SOS Children`s Villages is hiring a
SOS Children's Villages, founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner, 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.
Duration 38,5 hours/week – limited contract for 6 months
Location: International Office Vienna/Austria
YouthCan! is a global initiative that supports young people, who have lost parental care or are at risk of losing it, on their journey to decent work and independent life. By mobilising employees, activating their networks and providing expertise, corporates are making a measurable impact in the lives of young people around the globe whilst efficiently working to reduce youth employment. Through YouthCan!, corporates are able to reinforce their Corporate Social Responsibility and become direct actors, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. By using our online platform, YouthLinks, we aim to break down geographical barriers and adapt to a social distancing environment to ensure access to training, mentoring and peer networks to young people no matter their location or circumstances.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Supporting young people on their journey towards independence is a key priority of the organisation. As member of the Youth & ICT4D team your responsibilities will include working on different topics/projects:
Youth Advisory Board - a global participatory panel of young people taking part in the YouthCan! Programme who give their views, work with young people in their own country and help shape the programme. Working with the YouthCan! Project Coordinator, you will:
Global YouthCan! Conference: In order to ensure knowledge sharing, networking and setting a global direction of the programme, YouthCan! hosts a global conference at least once every two years. The next conference will take place in 2023. You will support the YouthCan! coordinator in:
If you are interested in this position, please submit your detailed application in English by 14th September 2022 at https://careers-sos-kd.icims.com