Supervisor: Director of International Programs & Partnerships
Position Type: Full-Time, 1-year contract with possibility of renewal
Salary: $75,000 – $80,000 annually
Job Requirement: Must be currently eligible to work in Canada
Closing date: January 27, 2023. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interview upon expression of interest. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, prior to closing date.
SOS Children’s Villages Canada is seeking an accomplished International Program Manager with a minimum of 5-years project management and program monitoring experience within an international development organization. The ideal candidate possesses experience with and a passion for youth programming and empowerment. Proven abilities in project management and supporting multiple stakeholders to achieve targets and deadlines are essential. This is a very collaborative role. The Program Manager will support the development of the implementation plan, chair regular project review meetings, assess progress, collaborate on course corrective actions as needed and prepare narratives for donor reporting. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills that enable strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries sets you apart.
Founded in 1969, SOS Children’s Villages Canada is a member of the SOS Children’s Villages International federation. SOS Children’s Villages is dedicated to protecting children and advancing their rights in 137 countries and territories. We believe that children deserve more than just survival. They have a right to grow up in a safe and caring family environment, giving them the best chance of a secure future. Using a holistic approach, we work to empower vulnerable children, families, and communities to ensure children’s rights are met. Through programs focused on child protection, education, health, nutrition, women’s economic empowerment and humanitarian responses, SOS Children’s Villages serves over 1 million people annually.
ABOUT THE ROLE
SOS Children’s Villages Canada, in partnership with funders and key stakeholders, is developing a youth empowerment initiative to be implemented in SOS International program locations in East and South African regions (ESAF). The program mission is to provide under-served youth with the opportunity to develop the skills that are essential for independence and success as young adults. Implemented locally, programming will offer academic assistance, career guidance, experiential learning, skills training, and scholarship opportunities to participants.
The International Program Manager will support the formulation and implementation of the Youth Empowerment Program within the chosen countries. The role will collaborate with a counterpart Program Manager based in Nairobi and will support ESAF teams to ensure the successful rollout of the Program. Activities essential to this role include project design, project management, financial review and reporting, and progress report communications to the funder.
The ability to travel to Nairobi for a 1-week formulation workshop in March 2023 is a requirement of the position.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
We are committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities where we work from deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse caused by SOS Children’s Villages staff. We have zero tolerance towards any behavior violating our Code of Conduct, including workplace violence, harassment and sexual harassment, any form of exploitation and abuse, corruption, and fraud. Offers of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory results of professional reference checks and provision of a Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check.
** As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOS Children’s Villages employees are working in a hybrid model partially from home. Due to the nature of the position, occasional presence in the office will be required.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $75,000.00-$80,000.00 per year
Flexible Language Requirement:
Workplace health and safety COVID-19 safety protocols are in place in accordance with Ottawa Public Health guidelines.
Ability to commute/relocate:
Willingness to travel:
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Ottawa, ON
Application deadline: 2023-01-27
Expected start date: 2023-02-06
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January 12, 2023
January 27, 2023
SOS Children's Villages Canada
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