Programme Officer (Code: PO)

SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia is a part of SOS-Kinderdorf International which is an international umbrella organization of national associations. It is a non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational and non-profit social development organization, working exclusively in the public interest.

Its objectives are:
  • To provide specialist care and support for orphaned and abandoned children through the SOS Children’s Villages. 
  • To support children, young persons and families in need through the establishment of social centers, schools and vocational training centers.
  • To advocate and promote the rights of children throughout the world.
  • To work with international organizations, and promote world-wide understanding and exchange of knowledge on child care issues.
  • To serve as a model of long-term family based care.
Programme Officer:
  • Co-ordinates all village activities.
  • Guides the village and co-workers in a strategic way according to SOS Children's Villages' policies and values.
  • Assures the quality of child care within the framework of the SOS family child-care model.
  • Guides and supports each SOS mother to ensure the well-being of the SOS families. 
  • Guides and supports the SOS youth care co-workers and promotes strong links between SOS families, youth care co-workers and village co-workers.
  • Provides framework conditions for families and children to grow.
  • Ensures that the individual needs and rights of children are addressed and respected. The rights and concerns of children are at the centre of his/her work.
  • Ensures the implementation of the organisation’s policies and guidelines, effective planning, evaluation, reporting and financial management.
  • Builds partnerships with the local community and government authorities and represents the SOS organisation and its integrated approach (family-based child care, family strengthening, education and advocacy) to the internal and external environment.
  • Comes to terms with living both private life and profession and strives to bring them into balance his/her work is based on good and effective guidelines of leadership & management (e.g. human resources development etc) andchild & youth care (e.g. child and family development etc). These two main task areas are equally important and complement each other.
  • At least completion of a degree in social sciences (management/leadership, HRM, educational sciences, psychology, social work etc.) 
  • Having leadership experience at a senior management/executive level, preferentially within the NGO or public sector;having practical experience in one or more of the following functional areas: child and/or youth care, community development, human resource management, psychology, education
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Readiness to live within an SOS Children’s Village Indonesia (Banda Aceh, Meulaboh, Medan, Jakarta, Lembang-Bandung, Semarang, Tabanan-Bali, and Maumere-Flores) 
  • Willingness to make a long-term commitment
  • Strong interest in working with children and youths
  • Excellent skills and expertise in HR/HRD; ability of strategic thinking, planning and budgeting; financial management skills; basic knowledge in fundraising and marketing; network-based way of thinking
  • Excellent knowledge and skills of Pedagogical and psychological, basic comprehension of child, youth and family development
  • Excellent knowledge of national child welfare and child care legislation, familiar with and aware of children’s rights and child protection,
  • Capability to promote child and youth activities
  • Experience in cooperating with local and national child and youth care projects of governmental and NGO initiatives
  • Intercultural, gender and diversity sensitivity, respects and appreciates different cultures, religions and social backgrounds and is capable of a gender sensitive approach
  • Emphatic and active listener
  • Excellent skills of Community development and facilitation
  • Capability for participative approaches
  • Excellent skills Monitoring and evaluation
  • Hands-on computer software skills
  • Good presentation and project management skills
  • Knowledge of English
Interested applicants should send their application via e.mail to (Max 25MB) latest by December 28, 2015. It is must for all the applicants to mention the designation in the subject line of e.mail while sending their application.