. She is responsible for the children's individual psycho-social and educational development. She must possess a minimum of Senior Secondary School Certificate. Possession of a Diploma/NCE in Home Economics/Nutrition will be an added advantage. She must be conversant with child care practices, children health, nutrition planning, cooking and managing family budget. She should also possess an above average written and oral communication skill. Above all she must love children and has a homely and caring disposition. Applications from Widows are encouraged.


    AUNTIES (Jos & Lagos)

    Position Summary 

    The Aunties support the Mothers in caring for the children entrusted to them and relieve the Mothers as occasion demands
     
    Qualification:

    She is expected to possess a minimum of Senior Secondary School Certificate with good oral and written communication. She should have natural love for children and tolerance, with good housekeeping skills. She must be caring and demonstrate respectful attitude towards children.

    How to apply: 

    If you want a challenging career while impacting the lives of children in Nigeria, we would like to hear from you, 
    If you meet the above stated requirements. EMAIL your Resume along with a Cover letter stating your motivation for applying for this position to: 
    The National Director
    SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
    National Office
    35, Ogunmefun Street, Pedro, Palmgrove,
    PO. Box 660 Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria
    Email to: infor@sosvillage-nigera.org 
    Application Deadline: 20 March 2011 
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