SOS Children's Village Jobs in Nigeria [15 vacancies]

SOS Children’s Village Jobs in Nigeria [15 vacancies]

Latest jobs vacancies at SOS Children’s Village in Nigeria September 25, 2023 

SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria (SOS CV Nigeria) is one of 136 Member Associations working under the umbrella of SOS Children’s Villages International, an international non-governmental social development organization. We have been active in Nigeria since 1973, with footprints across the country in: Isolo (Lagos State), Owu-Ijebu (Ogun State), Jos (Plateau State) Ibadan (Oyo State), Kaduna (Kaduna State) and Gwagwalada, (Federal Capital Territory).

The first SOS Children’s Village was founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Austria, in 1949. As a child welfare worker, Gmeiner saw how children orphaned as a result of World War II suffered. He was committed to helping them by building loving families and supportive communities. Learn more about Hermann Gmeiner’s life and work.

With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners and friends, Gmeiner’s vision of providing loving care in a family environment for children without parental care, and of helping families stay together so they can care for their children, has grown steadily over six decades. Today, SOS Children’s Villages is active in 136 countries and territories around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of children each year through alternative care, family strengthening, schools, health centres, and other community-based work.

SOS Children’s Village Recruitment

September 25, 2023. Internal Audit and Compliance Officer

Job Title: Internal Audit and Compliance Officer

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

  • The Internal Audit and Compliance Officer will be responsible for the evaluation of the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control systems in SOS Children’s Villages by conducting regular internal Audit & Control reviews on the financial and programmatic activities of functions in the Nigeria National Office, and sub-offices where SOS Children’s Villages implements projects in Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • He/She will identify gaps and risks of non-compliance with policies, donor requirements & local laws with recommendations, and follow up on additional controls for the protection of the SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria’s programme’s assets, funds, reputation and compliance with applicable donor guidelines and policies.
  • Develop appropriate audit & compliance policies and methodologies
  • Ensure adequate assessment of risks and controls relating to SOS Children’s Villages’ activities and ensure compliance with established control procedures
  • Ensure periodic checks are conducted on program accounts, inventories and assets
  • Organise and oversee the audit & compliance process and ensure timely reporting within established quality levels and according to the audit plan
  • Ensure periodic inspection of all departments in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Analyse and review the monthly financial management reports
  • Ensure that violations of operational procedures are properly investigated and make appropriate recommendations on preventive/remedial action
  • Liaise with the law enforcement agencies in the conduct of special investigations into incidences of fraud and other irregularities
  • Conduct periodic evaluation of the adequacy of internal controls and efficiency /effectiveness of operations
  • Participate in process improvement/redesign as well as systems implementation efforts to ensure adequate attention is given to control considerations
  • Initiate and conduct spot checks on financial transactions and activities
  • Assess the quality of security and controls built into SOS Children’s Villages’ computer systems
  • Participate in disaster recovery exercises
  • Provide regular, accurate and objective reports/updates for management attention

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND/BSc Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a related field in Social Science
  • Professional certifications e.g ACA, CIA, ICAN or CISA
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Finance, Accounts, Compliance or Audit
  • Minimum of 2 years working as an Auditor with NGO/iNGO
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders and partners, through impeccable communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in auditing, internal audit standards, ethics and fraud awareness
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with staff in the interest of delivering internal audit and compliance functions.
  • Ability to lead and manage effective audit and investigations teams.
  • Understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, operational risk management, and effective controls.
  • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security
  • Demonstrated superior understanding of operational dynamics.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Child and Family Development Officer

Locations: Oyo and Plateau

Position Summary

  • The Child and Family Development Officer would be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Family Development Plans of families.
  • He/She is responsible for leading the parenting and child development process for the children and the families in the project location.
  • This includes individual home visits to each family to conduct the assessment and provide hands-on support for parents, including issuing referrals for psychological support where necessary.
  • He/She will research and develop strategies for improving and ensuring the sustainability of all development initiatives for the families within SOS Nigeria locations.

Responsibilities

  • He/She will also provide technical support to the community to develop and implement sustainable livelihoods initiatives via the promotion of employment-oriented initiatives and enhancing skills and engaging in income-generating activities.
  • He/she will work to strengthen caregivers’ and young adults’ livelihood capacity to achieve sustainable income generation and be able to attain self-reliance.
  • Conduct/update situation analysis and assessments on Child and Family Development (CFD) related issues to establish evidence-based data to support holistic policy and program development and coordinated planning, implementation and monitoring of results of related programs/projects.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of CFD plans program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of CFD related information/data for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results-based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required program documentation/materials/data to facilitate the program review and approval process.
  • Contribute significantly to the overall analysis, planning and development of the CFD plans
  • Monitor and report on the use of CFD plan resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity.
  • Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders.
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution
  • Strengthen the quality of the CFD plans through the strategic use of global learning and evidence on child development
  • Support families to establish set goals, milestones with timelines and develop actionable plans to achieve the defined set goals to address the identified gaps
  • Ensure that the organisation keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs action plans;
  • Empower families to have improved household income to actively support the development of their children and be self-reliant
  • Support young adults and caregivers in setting up viable small-medium scale businesses with good business plans and link them to other funding sources for business scaling-up and expansion.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / BSc Degree in a relevant subject area such as Guidance & Counseling, Community Development, Social Work etc
  • Minimum of 1 year of similar work experience in the field of Community Development or Social Services in an INGO
  • Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting; and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
  • Understanding of family development and community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
  • Counselling skills, including the ability to advice, influence and guide programme participants and other community members.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Regional Safety & Security Coordinator

Location: Northern Region

Position Summary

  • The Regional Safety & Security Coordinator assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for SOS Children’s Villages employees, Children /Youths, visitors, and assets as well as maintaining regular communication with staff during field movement.
  • The Regional Safety & Security Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize safety and security and that they are adhered to at all times.

Responsibilities

  • He/She is responsible for supporting the locations in the Region to ensure that safety, security is mainstreamed into all field operations across his/her Region, and that high-quality information is available for decision-making.
  • Work with the Safety and Security Advisor to develop, consolidate, implement, and regularly review operating procedures and security plans across the Region.
  • Assist the Safety and Security Advisor to provide training(s) that may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Contingency Plans (CPs), Security Management, Incident Reporting, Prevention and Response Mechanisms, Health and Safety, Communications (including satellite phones), and risk/threat analysis
  • Initiate, review, and collate security incident reports for each field site in the region.
  • Implement, maintain, and regularly update the regional SOS Children’s Villages staff and visitors list, Security Communications Tree and SOPs as needed
  • In collaboration with the Travel Team, monitor movement and provide security guidance to regional staff on the current situation in operational areas.
  • Daily track and record all regional SOS Children’s Villages field movement within the Northern Region, maintain strong communication to report and record observations, information, and occurrences during staff movement
  • Regularly conduct regional field visits to assess field site compliance with safety and security procedure during field activities
  • Submit regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly situational reports) to the Safety and Security Advisor.
  • Work closely with regional SOS Children’s Villages field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are follow up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately.

Qualifications, Experience And Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in criminal Justice, Peace And Security Studies, Political Science, or a related-field in Social Science
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of community engagement, risk management, safety and security management or other related fields
  • Minimum of 3 years working in security management with INGOs or other organizations
  • Completed formal security management training
  • Knowledge of the geography and culture of local regions of assignment
  • Ability to plan and organize work and write clear and concise reports and communicate effectively (both written and verbal)
  • Proven ability to read maps.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Child Protection Officer

Locations: Oyo and Maiduguri, Borno

Position Summary

  • The Protection Officer would be responsible for implementing community-based child protection activities in the programme.
  • He/she will be responsible for prevention and response activities of the protection program that include working with the community and community-based child protection structures and system; psychosocial support activities, case management, promotion children’s wellbeing and protection.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare the child protection component of your programme annual plan, implement and monitor child protection activities and ensure that the child protection activities align with the local context, programme objectives and the organisation’s values and principles
  • Encourage good practice by promoting and championing child protection policy and support procedures to protect children
  • Ensure all incidents are appropriately documented, correctly reported and considered in accordance with the state child protection policy and procedures. Analyze trends from reporting mechanisms and provide management with recommendations for improvements
  • Builds links between community-based initiatives and referral pathways to allow a more efficient access to services, and constitutes an interface between local communities and the programme, maintaining and managing relations with community leaders and members, local authorities, community-based organizations, CSOs, Child protection Networks and NGOs
  • Ensure that children abused or at risk of being abused are identified and receive individual case management support by direct counseling to the families or by providing the community-based child protection network with guidance on conducting case management, in accordance with the state child protection laws, standard tools and procedures
  • Organize capacity building training for child-led clubs, community caseworkers; youth center facilitators, Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) facilitators, child protection committees and other community structures, community members/representatives, foster parents, and vulnerable children to build their resilience
  • Maintain confidential records of reported cases, action taken and ensure information is only held on an individual whilst the person continues to carry out their regulated work role within the community
  • Raise awareness of the Code of Conduct for working with children to community child protection network members, parents/caregivers, teaching and non-teaching school staff, and adults in the community. Raise concern on behaviour that breaches the Code of Conduct
  • Support community-based child protection Network to undertake risk assessments of all spaces accessed by children to implement mitigating and corrective measures
  • Maintain a system to document risks and concerns raised, ensuring that appropriate follow-up is conducted and that learning from implementing these processes is fed back into the organization’s practice, policies and risk management
  • Work with state CPN to strengthen the implementation of the child protection activities and Procedures and to build the skills of CCPC members and key implementing partners in managing concerns
  • Assessing the Protection needs of children.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / BSc Degree in a relevant subject area such as Guidance & Counseling, Law, Community Development, Social Work etc
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar role within an NGO/iNGO sector
  • Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting; and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
  • Understanding of current child protection legislation
  • Ability to develop a child safety policy, risk registers and other child protection-focused procedures.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

Locations: Oyo, Jos – Plateau and Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The PMEL Coordinator supports the designing, updating and implementation of a robust organizational Monitoring and Evaluation system for effective implementation of SOS CVNs’ programmes/projects as well as be responsible for guiding and coordinating activities pertaining to M&E within the organization.
  • She/he will also coordinate and support the data collection, analysis & interpretation process, preparation and consolidation of quality reports as well as the undertaking of various studies such as baseline, feasibility studies, end line evaluations, surveys etc.
  • She/he will support in providing M&E findings and recommendations to making evidence-based decisions for enhanced organizational performance and accountability.

Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the development of Project’s results framework with input from the programme team
  • Support in developing M&E Plans for SOS projects/programme and implement the plan
  • Participate in data collection, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring SOS data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Responsible for supporting the preparation and review of programme reports in collaboration with programme team.
  • Manage research activities and ensure outcomes and lessons learned are integrated into the project and shared with relevant stakeholders.
  • Support Need Assessments and evaluation (baseline, mid-line and end-line)
  • Support provision of training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems.
  • Provides support in managing the Programme Data Base (PDB) in the organisation taking into account all participant’s data are regularly updated and are of high quality.
  • Support the implementation of Results-Based Management (RBM) in the organisation

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • B.Sc / HND in Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Project Planning, Economics or any relevant field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the NGO/iNGO sector
  • Understanding of family development and community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
  • Good use of Microsoft Office
  • Conversant with Local, State and Federal employment guidelines
  • High Energy, Calm disposition, Friendly and Supportive, High Integrity, quality Standards and Customer Service Coefficient
  • Thorough and detailed, diligent, passionate, proactive, see things through
  • Can take ideas and turn it into effective and productive operational plan.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Administration & Logistics Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The Administration and Logistics Coordinator will provide the location office with quality facility management; including liaising with heads of units/departments and staff to identify their facilities related requirements
  • Propose and manage cost-effective solutions; supporting the work of the Administration & Logistics Unit in service monitoring and supplier management, ensuring that the required standards are maintained
  • Provide Administrative support to enable departments to function effectively and efficiently
  • Supervise Drivers, cleaners and security personnel within the location
  • Coordinate and provide logistical support for Project activities, including travel arrangements, visas, field visits, and counterpart or IOR visits
  • Coordinate events such as conferences, workshops, seminars, and meetings.
  • Ensures the location office and its environment is always kept clean and tidy
  • Ensures that the location’s facility management practices conform to standard Health, Safety and Environmental risk practices
  • Oversees and ensures the location office implements first-class maintenance, and management culture for all assets
  • Ensures effective inventory administration
  • Coordinates routine infrastructure and inventory audit.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in Business Administration or related disciplines
  • At least 5 years proven experience in a similar role preferably within an INGO.
  • Ability to work through stringent deadlines with acute attention to detail
  • High standards of integrity; professionalism and impartiality
  • Must be able to exhibit high level of confidentiality
  • Well-developed organizational and file management skills
  • Working knowledge of the global leading practices in facility management, fleet management, general administration, and supplier management
  • In-depth understanding of the global requirements regarding Safety, Health and Environment (HSE) in the work place
  • Deep understanding of the supplier selection process and the various suppliers available locally and internationally.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of administrative practices, principles and techniques
  • Ability to perform baseline record and bookkeeping functions.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

Locations: Oyo, Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will contribute to policy development, technical analysis, background research, and content development, increase advocacy activity, including the provision of high-level policy advice, stakeholder engagement, and organize a wide range of activities to influence policies according to the scope of our programmes/projects priority areas.
  • This position acts as a key contact for government, non-government organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders, contributes to the strategic direction of SOS Children’s Villages in Nigeria, and improves its profile by leveraging its expertise as a Child Care & Protection Organization.

Responsibilities

  • The job role involves strategy development, research, monitoring and analyzing policy developments, information sharing, advocacy, networking and building relationships across a range of sectors (politics, policymaking, child protection networks, international aid organizations, religious groups and structures, and academia).
  • He/she will develop policy and advocacy approaches and will be responsible for providing high-level policy analysis on a number of identified key issues
  • He/she will be responsible for identifying ways to address key institutional and partner capacity needs that will accelerate progress towards policy and advocacy goals
  • Provide leadership in the development of strategic plans and budgets for all Advocacy campaigns
  • Conduct engagements through existing platforms to strengthen strategic communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Determine communication methods that will generate global support required for reforms and accountability
  • Ensure that evidence-based data are generated for informed decision making and knowledge and lessons learned are effectively managed and shared
  • Coordinate activities and communicate same among a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Produce a wide range of high-quality written outputs for various audiences including well-targeted policy briefings, and other outputs
  • Foster strong relationships and work closely with internal and external stakeholders in policy and advocacy work to keep abreast of key policy changes and relevant external issues, and to maximise their role as advocates for change
  • Ensure strong linkages with the Monitoring and Evaluations team so that advocacy and policy approaches are based on evidence
  • Contribute to quality program delivery and innovation in line with the documented plan
  • Analyse and provide programmatic inputs into financial reports
  • Development of short- and long-term governance and advocacy agendas
  • Collaborate with Management and support the analysis process, developing policy positions and programme strategies, establishing networks and partnerships
  • Provide technical inputs into the design and implementation of project activities, development of advocacy strategies, delivery of capacity building activities, development and review of advocacy tools, conducting social mobilisation activities and development of relevant communication materials
  • Identifying technical working groups to partner with at the state and federal levels

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Law, Political Science, International Affairs, Human Rights, Sociology, Psychology or any related field)
  • At least 5 years of proven professional experience in Policy & Advocacy (at national level will be an asset)
  • Experience with leading advocacy-related studies and researches, monitoring and analysing trends and developments in national and state-level child care legislation spaces.
  • Proven experience in developing project/campaign plans
  • Proven experience in handling Advocacy Campaigns in the NGO sector
  • Sound understanding of Policy Strategies and Analysis
  • Demonstrates high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with stakeholders and colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including diplomacy and tact to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders including NGO partners, community leaders, beneficiary’s key population and government officials
  • Understand communication Strategies
  • Proven ability to develop workplans and implement same
  • Ability to identify advocacy opportunities
  • Ability to write policy documents.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Livelihood Officer

Location: Plateau

Position Summary

  • The Livelihood Officer will provide technical and management support to families on the programme to develop and implement community-based sustainable livelihoods initiatives via either promotion of employment-oriented initiatives and enhancing skills or engaging in income-generating activities.
  • He/she will work to strengthen caregivers and young adults’ livelihood capacity to achieve sustainable income generation and be able to attain self-reliance.

Responsibilities

  • The livelihood officer will give Priority attention to interventions that would have immediate or short-term positive effect on the family’s socio-economic wellbeing, aiming to reduce their vulnerability; e.g. access to start-up support for job creation, access to low-interest loans for micro-business development, individual skills training, targeted vocational or entrepreneurship training, job placement, internship, business expansion support, etc.
  • Support families to identify ‘gaps’ in attaining self-reliance while linking it to the keys to self-reliance based on the development needs of each child within their care
  • Support families to establish set goals, milestones with timelines and develop actionable plans to achieve the defined set goals to address the identified gaps
  • Ensure that the organisation keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs action plans;
  • Empower families to have improved household income to actively support the development of their children and be self-reliant
  • Support young adults and caregivers in setting up viable small-medium scale businesses with good business plans and link them to other funding sources for business scaling-up and expansion
  • Implement skills-based innovative sustainable livelihood community initiatives that have a direct and immediate or short-term positive effect on the family’s socio-economic activities, aiming to reduce the family’s vulnerability and increase their chances of being self-reliant
  • Identify weaknesses and strengths in the livelihoods activities and map the best way forward to enhance strengths and mitigate adverse impacts or weaknesses;
  • Ensure gatekeeping and case management guidelines are followed in providing specifically tailored interventions targeted at supporting families to attain self-reliance
  • Conduct activities in a community- and rights-based, participatory manner, maintaining an Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD), and conflict-sensitive approach for community engagement
  • Ensure timely and quality progress and financial reporting by partners in line with agreed templates and schedules
  • Monitor programme implementation of partners (contractors, consultants, grantees) in accordance with agreements, work plans, deliverables, and timelines
  • Carry out regular reviews of the situation of the families and the support provided to them by the programme
  • Contribute to the realisation of sustainable income generation for families to provide quality care and protection for their children

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / BSc Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Community Development, Social Work etc
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the field of livelihood, community engagement and youth development within the NGO/INGO sector
  • Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting; and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
  • Proven experience with working with teams across diverse locations.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Digital Giving Coordinator

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The role is an excellent opportunity for professionals wishing to design, lead and impact digital fundraising campaigns in Nigeria aimed at the well-being of vulnerable children, with a respected, international non-profit organization.

Responsibilities

  • The Digital Giving Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of our digital fundraising strategy, with focus on reach, acquisition, and engagement, in key markets in the country and internationally
  • He/she will develop, execute and evaluate digital fundraising campaigns by using appropriate channels from the digital marketing mix, including email, social media, website, and search engine optimization, among others to increase income generation and our digital footprints.
  • He/she will also develop and manage landing pages, tools and graphics for online fundraising activities, including donation forms and fundraising event management to optimize donor experience and improve communication.
  • He/she will be responsible for developing and producing digital fundraising products and projects while driving innovation and exploring possibilities in digital fundraising
  • Take a key role in the budgeting and forecasting process for the digital fundraising programme.
  • Make investment cases for activity and growth to support decision-making across the programme and fundraising.
  • Proactively manage budgets, monitor and report on digital fundraising campaigns to ensure digital fundraising delivers on target.
  • Analyse existing and potential projects/campaigns to help determine viability and prioritise, in order to effectively utilise resources and allocate space online
  • Continually look for opportunities to push digital fundraising forward and deliver exceptional experiences for donors.
  • Manage the technical set-up of SOS Children’s Villages mobile giving platform, including the creation of donation pages and donor journeys and communications
  • Set up and manage a digital marketing programme for all leads, utilising email and SMS and other communications
  • Monitor performance on social media and web and continually look for ways to improve reach and impact of our
  • Create, monitor and optimize digital ads and communication products towards general and target public audiences, in line with strategies, KPIs and budgets.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • B.Sc in Business Administration, Marketing, E-Commerce, Information Technology or related discipline
  • At least 5 years proven professional experience as a Digital Giving Coordinator in the NGO/iNGO sector
  • In-depth knowledge and familiarity with social media marketing (e.g., Facebook Ads Manager) and ICT tools
  • Up to date with developments in digital technology, digital marketing fundraising techniques Demonstrates experience in leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform and motivate
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Reasonable flair for writing content relating to digital fundraising
  • Excellent analytical, as well as communication skills
  • Good knowledge of innovation in digital fundraising.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Driver

Job Title: Driver | SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria | Locations: Abuja, Oyo, Ogun and Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The Driver is responsible for providing assistance in meeting administrative and logistics services by picking up or dropping employees at scheduled destinations.

Responsibilities

  • Delivering important documents and goods to required destinations in a timely, safe and courteous manner.
  • He/she maintains the assigned vehicle[s] in compliance with regulations and performs related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Collaborates with other co-workers for the implementation of the location’s assignments.
  • Follows delivery/pickup instructions from dispatchers and supervisor in line with the Organizational requirements
  • Ensures the car assigned to him/her is kept clean at all times

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • High School or Ordinary National Diploma
  • Minimum of 3 years experience
  • Proven work experience as a Driver, preferably within the NGO/INGO sector
  • A trade test certificate as a Mechanic is an added advantage
  • Have excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the geography and culture of local regions of the assignment
  • The ability to navigate road maps will be an added advantage
  • Physically fit and able to lift and move heavy objects.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Programme Manager

Location: Oyo, North East

Position Summary

  • The role of the Programme Manager is to lead the SOS Children’s Village Programme. 
  • In this role, he/she is responsible and accountable for the overall development and management of the programme and its staff, leads the planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme, including all relevant programme interventions, in accordance with the organisational policies and strategy. 
  • He/she leads the programme team, facilitating and promoting cooperation among all co-workers, and ensuring the appropriate resource allocation for the programme strategy and plan actualization. 
  • He/she builds and maintains positive and strong relationships with the community, local authorities and a network of partner organisations, as required for the effective implementation of the programme.
  • Leads initial planning of the programme, including budgeting; leads the implementation and ongoing development of all programme interventions at the programme location; establishes and promotes the on-going monitoring and evaluation of all programme interventions; guiding and supporting programme co-workers; contributing to the development of SOS Children’s Villages.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the development of strategic plans and budgets for all programs in the location
  • Provide leadership to the location team towards achieving the objectives of the program strategies.
  • Review and ensure alignment of program priorities, strategies, campaigns and plans
  • Ensure quality implementation of all programs of SOS Children’s Villages in the location
  • Ensure learning are documented by the location team in the most effective way demonstrating value for money
  • Develop, monitor, review and update location activities and work plans to ensure that it attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Review and approve programme concepts, partner financial requests as per SOSCVs process and procedures.
  • Manage the expenditure and disbursement of resources allocated to the location
  • Monitor and advise on programme and project spending and variance report as per SOSCVs process and procedures.
  • Provide high-level policy analysis on identified key issues
  • Ensures the implementation of SOSCVs Policies.
  • Oversees resource mobilization strategies for sustaining SOSCVs campaigns and programs in line with strategic objectives
  • Ensures the implementation of programs to guarantee the achievement of donors/partners requirements.
  • Overseeing, coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of donor/partner funded projects and programs
  • Manage donor/partner grants effectively and efficiently and ensure quality reporting
  • Ensure effective monitoring systems, tools and practices are in place to determine a project or programme’s progress, challenges and achievements against internal and external targets and quality standards.
  • Ensure that technical guidance, tools, and SOPs are implemented in line with national guidelines, principles, and best practice
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and ensure that the goals and objectives of Child Protection and Safeguarding are met at all times.

Qualifications, Experience And Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Guidance & Counseling, Community Development, Social works etc
  • Minimum of 5 years as a Program Manager or a similar role in an iNGO
  • Previous experience working and coordinating with other stakeholders (MDAs, police, shelter homes, other NGO’s, etc.).
  • Understanding of family development and community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
  • Good use of Microsoft Office
  • Conversant with Local, State and Federal employment guidelines
  • High Energy, Calm disposition, Friendly and Supportive, High Integrity, quality Standards and Customer Service Coefficient
  • Thorough and detailed, diligent, passionate, proactive, see things through
  • Can take ideas and turn them into an effective and productive operational plan
  • Can create ideas and bring out quality, high-level results.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Head, Institutional Partnership Development (IPD)

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

  • The Head, IPD is to identify institutional partnership opportunities at the national local level (from bilateral, multilateral, international organizations and embassies and foundations).
  • He/She will coordinate with the Program team to conduct assessments and feasibility studies that inform program design as well as to conduct background research relevant for designing projects.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and write program proposals and be the link between Programs, Finance and submit this to potential institutional donors.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with donors by ensuring regular communication, knowledge exchange and effective reporting.
  • Working with the Funds Development Manager to be the link between SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria and donors, especially in the management of institutional funding contracts as well as ensuring regular communication with the SOS Children’s Villages International and Regional Offices.
  • Coordinate, monitor and assess the quality of donor reporting and make sure that donor requirements are met during the project implementation phase.
  • Prepare and submit IPD monthly updates and quarterly reports to the Regional Office.
  • Responsible for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of institutional (restricted) grants, including contract preparation, development of consortium agreements, teaming agreements compliance with donor requirements, and submission of reports.
  • Develop and maintain a mechanism for the management of institutional contracts.
  • Ensure all funding files, (electronic, system and paper) are complete and kept up to date.
  • Undertake routine donor contract administration for country programmes including maintenance of records on donor contracts.
  • Establish a close working relationship with the Finance Department and provide advice to ensure synergy in donor budgeting, contract management and reporting.
  • Develop and implement an institutional fundraising and partnership strategy in line with the needs of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria and ensure this is infused within the national plans.
  • Review and implement the recommendations of the donor market survey.
  • Train and support relevant staff in Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach, among other models and approaches.
  • Build fundraising capacity within the Program team, by training staff on funding policies, donor relations, reporting, contract management, etc.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact with donors by organizing donor roundtables, face to face meetings, attending donor fora, etc
  • Negotiate collaboration with partner institutions and government departments in support of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria subject to approval from the National Director.
  • Assess and where possible develop partnerships and consortiums with other like-minded organizations for purposes of bidding for large donor projects.
  • Represent SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria in sector level meetings (development and humanitarian/emergency) and other networking fora and use this to aggressively develop funding partnerships.
  • Participate in regional IPD networking and training fora and contribute to development of IPD strategies to improve practice.

Qualifications, Experience And Skills

  • B.Sc / HND in Marketing, Sales, Business Administration, International Business Development, or a related field
  • A Master’s Degree in a related field is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in IPD in the NGO/iNGO sector
  • A minimum of 3 years managerial experience in a related role
  • Experience in Nigeria in a similar role
  • Excellent Networking Skills
  • Sound understanding of donor engagement and retention
  • Understanding NGO`s operations, best practices and market trends.
  • Understanding of the Child and Youth development principles
  • Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and networking skills.
  • Good knowledge of Children`s rights
  • Knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation.
  • Experience in Strategic Planning.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Regional Program Manager (North)

Location: Nigeria

Position Summary

  • The Regional Program Manager is responsible for the quality implementation of programmes in the Northern Region of Nigeria.
  • He/she ensures that regional program objectives and outcomes are achieved.
  • He/she will be responsible for providing leadership to the programme Managers to achieve the outlined Programs Strategy for the location through Quality Programme Implementation, effective coordination, consolidation, administrative support, guidance and leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the development of strategic plans and budgets for all programs in the region
  • Provide leadership to the region towards achieving the objectives of the program strategies.
  • Review and ensure alignment of program priorities, strategies, campaigns and plans within the region
  • Support the National Director to lead the development of both strategic and operational plans in accordance with the strategic objectives and planning guidelines within the northern region.
  • Ensure quality implementation of all programs of SOS Children’s Villages in the region
  • Monitor, review and update regional activities and work plans to ensure that it attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Review and approve regional programme concepts, partner financial requests as per SOS Children’s Villages’ process and procedures.
  • Manage the expenditure and disbursement of resources allocated to the region
  • Oversee programme and project spending and variance report as per SOS Children’s Villages’ process and procedures.
  • Provide high-level policy analysis on identified key issues in the region
  • Ensures the implementation of clear and comprehensive Policy Strategies aligned to specific campaign plans within the region
  • Oversees resource mobilization strategies for sustaining SOSCVs campaigns and programs in line with strategic objectives in the region
  • Oversees the implementation of regional programs to guarantee the achievement of donor/partner requirements.
  • Overseeing the implementation of donor/partner funded projects and programs
  • Overseeing donor/partner grants effectively and efficiently and ensure quality reporting
  • Oversees the regional programs to ensure quality grants management
  • Provides support to ensure effective monitoring systems, tools and practices are in place to determine a project or programme’s progress, challenges and achievements against internal and external targets and quality standards within the region.
  • Provides support to ensure that technical guidance, tools, and SOPs are implemented in line with regional guidelines, principles, and best practice
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned to ensure that goals and objectives of Child Protection and Safeguarding are met within the region.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree or Advanced Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Social Science, Management, Community development, etc
  • Minimum of 10 years in a Programme Management role in an iNGO
  • Minimum of 5 years in an advanced management role (preference given to those with program management experience)
  • Previous experience working and coordinating with other stakeholders (police, shelter homes, other NGO’s, etc.).
  • Sound understanding of family development, community development, and sustainability of programme responses and outcomes
  • Excellent ability to engage with donors on behalf of the Organization.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Fund Development Manager

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

  • The role of the Fund Development Manager is to provide leadership and spearhead fundraising initiatives in the organization.
  • (S)he is expected in particular, to achieve growth in income generated from corporates, individuals, trusts and philanthropic foundations.
  • S(he) is to represent the organization at a senior level and manage/supervise operations on a day-to-day basis as needed. S(he) is to develop/update a strategic vision for the Fund Development function and roll out the strategy for diversification of income to ensure a growing and diversified income.
  • The Fund Development Manager, as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), is responsible for strategic and annual planning & budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Fund Development initiatives in the organization, in accordance with the organizational standards, policies and strategies.
  • He/she will take the lead in making contact with potential corporate supporters, major donors, individual givers and funders.
  • He/She will spot opportunities to engage, making full use of all our networks and experience as well as carry out rigorous monitoring and evaluation of activities to measure the financial return on investment and the impact in relation to our strategic aims.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic and operational plans for corporate, trusts and foundations and major donor fundraising.
  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to explore opportunities for income generation, building on each team’s existing contacts and networks.
  • Initiate and cultivate contacts with corporates, major donors, trusts and foundations, based on an understanding of social networks and the dynamics of how they operate in various social and professional sectors.
  • Ensure customization of the Fund Development and other related SOS KDI policies, standards and guidelines while ensuring they are relevant to the local situation to contribute to a sustainable funding portfolio for the organization
  • Ensure compliance with established policies, guidelines/procedures and processes across the MA.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the vision, objectives and values of the Member Association (MA).
  • Periodically evaluate, review and recommend amendments to the fundraising strategy and plan
  • Conduct research and analyse trends to conceptualise and formulate innovative ideas and identify opportunities for the Fund Development Function.
  • Lead and direct the proactive fund development management and understanding of best practices and trends and provide insight and guidance to SOS Children’s Villages in Nigeria Leadership.
  • Analyse and interpret the impact on funding partners and provide strategic input into optimising the link between funding and programmes.
  • Establish and manage a network of strategic partnerships and relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure enduring business associations to assist in achieving strategic objectives
  • Foster National capacity building in all areas of Fund Development.
  • Grow existing local annual fundraising net income by 10% annually. This will be by among others carrying out fundraising campaigns, donor servicing, donations in-kind, pursuits to individual and corporate donors
  • Recruit donors both individual and corporate donors to raise additional local annual net income. This will be among others engaging corporates to give for specific causes/campaigns either in cash or donations in-kind and recruiting  individuals for either sporadic and committed donations via direct mailing, online marketing, face to face, digital, telephonic, bequests
  • Study market trends and adapt to drive funding growth
  • Develop partnerships with grant-making trusts/foundations‘ representatives and oversee the preparation of  proposals and funding applications to meet funders’ needs
  • Service existing donors and retain at least 90% of existing cooperate and individual donors annually.
  • Collaborate to ensure we have a robust and evolutionary corporate fundraising programme – including relationship management for current supporters and a pipeline strategy for future work and corporate support.
  • Ensure processes and systems are set up to capture learning and streamline the process of preparing funding bids.
  • Develop the special events programme to ensure it meets the purpose of ensuring that events are appealing and targeted to , high-level supporters while having broader appeal.
  • Collaborate to lead, plan and coordinate the delivery of major integrated campaigns involving the whole organization and external partners.
  • Manage the FD team, acting as a professional role model and coach to build the team’s professional capability and confidence.
  • Develop and maintain a high-performance, committed and effective team for Fundraising, Sponsorship and Communications
  • Represent SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria externally at a senior level and collaborate in the development of the organization’s external profile and image.
  • Collaborate to ensure that introductions are successful and relationships are maintained
  • Act as a catalyst in developing innovative projects which respond to both the care and protection of children who have lost or at the risk of losing parental care.
  • Plan, monitor, evaluate and analyse all fundraising activities within the FD team according to defined planning and reporting procedures and against defined and agreed key performance indicators
  • The Fund Development Manager shall ensure that Child Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy is mainstreamed in his/her activities in the implementation of Fund Development objectives in the organization.

Qualifications, Experience And Skills

  • B.Sc / HND Marketing, Sales, Business Administration, International Business Development, or a related field
  • A Master’s degree in a related field or 10 years of experience in Fundraising
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Fundraising
  • A minimum of 7 years of managerial experience in a related role
  • At least 5 years’ experience in an NGO/iNGO in a related role
  • Experience in Nigeria in a similar role
  • Experience in leading Fundraising activities
  • Experience in digital fundraising, Individual giving and Corporate fundraising
  • Excellent Networking Skills
  • Sound understanding of donor engagement and retention
  • Understanding NGO`s operations, best practices and market trends.
  • Understanding of the Child and Youth development principles
  • Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and networking skills.
  • Good knowledge of Children`s rights
  • Excellent Knowledge of the Fund Development process.
  • Knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation.
  • Experience in Strategic Planning.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Family Strengthening Manager

Locations: Edo (BMZ), Oyo, Plateau and Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The Family Strengthening Manager leads the planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, standard operating procedures; guidelines and available resources.
  • He/She will also provide Leadership in the planning (including budgeting), implementation, and monitoring of youth programme activities, in accordance with the organization’s policies, strategies, and available resources.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the baseline assessment and analysis of the situation of children at risk of losing parental care within the targeted community(s) and make a final recommendation regarding the choice of community/ies to the Programme Manager.
  • Carries out stakeholder analysis, to identify key actors and stakeholders within the selected community(s), including individuals, organisations, institutions and authorities who are likely to have a positive influence towards successful programme implementation or negative influence that would need to be managed.
  • Define the interests and possible involvement of key stakeholders in the various stages of the programme development process.
  • Participating in tender and grant application process including design, submission and review
  • Lead the development of the programme design and planning, based on the findings of the baseline assessment and analysis, and in line with the organisation’s policies, strategies and available resources.
  • Coordinate the implementation of programme activities, according to the objectives, actions and time- frames outlined in the annual plan
  • Guide and support the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care
  • Establish clear vulnerability criteria, to prioritise cases from within the given target group according to levels of vulnerability.
  • Guide the implementation of the family development planning (FDP) process, with a view to ‘anchoring’ this process with the community-based partners.  In doing so, provide capacity-building support to SOS co-workers and community-based partners, as required.
  • Ensure that the organisation keeps its commitments, in terms of support services committed to in the FDPs action plans;
  • Monitor to ensure the timely implementation of the FDPs action plans, particularly in terms of the achievement of agreed milestones, timelines and outcomes, and provide ongoing support towards its effective implementation;
  • Ensure gatekeeping and case management guidelines are followed in providing specific tailored made interventions to address the needs and circumstances of children and families;
  • Ensure good quality process in the development of FDP action plans and review at least twice a year to reflect the current care situation and needs of children and family.
  • Ensure that effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organisation’s requirements.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and counselling for young people to acquire the skills that meet the demands of the labour market and guide them during internships towards a ‘decent job’ or in starting up a promising business as an entrepreneur.
  • Coordinate the planning and formulation of active and productive programmes for youth development at the programme location, support the drawing up of programme location annual plans, facilitate regular (quarterly and annual) reviews of such plans and programmes.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in a relevant subject area, such as Guidance & Counseling, Community Development, Social Works etc
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of family strengthening, community engagement, youth development and project management
  • Minimum of 3 years working in with an NGO/INGO
  • Understanding of child development issues, including knowledge of child rights, child protection, child welfare, childcare and parenting; and relevant local and national laws, regulations and protocols
  • Proven experience with working with teams across diverse locations.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Corporate Relations Coordinator

SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria | Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The corporate relations coordinator collaborates closely with the fund development team on maintaining and creating a positive relationship between donor relationship and management.
  • The role is tasked with developing and improving the local and international image of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Develop ways to communicate organization objectives and identify potential donors.
  • Servicing and maintaining work relationship between the organization and partners/donors.
  • Reporting to the Fund development manager about activities that can affect the image of the organization.
  • Develop work plan and coordinate the team in fundraising.
  • Identifying and making contact with suitable corporate partners to secure funding and to develop effective partnership strategies.
  • Manages corporate donors to develop and maintain steady streams of support for the organization.
  • Works hand-in-hand with donors to achieve organizational goals and sustainable development.
  • Solicit and cultivate donors with a high level of professionalism.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with existing donors.
  • Lead and incorporate fundraising initiatives.
  • Developing innovative strategies for long-term, short-term and mid-term goals between the organization and donors.
  • Work closely with other members of the team in achieving organizational objectives.
  • Has a strong understanding of SOS guidelines and adheres to the policies regarding donor relationship rules and responsibilities.
  • Create awareness about the benefits and impact of organization association and partnership.
  • Increase the visibility and understanding of SOS through effective communication and nurturing of corporate relationships.
  • Plan and organize conferences, forums and staff engagement activities for donors in line with the organisation’s objectives.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • B.Sc / HND in Marketing, Sales, Business Administration, Corporate Relations, International Business Development, or a related field
  • A Master’s Degree in a related field is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Corporate Relations in the NGO/iNGO sector
  • A minimum of 3 years managerial experience in a related role
  • Experience in Nigeria in a similar role
  • Excellent Networking Skills
  • Sound understanding of donor engagement and retention
  • Understanding NGO`s operations, best practices and market trends.
  • Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and networking skills.
  • Good knowledge of Children`s rights
  • Knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation.
  • Experience in Strategic Planning.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Accounts Manager

Locations: Ogun and Maiduguri – Borno

Position Summary

  • The Accounts Manager will drive the implementation of the Finance function at the programme location to ensure that local legislative requirements and organization’s standards are met and; by supporting internal finance policies and guidelines and providing relevant accounting information to the Programme Manager and National Office Finance & Controlling function.

Responsibilities

  • Lead on the delivery of a range of financial planning, management and reporting services required management and programme team & Government.
  • Responsible for providing relevant, accurate, complete, and timely financial accounting and management information in line with SOS Children’s Villages requirements.
  • Lead on Financial Risk Management, Control and Compliance processes – including managing audit process,
  • Oversee, coordinate, and prepare the location’s operating budgets, financial forecasts, and interim financial statements.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely provision of relevant and reliable financial information to relevant stakeholders
  • Monitor compliance with SOS Children’s Villages cost management practices, policies and procedures.
  • Monitor grant budgets and ensures compliance with the expenditure
  • Monitor the maintenance of fixed assets inventory/register in the location and performance of annual budget.
  • Oversee preparation of comprehensive, proactive and timely financial and management information, including tax, cash flow and statutory accounts in the location.
  • Design and monitor implementation of systems and controls to ensure compliance with tax and other financial regulatory provisions.
  • Report financial status by developing forecasts, reporting results, analysing variances, and developing improvements.
  • Oversee, review, and adhere to the budgets for the location
  • Interpret complex financial information and provide updates and information as needed.
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions within the location.
  • Supervise financial assistants and other employees in the facilitation of day-to-day operations, including tracking financial data, invoicing, payroll, etc.
  • Prepare official reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Seek out methods and practices to minimize financial risk.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in Finance, Accounting or other related fields
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CMA) with at least 4 years of post-qualification experience
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in a relevant managerial and project finance environment with evidence of continuous professional development and a very detailed understanding of financial control processes
  • Evident experience in managing key finance functions in NGO/INGO sector
  • Ability to interpret financial data and support non-financial managers to deliver against financial performance indicators
  • Experience of an ERP system (Microsoft Navision preferably) and Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online