NGO Jobs in Kenya - SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.


In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.
We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Community Development Worker for SOS CV KE Alternative Care project based at Eldoret Location.
Key Functions of the Job
Community Development Worker will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Implement alternative care activities and timely reports to donors
·         Facilitate the assessment of child, family and community structures
·         Conduct individual & group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program.
·         Implementation of economic empowerment program activities.
·         Facilitate holistic development of children in the target group.
·         Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of all the Community Management Committee (CMC) support groups, Community Volunteers and Community Representatives.
·         Establish and sustain new and existing links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors, government of Kenya departments and the community.
·         Support monitoring & evaluation of the programme.
·         Lead in documentation foe evidence based
·         Support co-workers of community-based partner organisations in their work with families
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Degree in Community Development, Social Work or Sociology
·         Training in counseling.
·         Must be computer literate.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in community development or social services.
·         A good understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children.
·         In-depth knowledge of psychosocial issues in children and adolescence o Well developed communication, report writing and counseling skills
·         Ability to ride a motor-bike will be an added advantage

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Driver for SOS CV KE Family Strengthening program based in Busia.
Key Functions of the Job
Driver will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Carries out the driving requirements of the FSP as directed by the Program Coordinator
·         Delivery and collection of documents and other items to/from various stakeholders
·         Identify vehicle problems and malfunctions, including, performing routine and non-routine check-up and maintenance.
·         Maintain and ensure assigned vehicle(s) are always in a neat, clean and good mechanical condition.
·         Keep an accurate systematic log of journeys made, distances covered and odometer readings in respect of vehicle service and fuel refills
·         Monitor and report expiration and renewal dates of licenses, insurance covers, road rescue registration and other applicable services, to ensure timely renewal.
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
·         Valid Driver’s License and Certificate of Good Conduct.
·         At least 3 years’ experience providing executive driving services. Prior working experience with an NGO will be an added advantage
·         Thorough knowledge of traffic laws and traffic patterns is desired.
·         Prior training in defensive driving principles is desired

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person to become Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant for SOS CV Kenya Busia.
We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant for SOS CV KE Family Strengthening program based in Busia.
Key Functions of the Job
The M & E Assistant will undertake various duties which include but not limited to the following:-
·         Develop and regularly review the project monitoring and evaluation plan/s
·         Monitor the field activities based on the project implementation plan through approved organizational monitoring and evaluation tools.
·         Assist in developing operational monitoring tools (checklist, questionnaires, databases, interview and survey forms, etc.)
·         Assist to developing guidelines, manuals, procedures, concept papers on M&E issues upon request of the management team Monthly data collection, data entry & data analysis based on project requirements while ensuring data accuracy and reliability.
·         Participate in the program’s quality, implementation, particularly through identifying weaknesses and strengths in SOS CV Kenya programs and report to the management team.
·         Participate in the evaluation of the project’s results and achievements.
·         Actively collaborate with Data Entry Officers and assist to updating regularly the database according to the project requirements
·         Participate in project implementation & coordination meetings.
·         Provide inputs to project reports and publications upon request of the management team. Prepare weekly/monthly schedule of monitoring and evaluation related activities.
·         Provide M&E verbal and written analyzed reports on a regular basis to the management team to inform programming
·         Support short-term M&E evaluators and experts as required.
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Bachelors Degree/ in Project Planning & Management /Monitoring & Evaluation/Development Studies or related discipline.
·         Must have at least 2 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Data Base Management.
·         At least 2 years of working experience in a similar position with local or International NGO
·         Be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
·         Experience of collecting and analyzing data at community level

We seek to recuit a Programme Accountant based at SOS CV KE Eldoret.
Key Functions of the Job
The Programme Accountant will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Prepares cheques, reviews payment vouchers and checks petty cash payments.
·         Ensures that all invoices are paid promptly to protect the reputation of SOS Children’s Villages Programme.
·         Prepares Bank and Cash Registers and bank reconciliation statements. Submits registers, together with all supporting receipts and vouchers to the Programme Director.
·         Supports the replenishing of the programmes petty cash float and ensures this is responsibly and effectively used at all times.
·         Banks all income received and effect all cash withdrawals.
·         Administers the programme payroll in a timely manner. Ensures correct payment of income tax and other statutory deductions before 5th of the following month.
·         Submits a projected income and expense form and requests regular transfers to ensure sufficient running cost funds are received for the programme through the Programme Director.
·         Timely capturing data into the financial management system.
·         Prepares and supports internal and external financial audits.
·         Timely preparation and presentation of all financial reports to the Programme Director for submission.
·         Assists the Programme Director in the preparation of the annual budget of the Programme.
·         Monitors expenditures, ensuring the programme is run as economically as possible, in accordance with the provisions of the annual budget. Reports any irregularities to the Programme Director.
·         Safely stores and secures all cash, cheque books and financial records at all times.
·         Disseminate and checks to ensure that any financial policies, as established by SOS-Kinderdorf International or the National Association, are implemented and adhered to.
·         At all times ensures that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS CV beneficiaries and their families as well as SOS co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.
·         Supervise and appraise locational accountants and Cashiers
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration( Finance or Accounting option)
·         At least CPA (II) with 3 years working experience in a busy accounting environment, 2 of which should be in an NGO setup.
·         Ability to set up and maintain financial systems and develop internal control procedures.
·         Hands on experience in computerized accounting applications / software is a must.
·         Be conversant with Kenyan taxation laws, legal & statutory requirements and ability to prepare income tax returns.
·         Experience working with Navision system will be an added advantage

We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of a Community Development Worker for SOS CV KE Family Strengthening program based in Busia.
Key Functions of the Job
The Community Development Worker will undertake various duties which include and are not limited to the following:-
·         Facilitate the preparation of the family development plans.
·         Conduct individual & group assessments and selection of beneficiaries into the program.
·         Implement economic empowerment, child protection and other capacity building program activities.
·         Facilitate educational development of children in the target group.
·         Facilitate and ensure the effectiveness of all the Community Management Committee (CMC) support groups, Community Volunteers and Community Representatives.
·         Establish and sustain new and existing links and develop networks with NGOs, CBOs, donors, government of Kenya departments and the community.
·         Support monitoring & evaluation of the program and develop activity and progress reports as required
·         Support co-workers of community-based partner organisations in their work with families.
Required Qualifications / Abilities
·         Degree in Community Development, Social Work or Sociology
·         Must be computer literate.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in community development or social services.
·         A good understanding of issues facing orphans & vulnerable children.
·         In-depth knowledge of psychosocial issues in children and adolescence. Well-developed communication, report writing and counseling skills.
How to Apply
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application letter (stating current and expected pay) & updated CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 31st May 2019 by email to:
recruitment@soskenya.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality

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