NGO Jobs – Programme Officer – Youth Development (In charge of Male Youth) at SOS Children’s Villages

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages
Reports to: Family Based Care Manager
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Programme Officer will be responsible for youth
development i.e. guiding the individual development of the children and youths
assigned to him/her towards their independence. 
The Programme Officer plays a focal role in guiding individual youths
and organizes and leads youth activities within the frame of SOS youth-care
model. The incumbent leads the youths to create a supportive environment where
they can develop life skills and responsibility for themselves. He/ she in
addition respects and acts within the rights of the child context.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the implementation of Youth
    development programmes and activities within the Children’s Village.
  • Guides and supports personal development of
    youth adults living in the youth homes.
  • The incumbent creates opportunities for
    contact with young adult’s family of origin, SOS family and community.
  • Actively promotes and strengthens a
    professional and positive working relationship with SOS Mothers
  • Develops and initiates educational and career
    development programmes of young adults by training and helping them find
    employment opportunities.
  • Provides and creates a supportive environment
    where youths can develop life skills and responsibility for themselves.
  • Organizes and maintains a record system to
    facilitate the development of individual youth
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a good
    university qualification in child and youth development, education, social
    sciences, development studies or social work .
  • Additional training and experience in basic
    counseling is desirable.
  • A minimum of three to four years’ experience
    working with youth and children in a social/educational development
  • Possession of career guidance skills and
    involvement in co-curricular activities e.g. sports/games will be an added
  • The individual should be committed, honest, a
    good team player and have initiative coupled with passion and interest for
    youth work.
  • Age and Sex: Between 33 and 36 years Male
How to Apply:
applicants, who meet the specified job requirements, should send their
application letters enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary
information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including
telephone contact and details of at least three references to the address
below. Please send your application by email indicating in the subject tine the
position title and use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and send all documents in one file attachment for emails.
(Attachments which do not follow this procedure will not be considered).
Human Resource Coordinator,
Children’s Villages Uganda,
km on Kampala-Entebbe Rd, Abaita Ababiri,
Box 27510, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 10th February, 2016
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