SOS Mother job at SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

SOS Children’s Villages Uganda

SOS Mother 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;
SOS Mother – Kakiri (01)
Job Summary

The SOS Mother and Aunt is responsible for the care and development of the children within her
SOS family. The Mother is the leader of the family and is directly responsible for the care and development of the children and ensures the effective running of the household. She fulfils the role of a mother, providing affection and security, supporting each child according to his / her individual needs and guiding them towards self-sufficiency and independence. She shares her life with the children and provides the emotional security, affection and the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. At the same time, the SOS mother is a child-care professional who cooperates with the other village co-workers in meeting the needs of the children. SOS Mother works within the framework of SOS Children’s Villages Organisation Standards and Child Rights Based Approach.

Key Tasks And Responsibilities
• To create a warm, loving and welcoming family home to enable the children to grow and thrive.
• To monitor the growth of children in a holistic manner while nurturing the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood.
• To strengthen and support each child to maintain a relationship with his / her biological family in the best interests of the child.
• To develop and monitor each child’s individual development plan and encouraging and taking an active interest in their academic progress.
• To guide and assist the child to accomplish homework assignments.
• To attend all school meetings and maintain regular contact with teachers.
• To support each child to reach the adequate level of education that will enable him / her to be independent according to his / her abilities.
• To spend quality time and build a stable relationship with each child, taking a personal interest in his / her physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
• To provide a balanced and nutritious diet that enables the children to grow healthy.
• To teach children personal hygiene and provide adequate clothing.
• To seek psychosocial support to address specific life needs
• To address all issues related to behavioural change to help children develop good character.
• To guide, advice and counsel children with emotional or other difficulties.
• To provide support to each child to establish his / her own cultural and spiritual identity and to strengthen his / her moral development.
• To identify and promote each child’s individual talents, abilities, skills, interests and creative potential and work hand in hand with other co-workers to see that such potential is developed in each child.
• To support the child to build and maintain warm relationships with children and adults within the community.
• To teach children in the family house practical, social and basic life skills.
• To attend to and address all issues of discipline within and outside the family home.
• To report all cases related to child abuse to the Child Safeguarding Committee
• Carry out basic household tasks and maintain a high degree of safety, cleanliness and hygiene in the home.
• To account for all funds provided for the family house.
• To prepare children for the transition process to the youth facility.
• Monitor the condition of the house, including furniture, fittings and equipment and report any maintenance or repair issues.
• To foster and maintain good working relationships with other SOS Mothers, SOS Aunts and family assistants, youth care co-workers and other Village staff.
• To develop and take lead in personal and professional growth.
• To carry out a self-evaluation, reflecting on personal behaviour, parenting and professional practices.

• Required Qualifications, Experience And Competences
• Minimum O’ Level Certificate.
• Early childhood development education is an added advantage.
• 2 years’ work experience in taking care of vulnerable children.
• Counselling skills
• Motherhood sympathy (kindness)
• Must have a passion to help needy children.
• Ability to Exercise Patience and Tolerance
• Conflict resolutions skills
• Age limit between 35 and 45 years


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