SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
SOS Children's Villages, founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner, is the world's largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it.
Child neglect, abuse and abandonment is everywhere. Families are at risk of separation. Locally led, we work in more than 130 countries and territories to strengthen families who are under pressure so they can stay together. When this is not in a child or young person's best interests, we provide quality care according to their unique needs.
Together with partners, donors, communities, children, young people and families, we enable children to grow up with the bonds they need to develop and become their strongest selves. We speak up for each child's rights and advocate for change so all children can grow up in a supportive environment.
Duration: Limited until end 2023, Full time
Location: Vienna, Innsbruck (Austria), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Faridabad (India).
The federation strategy 2030 steers the federation towards achieving our jointly set vision and goals of having more impact on children and young people in our target group, by 2030.
A topic that is closely linked to our federation strategy is federation policy.
The policy framework is our hierarchy of norms that defines the standards that are required from all members of the federation. These policies are developed and implemented by various functions and regions Federation wide )
The purpose of this position is to provide a clear, concise and structured overview of existing and valid policies and regulations so that it can be easily communicated which standards are in place for the federation. Based on this comprehensive analysis, the second aim of the position is to propose the new policy structure/framework of the Federation, as basis for a clear the monitoring and compliance system.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Check with all functions and regions which existing policies and regulations they use and develop a structured overview that can be easily communicated
Develop a proposal on how this system could be used as basis for compliance (setting norms)
Define a process for policy development
Work closely with Communications and Brand to support content owners of child safeguarding policy and code of conduct
Set up a policy network - regular meetings with functions to align
Ensure information flow to related projects and/or other processes
Propose an updatedpolicy framework, as basis for amonitoring & compliance system
University degree in Legal, Business Administration or other relevant subject area
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar policy-related work in a complex and multi-cultural international organisation
Legal background, working with policies, developing policy frameworks
Good analytical and reporting skills
The person needs to be very conscientious, accurate and structured
Experience with hierarchy of norms and/or policies
Strong MS Office skills (especially MS Excel and MS PowerPoint)
Good communication skills with service-oriented mind-set
Solution-oriented and structured way of working
Strong communicator with interpersonal skills
Ability to align different stakeholders and teams around the same topics and issues
Work experience in an international NGO or the EU would be an asset
Strong English skills (written and verbal). Spanish and/or French would be desirable
If you are interested in this position, please submit your detailed application in English by 31st October 2022 at https://careers-sos-kd.icims.com