National Director

SOS Children's Villages International, Syria

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th April, 2020

Job Description

Main Task and Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

  •  Facilitates the strategic planning process guided by the board, involving the national management team and other key staff in identifying priority areas and setting objectives
  •  Communicates and monitors plans to ensure efficient implementation

Governance Structure and Development

  •  Presents plans, reports and proposals at board meetings. Ensures in joint cooperation with the chairperson legality of the national organization, complying with relevant national legislation. Ensures that board decisions are translated into clear actions

Brand Development

  • Applies the internationally agreed brand development concept in national strategy, planning and implementation

HR Management and Organisation Development

  •  Ensures that the right people are employed for the right positions so that co-workers and external partners are always treated with the desired   professionalism and according to the principles of the organizational culture
  •  Ensures an efficient performance management and human resource development system that guarantees the development of co-workers and the   identification of talents. He/she promotes accountability at all levels of the National Association
  •  Leads and manages the National Management Team, builds an effective National Office team, providing guidance and support as necessary

Program Development, Management and Monitoring

  •  Ensures that resources are focused on building strong programs and services. Ensures review and evaluation of programs to ascertain that agreed plans and   policies are implemented and provides capacity building and technical support as needed
  •  Promotes interaction and exchange of relevant experiences between programmes

Finance and Funds Management

  •  Ensures planning and budgeting
  •  Implements and monitors the internal control system, reviews key figures & financial reports
  •  Ensures realization of annual financial statement and external audit report

Fund Development and Public Relations

  •  Promotes long-term stability and financial self-sufficiency by pursuing support from government and private sources with the aim to maximize the fundraising potential
  • Supports the development and implementation of sustainable fundraising strategies and grant applications. Supports public relations/marketing activities as necessary and ensures that an appropriate image of the organisation is portrayed

Partnership building, Advocacy and Cooperation with external stakeholders

  •  Establishes sound relationships with relevant government authorities, ensures appropriate representation of the organization’s views and seeks government recognition and support for SOS Children’s Villages work
  • Ensures a clear understanding of the NA’s role regarding children, young people, families and community
  • Builds partnerships with non-governmental organizations who work for the rights of children without parental care or at risk of losing parental care
  •  Pursues advocacy objectives in child safeguarding forums and in partnership with other NGOs joining together to bring our mission for children and young people to life

Cooperation and Reporting

  •  Fosters a professional relationship and maintains close cooperation with the Regional Office as well as with other units in the General Secretariat; receives guidance, support and monitoring with respect to international standards (from Regional Office); provides specified reports and acts on agreements
  •  Represents the organisation towards government authorities and other external stakeholders


  •  University degree in business administration, education, social science discipline or similar
  •  Minimum 5 years leadership experience at a senior management/executive level in a larger or complex organisation
  •  Prior experience in one or more of the following functional areas: fundraising, marketing, human resources, finance/budgeting, social services provision, community development, education
  •  Experienced in strategy development, change management, driving innovation
  •  Fluency in both English and Arabic languages
  •  Understanding and usage of ICT and virtual collaboration in daily business
  •  Readiness to travel nationally and internationally as required

We offer

  •  One year contract with the option of extension
  •  Medical Insurance
  •  Mobile Allowance
  •  Accommodation for expatriate


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