Overview

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organization to which all SOS Children’s Villages including SOS Children’s Villages Somalia Association is affiliated. SOS Children’s Villages Somalia has officially been working in Somalia since 1985. SOS is currently working in 134 countries worldwide. We are committed to the welfare of children – often throughout the whole of their childhood, and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social neglect. We also run education and health facilities. With the SOS Children’s Village concept, the organization pioneered a family approach to the long-term care of orphaned and abandoned children. SOS Children’s Villages upholds child protection policy and our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children and youth from abuse. SOS Somalia is currently working in Banadir, Bay and Bakool Regions.

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below position of Mother Trainee.

Job Title: Mother Trainee (2 Positions)

Location: Mogadishu-Heliwa

Job Summary:

Mother Trainee is one who is on training at SOS-Village and like Aunts move between SOS Family Houses, relieving SOS Mothers who are on leave and providing assistance to SOS Mothers according to an agreed schedule. SOS Mother and Trainee Mother work together as a team to provide best possible upbringing of children under their care. The Trainee Mother is an important member of SOS families and should be caring, understanding and responsible mother figure to which the children can look up to as an ‘aunt’.

General aim of the position

  • Helps the SOS Mother arrange and supervise recreational activities, games or family outings to build a sense of unity and belonging.
  • Understands the background of each child in order to better understand his/her behavior and accept each child as an individual.
  • Carries out all basic daily household tasks including cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing so that the house is maintained in excellent condition.

Cooperation and Reporting Relationships

  • Works closely with mothers, senior mothers and aunties.

Reporting Relations

  • Reports to Alternative Care Coordinator 

Priority tasks & responsibilities                                                                           

  • Works in close partnership with the SOS Mother, striving as a ‘team’ to promote the overall well-being and best interests of each child.
  • Replaces the SOS Mother during periods of absence, living within the Family Home and performing all of the Mother’s functions.
  • Assists the Mother in promoting the educational development of each child, e.g. by supervising study periods, helping with homework assignments, etc.
  • Understands and supports the rights and responsibilities of each child.
  • Spends quality time with each child as agreed in her assigned households.
  • Helps the SOS Mother arrange and supervise recreational activities, games or family outings to build a sense of unity and belonging.
  • Understands the background of each child in order to better understand his/her behavior and accept each child as an individual.
  • Carries out all basic daily household tasks including cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing so that the house is maintained in excellent condition.
  • Helps the Mother carry out tasks such as budgeting, shopping, menu planning and keeping the household accounts as required.
  • Learns how to correctly use and care for household equipment and appliances. Strives to make economical use of water and electricity and looks for cheaper methods of cooking, cleaning and shopping.
  • Maintains her personal physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being thereby improving her ability to care for her children and to maintain a balanced life-style.
  • Applies time-management skills to ensure that she has time for each child and is not overwhelmed by household chores.
  • Participates in any training offered by SOS and takes an interest in reading or furthering her academic studies.
  • Gives the children age-appropriate tasks to do ensuring they actively contribute as a child would in any family, e.g. by tidying their rooms or washing dishes.
  • Encourages each child to further his education or training, to enable them to cope well when they leave the Village.
  • Shows healthy affection for the children and offers them advice, guidance and support through the difficult times in their lives.
  • Creates opportunities to integrate herself and the children into the surrounding community, through playing an active role in community life. Becomes an active contributing member of the Village community and the staff team.

Must criteria

  • Education :    Medium level of education and Child Care Training Certificate
  • Age: :    Between 30 and 45 years
  • Health: :    Physically and mentally healthy
  • Willingness :  Willing to live in an SOS Children’s Village and to take on a long-term

working commitment (at least for one generation of children and youth)

  • Skills and knowledge: Willing to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills through

professional training process and ongoing development

Competencies

(Must-have all of the below or show capability to develop within 1-2 years at most)

  • A passion to help needy children.
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ability to deal with difficult children

Child Safeguarding Policy: SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email HR.SO@sossomalia.org Indicating with subject line of the position.

Closing date is 23rd January 2020.

Competent Female candidates are encourage to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.