SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization.
We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development.
SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is seeking to recruit a Village Director - Family Based Care Coordinator for SOS Children’s Village Rafah:
Position: Village Director (Family Based Care Coordinator)
Reports to: The Programme Director
Position summary: The Village Director - FBC Coordinator leads the Family Based Care (FBC) unit in the programme location. His/her primary role is to be a guardian to each SOS child and family and take an active part in the growth and development of each person. The FBC Coordinator coordinates pedagogic activities in collaboration with the education coordinator and relevant social workers to ensure the adequate care of all children in family based care in accordance with the organisational policies and guidelines. He/she is a key member of the programme location and as such, takes active interest in the work of other units within the programme location. The FBC Coordinator networks pro-actively with relevant government departments, active and potential partners and the local community as directed by the programme director. He/she monitors and assures the overall quality of care within the programme in line with family based care model.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-promotes strong collaboration, effective communication and team work among all co-workers for effective delivery of services
-leads, manages, supports and develops all core care co-workers
-supervises administrative systems and promotes the efficient and responsible use of all resources
-participates and contributes to the programme plans and budget development.
-strengthens the links between SOS families and biological families and relatives if available and creates opportunities for reunions and visits.
-establishes and maintains partnerships and networking with relevant government departments, local community groups and officials to establish and maintain good relationships/partnerships.
-aligns and reviews the work within SOS families to the child and youth care quality standards.
-Minimum of BA degree in: management and Development, social sciences, Educational sciences, or any related field.
-A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior managerial position
-A minimum of 2 year’s INGO experience
-Proven ability to strategically plan, write reports and proposals
-Proven ability to train and develop staff
-Good command of spoken and written English – Arabic
-Ability to network and build relations with stakeholders
-Ability to work under pressure within a team as well as independently
-Monitoring and evaluation skills
Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 10th March, 2016
Stating in the subject line: VD (FBC)
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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