SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year.
Mission of the functional area
The Programme Development department shapes and safeguards quality care and keeps the SOS Care Promise so many more children and young people succeed in life.
The Youth & ICT4D team works with partners, young people and member associations to ensure strong youth development programmes and ICT4D in SOS Children’s Villages, joining forces for better support of young people on their path to decent work and independent lives
Purpose of the position
The aim of the position (0.5 FTE) is to support the implementation of a regional programme for young changemakers in WCNA (so called Youth Power programme) and 10 national Youth Power programmes in 10 Member Associations in Africa (2023: 3 WCNA MAs + 2 ESAF MAs, 2024: 3 WCNA MAs + 2 ESAF MAs).
This position will also support the engagement of Youth Power participants in the YouthLinks platform as well as coordinate the creation of relevant content on youth participation and its respective integration on Rafiki (The Digital Care Assistant (DCA) is a text-voice assistant that SOS care givers and SOS youth can access to find solutions for challenges in alternative care, youth care, education, or employability.)
Main duties and responsibilities including key tasks
Support the regional team with Youth Power implementation in the WCNA region;
Coordinate the implementation and engagement of Youth Power participation in Youthlinks Community ;
Support the MAs with national Youth Power implementation (2023: 3 WCNA MAs + 2 ESAF MAs, 2024: 3 WCNA MAs + 2 ESAF MAs);
Coordinate the content development and integration for Rafiki. This includes the integration of content in questions and answers format on Rafiki chatbot platform;
Monitor on progress and results;
Coordinate the project closing and final evaluation;
Coordinate the collection and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from Youth Power;
Conduct field missions in some MAs selected;
National Youth Advisors
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
English and French
All employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
What We Stand For: **
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organization, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your detailed application: CV including 3 references and cover letter in English by November 27,2022.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged.