SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation, we support children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for the rights of children and young people, in alliance with a great diversity of partners. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year.
SOS Children’s Villages strives to create and ensure a safe environment for everyone who engages with us internally or externally. An environment that does not expose children, young people and adults to harm, sexual exploitation and abuse. As a Child-focused organisation, people are the focus of organisational safeguarding aspirations. Our care approach is distinct in that it provides 24-hour direct primary care to tens of thousands of children and young people through a system of primary caregivers directly employed by SOS CV.
To support this important responsibility we are looking for an International Director Region – Latin America and The Caribbean.
You should have extensive experience working in Latin America, with regional or multi-county responsibility and be fluent in Spanish and English. The role will be preferably located in SOS Children’s Villages International office locations in Bolivia (La Paz) or Costa Rica (San José) but we are open to receiving candidates living in any of the countries where SOS is present in the LAAM region. We would support the provision of a work permit and moving expenses as required. The position is offered for a five (5) year term, with possibility for a further five (5) year extension.
About the role
The role is accountable for the leadership and management of the region in line with SOS CV’s vision, mission, values and policies. Reporting to the Chief Programme Officer, the IDR is supported by and leads a Regional Management Team (RMT) which includes Regional Directors of Functions and SOS Children’s Villages International Representatives (CVI Reps), who work closely with the assigned Member Associations (MAs). The IDR and team are in charge to support and monitor the MAs in their development endeavours.
Duties and Responsibilities
International Office Region (IOR) in LAAM
Broader Federation and global organisation
Planning and Controlling / Steering
Monitoring and Evaluation
Create and maintain an enabling environment for Safeguarding in the region
Experience and Requirements
How To Apply
Closing date: 30th June 2023
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As part of the application process kindly submit your CV and a cover letter, preferably in MS Word. All application documents (cover letter and CV) should be submitted in English.
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What We Stand For
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organization, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a safe working environment for our staff, the children and young people and the communities that we work for. The organization prohibits harassment, exploitation and abuses by or of any employee, supervisor, manager, child, young people, community, contractor, applicant, or other individual with whom SOS Children’s Villages employees come into contact by virtue of their work. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our prevention and protection against Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse policy.
In addition, SOS Children’s Villages apply a zero-tolerance concerning any fraud situation. The organization does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Successful candidates will have to submit a criminal record certificate, current within the last three years. In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, these positions will be subject to criminal record checks.
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