National Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator NGO Job Careers – SOS Children’s Villages

 Job Title:    National
Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator

Organization: SOS Children’s Villages

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: National Program Development Advisor


About US:

SOS 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, European
Union, 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 Family Strengthening Programme
Coordinator 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 Programme plan formulation and implementation within the National
Association, focus on child 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 through;

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 Association

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

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

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

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

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 conductin regular
reviews, provides feedback and make a follow-up on the utilisation of the

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

Supports the recruitment of new staff in close
collaboration with the Human Resource Coordinator, by screening applications,
preparing for interview requirements etc.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
community Development related studies such as social work, development studies,
public administration, or Social Sciences.

At least six years of relevant work experience
in implementing social programmes and community development out of which 3
years at a supervisory level.

Broad knowledge and understanding of social /
community development issues, such as education, health, HIV/AIDS and gender.

Experience in project management, planning,
monitoring and evaluation.

Experience working with target group, i.e.
vulnerable children, families and communities.

Must be highly organised, efficient, able to
work independently, use initiative and meet deadlines.

Excellent command of the English language and
good communication skills are required.

Skills in proposal writing will be of great

Report writing skills.

Good knowledge and understanding of children’s
rights and rights-based approaches in the development of programmes.

Understanding of human resource development.

Experience in budget development and knowledge
in financial management

Ability to work under high pressure.

Positive and professional approach: highly
organised, results oriented, using initiative and keeping commitments

Computer literacy.

Experience in community mobilization

Fluency in local languages will be an added


How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for this
position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV),
and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of
three traceable referees to the address below:


The Head Human Resource and Administration,

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,

Plot 53 Ntinda II Road

Kampala. Uganda


Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF
Document not exceeding eight pages to: jobs@sosuganda.org


NB:  Applications that
are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight pages or
electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted by 11th September 2020.


Deadline: 31st August 2020


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