Family Strengthening Coordinator at SOS Children's Villages Nigeria

 Employment Nigeria 23-Mar-2020 ₦Not Available JOS , Logistics   Accounting   Administrative   NGO  

SOS Children's Villages Nigeria (SOS CV Nigeria) is one of 136 Member Associations working under the umbrella of SOS Children’s Villages International, an international non-governmental social development organization. We have been active in Nigeria since 1973, with footprints across the country in: Isolo (Lagos State), Owu-Ijebu (Ogun State), Jos (Plateau State) Ibadan (Oyo State), Kaduna (Kaduna State) and Gwagwalada, (Federal Capital Territory).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Family Strengthening Coordinator

Location: Jos


  • The Family Strengthening Coordinator leads the planning (including budgeting), implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening activities, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, standard of operation and available resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Report directly to  Programme Director
  • Receive additional guidance and Technical support from the National FS Coordinator
  • Work in close cooperation with other key support co-workers, including relevant financial and administrative, as well as programme development staff.  
  • Work in close cooperation with the management of community-based partners (key implementation partners), being the main ‘link’ between SOS and the partner organisations.
  • Foster positive relationships and maintain close cooperation with key stakeholders in the communities of operation, who can influence or affect the effectiveness of the programme.
  • Build strong partnerships with stakeholders who are best placed to provide, or have duty to provide, support services to the programme’s target group.
  • Build strong relationships with local networks, which are dealing with issues affecting the programme’s target group.


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, such as community development, development studies, social work, social sciences, or public administration
  • Minimum of 3-4 years relevant work experience in the field of community development or social services. Management experience will be an added advantage
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent command of the main working languages used in the country and good communication skills, including both written and verbal.  Preferably fluent in at least one of the languages spoken in the programme’s target communities
  • Able to lead a team
  • Good knowledge of children’s rights
  • Awareness and understanding of social development issues, such as the local and national OVC situation, gender, education, health, HIV & AIDS
  • Basic financial management skills
  • Able to work independently, using initiative and keeping commitments
  • Basic computer skills (Windows, Word & Excel)
  • Driver’s licence or learning to drive

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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