SOS Childrens Villages Regional Ombuds Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

SOS Childrens Villages Regional Ombuds Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

SOS Childrens Villages Ethiopia looking for “Regional Ombuds”.

Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before October 22, 2023.

SOS Children’s Villages started in 1949 with an innovative idea. Hermann Gmeiner, a child welfare advocate from Austria, recognized a problem thousands of children in post-war Europe had lost their families, and orphanages presented them with the prospect of a grim institutional childhood. His solution was to develop a model of family-like care – providing children with security and a sense of belonging by building reliable and resilient relationships.

SOS Childrens Villages Regional Ombuds Jobs 2023

The SOS Childrens Villages has published a job vacancy announcement on September 28, 2023 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Regional Ombuds to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter SOS Children’s Villages
Position Regional Ombuds – East and Southern Africa (ESAF)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum of Five (05) years
Application Deadline October 22, 2023

SOS Childrens Villages Job Vacancy 2023

The Regional Ombuds will:

  • provide training and professional supervision to National Ombuds so they have the knowledge and skills required to support children, young people, care leavers, their families, and staff at the SOS country level when they are unsatisfied with how SOS Children’s Villages has responded to their concern;
  • provide guidance, support, and training to National Ombuds to apply SOS Children’s Villages policies, regulations and processes. Help them navigate between SOS Children’s Villages and external processes and systems, as defined by national legislation and policy, in coordination with SOS Children’s Villages national and/or regional child safeguarding teams;
  • identify and communicate regional themes and gaps within SOS Children’s Villages programmes, services, and personnel practice related to strengthening child safeguarding and submit findings to regional management, including the regional Child Safeguarding Team and the Global Ombuds, as appropriate, while maintaining the confidentiality of the Ombuds Office.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Name: Regional Ombuds – East and Southern Africa (ESAF)
  • Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Region: Eastern & Southern Africa
  • Function: Other
  • Position Type: Limited Full-Time

Profile Skills and Qualification:

  • Master degree level in a relevant area such as mediation, social work, child psychology, sociology, child rights or protection, child and youth studies, law, or psychosocial wellbeing;
  • Minimum five years demonstrated experience in one of the following fields: ombudsperson or mediation, child safeguarding, child protection, or child rights. Three years minimum experience in management and leadership. Conflict management experience desirable;
  • Highly skilled in managing people and building effective teams across cultural contexts;
  • Knowledge of children’s rights, human rights, best interests of the child, safeguarding, and related issues;
  • Ability to work using child-centred principles;
  • Facilitation/training skills using participatory methods;
  • Excellent problem-solving and mediation skills;
  • Ability to work in a virtual office and global team.
  • Advanced English professional fluency in a second regional language. Ability to speak and work in at least one additional regional language, especially French is added val.

How to Apply SOS Childrens Villages Regional Ombuds Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: October 22, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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