Job Title : Programme Advisor Location : To be determined Reporting to : To be determined Manages : N / A Background SOS Children’s Villages is an international non-
governmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children’s rights and committed to children’s needs and concerns since 1949.
In 133 countries and territories our activities focus on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances.
We work on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. At our SOS Children’s Villages children experience reliable relationships and loving care once again.
They grow up in a stable family environment and are supported individually until they become independent young adults. We also support disadvantaged families to prevent crisis that can in the worst case scenario lead to children being placed in out-
of-home care. Our family strengthening programmes build on families’ and communities’ resources, on their ability to organise themselves and on their responsibility for the well-
being of the children. The Regional Office North Africa and Middle East supports capacity building and development in national associations and in different areas of work.
It leads and guides the development of programmes, strategies and policies in the Region. Purpose of Role As member of the Programme team, the Programme Advisor will help drive the on-
going development of programme work within the region, ensuring the best possible responses adapted to the situation of children in each community.
The Programme Advisor will focus on countries within the region but may also have an area of specialty across the region.
The Programme Advisor will build capacity within the national teams notably related to programme planning, development, monitoring and evaluation.
The Programme Advisor will participate in strategic planning processes and may represent the region in internal networks and working groups.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Programme development & Quality Management · Leads and coordinates the implementation of the SOS Children’s Village Programme Policy in countries, providing technical expertise as well as facilitating the change processes.
child protection; youth integration etc..) · Support in the development of various tools and policy support documents in Arabic language · Participates in global projects / networks as requested.
Skills & Knowledge
To apply for the post Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV / resume by email only to : , and copy to : Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles your name cover letter and your name CV Please put Programme Advisor MENA in the email subject line.
Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised. The deadline for applications is : 16th of June 2015. 18.00 UTC