SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations worldwide. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education and health.
The International Office of SOS Children’s Villages International is seeking three dynamic individuals as
PROGRAMME RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS
for its Programme Development Function. Two of the positions will be full time, one 50%.
• A strong interest and proven experience in linking practice and theory in the alternative care and/or development co-operation sector
• An eye for innovative programmes and ideas and the ability to seek ways to promote innovation within an organisation
• A higher degree in sociology, psychology, humanities or related fields
• At least 3 years of practical experience within the development or alternative care sector (with a specific focus on either early childhood, youth work, family therapy, social pedagogy, community health or social work)
• Academic or practitioner research experience, well connected in relevant scientific and practitioner networks
• Skilled in project management and the design and facilitation of trainings
• Experience in grant applications to foundations or other grant giving entities
• Desk research, monitoring and analyzing trends in child care, child rights and related issues on international level
• Consult and support researchers in national associations
• Build and share knowledge in child protection, gender & diversity mainstreaming, alternative care, parenting skills, community and sustainable programme development within the organisation
• Monitor child protection within the organisation
• Participate in cross-departmental projects
• Publish and present organisational research findings to different audiences
You will be part of the Child, Youth, Family and Community Research & Development Department. Your working language will be English but your proficiency in Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic or German is an asset.
Your compensation will be based on your experience in line with our salary and benefits scheme.
We particularly welcome applications from countries in the South.
If you are interested in this position, please send your curriculum vitae, an application letter and salary expectations by 6 February 2011, preferably by e-mail to email@example.com,
SOS-Kinderdorf International, Human Resources, Hermann-Gmeiner-Strasse 51, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
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