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SOS Children’s Villages International : Representative (f/m) for the region of Middle East and north africa

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations worldwide. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education and health. In the International office of MENA Region we support all the activities of the nine national associations, ensuring that they operate in accordance with established principles and standards. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, we are seeking a committed

SOS Children’s Villages International Representative (f/m) for the region of Middle East and north africa

Location: Casablanca/Morocco

The mission of the SOS Children’s Villages International Representative (CVI Rep) is to be the link between the General Secretariat and the respective member associations (MAs), ensuring positive interaction and supporting the development of the member associations in all areas, especially in organisational development and good governance.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Guide and support MAs in becoming strong entities through the development of boards and national management teams and ensure the development of these associations according to standards
  • Collaborate with MAs in developing their local strategies, supported by functional resources in the region and monitor implementation
  • Provide effective information flow
  • Ensure integration of the global strategic plan with local plans and integrate international functions targets into the development plans of the MAs
  • Review the progress made in member associations in the course of the annual review cycle
  • Monitor the roll-out of standards and policies according to the plan
  • Be first point of contact for crisis interventions / ensure cases are reliably reported according to standards of international crisis communications guideline


  • Minimum five years of progressive management experience
  • Minimum with a university degree
  • Proven track record of strong stakeholder management and implementation skills
  • Experience in governance work and organisation development processes
  • Strong strategic awareness, integrating environmental developments, future orientation and a pragmatic view into operational planning and day to day work
  • Understanding of and interest in local and global development issues
  • Business awareness, good understanding of numbers, ability to conduct critical analysis and integrate information
  • Ability to show leadership and convince also in non-hierarchical relationship
  • Tireless and highly effective communicator of SOS CVI’s mission and finding the right tone and nuances to get relevant messages across
  • Ability to build strong relationships/networks and to work and cooperate effectively and in a spirit of partnership with peers, partners, stakeholders and others who are not in the line of command
  • Fluent oral/written Arabic, English and French
  • Willingness to travel

We offer:

  • The opportunity to shape a new position within a global established organisation
  • Diverse and challenging tasks in an in international working environment
  • Opportunities for further training
If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application in English together with your salary expectations by 10 August 2015 at the latest to ,  SOS Children’s Villages International,