Child and Youth Development Coordinator – SOS Children’s Villages

Organisation: SOS Children’s Villages
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: National Programme Development Advisor
About SOS:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social
development organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a
worldwide child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and
other projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in
Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri,
Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
1. Steers the Youth Development Process of the National Association:
  • Manage the implementation of the Youth
    policy, ensuring that all processes as outlined are carried out
    professionally.
  • Steer the formulation of an active and
    productive programme for youth development,
  • Technically supports Family Based care
    managers in handling issues concerning properties inherited and owned by
    youth, ensuring that such properties are well-secured.
  • Manage the youth resettlement process from
    the programme ensuring that proper support and procedures are provided to
    youth.
2. Promotes Educational and Careers Development:
  • Develop a package built on a clear
    understanding of youth skills, abilities.
  • Technically support the search and
    placement for educational and training opportunities ensuring that youth
    participate in choosing their areas of study.
  • Steers official correspondence and liaison
    processes with contact persons in SOS Kinderdorf International, colleges
    and universities abroad, maintaining a good level of knowledge about the
    youth living and studying abroad.
3. Support the Search for Job and Other Occupational Placement:
  • Develops packages, awareness talks and
    trainings based on current needs, and works with Youth co-workers to
    implement and improve job search skills e.g. information search,
    application and curriculum vitae writing skills, interview skills through
    mock interviews, etc.
  • Develop business start-up skills trainings
    in view of writing business plans and proposals, approaches for financing
    etc.
  • Identify apprenticeship placements, and
    short work experience programmes by providing needed backup documentation,
    references or other needed communications.
4. Promote good relations among the youth:
  • Organise meetings with various youth
    categories in conjunction with Family Based Care Managers and Youth Care
    Co-workers, ensuring that the National Director meets with all youth (in
    various categories) and that key issues are featured on such agenda.
  • Actively facilitate regular and meaningful
    meetings among the youth and alumina, meetings with various key staff at
    which their voice and needs can be heard and dealt with.
  • Maintain and update a database for youth,
    recording their progress.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold Bachelor’s
    degrees in child development/social sciences (Sociology, Development
    studies, Economics or related field). A Master’s degree in youth
    development education will be an added advantage.
  • At minimum of three or more years’ work
    experience in child /youth related I with a recognised child care NGO.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Uganda
    and International child rights regulation & polices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills.
  • The ideal candidate should exhibit
    exceptional leadership, counselling, and report writing skills.
  • A thorough understanding of program design
    and development especially in the sectors of Education, Health, Life skill
    or Child Protection.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the use of Internet for
    research.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters
enclosing a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of
academic transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details
of at least three references to:
The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
25 km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,
P.O Box 27510,
Kampala. Uganda
Or send by e-mail to: jobs@sosuganda.org
The applications may also be dropped at SOS Children’s Village offices
in Gulu, Entebbe, Kakiri and Fort portal
NB: The submitted written application should clearly be
indicating the position title in the subject line. Please use standard file
types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and send all
documents in one file attachment.
Deadline: Friday, 9th January 2015.

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