Village Director/Family Based Care (FBC) Coordinator jobs at SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria 2013

SOS Children Villages Nigeria – Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development organisation working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children without parental care and those who are at risk of losing parental care. SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation that provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 133 countries worldwide. Working through out the country,

SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria is in the process of recruiting the for the vacant position of:

Job Title: Village Director/Family Based Care (FBC) Coordinator

Location: Gwagwalada, Abuja

Job Description

  • The Village Director/FBC Coordinator who is accountable for the overall development of the children within the SOS families, and supports each SOS mother directly.
  • He/She is also accountable for the effective management of the Village, including Finances and Human Resources.
  • He/she reports to the National Director/Programme Director as applicable within the specific context, and is fully supported by the National Office in developing plans and activities which will lead to the advancement of the Village and its SOS families.

Job Responsibilities

1.) Lead the administration of the Village including:

  • Overall development of the Village and its families
  • Guide and support the SOS Mothers
  • Ensure that support services are provided for SOS families
  • Participation in children’s activities in the Village and community

2.) Build synergy between the SOS families and the host community

3.) Contribute innovatively to the overall development of the National Association


  • A degree in Management, Social Work or Social Sciences
  • Five years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of success Strong interpersonal and creative communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to work under pressure and independently to meet deadlines
  • Good knowledge of Child Rights Act
  • Knowled9e of ‘Child/Youth’ management is a plus
  • This position comes with accommodation and utilities

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should please send a motivation letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable references to:

The National Director
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
18 Church Street,
Off Salvation Street, Opebi, Ikeja
P.O Box 660 Shomolu Lagos, Nigeria

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