National Program Advisor
 
JOB TITLE: National Program Advisor
EMPLOYER: SOS Uşaq Kəndləri-Azərbaycan DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2021-05-26 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2021-06-25

"SOS Children's Villages - Azerbaijan" Association was founded in 1999 according to the agreement signed between "SOS Children’s Village International” and Azerbaijan government. The main purpose of the organization is providing family based care to the children deprived from parental care as well as implementation of different activities aimed to provide children social welfare. Currently a number of social and educational projects successfully have being implemented within SOS Children's Villages Baku and Ganja.

“SOS Children’s Villages – Azerbaijan” has been implementing Child Protection Policy based on UN Convention on Child Rights.
We are now searching for a committed and strong personality eager to make a change for children by supporting our work in the position of a NATIONAL PROGRAM ADVISOR

Under the leadership of the National Programme Development Director, the National Programme Advisor drives programme development in the field of Alternative Care in line with the “Vision, Mission, Values”, the Brand and approved strategies, policies and plans of the organisation and national legislation. As a member of the national programme development department, she/he contributes to setting and reaching the strategic objectives and targets of the MA in the area of Alternative care and monitors and evaluates progress towards achieving set targets. She/he provides technical expertise and content-wise leads SOS Children’s Village Programme unit managers/leaders in a location in planning, implementing and monitoring of programme interventions. The National Programme Advisor is responsible for introducing and monitoring the implementation of quality standards in the area of alternative care.

YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Under the leadership of the National Program Development Director (NPDD), contributes to annual and strategic planning and monitoring of progress towards targets and to putting the SOS Children’s Villages Programme Policy and related policies into practice taking into consideration national legislation and context;
• Supports NPDD and participates in the development of concept notes and programme proposals;
• Develops detailed psycho-pedagogical concepts for new types of interventions in the country jointly with programme staff in the locations for approval by Regional Programme Department/
• Provides technical expertise to the NPDD and Children’s Villages Programme Director (CVPD) when setting up new programme units and interventions in a location.
• Supports NPDD, CVPD, Programme unit managers in locations in applying for public funds.
• Provides content wise guidance to programme unit managers in the locations in planning, budgeting, and reporting of programme interventions.
• Leads specific programme development projects as assigned by the NPDD.
• Regularly reports on developments in the specific programme area to the NPDD and the responsible regional department;
• Supports NPDD in the development and establishment of a national association quality management system;
• Monitors and evaluates the quality and progress of programme interventions and projects, including through project visits, internal audits, and review of and feedback to project reports, statistics, and self-evaluation results to ensure that interventions are in line with organisational plans, standards, and policies, and with national legislation.
• Supports NPDD, CVPD and Programme units’ managers in the location in building strong links and cooperation with national government and local authorities, as well as other stakeholders to enhance programme development.
• Joins relevant networks, platforms, campaigns, working groups and advocates on behalf of the organisation for the promotion and protection of children’s rights, especially on issues linked to children at risk of losing the care of their families or children without parental care.

Child Safeguarding (CS)
Responsible to raise awareness of the SOS Child Protection Policy principles and to protect children from all forms of abuse, abandonment, exploitation, violence and discrimination
Supports NPDD, CVPD and Programme units’ managers in organising relevant preventive actions addressing existing and possible CS risks as identified by the CS risk assessment.
Responsible to report any CS suspicion, concern, allegation or incident immediately, following Child Safeguarding reporting procedures. CS reports should be made to the national CS focal person or any other member of the national CS team and/or to respective line manager.

YOUR PROFILE:

• Higher education in social sciences, psychology and/or pedagogy;
• At least 3 years’ experience in social welfare field, preferably in the sector of child/youth welfare and family development programmes;
• Motivation for work focused on children and families;
• Good knowledge of standards and current directions of development in the field of child’s rights approach, and social welfare systems;
• Good knowledge of legal issues relating to social welfare;
• High level of communication skills;
• Good knowledge of written and spoken English;
• Experience in project management and planning is an asset;
• Experience and readiness to work in a team.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Full time employment contract- 5 days; 09:00- 18:00
• Area – Str.137 Nizami, Baku AZ1010 (orientation-Chinese Embassy)
• Salary – (GROSS) 1300-1500 AZN (Will be determined during the final interview)

OUR OFFER:

Challenging assignment in an international NGO working environment where professional and human competence is in the foreground.

Interested? To apply please send your application (letter of motivation and CV) by June 4, 2021 at the latest, to cv@sos-az.org with the subject line “National Programme Advisor”.

Please, consider that only most competent shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
You can contact us at +994552274725

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