- SOS Children's Villages, an
organization assisting children without parental care, has announced
Field Officer Job vacancies. SOS Children's Villages is in the
process of recruiting dynamic individuals to guide and support the work
with individual families participating in our programme in Jos (Zawan),
Careeraware.com notes that
the programme aims to strengthen the
capacity of families and communities, so that they are able to
effectively, protect and care for their children.
SOS Children's Villages is an
organization that works globally to meet the needs and protect the
interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are
at risk of losing parental are.
Careeraware.com notes that SOS
Children's Villages International is the umbrella organization that
provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 132
FIELD OFFICER: Lagos (Ejigbo), Jos (Zawan)
As a Field Offer, you will be responsible for leading the initial
assessment of families considered to participate in the programme.
Facilitate the preparation of the families' first development plans.
Support co-workers of community-based partner organisations in their
work with families
Support the delivery of support services by the programme
Support monitoring & evaluation of the programme
Perform other specialist roles that maybe assigned to you by Line
A degree (or equivalent) in community development, social work, social
sciences or other relevant subject.
At least 1 year experience in community development or social service
An understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children
Fluency in one or more of the languages of the target community (ies)
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills (windows, word, excel)
Positive & professional approach: organised, able to work independently
and keep commitments.
A competitive salary & benefits package
Opportunity to work for a well-respected NGO
In accordance with the organisation's child protection policy, all
employment is subject to applicable background checks, including
criminal record checks where possible.
These vacancies are for an initial two year contract, and are renewable
subject to satisfactory performance.
Method of Application
If you are interested please send your
application (detailed CV and motivation letter) along with three
traceable references to:
The National Director,
SOS Children's Villages, Nigeria,
35, Ogunmefun Street, Pedro-Palmgrove, Lagos.
P.O. Box 660 Shomolu Lagos-Nigeria
Email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 12th May, 2011
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Interested in field work
mentioned? It is an interesting career opportunity with a globally
recognized NGO that allows you to make your contribution in this
important field that assists children without parental care. SOS
Children's villages are well known but Careeraware.com asks: does
such work motivate you? Does it fit into your career plan?
In a developing country like
Nigeria the need to address these social issues are huge and growing.
Obviously as Careeraware.com notes beyond qualifications, it requires
those committed to the cause.
Careeraware.com believes that to
have the desired impact, field work that gets to the grassroots is
essential for such organizations. Recruiting Field Officers that
understand the issues and needs is critical to the operations of such
programmes and organizations like the SOS Children's villages.
You must meet the requirements and be comfortable
addressing the challenges mentioned. It's beyond qualifications. You should have the
understanding, interest and desire.
SOS Children's villages is well
known, so expect competition and prepare well advises
Careeraware.com. Have a career plan and be sure the job fits into your
career plan. It offers unique learning and work opportunities in
the social and NGO sector.
Do your research and show interest
in the purpose of SOS Children's villages. How much do you know about
SOS Children's villages?
Find out about the values, mission, vision of SOS Children's villages and the nature of work.
Careeraware.com asks: Do you love social and community development work?
Do you have a solid understanding of the issues facing orphans & vulnerable
children? Then Careeraware.com suggests
that you sell yourself persuasively in your packaging and throughout the
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