Programme Director - SOS Children's Village, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Bonus: 13th Cheque
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: NGO & Non-profit
  • Posted by SOS Children's Village on Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Reference: PD08
  • Apply before Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 27 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: SOS Children's Village

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focusing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.

We are in the process of recruiting Programme Director to be based at the Cape Town Programme in South Africa


  • Programme Development and Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • People Management and Development
  • Financial and administrative management
  • Implementation of a quality assurance system
  • Partnership Management
  • Local Fundraising and Public Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Understanding the SOS Organisation and leading by example



  • Understanding of NGO`s operations, best practices and market trends.
  • Understanding of the Child and youth development principles.
  • Knowledge of programmes in an NGO environment.
  • Knowledge of the South African legislation governing NGO`s and their operations.
  • Good budget and financial skills.
  • Good understanding of HR and Organisational Development.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and networking skills.
  • Good knowledge of Children`s rights.
  • Basic Knowledge of Fund development.
  • Knowledge of programme management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the programme area.
  • Knowledge of the SOS Model will be an added advantage.

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum Honors degree in Child and Youth Development / Social Work or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ relevant experience within the non-profit sector, preferably in the child environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of management experience.
  • Strategic thinking, Innovation and problem solving, Presentation skills, Programme and project management skills, Planning/organizing and coordinating skills, Customer relationship building, Conflict Management, High level Communication, recognize business development opportunities, Adaptability and change management skills to effectively cascade down business changes.
  •  Valid SA driver’s license.
  • Fully computer literate.
  • Must be fluent in English.


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About SOS Children's Village

The SOS Children's Villages Association of South Africa is a member of SOS - Kinderdorf International, the largest private welfare organization for children in the world. Over 200 000 children benefit from the various residential, educational and developmental programmes operating in 135 countries.

SOS - Kinderdorf International began in 1949 when the founder Hermann Gmeiner built the first Children's Village in Imst, Austria.He was committed to helping children in need - children who had lost their homes, their security and their families as a result of the Second World War. With the support of many donors and co-workers, our organisation has grown to help children all over the world.

The varied and worldwide projects of SOS - Kinderdorf International are non-profit, apolitical, interdenominational and non-racial. The projects include SOS Children's Villages, SOS Family Strengthening Programmes, SOS Kindergartens, SOS Youth Facilities, Hermann Gmeiner Social Centres, SOS Relief Work, Hermann Gmeiner Schools, SOS Vocational Training and Production Centres and SOS Hermann Gmeiner Medical Centres.

In South Africa, we take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organisation. We respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world.