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Jobs at SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages–Nigeria, seek individuals who are committed and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children.

SOS Children’s Villages-Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other status protected by applicable law. SOS Children’s Villages-Nigeria strives to maintain a recruitment process that is open and competitive for all interested candidates.



BSC/ HND in any of Business Administration/Business Management; Human Resource Management, Secretarial Administration or any of the Social Sciences
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
Strong oral and written communication as well as team-oriented skills
Strong organizational, administrative and logistics planning skills
Capacity to prioritize tasks, proactive, good attention to detail and can work under pressure
Good problem-solving skills, flexibility and adaptability for changing workloads
Good IT skills, including knowledge of the MS-Office Suite [Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook]
Knowledge of Child Rights, and Child Protection as well as experience in an NGO will be added advantage.



Bachelor's Degree in, social development work, education, youth and community development, business development/management.
At least 4 years’ experience in youth development work and financial delivery
Experience in guidance and counselling of young people
2 to 3 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and/ or small-medium enterprises (SMEs) or self-employments
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with youth, and multidisciplinary teams.
Demonstrated success in working with youth, particularly in group settings.
Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
Strong interest and ability in working with diverse groups


Good knowledge of child and youth development, human behaviour, social and business environment
Experience working in schools or a non-profit human services setting.
Knowledge of the Youth Program and assessment tool.
Experience leading youth in experiential, recreational and service learning activities.
Experience with curriculum development and implementation.
Knowledge on child protection and children rights
Knowledge on how traditions, culture, beliefs and customs influence human functioning and development at all levels
Understanding of cultural diversity, characteristics of special target groups, implications for assessment and intervention
Understanding of services, including crisis intervention, conflict resolution and individual and group counselling

Ability to set and maintain professional boundaries with clients
Coaching and mentoring skills
Ability to negotiate and collaborate
Ability to work independently and in the team
A practical and flexible approach to work
Resilience - for coping with difficult situations and challenging cases
Good time management, organisational and administrative skills


Experience in the development or delivery of economic support services for youth, women and families
Driving license


Interns/ volunteers are encouraged to send their application in the following areas: 
Health - Medical Doctors, Pharmacist, Medical Records Officer
Education - Teachers
Human Resources
Programmes Development - Field officers
Fund Development & Communication
Finance and Controlling - Accountants
Information and Communication Technologies
Administration and logistics
Profiles for Volunteers

Demonstrates team-member skills
Patience and ICT Skills
Good Attention to Detail
Time Management, Organization, Coordination and Thoroughness
Professionalism, Productivity and Quality Focus
Deadline-Oriented, strong Internal Communications, and  Reporting Skills
Willingness to learn
Strong inter-personal, communication, organizational and ICT skills
Knowledge of Child’s Rights and Child Protection will be added advantages
In accordance with the Organisation’s Child Protection Policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.



A Degree or equivalent qualification: preferably in a relevant subject area, such as, Communication, Business Administration, Marketing, Sales, International Development and Business Development.
10 years' experience in Fundraising/Marketing/Sales, 3-5 years of managerial experience and Master's degree will be an added advantage.
Understanding of NGO's operation, best practices and market trends
Understanding of the Child and Youth Development principles (acquire on the job)
Good understanding of HR and Development
Strong negotiation, Communication and networking skills
Good knowledge of Children's Rights (Acquire on the Job)
Good knowledge of Sales process
Knowledge of business and financial practise
Knowledge of relevant Nigerian legislation.

Leadership skills
Strategic thinking skills
Creative and entrepreneurial skills
Time and resource management
Business acumen
People management and networking skills
Decision making skills
Good Budget and financial skills
Communication and presentation skills
Planning, organising and coordinating skills
Relationship building skills
Conflict management
Marketing skills
Good working knowledge and use of MS Office (Work, Excel Powerpoint, Outlook, Lync)
Must have a valid driver’s license

Plan and manage fund-raising campaigns and activities
Identify and cultivate prospective donors/sponsors
Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the country, to the organization's mission and programs, and to the development profession
Defines implements and fulfills the middle-term FDC strategy reflected in the business plans of the Member Association. This includes donations in kind and public funding
Plans, monitors, evaluates and analyses the fundraising activities according to defined planning and reporting procedures and against defined and agreed KPIs
Positions SOS Children’s Villages as a strong and consistent brand among potential and existing supporters based on SOS Children’s Villages roots, vision, mission and values.
Works according to globally valid manuals and guidelines and the Fund Development & Communication Department’s planning and reporting procedure
Collaborates with the Brand and communication Advisor in pursuing opportunities for the country to internally and externally promote the Member Associations’ activities in order to increase the public recognition and foster a positive image with the overall goal to support fundraising activities.,
Drive fundraising innovation in all fields of Fundraising like products, channels, target groups, database solutions etc.
Supports National Sponsorship Coordinator
Supervises and leads the national Fundraising team in the Member Association including all leadership tasks from recruitment decisions to managing the team as well as individual performance and ensuring the development of direct reports
Act as a role model and further develops individuals and team through performance- and talent management
Manage the operation of local systems /database applications in close cooperation with ICT unit and in line with SOS standards for software development (ALM)
Drive local private partnerships, manage alliances with High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), multinational corporates and local foundations
Ensure quality in service and communication (this includes monitoring and capacity building) of the fundraising & sponsorship coordinators.
Support effective use of photo/video
Coordinate knowledge sharing and learning tool with team (e.g., workshops, trainings, peer exchanges, coaching, mentoring).



Minimum of Senior Secondary School Certificate [SSC] or General Certificate Exam [GCE]
Valid Driver's license
with minimum of 3 years work experience
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
Basic knowledge of mechanical engineering and knowledge of Child Rights are added advantage.



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