SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
REGIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR ESAF
(Job Ref: 12/13/22)
Position Title: Regional Youth Development Advisor
Working location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Supervisor: Regional Programme Development Director
Region: East and Southern Africa (ESAF)
Context of the Organization
SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society. SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development. Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.
Envisioning that every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security, we exist to build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures, and we share in the development of their communities. Everything we do is guided by the firm belief that no child should grow up alone and that we need to improve care for children who are at risk, enabling them to overcome precarious conditions and to succeed in life. To achieve our mission, our strategy for the upcoming decade focuses on ensuring the best care of children, innovation, and effective collaboration with more partners. Our core values guiding who we are and what we do include courage to take action, commitment to keep our promises, trust to believe in each other, and accountability to be reliable Partners.
The purpose of this position is to support the development of youth care and development programmes in ESAF region. He/She provides support to MAs so that high-quality activities are implemented in a timely manner. He/She leads on developing proposals for youth care, empowerment and employability programming and projects. He/She also contributes to the development of standards and policies in his/her area of expertise & as required on regional level.
The position is also aims to lead and strengthen youth participation and leaving care processes across the region. The position holder will support member associations in the region in establishing sustainable youth participation as well as leaving care processes, using rights-based approaches, as described in global internal frameworks like SOS Care Promise, Youth development user guide and Youth participation user guide. These efforts will lead to increased programme quality and empowered SOS programme participants and care leavers.
The Mission of the Regional Youth Development Advisor is to help the MAs in the region in designing strategies mainly related to youth participation and leaving care processes in the context of rights based approaches and as described in the internal frameworks, e.g. SOS Care Promise, Youth Development user guide and You Participation user guide.
As a member of the Programme Development department, the Youth Care and Empowerment Advisor also provides technical leadership and advice for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth care and empowerment strategies, processes, projects and activities in ESAF region and Member Associations
Key Duties and Responsibilities**:**
Connect with other organizations and externally join forces on the issue of youth participation
Closely cooperate with the International Youth Empowerment Advisor to:
Support on developing global funding proposals and explore regional opportunities on youth participation,
Regionally co-lead or consult on global projects and processes regarding youth participation (e.g. Youth Power, International Youth Coalition, YouthCan! YAB, a digital platform to connect young people with participation opportunities)
Regionally co-lead or consult on global projects and processes regarding youth participation (e.g. Youth Power, International Youth Coalition, YouthCan!, a digital platform to connect young people with participation opportunities)
Connecting with other organizations and externally join forces on the issue of leaving care
Knowledge, skills, qualifications, abilities and behavioral competences:
5 years’ of experience in a similar position involving implementation of youth development and participation policies and practices in alternative child care and prevention projects, desirable related to the leaving care process
Proven track record of project management and experience in leading roles or ownership of projects/processes
Experience in conducting training, workshops and other capacity building activities of staff in the area of youth development, youth participation and leaving care
Relevant work experience in INGOs or international organizations is a plus
Excellent oral and written English
Monitoring and Evaluation experience
Negotiation skills/communication skills
Project cycle management experience
Capacity assessment experience
Ability to influence change
What we offer
“SOS Children’s Villages International holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasis to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes”.
How to Apply
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees.
Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications can be sent electronically through ICIIMS or HROD ESAF ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org
Before December 28 2022.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.