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  • Posted on: 28 April, 2011 Deadline: 12 May, 2011
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  • Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic social development organisation working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at risk of losing parental care. SOS children's Villages International is the umbrella organisation that provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 132 countries worldwide. Working throughout the country. 80S Children's Villages Nigeria is in the process of recruiting dynamic individuals to guide and support the work with individual families participating in our programme in Jos (zawan), Kaduna and Ibadan. This programme aims to strengthen the capacity of families and communities. so that they are able to effectively protect and care for their children

          Family Strengthening Manager : Jos, Kaduna and Ibadan
          As Family Strengthening Manager you will be responsible for leading the planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of the family strengthening programme.
          The challenge:
          •             Ensure effective implementation of plans - guiding & supporting the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care Ensure that those children who are most at risk participate in the programme.
          Guiding & support the building of self-reliance in families.
          •             Build a strong programme team.
          •             Implement required administrative systems, as well as monitoring and evaluation systems.
          Your profile:
          •             A degree (or equivalent) in development studies, social work, public administration, social sciences or other relevant subject
          •             At least 3 years experience in community development or social services. Management experience an added advantage
          •             Experience in project management, monitoring & evaluation An understanding of relevant social development issues
          Excellent command of the English language and good verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in one or more of the languages of the target community( s)
          •             Basic financial management skills
          •             Basic computer skills (windows. word, excel)
          •             A valid driver's license (or learning to drive)
          •             Highly organised, able to work independently, use initiative and keep commitments

          Field Officers. Lagos, Jos
          As a Field Officer, you will be responsible for leading the initial assessment of families being
          considered to participate in the programme.
          The challenge
          Facilitate the preparation-of the families' first development plans
          •             Support co-workers of community-based partner organisations in their work with families Support the delivery of support services by the programme
          Support monitoring & evaluation of the programme
          Perform other specialist roles that maybe assigned to you by your Line Manager
          Your profile:
          •             A degree (or equivalent) in community development, social work, social sciences or other
          relevant subject
          •             At least 1 year experience in community development or social services
          •             An understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children
          •             Fluency in one or more of the languages of the target community(ies) Good verbal and written communication skills
          Basic computer skills (windows, word, excel)
          Positive & professional approach: organised, able to work independently and keep commitments.
          We offer
          •             A competitive salary & benefits package Opportunity to work for a well-respected NGO .
          In accordance with the organisation's child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

          Project Accountant (fulltime)
          Your Profile:
          Bachelor Degree/HND in Accountancy. Additional professional qualification will be an advantage
          Financial management skill.
          Basic computer skills (windows, word, excel and financial packages) Minimum of 3 years cognate working experience.


    If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your application (detailed CV and motivation letter) along with three traceable references to:
    The National Director,
    SOS Children's Villages. Nigeria,
    35 Ogunmefun Street. Pedro-Palmgrove, Lagos
    P.O. Box 660 Shomolu Lagos-Nigeria
    Email address recruitment@sosvillages-nigeria.org
    Closing date: 12th May, 2011
    Note: Please state the position and preferred location as the Subject of your mail. These vacancies are for an Initial two year contract, and are renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
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