SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
The Ombuds Office for SOS Children’s Villages is an independent office supporting children and young people in situations that have not been successfully resolved by SOS Children’s Villages safeguarding processes.
An Ombuds is a trustworthy person who can listen, support, and guide children and young people. There are national, regional, and global Ombuds.
Developed with input from children and young people, the Ombuds Office functions on the fundamental principles of independence, impartiality, confidentiality, and informality. Honouring these principles are critical to the success of the Ombuds Office.
The Ombuds Office work independently of SOS Children’s Villages, as a check and balance to safeguarding with the goal of finding a solution to the concern raised.
SOS Children’s Villages International (SOS CVI) is non-governmental and non-denominational organization working with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled in every society. SOS CVI is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing the care. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted partners in places where we can contribute to social development. Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.
About the Regional Ombuds – East and Southern Africa (ESAF) role**:**
Location of the role: Addis Ababa
Fulltime - 2 years Employment Contract (with the possibility to extend it)
The Regional Ombuds - East and Southern Africa (ESAF), as a designated neutral professional, will respond to concerns that the SOS Safeguarding Team has been unable to resolve to the satisfaction of the child, young person, or adult involved. The Ombuds Office is an innovative approach to strengthening child safeguarding and accountability within SOS Children's Villages globally.
The Regional Ombuds will provide advice, guidance, and support to the National Ombuds, so they have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in their role according with the SOS Children’s Villages procedures. The goal is to promote fairness of process and successful conflict resolution within SOS Children’s Villages member associations through the Ombuds Office fundamental principles.
The Regional Ombuds will operate independently from SOS Children’s Villages and will report to the Global Ombuds.
The Regional Ombuds will:
Profile, skills and qualifications**:**
How to Apply:
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates. Applications should be submitted electronically through the iCIIMS link provided. All applications should be submitted not later than 22nd of October 2023**.**
Applications that are late do not have a CV attached will be disqualified.
* To protect the independence of the Ombuds Office, this position is not open to SOS Children's Villages employees or those who have been employed by SOS Children's Villages within the last 2 years.
** Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.
In case you have question, please reach out to us by email: email@example.com
You can find more detail about us here:
Ombuds Office - SOS Children's Villages (ombuds-sos-childrensvillages.org)
“SOS Children´s Villages has zero-tolerance neither on sexual exploitation, harassment, and abuse nor fraud and corruption, amongst other safeguarding aspects. We also provide equal employment opportunities to all employees & qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or class. SOS Children´s Villages complies with all applicable laws governing non-discrimination in employment.”
This position involves working with an INGO committed to children and human rights and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete safer recruitment checks including police and reference checks to help verify their suitability to work for SOS CV. In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, in the selection process will be also explored the motivation and approach of the candidate to safeguarding.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.