Latest Job openings at SOS Children's Village April 2014

SOS Children's Villages works in 133 countries to support families and help children at risk grow up in a loving home. For more than 60 years, we have worked with partners in each community to either help families care for their children or to provide an alternative, for instance an SOS family.
in which the love of a carer is essential. Everything we do IS based on the best Interests of the child. and each has an individual development plan. Uniquely. we provide practical
support over the long term, so that each child or young person can develop resilient relationships and face life's Challenges in the future. Working throughout the country, SOS Children's Villages Nigeria is in the process of recruiting the following:

Job Title: Nurses
Key Responsibilities

    Discharges primary healthcare in the village
    Assists in the programme design on heahhcare, nutrition and HIViAIDS for community projects
    Collaborates with in-house Clinic staff in the management and control of clinic drugs and disposables
    Maintains a top-class hygienic environment in the clinic
    Renders advice on heal!h matters as may be required


    Must be registered nurse (SRN/SCM)
    Good public health experience
    3 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of success
    Strong interpersonal human relations skills

Job Title: Music Teachers

    Minimum of NCE in Early Chldhood Education
    Adequate knowledge of modern teaching tools
    Minimum of three (3) years' experience

Job Title: Financial Adviser
Oversees the day-to-day activities of the finance team and ensures the organization's finance function is organizaed to produce accurate financial and management accounts.

Key Responsibilities:

    Management of the finance function and overseeing the finance team
    Initiates and ensures necessary implementation of accountinglfinancial conlrols measures in the organizaUon
    Leads in the preparation of budgets. forcasts and cash flows
    Prepares statutory and internal financlal reports
    Initiates Annual Stock-taking of Assets. ensures their safe-keeping the Assets Register update
    Maintenance of financial books and accounting processes


    BSc/HND and fully qualified ACA, ACCA/CIMA [or equivatent] with prsvous financial control and management reporting experience
    Demonstrable experience in managing accounting teams
    Ability to work under pressure
    Demonstrabte good attention to detail, good judgement and logical decision making
    Strong computer literacy with solid understanding of accounting software principles.
    Knowledge of Navision will be an added advantage

Job Title: Financial Coordinator
Key Responsibilities

    Maintains the MFSII accounts for accuracy
    Supports in the development of financial policies, guidelines. strategies and programmes
    Supports in enforcing the usage of all programme expenditure/resource in line with the annual plan and budget
    Collaborates Ytlth the finance team in the preparation of the NA's annual budget
    Supports in the establishment of mechanisms for a continuous monitoring and evaluation of the operations department


    Bachelor Degree/HND in Accountancy. Additional professional qualification will be an advantage
    Financial management skill.
    Strong computer skills (MS Office packages & financial package]
    Minimum of 5 years cognate working experience
    Expenence in an NGO will be added advantage

Job Title: Project Accountant

    Bachelor Degree/HND in Accountancy.
    Additional professional Qualification will be an advantage
    Financial management skill.
    Basic computer skills (windows, word, excel and financial packages)
    Minimum of 3 years cognate working experience.

Job Title: Youth Counsellor
The role of the Youth Counseiior is to guide individual youth. accompany them through their career, contribute to the quality of youth care and organise youth activities within the frame of the SOS family child-care model as well as ensuring Ihat the individual needs and rights of children are addressed and protected.

Key Responsibilities

    Guides the personal development of the youths
    Creates opportuniUes for contact with the youths' biological family. SOS family and community
    Supports the educauonal and career development of the ycuL~s
    Supports the SOS mothers and village life
    Fulfils administration and managing duties


    BSc Psychology/B Ed. Education (Guidance & Counselling)
    Expertise in child/and or youth care
    Knowiedge of national child welfare system and child rights/child protect
    Familiar and aware of UNCRC (UN Child Rights Convention) and Child care Acts and other relevant national child care legislations
    Team spirit
    5 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of success

Job Title: Mothers/Families Assistants

    NCE,OND in any discipline
    A minimum of 2 years work experience with Children
    Ability to speak English Language fluently and at least a Nigerian Language e.g. (Hausa, Ibo or Yoruba) is a requirement.
    Good skills in home management
    Previous work experience in a non-governmental Organization (NGO) is an added advantage

How to Apply
We offer a Competitive Salary and Benefit Package. In accordance with the organisation's child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks. including criminal record checks where possible.

Qualified candidates are to send a motivation letter and detailed Curricuium Vitae with three traceable references to:

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

Email address: 

Application date: Application closes 2 weeks from the publication date.

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