SOS National office A Loving Home for Every Child
Hermann Gmeiner Avenue +232-78-549-164
Beach Road, Lumley www.sos-childrensvillages.org
P.O Box: +322 email@example.com
Children’s Village Manager
SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone was established in 1974 (the village in Freetown being the
second oldest in Africa), we work with partners in communities to help families care for their
children or to provide an alternative, for instance an SOS family, in which the love of a Care Giver
Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of
programmes (Children’s villages, youth facilities, educational facilities, clinics) which supports
more than 4,199 children in accessing and exercising their rights.
In addition to quality care, we seek to provide quality education to all the children through our
Herman Gmeiner International Schools and Kindergartens through service providers.
SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone is recruiting it new Children’s Village Manager to
manages a co-ordinated approach to childcare in SOS Children’s Village Freetown. He/she is
involved in the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Children’s
Village, Youth Hostels, and Educational Programmes as directed by the Deputy National Director/
National Director and in accordance with the organisational standards and strategies.
The CV Manager is to supports the process of identifying local funding opportunities and
applications for grants and other forms of local income (such as donations-in-kind and government
She/he is responsible for developing and operates effective monitoring and evaluation plans and
systems in line with the organization’s policies and procedures.
You are required to effectively coordinate and implement all programme interventions within
the location and their budgets. Where appropriate, participates in external forums dealing with
issues affecting children in our target group.
She/he prepares program information/reports as and when required by internal or external
sources. Document and share good practices and lessons learned with colleagues to support
You are required to conduct periodic and systematic data collection and analysis of SOS
results indicators, and prepare progress reports on results, best practices and lessons learnt.
Involved in, or responsible for, the recruitment, induction, training and development of a
professional and effective team of staff by ensuring the organization’s HR policies and
procedures are implemented and followed.
Ensures proper processes are implemented, particularly in the following areas, based on a thorough
assessment of the child’s situation; intake of children and families, development plan and
Qualifications and Experience
A post graduate qualification in psychology, paediatrics, sociology, pedagogy, project
management, community development or related field.
At least five (5) years professional working experience in project/program management in an
INGO setting, with at least three (3) of the 5 years in senior management position.
Experience in project life cycle management
Skills in human resources management and planning.
Understanding and experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis to project
monitoring and evaluation standards.
Report writing skills
STARTING DATE: Immediately
DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance and/or
availability of funding
REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS: According to profile
To apply: submit a letter of interest, with Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of certificates, and three
(3) professional references with at least one (1) from a direct supervisor, by email only to
firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and
the subject area desired, for example: “Children’s Village Manager Freetown”.
Closing date for the submission of applications is Tuesday 14th July, 2020
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.
What We Stand For:
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective
environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and
exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or
outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted
abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms
are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They
range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to
measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.