SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
SOS Children's Villages, founded in 1949, is the world's largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children and young people without parental care, or at risk of losing it.
Child neglect, abuse and abandonment is everywhere. Families are at risk of separation. Locally led, we work in more than 130 countries and territories to strengthen families who are under pressure so they can stay together. When this is not in a child or young person's best interests, we provide quality care according to their unique needs.
Together with partners, donors, communities, children, young people and families, we enable children to grow up with the bonds they need to develop and become their strongest selves. We speak up for each child's rights and advocate for change so all children can grow up in a supportive environment.
Location: Vienna, Innsbruck or Brussels
Duration: Part-time, limited until the end of 2024
This position will be responsible for the dissemination and advocacy activities of the project WELL-U, funded by the European Commission in response to the Ukrainian emergency. The incumbent of the position will be responsible for creating a community of practice, developing and implementing the communication plan following the activities of the other project’s partners, and will be active in sharing material and exchanging best practices of the project.
The final goal of this position is to give visibility to the project activities and to create knowledge and disseminate information regarding the psychosocial support methodologies implemented in Italy, Romania, Greece, and Hungary. The successful candidate will play a key role in building dissemination and advocacy tools that can support the project throughout its mandate and after.
Tasks & Responsibilities
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.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your detailed application in English by the 14th of June, 2023 at https://careers-sos-kd.icims.com
Due to the high level of responses, SOS Children Villages can only respond to shortlisted candidates.