SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Village Jobs in Eldoret Kenya 2013

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.
We seek to recruit a Village Director for SOS Children’s Villages Eldoret.
S/he should be able to lead the facility according to SOS Children’s Villages standards on child care and good management. .
 
Key Functions of the Job
  • Management of the SOS Village facility and assets therein.
  • Planning and budgeting for project activities.
  • Coordinating the administration and operations of the Village and related facilities.
  • Fulfilling the role of the Father figure and role-model for the children.
  • Overseeing the educational and physical needs of the children.
  • Providing necessary support to the children and staff team..
Required Qualifications/Abilities
  • Degree in social science preferable. Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Should have a strong background in education, social work and child psychology.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working with child focused organisation in management position.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the management team.
  • Demonstrated work experience in policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Proven interpersonal, leadership and effective representation skills.
  • A strong family person, married, and willing to work for long hours and live within the SOS Children’s village.
  • Mature person aged between 35 – 45 years.
  • Must have no criminal record and a demonstrated love for children.
The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package.
Appropriate training and support will be provided.
A loving home for every child
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application, CV (with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) and certificates addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 15th February 2013 by email to: recruitment@soskenya.org or via post to;
The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya
P.O Box 40653 – 00100, 
GPO, Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.
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