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  • Posted: Dec 9, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 21, 2020
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  • SOS Children's Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organization which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949.
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    Programme Coordinator

    We seek to recruit a dynamic mature persons to become a Programme Coordinator for SOS Children’s Villages – Meru.

    Key Functions of the Job

    The Programme Coordinator will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-

    • Ensuring effective programme planning and implementation including timely reporting for the Family Strengthening Programme activities
    • Coordinate SOS CV Kenya family strengthening program
    • Maintains good relationship with external key stakeholders of the programme including beneficiaries and investors/donors and respond to their requests regularly and keep updating them about the programme when required and as will be guided.
    • Ensures strong linkages with county-level structures and systems to support coordination and collaboration for quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the programme
    • Ensure that the Programme systematically builds capacities of families and local community groups towards self-reliance through appropriate trainings and introduction of innovation and best practices application around sustainable livelihoods, income generating projects, group savings and loans, revolving funds, vocational skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses
    • Facilitate the Programme’s representation and/or participation in local and national knowledge networks to draw on and share best practice and lessons learned for application and replication purposes
    • Responsible for capacity development including mentoring, coaching, performance appraisals, for FSP staff under his/her supervision
    • Promote teamwork, information sharing and collaboration with other SOS CV Kenya family strengthening programme in other locations
    • Guides the social workers in rolling out all FSP components with particular emphasis on community mobilization and development implementation

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

    • A holder of a Bachelor’s degree in development/social sciences (Sociology, Development studies, Economics or related field)
    • A thorough understanding, preferably 3 years’ experience of project planning and community implementation of OVC, Child Protection and Livelihoods programs.
    • Demonstrated experience working as a mid/senior level manager in at least 3 of the following areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including HIV care and support; social service systems strengthening, including social services workforce and M&E.
    • Strong preference for experience in case management and case planning, community level capacity building, facilitating appropriate referrals/linkages and other strategies with the aim of ensuring empowered children, families and communities who are self-reliant.
    • Familiarity with programme cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation with good understanding of financial controls and procedures.
    • Excellent interpersonal, strong writing and oral presentation skills to meet diverse requirements of immediate beneficiaries and other stakeholders
    • Experience of facilitation, training and network building

    The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

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    Community Development Workers

    We seek to recruit 2 dynamic mature persons to become 2 Community Development Workers for SOS Children’s Villages – Meru and Nairobi.

    Key Functions of the Job

    The Community Development Workers will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-

    • Support Family Strengthening Program
    • Responsible for all Target Group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program
    • Facilitate Open communications within the Family Support Team and other departments
    • Facilitate the educational development of children in the target group
    • Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of local child protection structures such as Child Protection Volunteers, Lay Volunteer Counsellors, Community Health Workers and Local Area Advisory Councils
    • Establish links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors GOK departments and community
    • Any other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications / Abilities

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences / community development / child psychology or related disciplines.
    • Knowledge in data collection, analysis and knowledge management
    • Prior experience with project cycle management in a complex project
    • At least 3 years progressive experience working with vulnerable populations [children, youth, women] and community groups.
    • Previous experience in child -focused organizations working with children on care, protection and advocacy will be an added advantage.
    • Strong analytical ability as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili is preferred.
    • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong written and oral skills in English and Kiswahili
    • Strong report writing skills

    The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

    Method of Application

    If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application & updated CV (with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the Human Resources department to reach us on or before 21st December 2020 by email to: [email protected]

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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