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SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES INDONESIA
NEEDS
Programme Officer (Code: PO)

BRIEF
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.
POSITION PURPOSE
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.
JOB PROFILE
  • 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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 recruitment@sos.or.id (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.