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Programme Officers – Alternative Care x2

SOS Children’s Villages

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 16, 2022.

SOS Children’s Villages Carreer opportunities in Uganda Programme Officers – Alternative Care x2 Jobs opportunities in Uganda at SOS Children’s Villages

# Job Description

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registere, child-focused,
social development non- governmental organization with a strong reputation for
providing quality care and protection, education and health needs for
vulnerable children. Since its inception in 1991, SOS CV Uganda has reached
over 60,000 children, youths and adults directly and indirectly to become
empowered and self-reliant to contribute significantly to the needs of their
families and communities. Works in partnership with a number of donors,
institutional and corporate agencies including; Norwegian Agency for
Development Cooperation NORAD, Austrian Development Agency ADA, Grieg
Foundation, ERIKS Development Partner, USAID/Bantwana World Education, AVIS
Foundation, Brand Charity, USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program
UPHSP, Terre des Hommes TDH, Stanbic Bank Uganda, DHL – Go Teach, Madhvani
Group of Companies.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is seeking qualified candidates to fill the
following position;

The Program Officer will possess high levels of ability to work in a multi
professional teams, along with a combination of skills such as the ability to
communicate and mobilize with a diverse range of colleagues and partners. S/he
will be expected to guide and work as a member of teams of professionals;
speak with expertise on the Alternative Care program at the location and be
able to advocate for key issues with diverse constituency groups. S/he will
have strong writing skills for documenting and disseminating vital information
and resources; experience working with partners, and to handle all of the
process management issues related to the Alternative Care program .
The Program Officer Position is based at the program location, reports
directly to the Alternative Care Coordinator or his/her designate.

The Program Officer will be responsible for:
• Lead in developing and reviewing of profiles of targeted children and
families / households,
• Participate in the family tracing and follow up visits
• Manage the development and monitoring of the individual child progress
before, during and after the re-integration process,
Provide ongoing guidance and support to SOS CV children, parents, communities
and the seconded partner child care institutions CCIs during the
implementation of the program
• Coordinate the program team location, which includes the child reintegration
committee and staff from partner CCIs.
• Record minutes of discussions and / meetings on reintegration
• Maintain detailed up to date database of children proposed or actually
benefitting from the Alternative Care program

Financial and program accountability
Prepare and tracking the location program budget and deliverables, ensuring
that all requests and accountability requirements are strictly followed. This
• Develop a location program annual program work plans and budgets
• Lead on the development of an Alternative Care location Management
Information System,
Develop and keep an updated budget monitoring tool to track location program
financial performance,
• Review/recommend all program related finance requests generated at the
• Initiate regular location level program performance reviews with respective
alternative care teams,

Communication and information dissemination
Dissemination of program lessons learned that promote reflective practice
and organizational learning. Including:
• Develop a Communications Strategy and protocol for disseminating program
related achievements and activities
• Provide the Alternative Care program reports to the Alternative Care
Coordinator for distribution to wider audiences, including web content
• Coordinate the development of Alternative Care materials from activities
implemented at location

• Bachelors’ Degree in any development related field Social Work and
Social Administration, Humanities from a recognized institution
• Post Graduate training in program planning and management is an added
• At least three 3 years implementing donor-funded programs including work
plan development, activity implementation tracking
• Experience working with district local government departments is desirable.
• Good Understanding of SOS CV Uganda strategic directions especially with
regards to child rights and rights-based approaches • Experience with SOS CV
management systems
• Good organizing and problem solving skills especially in the context of
program implementation
• Ability to work effectively with others on a team and proven team skills
• Leadership and coaching abilities especially with regards to program
strategies and partnerships
• Clear writing and communications skills and proven abilities in writing
reports and program related documents writing sample required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, and Power point
• Excellent skills in both written and spoken English

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Email:: [email protected]

If you believe you are the right candidate, please send your electronic
application letter, detailed curriculum vitae CV, and photocopies of
academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable
referees to the address below to reach not later than Monday, 28th March 2022:

**The Head Human Resources and Administration**
**SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,**
**Plot 53 Ntinda II Road**

Electronic Applications must be sent as one Single PDF Document not exceeding
eight pages to: **[email protected]**

Applications that are late, do not have CV or certificates or exceeds eight
pages or electronically submitted as images will be disqualified. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Carreer opportunities in Uganda Programme Officers – Alternative Care x2 Jobs opportunities in Uganda at SOS Children’s Villages

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