Family Stregthening Programme Coordinator Job Placements – SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:            Family Stregthening Programme  Coordinator
Organisation:  SOS
Children’s Villages
Duty Station:   Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director
About us:
Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, child-focused,
social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
(institutional and corporate agencies) including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation (NORAD), Austrian Development Agency (ADA), Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHSP),
Terre des Hommes (TDH), Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani Group of
Job Summary: The Programme Director (PD) provides strategic
leadership to Family-Like Care (FLC) andFamily Strengthening (FS) programmes by
ensuring the organisation delivers on its strategic
to work with the most vulnerable children and families. Works collaboratively
with the
Program Development Advisor and National Office Department Heads, to
programmes at the location including Family-like Care, Family Strengthening
Schools and Medical Centre in order to achieve the highest level of quality
delivery. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the PD provides valuable
in to SOS CV strategy and attainment of objectives attainment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership, Programme
Management and Planning
Drive forward the FLC and FS programme
strategy that embodies the values, vision,
mission and objectives of SOS and ensure it is being
delivered in all areas of the programme locations’ work.
Ensure that robust systems of planning and
delivering projects are in place and
implemented, from design and inception to delivery
and evaluation.
Demonstrate inspiring leadership in
promoting the values, the vision, mission and
goal of FLC and FS programme and in the
implementation of the National Office Strategy at location-level in line with
SOS CV National Office Strategic plan, Policies, Standards and procedures.
Performance Management,
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Ensure there is a shared understanding of, and drive
towards, excellence within all areas of the programmes and that the service
quality improvement priorities and actions are reviewed and implemented across
the Programme Location.
Focus on quality in every area of the work by effectively
managing internal performance systems such as M&E Assist and F&A Assist
and individual annual performance reviews in accordance SOS policies,
standards, procedures and practices.
Provides technical lead for quality M &
E system desi
including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context and technical
requirements of FLC and FS programmes
Conduct bi -annual and annual appraisals
based on personal objectives and agree on
SMART targets for each line report
Facilitate monthly monitoring meetings to
discuss progress against objectives and targets with each line report,
reviewing areas of success and weakness or areas requiring further support and
training, and make appropriate recommendations to the National Director.
Conduct impact assessment of programmes annually.
Financial and Grants
Ensure Finance Policy is adhered to and the
Head of Finance (HoF) is supported to hold
all staff accountable for expenditure and financial
reporting for programme location.
In conjunction with HoF, ensure that there
is a robust internal control environment,
including sound policies and procedures that
safeguard staff and the assets of the organization and funding partners, and
that improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the organization.
Ensure that established policies and
procedures on finance, and programmes are
understood by staff, implemented and regularly
Develops and monitors grant agreements and
sub-agreements with project partners.
Building and Nurturing
Build and maintain essential relationships
with the community, Government and local
authorities to develop appropriate partnerships and
Maintain relationships with current and potential
funding sponsors and networks wi
th other NGOs dealing with children to create a
network for peer-learning and experience-sharing.
Participate in community activities / forums
dealing with issues affecting children and
advocates children’s rights
Develops a mechanism to obtain feedback on SOS programmes from
partners and community and makes recommendations to the ND for corrective
Represents the National Director at
meetings, conferences and other networking
opportunities within the area of operation
Human Resource Management
and Administration (20%)
Ensure SOS is a healthy and safe environment
and that it is fully staffed with properly
trained and skilled members of staff who are
supported to achieve the best they can for the participants and the
organization as a whole.
Ensures that staff adhere to HR policies, Code of Conduct, Employment
Act, Child Protection Policy and other SOS guidelines.
Support the ND to review and implement the
Staff Development Policy to support focused
and dedicated staff
Ensure all key HR and Administration
policies and procedures such as Child Protection
Policy, Conditions of Service are living
documents that are clearly reflected in the day to day work of the
organization, are understood by staff, implemented and regularly reviewed with
the approval of National Director.
Ensure internal employee wellbeing is
reviewed and supported throughout all FLC and FS
work and activities.
Establish, develop and maintain excellent
working relationships with key stakeholders
identified in the FLC and FS programme delivery
strategy in the location.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelors
degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social sciences
A relevant postgraduate qualification in Sociology, Management,
Public Administration and other relevant social science streams will be an
added advantage
At least 7 years of relevant work experience
with an international NGO, in a similar role or
related role out of which three years must
be at senior management level.
Knowledge of good development approaches
including the rights based approach and
empowerment approach to development
Knowledge: M&E, PCM, proposal
development, planning, budgeting, education, child
rights, advocacy, public
Demonstrable track record of success with
program design, performance management,
budgeting, learning systems and monitoring &
Familiarity with project planning, financial
management, program monitoring, report
writing, and identifying fundable projects.
Strong relationship management skills with
ability to influence partners and stakeholders.
Exceptional ability to communicate
consistently, clearly and effectively with a range of
Ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results
in a timely and quality manner
Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel,
MS Access, MS Power Point, MS Project,
How to Apply:
interested and qualified candidates 
please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and
photocopies of academic certificates, and names, emails and contact details of
three traceable referees to :
Head Human Resource and Administration
Children’s Villages Uganda,
53 Ntinda II Road
Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding eight pages
and the position title as the subject to:
that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified.
Deadline: 20th
December 2019.
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