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SOS Children’s Villages Kenya Village Director Job in Kisumu

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS - International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

In Kenya, the organisation runs four children’s villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret and Meru and Kisumu under construction. SOS Children’s Villages Kenya provides infrastructure in terms of education and health and reaches out to the community through the families strengthening programs targeting vulnerable households.

We seek to recruit a Village Director to manage SOS Children’s Villages Kisumu. S/he should be able to lead the facility Independently and according to SOS Children’s Villages standards on Child care and good management.

Key duties and responsibilities :
Management of the SOS Children’s Village facility and assets therein.
Planning and budgeting for project activities
Coordinating the administration and operations of the Village and related facilities
Fulfilling the role of the father figure and role-model for the children
Overseeing the educational and physical needs of the children
Providing necessary support to the children and team of staff.
Required qualification/skills
Degree in any social science, post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage.
6 – 8 years experience working with child focused organisation in a senior management position
Ability to work independently and as a member of the senior management team
Demonstrated work experience in policy interpretation and implementation
Proven interpersonal, leadership and effective representation skills
A strong family person, willingness work for long hours and live within an SOS Children’s village
Strong interest in needs and development of children
Mature person aged between 40 – 45 years and willing to make long term commitment
Must have a clean criminal record and a demonstrated love for children
The position offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package. Appropriate training and support will be provided.

If you possess the above qualifications, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates, telephone contacts and details of at least 3 referees by 15th December 2010 to :-

The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya
P.O Box 40653 - 00100, GPO

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer

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