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Sunday 3 November 2013

Village Director - SOS Children’s Villages in Uganda

Job Title: Village Director
Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director Gulu
Job Ref: SOS707

About Us:
Our 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.
SOS 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 & Responsibilities:
Provide leadership for the Family Based Care (FBC) programme at location.
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.

The candidate should hold a university degree from a reputable institution.
At least five years post work related experience with child/youth care programmes, with 2 years at a supervisory level.
 Skills and Experience:
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.

To Apply:
Please send the following documents by email to sos707@aikanhr.com 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