MALE YOUTH SUPERVISOR 16 views2 applications


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 is essential.
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 Male Youth Supervisors to guide the SOS CV youth according to SOS CV policies and procedures towards independence, so that when they leave the care of SOS CV they shall be self-sufficient contributing members of society. In achieving this, the youth supervisor should be seen as a role model providing advice, guidance, support and a positive example to the youth in their development from adolescence to adulthood.
The youth supervisor is to fosters good relationships with internal co-workers particularly mothers, aunties, social workers and education staff, and externally with partner organisations, relevant government departments and the local community
The youth supervisor lives close to or in the youth facility/village, and is present during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays in order to develop close and meaningful relationships with the youths

The youth supervisor lives close to or in the youth facility/village, and is present during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays in order to develop close and meaningful relationships with the youths
He helps in budget preparation and administration. Accounts for all financial transactions as instructed by his/her manager or the operations department ensuring responsible financial planning at all times
Produces good quality regular and ad-hoc reports in line with requirements from his/her manager and/or the national office
Helps the youths in developing and maintaining good relationships with their wider families and communities
Supports the youths to have regular and on-going contact with their families of origin, facilitating specific opportunities for them to visit where possible
Motivates the youths to play an active part, both academically and socially, in the school/education facility. Helps them to see their individual strengths and weaknesses and encourages them to be responsible for their own development.
Encourages the youths to continue as an active and supportive member of the SOS village community, attending events and supporting the SOS mothers in their family lives and homes

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum of Higher national diploma from a recognised institution, preferably in the area of community development, social work/gender studies.
At least 2 years’ experience implementing community-based projects or programmes, preferably in the area of community development.
Knowledge, experience or training in the integration of gender equality and/or the empowerment of women and girls into programming activities.
Experience in community-based programming, inclusive, gender equitable and participatory approaches.
Experience in managing activity budgets and related financial resources.
Experience in external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society. Strong written and spoken English, report writing and documentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, as well as training/facilitation skills.

STARTING DATE: 1st July 2020
DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year with a possibility of an extension based on performance and/or
availability of funding

LOCATION: Freetown/Makeni
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 Please indicate in the subject line the position, the location and the subject area desired, for example: “Teacher to teach Chemistry ”.

Closing date for the submission of applications is Friday 29th May, 2020

Only the 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.

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