National Family Stregthening Programme Coordinator – SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:            National Family Stregthening Programme
Organisation:  SOS
Children’s Villages
Duty Station:   Uganda
Job Ref: SOS-UG/JOBS/2019/013
Reports to: National Program
Development Advisor
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
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 Companies.
Job Summary: The National FSP
Coordinator, reporting to the National Program Development Advisor is
primarily responsible for
supporting the implementation of the Family Strengthening
Programme (FSP) within the
National Association. S/He works in partnership with the
Programme Director (PD) to
supervise the work of the FSP Coordinators who are
  responsible for the management
of FSPs across all SOS Children’s Village locations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Overall coordination of the programme
strategy, coordinating
plan formulation and implementation within the National Association, focus on
and Family development, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities,
monitor the efficient use of Organisation resources, support to Child Care and
advocacy programmes, actively involved in the recruitment of FS programme
staff. The National FSP Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating
baseline studies regarding planned programmes; writing reports on FSP, and
meeting related information / feedback demands. This position must work closely
with the National Program Development Advisor, advising him on key matters of
the FSP and in relation to community development issues that affect our NA.
S/he will also support the development of funding and partnership proposals.
Overall Coordination of
the Family Strengthening Programme Strategy
Lead the implementation of SOS Children’s Village Programme strategy
Policy formulation and dissemination
Ensuring that policies, procedures and
guidelines are adhered to, to the best interest
of the child
Support the FSP in development and
Initiation of relevant capacity building strategies
for the families in the
target group
Knowledge sharing of policies , new ideas and
positions from IO/RO
Coordinates Programme Plan
formulation and Implementation within the National
Spearheads and supports the planning, establishment and monitoring of new
family strengthening programmes in SOS Children’s Village locations in line
with the FSP policy guidelines.
Leads the overall planning and formulation of proprieties for strategic
action in FSP work within the NA and support FS coordinators in drawing up the
plans and budgets.
Participates in national and regional FSP processes e.g. feedback
sessions, meetings and meeting programme requirements geared towards the work
of the organisation.
Keeps the National Director well informed regarding FSP strategic
direction within the National Association through regular meetings and
reporting (quarterly, annual etc.), as well as through consultations with him
to ensure consistency in the programmes.
Child and Family Development
Monitors the Programme to ensure that the right procedures and policies
are followed in admitting beneficiaries into the program.
Ensures that the Family Development plans are adhered to and are a
guiding tool to the self sufficiency of the families
Supports the implementation of the education strategies and direction in
SOS Children Village Programme by :
Participating in regular evaluation of SOS
educational programmes
 Maintaining strong support for national
actions and processes to built the
capacity of Communities and duty bearers to assure
relevant and inclusive education
Monitors the Efficient Use
of the Organisation’s Resources
Works in close cooperation with the Programme Directors to ensure that
all funds and other resources are properly managed, controlled and utilised
principally for promoting programme objectives
Ensures that the usage of resources is in accordance to the approved
project and budget frames. Any ‘out of budget’ expenditures must be consulted
with and approved by the National Director
In liaison with the financial Controller acts to see that the key
priorities of the FS programme are funded and approved by the National Director
Supports Child Care and
advocacy programme within the National Association
Promotes Strong links with like-minded organisations and Networks, as
well as those which provide services that complement our services, contribute
towards SOS progress and building strategic alliance and participation towards
public campaigns.
Guides locations in partnership development with community initiatives,
local authorities and Non-government Organisation
Leads in identifying resources (financial, human, training etc.) from the
community, government departments, development cooperation and funding
agencies. In this regard, she encourages programme coordinators in networking
with NGOs working in their locations.
Seeks opportunities for / organises official visits to the programme
locations in conjunction with the programme coordinators, and handles public
and other inquiries with regard to FSP.
 Conduct Ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation
of the Programme activities
 Review, disseminate and monitor
utilisation of the FS manual across all locations and KIPs
Develops and implements effective monitoring and evaluation tools and mechanisms
in consultation with the Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Manager, programme
coordinators and other stakeholders, to ensure that the family strengthening
programmes provide quality services, and target the development needs of the
most vulnerable children within the communities.
Maintains good records of programme statistics on beneficiaries, services
provided etc in the Programme Data Base., and documentation on good practices,
useful in knowledge-sharing.
Guides programme staff in conducting regular reviews, provides feedback
and make a follow-up on the utilisation of the findings.
Coordinates external evaluations of the FS programme at the various
location to ensure that the minimum expected standards by International and
Regional Offices are met
Supports Staff Recruitment
and Training
Articulates manpower planning needs for FSP programmes, making proposals
for needed staff positions and plans in consultation with the Human Resource
Coordinator and Programme Coordinators.
In conjunction with the Programme Director, conducts regular staff
performance review of the FSP Coordinators as shall be determined
Supports the recruitment of new staff in close collaboration with the
Human Resource Coordinator, by screening applications, preparing for interview
requirements etc.
Other Duties
Coordinates and submits summations of narrative reports and statistics
(quarterly, annually etc), and responds to inquiries and feedback issues from
the National Director, Regional FSP Advisor or other source.
Helps to establish (in conjunction with programme coordinators) systems
and procedures for all matters of community programmes e.g. food and medical
assistance, provision of school requirements, as well as for services such as
counselling, legal advice, and trainings for beneficiaries.
Supports specific work assignments including preparation, placement and
follow-up of project / funding proposals to government departments, private and
public funding agencies. Works with the programme coordinators to review,
respond to queries, and develop plans and reports related to any strengthening
the family programme documentation. Carries out important internal / external
liaison as shall be assigned.
Provides other support as shall reasonably be assigned by the National
Assists in the various activities initiated by the National Office,
including Fund-raising initiatives & other meetings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
community Development related studies such as social work, development studies,
public administration, or Social Sciences.
At least five years relevant work experience
in community development
Excellent command of the English language
and good commu
skills are required. Skills in proposal writing will be of great advantage.
Management experience will be an added
advantage. You will have an understanding of social /
community development
issues, such as education, health, HIV/AIDS and gender.
You must be highly organised, efficient,
able to work independently, use initiative and meet
Fluency in local languages will be an added
advantage. You will have basic computer skills
(Windows, Word and Excel, power point etc.)
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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