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10 Sep 2019

Program Director(Internal/External)

Job Description

Program Director(Internal/External)

Category: Development and Project Management, Management, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Gode, Somali

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time

Job Description

Who we are

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront Ethiopian children who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing their parental care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia aspires that every child should grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Location Program Director that can provide overall leadership for the location in both managerial and programme aspects,  and play a key role in influencing quality and effectiveness of programmes initiatives.

What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing professional space to grow and advance your career!!

Your role….

As a Location Program Director, you will be in charge of the following:

Coordinating Planning and Budgeting at the location in line with the SOS Children’s Villages strategic  direction.
Participating in the National Association’s strategies for fundraising and resource  mobilization in cash and in-kind.
Implementing results-based management of programme and ensuring alignment between functions.
Leading the implementation of the programme management cycle including the CVP planning process as part of NA annual and strategic planning to ensure that interventions are relevant to the local context, respond to the needs of the target group, and contribute to the development of sustainable social support systems.
Ensuring efficiency across different programme units.
Reports on CVP activities and progress towards targets to National Director and relevant National
Ensuring that Child Safeguarding measures are in place across the location
Ensuring the effective implementation of the HR Cycle in the CVP, following national legal requirements.
Facilitating the flow of information between National Office staff and their counterparts in the location according to the national annual plan, job descriptions and NMT agreed procedures.
Building accountability in the programme by ensuring implementation of simple and effective financial and administrative procedures, in accordance with defined policies, guidelines and standards.
Leading the budgeting process in the location.
Monitoring budget expenditures and conducting financial (in cooperation with the responsible person) and content controlling of the programme,
Leading the monitoring and evaluation of programme activities/Quality Assurance
Ensures the implementation of national and international quality standards with guidance and monitoring from function staff in the National Office.
Establishing partnerships and agreements with state authorities and other organizations with a power of attorney given by the National Director.
Leading and coordinating cooperation, partnership building, and networking efforts of the CVP with local and national authorities and other external stakeholders.
Building positive relationships with the community
Promoting the organization in public and identifying potential income sources in cooperation with the Fund Development & Communications function in the National Office.
Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

MA/MSc degree in Sociology, management, Public Administration and other relevant social science streams;
7 years  relevant experience in field or related field out of which three years’ experience in staff management and supervision;
English language capability in addition to the national language
Hands-on computer software skills (Word, Excel, Database etc.)
Demonstrable track record of success with program design, performance management, learning systems and monitoring & evaluation;
Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, changing environment, with an emphasis on high-performance, teamwork, accountability and results;
Personable and able to work within a customer service framework;
Refined and well-organized multi-tasking skills;
Experience in prioritizing and sequencing both programmatic and operational activities;
Ability to build relationships with partners and stakeholders;
Highly facilitative and collaborative leadership style;
Excellent adaptive problem-solver in challenging environment;
Excellent analytical skills; Shows excellence in cross-functional and strategic thinking and acting.
Exceptional ability to communicate consistently, clearly and effectively with a range of stakeholders;
Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service.
Has a strong awareness of his/her strengths and weaknesses and seeks relevant support for own development
Fluency in English is essential.
How to Apply

Excited to take on an new Adventure…….

Then send us your application through

http://www.sosethiopia.org.et

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

“Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication  to acquire  talents that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people.”

 


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