Organization : SOS Children's Villages International
Country : Senegal
Closing date : 23 Jan 2020
SOS Children s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children s Villages.
As a non-governmental social development organisation we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners.
We work in 135 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year.
To support us with this important responsibility we are now looking for committed Regional Youth Can! Coordinator-WCNA & ESAF.
Regional Youth Can! Coordinator-WCNA & ESAF
Location : Dakar
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the leadership of the Programme Development Director IOR WCNA will :
Be focal point for coordination of YouthCan! projects at regional level.Support and advise the National Coordinators of Youth Development and / or YouthCan! to establish, design, launch and successfully implement YouthCan! employability projects at the national level, through partnerships.
Support existing YouthCan! countries in the further development and strengthening of the project and local partnerships.
Collect and share national successes and promote peer to peer learningWork directly with the global YouthCan! team to align planning between MA, IOR and global partnersEnsure implementation of M&E standards for reporting and communication purposes Works closely with Regional and National FD teams to promote and strengthen existing and new partnerships that can support the project and its scale.
Advises on stewarding relationships with current YouthCan! partners Advises on regional implementation of YouthCan! and work closely with PD and FD advisors to select new countries to join the initiative.
Find opportunities to showcase Youthcan! programmes in internal and external communication fora Participates in global and regional youth employability planning and the YouthCan! programme to align the objectives between the Member Association, Regional Office, International Office and global partners.
Minimum two (2) years of experience in project coordination in a related field (youth programmes, development, child-care, employability and youth empowerment) Excellent networking and service orientation : strong networking skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise, build relationships and to guide and support national staff according to their needs.
Availability to travel to the MAs she / he will be supporting (30% travel time) Motivation, accountability and commitment to the topic of youth employability in Africa Good knowledge of youth employability situation and needs in Africa Fundraising experience a plus in particular working with the private sector Strong organisational skills Proven ability to work independently, virtually and cross-functionally Experience in building capacity, monitoring and cooperating with partnersA very good command of both written and spoken French and English Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Diverse, creative and challenging opportunities in an international working environment
Possibility to make significant contribution towards the development of Member Associations in the Region
Competitive compensation package and excellent development opportunities In accordance with the organisation s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks
What We Stand For :
SOS Children s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation.
We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organization, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature.
Eff orts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.