Family Like Care Manager job at SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Family Like Care Manager job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 September 2022

Hiring Organization: SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

Job Details:

SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, locally registered, 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, European Union, 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 positions;
Family Like Care Manager – Kakiri (1)
Job Summary

Reporting to the Programme Director, the Family Like Care Manager will be responsible and accountable for the overall development of children and youths and promoting the child centred approach across the FLC programme. He/she will coordinate all Family Like Care programme activities Will guide the FLC Programme Units and staff in a strategic way in accordance with the
SOS Children’s Villages policies, values, standards and practices and the relevant laws of the country. Will follow his / her vocation and carry out the job within special working conditions and assure the quality of child care within the framework of the SOS Child care model. The rights and concerns of children will be at the centre of his / her work and he/ she will be a guardian to each SOS child / youth and will take an active part in their growth and development. He/she will ensure the implementation of the organisation’s policies and guidelines, effective planning, evaluation, reporting and financial management.

Key Tasks And Responsibilities
• Development of the SOS Families and other Forms of Family Like Care
• Leads the overall development of children and youth and ensures their individual needs and rights are identified, respected, protected and addressed.
• Implements Family Like Care programmes in accordance with SOS’s policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
• Presides over the Child Protection, Admissions, Education Committees and follows up implementation of agreed actions.
• Works closely with SOS Mother Representative / Coordinator and Youth Care Co- Workers.
• Regularly sensitizes staff on the SOS philosophy, principles, history, vision, mission and values.
• Acts as Guardian to the Children and Youth in the Family Like Care Programmes.
• Holds regular finance/budget reviews for the smooth operation of programmes ensuring that all activities are implemented within the set budget parameters.
• Works to run the family like care programmes at full capacity, utilising all available facilities in line with the National Association strategy.
• Monitoring and Evaluation of Family Like Care Programmes
• Regularly reviews family like care activities to ensure that they are implemented according to children’s village standard manual and organisation procedures and policies.
• Participates in internal and external evaluations of programmes in conjunction with the National Office
• Prepares and submits reports and statistics to the Programme Director and the National Office.
• Supports the National Child Safeguarding Coordinator on information and other specialisedreports on family like care as shall be required.
• Contributes to overall National Association reports as may be requested by the Programme
• Director and other National Office department heads.
• Develop Good Working Relations Internally and Externally
• Works with the National Office co-workers to carry out feasibility studies and participate in the development of concept notes and programme proposals.
• Supports the initiatives to solicit donations to the Family like care programme, seeking guidance from the Programme Director and the Head of Fundraising.
• Maintains and creates links with schools, community groups, places of worship, civic associations, service groups and other bodies and organizations based in the local community.
• Develops detailed programme concepts for new interventions in the programme location.
• Cultivates good relationship with sponsors and ensures prompt correspondences
• Provides regular progress updates on children, Youth and the Family like care programme in general.

Minimum Requirements: Qualifications, Skill and Experience
• University degree Social Sciences - Development Studies, Education, Management, HRM, Psychology, social work.
• Leadership experience at a senior management level preferably within the NGO or public sector.
• Three years’ experience in any of the following functional areas: Child and/ or Youth care, community Development, human resource management, psychology, education.
• Must have good physical and mental health
• Readiness to live within the SOS Children Village.
• Interest in working with children and youths and willingness to make a long-term commitment.
• Child and Youth Care Competences:
• Pedagogical and psychological knowledge and skills;
• Basic comprehension of child, youth and family development;
• Knowledge of national child welfare and childcare legislation, familiar with and aware of children’s rights and child protection,
•  Capability to promote child and youth activities,
• Knowledge and experience on alternative child care models
• A loving home for every child
• Experience in cooperating with local and national child and youth care projects of governmental and NGO initiatives.


Application procedure

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, 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
Wednesday, 7th September 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:
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.

Date Posted: 2022-09-05