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Program Officer, Health and Socio-emotional Well being – Gode, Somali Region of Ethiopia

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Job Description

Program Officer, Health and Socio-emotional Well being
Category: Social Sciences and Community

Location: Gode, Somali

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)

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 and 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 grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Health and Socio-emotional Wellbeing Officer who will be responsible for social, psychological and emotional development of the children and young people under our care

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 Health and Socio-emotional Wellbeing Officer, you will be in charge of the following:

Developing social service programs, internal regulations for disciplinary issues
Directing, coordinating social welfare programs that are being implemented in the program.
Evaluating measures to be taken to improve services to children.
Developing and recommending child admission criteria.
Providing guidance and counseling services to children and young people in close cooperation with caregivers.
Provide guidance to young people and develop programs to help them easily integrate with the community.
Collaborating with different external offices on matters of common concern for the provision of better services for the children and young people, .
Preparing health related educational packages for HIV/AIDS, sex education, etc. and educating children and young people
Advising and assisting caregivers in implementing primary health care principles.
Ensuring that children receive medical attention/ first-aid services if they are ill injured and need medical treatment, refers serious cases to clinics and follows-up referral cases to hospitals.
Informing fellow colleagues on health care issues, particularly those issues affecting mothers and children such as family planning, vaccination, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and hygiene.
Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

BA degree in Sociology or similar field
Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience
Ability to maintain confidentiality and foster trust and respect.
Self-motivated and highly organized, detail oriented
Knowledge of case management, case conferencing and investigation and intervention theories and practices,
Knowledge of child right and UNCRC
Excellent verbal and written communications skills,
Excellent report writing skills
Proficiency speaking the local language
Basic Computer Skills
The Pluses

Prior experience working in INGO

 How to Apply

Excited to take on a new Adventure…….

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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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